AuthorMix Episode 106: Writing Process, Part 1

This week, Cecil and Melissa are talking about their writing processes!

(Tune in next week to hear Kami, Margaret, and Katie’s take on the topic!)

Featured authors:
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . 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!
And keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

FREE STUFF! This week’s prizes are:
* a signed copy of Cecil Castellucci’s Beige
* 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 9/5/10 at 11:59 PM EDT (8:59 PST) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 9/7/10. (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 Mindy! Congratulations, Mindy!

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Speed Round 105: Name changes

Now… You tell us: if you could change your first name what would it be?

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 Books We Love! And tune in next Tuesday to hear us talk about our writing processes!

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

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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AuthorMix Episode 105: Books We Love

This week, we’re talking about the books that have influenced us over the years!

Featuring Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series; Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of Beautiful Creatures; Cecil Castellucci, author of Rose Sees Red and Grandma’s Gloves; and Katie Alender, author of Bad Girls Don’t Die.

FOR MORE INFO on these authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

(This contest is now closed!) BIG giveaway this week! This week’s prizes are:
* a copy of Cecil Castellucci’s just-released YA novel, Rose Sees Red
* a copy of Melissa de la Cruz’s favorite book (watch the video to find out what it is!)
* a signed copy of Beautiful Creatures
* a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die

Thanks so much for watching and please tune in Friday for “Speed Round”!

Keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize, a signed copy of The Queen of Cool and The Van Alen Legacy is Kaitlyn in Bookland! Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

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Speed Round 104: Collections

Now… You tell us: what do you collect?

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

(Featured authors: Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series; Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of Beautiful Creatures; Cecil Castellucci, author of Beige, Boyproof, and Rose Sees Red; and Katie Alender, author of Bad Girls Don’t Die. For more info on these authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!)

Don’t forget to enter to win more great prizes by commenting on Getting Published, Part 2! And tune in next Tuesday to hear us talk about the books we love!

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

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AuthorMix beyond the yellow couch…

Want to see what AuthorMix looks like from behind the scenes? Click the image for a fullscreen view!

There’s still time to enter to win free signed books by commenting on this week’s discussion video post! Click here to see Episode 104 & comment!

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AuthorMix Episode 104: Getting Published, Pt. 2

This week, we conclude our two-part “Getting Published” topic with Melissa and Cecil’s stories!

Featuring Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series; Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of Beautiful Creatures; Cecil Castellucci, author of Rose Sees Red and Grandma’s Gloves; and Katie Alender, author of Bad Girls Don’t Die.

FOR MORE INFO on these authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

This week’s giveaway is:
* a signed copy of The Queen of Cool by Cecil Castellucci
* a signed copy of The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz

To enter:
~ Just comment on this post!
~ bonus! ~ For an extra entry, tweet a link to this post (using Tweetmeme above or manually!)

Entries close Monday 8/23/10 at 11:59 PM EDT (8:59 PST) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 8/24/10. (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!)

Thanks so much for watching and please tune in Friday for “Speed Round”!

Keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize, a signed copy of Beautiful Creatures and Bad Girls Don’t Die is Sumana! And the winner of last-last week’s Speed Round (favorite word) giveaway is Christina G! (Sorry for the delay in the announcement… still working out all the details behind the scenes! From now on, Speed Round winners will be announced with each Speed Round post.)

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Speed Round 103: Least Favorite Food

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

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

(Featured authors: Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series; Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of Beautiful Creatures; Cecil Castellucci, author of Beige, Boyproof, and Rose Sees Red; and Katie Alender, author of Bad Girls Don’t Die. For more info on these authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!)

Don’t forget to enter to win more great prizes by commenting on Getting Published, Part 1! And tune in next Tuesday to hear Melissa and Cecil’s “Getting Published” stories!

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AuthorMix Episode 103: Getting Published, Pt. 1

Featuring Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series; Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of Beautiful Creatures; Cecil Castellucci, author of Rose Sees Red and Grandma’s Gloves; and Katie Alender, author of Bad Girls Don’t Die.

FOR MORE INFO on these authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

This week’s giveaway is:
* a signed copy of Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
* a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

To enter:
~ Just comment on this post!
~ bonus! ~ For an extra entry, tweet a link to this post (using Tweetmeme above or manually!)

Entries close Monday 8/16/10 at 11:59 PM EDT (8:59 PST) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 8/17/10. (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!)

Thanks so much for watching and please tune in Friday for “Speed Round”!

Keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize, a signed copy of and a box set of the first three Blue Bloods books is Morgyn Joubert! (The Speed Round winner will be announced Friday!)

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08 2010

Speed Round 102: Favorite word

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

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

(Featured authors: Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series; Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of Beautiful Creatures; Cecil Castellucci, author of Beige, Boyproof, and Rose Sees Red; and Katie Alender, author of Bad Girls Don’t Die. For more info on these authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!)

Don’t forget to enter to win cool prizes by commenting on Episode 102: Critique Partners!!

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AuthorMix Episode 102: Critique Partners

* D’oh! * Melissa’s series is, of course, Blue Bloods, not Blue Blood, as listed in the opening graphic!

Featuring Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series; Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of Beautiful Creatures; Cecil Castellucci, author of Beige, Boyproof, and Rose Sees Red; and Katie Alender, author of Bad Girls Don’t Die.

FOR MORE INFO on these authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!

This week’s giveaway is:
* a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
* a box set of the first three Blue Bloods books by Melissa de la Cruz

Thanks for entering! This contest is now closed. All you have to do to enter is comment here! Entries close Monday 8/9/10 at 11:59 PM EDT (8:59 PST) and the winner will be announced Tuesday. (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!)

Thanks so much for watching and please tune in Friday for “Speed Round”!

Keep on top of the latest AuthorMix news… Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.

WINNERS! The winner of last week’s prize, signed copies of Boyproof and Beautiful Creatures and a tote bag, is… Caitlin of Scarrlet Reader. Congrats, Caitlin! And the winner of Friday’s Speed Round Beautiful Creatures mini swag pack is… Erika Lynn!

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