Happy Hoverboard Day!

For those of you who don't have it written in your planner like me, today is the day that Marty McFly arrived at thirty years in the future in Back To The Future 2. You know what that means. Hoverboards for everyone!

I know. Science has failed us.

Today is also Loop's first birthday! Coincidence? Yes. But a ridiculously amazing one. (Plus, hoverboards have a cameo in Twist because THEY ARE GOING TO HAPPEN.)

This year has been a wild roller coaster ride of emotions. One of the highest points has been meeting so many incredible YA authors along the way. 

For any of you who have read Loop and Twist, you know that my main character has some serious issues with her future self. Future Bree is a bit of a bossypants. In a good way.

So to celebrate Loop's anniversary, I asked some of my YA Author friends what advice they would give their past selves at the age of sixteen. And to further up the awesome factor, they each sent pics of themselves at that age. 

I actually dig this sweater.

This is Maurene's actual student i.d., which....love.


Mindy had her mom find her *actual* Glamour Shot. <3

I really want Rachel's Blossom hat.

And...because you know that I wasn't about to skip the chance to release my junior class picture into the world...
I kid you not. That spiral perm went SIX MORE INCHES.

(FYI, if you click on the pics above, it will take you to the author's web page. I *highly* suggest checking out their books if you haven't already.)

TWIST giveaway

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a signed copy of TWIST (open internationally):

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Twist by Karen Akins


by Karen Akins

Giveaway ends September 17, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Happy Book Birthday to TWIST!!!

It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here!

TWIST is heeeeeeeeere!!!!

You can buy it anywhere books are sold!
Barnes & Noble

I'm so excited to release TWIST out into the world. It's whirly-twirly, fun and twisty, wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey...stuff. I really, really hope that you love it!

But I wouldn't be a very good host without handing out favors!

So here you go...the first fifty people to wish TWIST a Happy Birthday are going home with a swag pack of goodies. Tweet it! Facebook it! Instagram it! Pin it! (You can find my social media links at the top of the page.) You could also leave a review on Goodreads or one (or all) of the retail sites above. (Sorry...all the goodies are ready to ship!)

What I want to say more than anything is "Thank you." Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have read LOOP, who have cheered it on and left reviews, who have requested it at their libraries and written me notes to share your love for pegamoos.

Thank you. 

One Day Until TWIST Comes out!

Some people already have a copy.

You can order it from Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, iBooks, Powell's, or anywhere else books are sold.

You can also order a signed copy from my local indie, Nightbird Books.

And remember, one of the biggest things you can do to help spread the LOOP & TWIST love is to leave a review for it on a retail site! Even if you don't buy it from a particular store, writing a review on their site increases the likelihood that they'll include it in promos and book recommendations. Just a few sentences (or copying and pasting your Goodreads review) can make a HUGE difference.

Thanks!! I hope you guys love TWIST!

And local peeps, don't forget that I'm going to be at the Rogers, Arkansas Barnes & Noble tomorrow 4/7 at 7:00 p.m. for a signing! Here's the Facebook Event Page. :)

SHIFT (a LOOP short from Finn's point-of-view)

Happy Monday! This week, I'll be posting a fun little bonus story that takes places between LOOP and TWIST. Call it a mid-quel. :)

It's from Finn's POV, and it started out as a character exercise while I was revising LOOP. But after I re-discovered it a few weeks ago, I thought you might enjoy reading it.

Note: It contains spoilery info from LOOP, so if you haven't read LOOP yet, I suggest you do so before reading SHIFT. It does not contain any spoilers for TWIST, so no worries there!

photo credits: NASA & EveyD: http://eveyd.deviantart.com/art/Antique-Vintage-Pocket-Watch-with-Map-Background-268108993

TWIST is coming!

I can't believe it's only 2.5 months before TWIST comes out! 
Squee!!! I'm so thankful for all my readers who've had fun with all the twistiness of LOOP. And I'm so excited to finish sharing Bree's tale with you (or at least this part of it) in TWIST.

I have some fun opportunities to win advance copies coming up. (*hint* follow my Instagram and Tumblr accounts if you haven't already *hint*) 

You can add it to Goodreads now.

Annnnnnddddd...TWIST is available for pre-order!
The pre-order links are in the sidebar or you can head to my Books tab up top.

Have I mentioned I'm getting really excited?

Season's Readings Giveaway

Want to win ***FIFTEEN*** fabulous signed Young Adult Books?

Of course you do. 

To Enter: Head over to my Instagram account, follow me, and like the Season's Readings Giveaway pic, then follow the instructions in the comments! 

It's super easy, and you can win ALL the books on this pic from...

Renée Ahdieh
Rachele Alpine
Victoria Aveyard
Chandler Baker
Alexis Bass
Virginia Boecker
Jody Casella
Liz Coley
Christina Farley
I.W. Gregorio
Kristin Halbrook
Andrea Hannah
Jamie Kain
Beth Revis

Holiday shopping? Done.