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Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu - and although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.

SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion.

Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.

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Friday
Jul042014

YA Buccaneers Summer Reading Challenge: Check-in #3

Yipes! I've missed the first two check-in's for our Summer Reading Challenge -- but not because I haven't been reading, I swear!

I've been busy cranking and critiquing through a MS for a fabulous friend of mine, which definitely took priority. But now I've finished with her awesome book, sent off my comments, and started back in on all those great summer reads I have piled up!

So far I've checked ONE book off from the list and am working on my second...you could say I have some work to do this summer!

  1. Read a biography or memoir

  2. Read a non YA Book

  3. Read a classic (YA or otherwise)

  4. Read a book by a debut author

  5. Read a book with Summer in the title

  6. Read a book published the year you were born

  7. Read a book with a male protagonist 

  8. Read a book of your choice: Pending - RUIN AND RISING by Leigh Bardugo

  9. Re-read a book you disliked as a kid

  10. Re-read an old favorite

  11. Read a book that's been on your TBR a long time

  12. Read a Printz Award winner

  13. Read a book set at the beach

  14. Read a book with LGBT themes or main characters: FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe

  15. Read a book of poetry or novel in verse

What great books have you read this summer? I'll take any recos that help check off my list! And Happy 4th of July, everyone!

Saturday
Jan152011

And The Winner Is...

 

Another great contest has come to an end...

It was a pretty great turn out, with over 26 entries (even though not everyone left a comment!).

So without further ado - the winner selected via Random.org is...


I just sent you an email (you may want to check your junk folder) to get all your information - let me know if you didn't receive it? It's coming from my elschneider@hotmail.com address.

Congratulations, Ebyss! I hope you enjoy the book (and you'll have to let me know what you think, since I haven't read it yet!).

Thanks everyone, for another great contest! 

Stay tuned...I'm about to move over to my new website and blog in the next few weeks - you never know what I'll be giving away next! 
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Happy New Year, everyone! 

If you're like me, then you too can't believe it's already 2011! Yikes...where has the time gone?

But what better way to start off the new year, then with a new book? 

And the new book in question?

AWAKENED, by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast.

I've rather enjoyed the House of Night series - and their eighth installment in the series, AWAKENED, comes out on Tuesday, January 4th. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Sooooo, to help welcome the new year and get everyone started on the right foot - I'm giving away a copy of AWAKENED to one of my lucky followers!

The Rules:
Sorry folks, this one is only open to my U.S. and Canadian followers.

How Can I Win?
Enter HERE, and fill out the form to win! But please leave a comment below, telling me you've entered!

Contest Timeline:
Contest is open from today, 1.2.11 to next Friday, 1.14.11 - and a winner will be selected on 1.15.11. All entries (aka comments) for this contest need to be received before 11:59pm PST on Friday, 1.14.11 to be eligible. The winner will be drawn via Random.org on 1.15.11 and announced on my blog.
 
Description of AWAKENED, from The House Of Night website:
 
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae (since she saved his life), but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?

Care to read an excerpt?


Good luck everyone!

 

Sunday
Jan022011

Happy New Year Book Giveaway!

Happy New Year, everyone! 


If you're like me, then you too can't believe it's already 2011! Yikes...where has the time gone?

But what better way to start off the new year, then with a new book? 

And the new book in question?

AWAKENED, by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast.

I've rather enjoyed the House of Night series - and their eighth installment in the series, AWAKENED, comes out on Tuesday, January 4th. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Sooooo, to help welcome the new year and get everyone started on the right foot - I'm giving away a copy of AWAKENED to one of my lucky followers!

The Rules:
Sorry folks, this one is only open to my U.S. and Canadian followers.


How Can I Win?
Enter HERE, and fill out the form to win! But please leave a comment below, telling me you've entered!


Contest Timeline:
Contest is open from today, 1.2.11 to next Friday, 1.14.11 - and a winner will be selected on 1.15.11. All entries (aka comments) for this contest need to be received before 11:59pm PST on Friday, 1.14.11 to be eligible. The winner will be drawn via Random.org on 1.15.11 and announced on my blog.
 
Description of AWAKENED, from The House Of Night website:

 
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…


And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae (since she saved his life), but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?

Care to read an excerpt?


Good luck everyone!

 

Friday
Dec242010

And The Winners Are...

 

Vampire Academy: Autographed Book(s) Giveaway Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my Vampire Academy Autographed Book(s) Giveaway!

Without further ado, the following winners were randomly selected on Random.org just after midnight on 12.24:



1st Place:
MOMO (BOOKS OVER BOYS)
Prizes:
  1. Signed hardback of The Last Sacrifice.
  2. Swag: key chain, bracelet, and tattoos.


2nd Place:
Carol Coffelt / Huntress (Spirit Called)
Prizes:
  1. Signed hardback copy of The Last Sacrifice.
  2. Swag: bracelet and tattoos.

3rd Place:
Anna (The Bursting Bookshelf)
Prizes:
  1. Signed softback of The Vampire Academy.
  2. Swag: bracelet and tattoos.


