I'm going to be re-releasing my very first YA novel in 2022. A Blue So Dark's getting a facelift and a bit of a minor revision.
Blue originally released in 2010, at the height of book blogging. Man, I loved the blogging community. (I still believe in the power of blogging.) I got such a warm welcome. So many excited readers and librarians to talk to. I even met my own local YA librarian accidentally during my blog hopping. We started emailing back and forth about my forthcoming release when we both said, "Wait. Where are you, exactly?" Turns out, her library was maybe a mile from my house.
A first release is scary. It's all an unknown, and it's hard to put yourself out there. I mean, let's face it--you're basically letting anyone who wants to sift around the content of your brain and then write up a review that can be every bit as brutal as they want...
Only, they didn't. The bloggers were fun and they were respectful and...
Did I mention it was truly the best way to enter the publishing world? It was. It was fantastic.
So I'm delighted to host my first giveaway for the re-release of Blue right here, on the YA blog. One paperback copy (US only).
All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below. If it gives you fits or doesn't display correctly, you can also email me at hollyschindlerbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.
BONUS: Since A Blue So Dark is a forthcoming '22 book with no official release date as of yet, I'm also giving the winner one already-released ebook to tide the winner over until Blue's back out in the world.
The winner will be chosen on December 31. Good luck--and happy holidays!
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