The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt by AAYAA

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The Young Adult Summer Scavenger Hunt, presented by An Alliance of Young Adult Authors (AAYAA)

You all are in for a treat! In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes. And I’m a part of it! *eeek!*

(If you’ve inadvertently come to this post, click here to go to the hunt post.)

I’m working on putting together some awesome swag right now, so keep an eye out for June 1st.

(Contest ends June 7th, 2017 but my giveaway is available until the 10th!)

And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter if you haven’t already, so you’ll know when the hunt begins.

Pssst – there are some incredible authors on the list (and I’m not just talking about me)!  :-)

UPDATE – 6/1/17: Our massive young adult scavenger hunt is OPEN – this is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! In addition to the $500 grand prize, each of the authors will be offering free books and other prizes.

How to Play

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and ALL CAPS like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in the order given, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story at the designated link:

Enter Secret Legend to Win the Grand Prize

There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit, and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

NOTE: some of these will be easy to find, some of them are harder. If you get stuck, click on the “blog” and look for the most recent post, then try to find the word that looks different or out of place – it should be bolded and in all caps.

DEADLINE = JUNE 7TH

Just go through the “treasure map” above to find the keywords and reconstruct the secret legend. Once you’ve got it, enter for the grand prize HERE. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for other giveaways or free books as you search for the keywords, most authors will be offering their own prizes as well.

THE TREASURE MAP (PARTICIPATING AUTHORS)

  1. Cindy Ray Hale
  2. Katherine Bogle
  3. Melle Amade
  4. David Kudler
  5. A.M. Yates
  6. Alethea Kontis
  7. Stevie Rae Causey
  8. Katlyn Duncan
  9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
  10. Meredith Rose
  11. N.M. Howell
  12. Lara Ann
  13. K.M. Robinson
  14. J.A. Culican
  15. Heather Karn
  16. Robert L. Slater
  17. Dylan Keefer
  18. Sarah K. Wilson
  19. L.J. Higgins
  20. Gina Marie Long
  21. Em Kazmierski
  22. T.S. Hall
  23. Heather Young-Nichols
  24. Anna Santos
  25. J.L. Weil
  26. Jo Schneider
  27. Logan Keys
  28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
  29. Martine Lewis
  30. Tara Benham
  31. Stacy Claflin
  32. Beth Hammond
  33. Erica Cope
  34. Nicole Zoltack
  35. Char Webster
  36. Sabrina Ramoth
  37. T.J. Muir
  38. Raquel Lyon
  39. Beth Rodgers
  40. S.L. Beaumont
  41. Eva Pohler
  42. Melanie McFarlane
  43. Cheryllynn Dyess
  44. Audrey Rich
  45. Amanda Zieba
  46. Sandie Will
  47. Elle Scott
  48. Robert Jones
  49. Ashley Maker
  50. Mandy Peterson
  51. Audrey Grey
  52. Chanda Stafford
  53. Amy McNulty
  54. Melinda Cordell
  55. Monica Leonelle
  56. Claire Luana
  57. Frost Kay
  58. Preeti C. Sharma
  59. Ginna Moran
  60. Mackenzie Flohr
  61. Lena Mae Hill
  62. Angel Leya
  63. Wendi Wilson
  64. Wendy Knight
  65. Samantha Britt
  66. Tamara Hart Heiner
  67. Norma Hinkens
  68. Patti Larsen
  69. Megan Crewe
  70. Jamie Thornton
  71. Jessie Renée
  72. T.A. Maclagan
  73. Lydia Sherrer
  74. Felisha Antonette or K.T. Webb (check both for more free books!)
  75. P.D. Workman
  76. J.A. Armitage
  77. K.N. Lee
  78. Angela Fristoe
  79. Rhonda Sermon
  80. G.K. DeRosa
  81. Erin Richards
  82. Ali Winters
  83. Larissa C. Hardesty
  84. Kristine Tate
  85. Debra Kristi
  86. Keira Gillet
  87. Cortney Pearson
  88. Jeff Kohanek
  89. Kristal Shaff
  90. Rachel Morgan
  91. Arwen Paris
  92. C.L. Cannon
  93. Joanne Macgregor
  94. Lindsey Loucks
  95. Farah Cook
  96. Erin Hayes
  97. Jesikah Sundin
  98. Dorothy Dreyer
  99. Danielle Annett
  100. C.J. Ethington
  101. L.C. Hibbett
  102. Madeline Dyer
  103. Katie John
  104. Nicole Schubert
  105. Rachel Medhurst
  106. Tee G Ayer
  107. May Freighter
  108. Gwynn White
  109. Jen Minkman
  110. J.L. Gillham
  111. Karen Tomlinson
  112. Katy Haye
  113. Megan Linski
  114. Martina McAtee
  115. Jo Ho
  116. ImLovingBooks.com or Kellie Sheridan or E.E. Isherwood (check all for more free books!)
  117. Inna Hardison
  118. Rachel Bateman
  119. Sally Henson
  120. J.L. Hendricks
  121. Bookfetti or A.L. Knorr (check both for more books!)
  122. T.M. Franklin
  123. Raven Oak
  124. Stephany Wallace
  125. Jake Devlin
  126. S.F. Benson
  127. Laurie Treacy
  128. Emily Martha Sorensen
  129. Leia Stone
  130. T. Rae Mitchell
  131. J. Keller Ford
  132. Kat Stiles
  133. Jessica Hawke
  134. Elyse Reyes
  135. Sophie Davis
  136. Lindsay Mead
  137. Jenetta Penner
  138. David R. Bernstein
  139. Olivia Wildenstein
  140. Derek Murphy
  141. Edward Cullen Sucks
The Young Adult Summer Scavenger Hunt, presented by An Alliance of Young Adult Authors (AAYAA)

TIMELINE

Authors will post the rules and the full list of participating authors sometime in June, and have their post up and visible on their site/blog, with their keyword, by June 1st. Readers just need to go through the list, find the words, and use the story to enter for the grand prize.

For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.

So stick around, and soon you’ll be diving into worlds of fun! I know I can’t wait. 😀

2 Responses

  1. I am an author how do I add my name on the list to participate?

    • Hey Laura! I don’t think Derek Murphy is adding any more authors to the list at this time, but I can tell you that joining the AAYAA (Alliance of Young Adult Authors) group on Facebook is an excellent way to connect with other young adult authors who are building their audiences. That’s where I found out about this scavenger hunt. You can click on the AAYAA button on the sidebar, or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/YAauthoralliance/. Thanks for reaching out! :)

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