 

4th Place:
Prizes:
  1. Signed softback of The Vampire Academy.
  2. Swag: bracelet and tattoos.


I'm in the process of emailing all of the winners now - email will be coming from elschneider@hotmail.com, so check your junk folder! If for any reason you don't find an email from me, leave a comment below and I'll try again.


Please respond to my email with a valid mailing address so I can get your goodies off to you!

Thanks again everyone, for the great participation on my giveaway - and stay tuned...I'm looking for prizes for the next giveaway, already!


Happy Holidays to you all!

 

Friday
Dec172010

Vampire Academy: Autographed Book(s) Giveaway

 

Last Thursday night was Richelle Mead's book signing, for the Last Sacrifice book tour here in Seattle - and as promised, I have a few goodies to give away to a few of my lucky followers!


 It was great to meet Richelle - she was really down to Earth and I particularly enjoyed how she spent time talking with everyone...especially all of her teen fans (and there were many!). 


Her husband was even there, taking pictures to post on her blog - and I sat next to him for about fifteen minutes, while I waited to take a picture of my lurv-e-ly friend, Boom! Bridgid (she'll laugh at that, I know), when she got up to meet Richelle.


It was great to hear his thoughts on all the VA madness - and I had to confess to him, I took a picture of him while he was sitting off to the side, reading emails on his phone. Said picture was subsequently texted to my husband with the caption, "Look honey! When I get published, this is what you get to do!" Needless to say, Mr. Mead thought that was ha-larious!


Anyhow - on to the fun and all the details of the book(s) giveaway!


The Inevitable Rules - yeah, there are a few:


 1. Eligibility. Giveaway is open to followers with a valid shipping address (sorry, no P.O. Boxes, please). Yes, that means this is open to international followers, as well!


 2. How To Play. Entry is made by leaving a comment on the giveaway post below, with the following noted:
A. New here as of today? Sign up, cause you need to be a follower of A Little of This & That to win! +1 entry
B. Already a follower as of 12.16.10? Yeah for you! And I know who you are, as I've written down your names! +2 entries 
C. Tweet about the contest with a link to A Little Of This & That? Please leave your Twitter handle in your comment below. +3 entries
D. Blog about it with a link to A Little Of This & That? Please leave your web address in your comment below. +4 entries
E. Add a link to A Little Of This & That to the sidebar of your blog? Why, thank you! And yes, you know the drill, add your web address to your comment below! +5 entries


 Please tally up all of your entries, leave a comment below with your total - and a valid email address so I can reach you if you win! 

3. How Can I Win? A number will be assigned to each of your entries - so say you have a total of 6 entires, you'll get 6 random numbers assigned to your name. Winning numbers (did you catch that? Yes, there's more than one prize!) will be selected via Random.org next Friday, 12.24.10
4. The Dreadful Deadline. Contest is open from today, 12.17.10 to next Thursday, 12.23.10 - and a winner will be selected on 12.24.10 (Merry Christmas!). All entries (aka comments) for this contest need to be received before 11:59pm PST on Thursday, 12.23 to be eligible.
5. Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! I will post the names of all lucky winners on Friday, 12.24.10, so check back to see if you've won (I'll email the winners, as well)! 
6. The Goods. Wanna see what's up for grabs? Yep, books, books, and books - plus a few swag pieces, as well!
Good luck, everyone! And Happy Holidays, too!
Disclaimer. A Little of This & That Blog will not be responsible for: (a) any late or lost entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures; any giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of A Little of This & That Blog or by unauthorized human intervention; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway.

 

Saturday
Nov132010

Upcoming Book Signings: December 2010

 

Calling all YA fans in the Seattle area!

 

Richelle Mead - author of the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series - will be holding her book signing for the final installment in the series, THE LAST SACRIFICE: 


Thursday • December 16 • 7pm


 
Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (PENGUIN KIDS)
Reading & Book Signing


SIGNING GUIDLINES
  • Richelle will sign a total of three books per person, one personalized and two just autographed. (If you bring your mom or your friend, give them three books, and you can have six or nine signed, etc.)
  • Richelle will sign any of her books from any series.
  • You can bring in books you own. They don't have to be purchased at the store – BUT if you pre–order Last Sacrifice from University Book Store, you will get one bracelet that gets you a spot near the front of the signing line. (Each store will have 100 bracelets, first come first serve). If you don't pre–order, no worries––you'll still get your books signed. It's totally cool.
  • If you pre–order, you can pick up your book on release day. You don't have to wait until the day of your city's signing! Or you can pick it up at the signing. Your choice.
  • Richelle will take pictures with people, time permitting.


*Signing guidelines are subject to change.
$17.99  Add to Bookbag

If you're not in the Seattle area, check out her
site for other cities on her tour. 
And as an added bonus, I plan on getting 3 books signed - of which at least one, I'll be giving away here on my blog - stay tuned for details to come! 
Hope to see you there!