Category Archives: Extras

Join the YA Scavenger Hunt and Win!

The YA Scavenger Hunt begins today! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some … Continue reading

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Pre-order DAGGER AND COIN and get an exclusive short story!

Dagger and Coin will be out in the world on October 9, 2018 and I can’t wait!  I’m offering a FREE, exclusive short story for anyone who preorders the book! This stand-alone story, “Lesson”, takes place on the Nath Tarin, … Continue reading

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Reminder: One Week Left to Bid on Agent Critiques and a SWORD AND VERSE/DAGGER AND COIN Exclusive!

The Deaf Camps, Inc 2nd annual Online Auction ends May 15! Bid now on the many handmade items, travel packages, gift certificates, and event tickets – but especially these items of interest to the bookish: Critiques from Senior Agent Steven Malk of Writers House Bid … Continue reading

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A New SWORD AND VERSE Extra

It’s a grey and rainy day here in the Midatlantic, so it seems like a good day to share an extra! This one is from Mati’s point of view, and it takes place just before, during, and after the very … Continue reading

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2016 Debut Authors Bash – and a brand-new SWORD AND VERSE story!

I’m so excited to be participating in the Debut Authors Bash, hosted by YA Reads!  Check out the complete schedule to see extras, interviews and more from your favorite debut authors! My stop on the tour was hosted by Carly … Continue reading

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A New SWORD AND VERSE Extra

Several lucky contest winners received early access to this extra a few months ago, but now it’s time to unveil it for everyone!  I hope you enjoy this story, which begins in the year between chapters 1 and 2 of Sword and … Continue reading

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Deleted Scene from SWORD AND VERSE

Those of you who participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt got to see this deleted scene from the book already, but now that the hunt is over I am posting it for everyone! This is the story of Raisa’s Selection … Continue reading

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Shinings and Veilings and Lamps, Oh My!: The Qilarite Calendar

“How exactly does the calendar system in Sword and Verse work?” That’s a question I get often from readers curious about the Shinings and Veilings of Qilara’s calendar, so I thought I’d share some of the background information about the system here. … Continue reading

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More Mati

Last Friday, Nicola at Queen of the Bookshelves hosted the first post-publication extra from Sword and Verse: “Exposed“, a story from Mati’s point of view about what happened when his father found out about him and Raisa.  You can read … Continue reading

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The Bells of Qilara

Many readers have asked for more information about how the timekeeping system of bells in Qilara works.  Here’s a breakdown: Each bell period represents about 3 of our hours.  The time varies because it is based on the position of … Continue reading

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