Speed Round 110: Favorite Movie

Well, here it is… the very last new episode from AuthorMix Series 1! Thank you so much for viewing and sharing during our first season… and stay in touch via Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, or the blog RSS feed for more info on the next series!

Now… You tell us: what’s your favorite movie?

One commenter on today’s post will win a signed copy of Cecil Castellucci’s Beige! This contest is open to US entries!

Don’t forget to enter to win more great prizes by commenting on Writing Tips, Part 2!

Last week’s winner is… Maddy! Congratulations, Maddy!

Featured authors:
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

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10 2010

AuthorMix Episode 110: Writing Tips, Pt. 2

Well… 10 weeks later, we’ve come to the very last week of AuthorMix Series 1 (there’s one last Speed Round coming Friday)! The videos will remain available here and at Youtube, so be sure to refer your curious friends over! And thanks so much for tuning in!

Follow AuthorMix at Twitter and Facebook for news and updates about Series 2!

(For Part 1, the first five tips, click here!)

Featured authors:
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog

(Catch Margie, Kami, and Melissa on the Smart Chicks Kick It tour, with tons of awesome YA authors traveling across the country together!)

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!
And keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

FREE STUFF! This week’s prizes are:
* a signed copy of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
* a signed copy of The Plain Janes and Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci

To enter:
~ Comment on this post!
~ bonus! ~ For an extra entry, tweet a link to this post (using Tweetmeme above or manually! If you tweet manually, be sure to link to your tweet in the comments!)

Entries close Sunday 10/3/10 at 11:59 PM PST (2:59 AM EDT) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 10/5/10. (We will ship to the US only at this time; however, if you’re international and want to enter, we can ship your prize to a friend in the US who can hold onto it for you!)

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize is April! Congratulations, April!

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09 2010

Speed Round 109: A Job You Wouldn’t Want

(Psst — Katie here. The reason I laughed when I was talking about a job where animals get hurt is because inside I was thinking, well DUH, Katie, who WOULD want that kind of job? …I feel the need to point that out in case anyone thinks I laugh about animals getting hurt.)

Now… You tell us: what’s a job you could never do (and why)?

One commenter on today’s post will win a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die! This contest is open to US entries!

Don’t forget to enter to win more great prizes by commenting on Writing Tips, Part 1! And tune in next Tuesday to hear more writing tips!

Last week’s winner is… Adam! Congratulations, Adam!

Featured authors:
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

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09 2010

Bonus post! Kami’s legendary typing!

As mentioned back in Episode 107: Writing Processes, Part 2 our very own AuthorMixer Kami Garcia has an extra-special typing style. Some people would call it… the Claw Method. (And then those people would probably get a faceful of Diet Coke from Kami.)

Meet the Authors

See Kami, Margie, and Melissa de la Cruz in person as they travel across the continent on the Smart Chicks Kick It tour.

Check out Cecil’s Rose Sees Red and Grandma’s Gloves tour schedule!

And if you’re in the Los Angeles area, come by the West Hollywood Book Fair this Sunday and see Katie at or around the LAYA booth in the neighborhood of 12-1 pm! Lots of great YA events going on at the fair, so make a day of it!

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09 2010

AuthorMix Episode 109: Writing Tips, Pt. 1

This week, five of our best writing tips (with five more to follow next week)!

Featured authors:
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog

(Catch Margie, Kami, and Melissa on the Smart Chicks Kick It tour, with tons of awesome YA authors traveling across the country together!)

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!
And keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

FREE STUFF! This week’s prizes are:
* a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die
* a signed copy of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, an anthology edited by Cecil Castellucci and Holly Black

To enter:
~ Comment on this post!
~ bonus! ~ For an extra entry, tweet a link to this post (using Tweetmeme above or manually! If you tweet manually, be sure to link to your tweet in the comments!)

Entries close Sunday 9/26/10 at 11:59 PM PST (2:59 AM EDT) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 9/28/10. (We will ship to the US only at this time; however, if you’re international and want to enter, we can ship your prize to a friend in the US who can hold onto it for you!)

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize is Cari! Congratulations, Cari!

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09 2010

Speed Round 108: Favorite Place

Now… You tell us: what’s your favorite place and why?

One commenter on today’s post will win a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die! This contest is open to US entries!

Don’t forget to enter to win more great prizes by commenting on Speed Round Fail! And tune in next Tuesday to hear our writing tips!

Last week’s winner is… Emily! Congratulations, Emily!

Featured authors:
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

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09 2010

AuthorMix Episode 108: Speed Round Fail

This week, see what happens when a Speed Round spirals out of control!

(Do you want a chance to see if Margie really sings at every signing? Then catch her, Kami, and Melissa on the Smart Chicks Kick It tour, with tons of awesome YA authors traveling across the country together!)

Featured authors:
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!
And keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

FREE STUFF! This week’s prizes are:
* a signed copy of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures
AND, in celebration of the paperback release of Beautiful Creatures, we have an extra-special prize…
* a Beautiful Darkness ARC (!!)

To enter:
~ Comment on this post!
~ bonus! ~ For an extra entry, tweet a link to this post (using Tweetmeme above or manually! If you tweet manually, be sure to link to your tweet in the comments!)

Entries close Sunday 9/19/10 at 11:59 PM PST (2:59 AM EDT) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 9/21/10. (We will ship to the US only at this time; however, if you’re international and want to enter, we can ship your prize to a friend in the US who can hold onto it for you!)

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize is Rose! Congratulations, Rose!

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09 2010

Speed Round 107: Favorite Teacher

Now… You tell us: who was your favorite teacher and why?

One commenter on today’s post will win a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die! This contest is open to US entries!

Don’t forget to enter to win more great prizes by commenting on Writing Process, Part 2! And tune in next Tuesday to see what happens when a Speed Round spirals out of control!

Last week’s winner (of a Beautiful Creatures mini swag prize pack) is… Cassandra! Congratulations, Cassandra!

Featured authors:
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

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09 2010

AuthorMix Episode 107: Writing Process, Part 2

This week, Kami, Margaret, and Katie are talking about their writing processes!

Featured authors:
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!
And keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

FREE STUFF! This week’s prizes are:
* a signed copy of Katie Alender’s Bad Girls Don’t Die
* a signed copy of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures

To enter:
~ Comment on this post!
~ bonus! ~ For an extra entry, tweet a link to this post (using Tweetmeme above or manually! If you tweet manually, be sure to link to your tweet in the comments!)

Entries close Sunday 9/12/10 at 11:59 PM PST (2:59 AM EDT) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 9/14/10. (We will ship to the US only at this time; however, if you’re international and want to enter, we can ship your prize to a friend in the US who can hold onto it for you!)

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize is Jen Bigheart! Congratulations, Jen!

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09 2010

Speed Round 106: Favorite character & what we’re reading

Now… You tell us: who’s your favorite literary character and what are you reading right now?

One commenter on today’s post will win a Beautiful Creatures mini swag prize-pack! This contest is open to US and international entries!

Don’t forget to enter to win more great prizes by commenting on Writing Process, Part 1! And tune in next Tuesday to hear Kami, Margaret, and Katie talk about their writing processes!

Last week’s winner (of a Beautiful Creatures mini swag prize pack) is… Jessica! Congratulations, Jessica!

Featured authors:
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

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09 2010