Thursday, March 29, 2012

got giveaways?

Spring Greetings! 
Thanks for stopping by today. 
And thank you on behalf of my blogmates (Did I just invent a word?) Shari, Selene & Joe for all the incredible submissions we receive for our writing prompts. We love pouring over them and sharing our faves with got teen fiction? followers. 
Keep 'em coming!

My first YA novel, A CLOSER LOOK, is about to hit the blogosphere. Follow The {Teen} Book Scene tour and enter to WIN a signed copy of ACL plus a surprise gift--but "Do not open it until page 153."

“…and there were these moments—when we laughed on the phone, or met for a kiss-and-run, when I noticed the sweet way he looked at me—well, I felt so good I could almost forget about my secret. But in the back of my mind, it was like an invisible fist was lurking, one that followed me around, just waiting for the chance to rip out more hair.”

High school freshman, Cassie Donavan, is a stand-out sprinter being considered for varsity track for the Darlington Falcons. Mom, a former teen model and Robin Lakewood, a competitive teammate are more than enough to handle when Cassie discovers her body is turning against her. On New Year’s morning she awakens to her pillow covered with her long hair. Mom and Dad explain alopecia areata—a secret they’ve kept from Cassie since she was three. And now it’s happening again. Cassie is losing her hair. 
Life gets even more complicated when Cassie falls for jazz sax player, Tommy Sweeny. 
Every day Cassie battles with her reflection, desperate to keep her hair loss a secret. Only her family and best friend, Tara Speziale, know the truth. With her rapidly changing appearance, relationships with Mom and Tommy are strained, damaged. And when Tara urges Cassie to race at a crowded track meet, Cassie is trapped in her worst nightmare. Shattered, she hides at home embarrassed and ashamed. Does she dare renew her trust in her family and friends? Will Cassie have the courage to take a closer look?

In A CLOSER LOOK, author Karen DelleCava gives readers a feisty character who deals with family secrets, boyfriend complications, a cruel teammate--and her own body turning against her. Readers will be rooting for Cassie all along, and will want to cheer for the way she proves that losing your hair doesn’t have to mean losing your spirit.”
~~Margaret Peterson Haddix
Multiple award-winning author 
of middle grade and young adult fiction

For details on how to enter to win a signed copy of 
 (plus the surprise gift)

Increase your chances to win by:
Joining this blog and posting a comment. 
That puts your name in the hat twice.

Good luck!
I'll be signing copies of A Closer Look 
Friday, April 13th 6:30-8pm at
Well Read
(New & Used Books)
425 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 
Stop in and say hello :)

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