Sales, Sleepy Hollow, and Celebrity Crushes

Annie's doing great, by the way.

Annie's doing great, by the way.

Today is Small Business Saturday, and in celebration my publisher Lee & Low Books is giving away books for 35% off. The sale ends December 2nd, so do your Christmas book shopping now!

In case you missed it, here are some other things I've written recently:

Merry Thanksgivukkah!

Kindle Sale! Limited Time Only

Book lovers rejoice: A bunch of the Tu Books (my publisher) e-books are on sale today. But not for long, so if you have any interest in reading these fantastic stories, pick them up now. Here's a breakdown:

CAT GIRL'S DAY OFF (Kimberly Pauley): Girl can talk to cats. Funny-ness ensues! $1.99

KILLER OF ENEMIES (Joseph Bruchac): Apache. Steampunk. I don't even need to sell this one. The premise is impossible to resist. $3.99

TANKBORN (Karen Sandler): Hard sci-fi dystopia about kids who are born from tanks. Super-exciting! $3.82

VODNÍK (Bryce Moore): Family moves boy to Slovakia. Suddenly boy can see monsters. Fun and clever. $1.99

And if you're big on diversity in YA lit, these books will scratch that itch for you, too. Tell your friends about the sale soon, because it's not going to last. The books are available at the Kindle Store, iTunes, and Google Play.

And if you're too cheap to spend two bucks on an amazing book (I get it; I am also a cheapskate), my publisher is also giving away three copies of HAMMER OF WITCHES for free . Zero dollars. And they're signed. By me, in case that wasn't clear.

Enjoy! Read and be well! 

Cool Links for Cool People

Why, hello there, cool people. Would you like some cool links? Here are some cool links.

And we're still recapping Game of Thrones and Mad Men every Monday night on Overthinking It, so hop over if you want to watch us subject these television shows to a level of scrutiny they probably don't deserve.

More Giveaways, How-Tos, and Special Features

So many links! So little time! Want writing advice? We've got it. Want free books? I can hook you up. Want silly HAMMER OF WITCHES special features? Just you wait. Plus we've got a blog post by my mom. MY MOM. Hold your hats, kids. This is a link roundup for the ages.

For Writers

On Read My Breath Away, the blog of the lovely Jessica R., I talk about how to write different kinds of historical fiction.

For People Who Love Writers

On the Diversity in YA blog (one of my favorite blogs ever, by the way), my mother (yes, really) gives y'all five tips for dealing with a loved one who writes fiction. Wine is featured. Prominently.

For Readers Who Haven't Read Hammer of Witches Yet

You can win a copy here! For free! Wowzers!

If you're still not sure about whether or not you should read it, check out what the wonderful Laura Biagi has to say about it.

For Readers Who Have Read Hammer of Witches

Over at my new friend Elie's blog, I take part in her new special Friday Night Movie feature, where I tell everyone about my dream cast for the HAMMER OF WITCHES that is certainly never going to be made. But a girl can dream! A girl can dream.

For Those of You Who Prefer Watching to Reading

Our recaps of Game of Thrones and Mad Men continue on This week, we talked about Jon Snow's posterior and Joan Holloway's anterior.

For Those of You Who For Some Reason Want to Know More About Me and My Feelings About Batman

I, along with a bunch of other amazing YA debut authors, got to answer a bunch of fun personal questions for the April Debut Author Bash over at Hobbitsies. We play "Kiss Marry Kill" with the cast of The Vampire Diaries (for the record: Damon, Alaric, Stefan), as well as "Never Have I Ever." Don't forget to sign up for Hobbitsies' YA Debut Author Challenge if you haven't yet!

That's it for now, folks. Happy reading.

Giveaways and Big Ideas

Hi, kids! The free HAMMER OF WITCHES giveaway is still going on at the wonderful Diana Peterfreund's blog. There are only a few days left, so sign up if you haven't already.

In other news, sci-fi hero John Scalzi graciously allowed me to write up a Big Idea on HAMMER OF WITCHES for the Whatever blog. Hop on over if you want to hear me overthink my own book!

Giveaways and What Have You

People have been asking, "Hey, Shana, can I get a signed copy of HAMMER OF WITCHES?" Why, yes! You can, indeed. Simply sign in on Goodreads and enter this giveaway. You can win one of two signed ARCs (advance reader copies) of the book. Pretty neat, no? Enter now, and tell your friends!