Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM--but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a teal team, a blue team, a purple team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!
If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
I'm hosting Philip W. Simpson, a fellow author and fellow teacher. Phillip W. Simpson is the author of many novels, chapter books and other stories for children. He received his undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology, his Masters (Hons) degree in Archaeology and his Masters (Hons) degree in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland.
Before embarking on his writing career, he joined the army as an officer cadet, owned a comic shop and worked in recruitment in both the UK and Australia.
When not writing, he works as a school teacher.
Phill's newest book takes a different look at Greek mythology:
Loyalty has no limits. Raised from a pup by Greek hero, Odysseus, Argos has come to learn the true meaning of love and loyalty.
But when Odysseus leaves for the Trojan War, little does Argos know it will be 20 years before he sees his master again. With Odysseus gone his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, are easy prey for neighboring kings and the Gods themselves. But Argos was tasked to keep them safe until Odysseus returns and that is a promise he is determined to keep – whatever the cost.
Told through his eyes, Argos recounts the story of his life – his pain, his joy, his triumphs and failures; his endurance in the face of hardships almost too great to believe. Above all else, Argos strives to do what is right – and to remain loyal to his King when all others have given up hope.
To live long enough to see his beloved master one more time. This epic myth of love and loyalty proves that a dog really is man's best friend.
COMING MAY, 2016: Click the cover to learn more!
Phill sent me a rejected version of the cover for Argos. This hasn't been seen elsewhere. The rejected cover is this:
And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win prizes by me, Christopher Mannino, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 28. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PINK team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Don't forget to also sign up for my email blast MYTHIC MONDAYS. EVERY new subscriber gets an exclusive short story, and is entered to win a 50 dollar gift card, an audiobook, or a signed paperback!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
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GILLIAN BRONTE ADAMS
What'd you think of the Scavenger Hunt? Does Argos sound neat? Please leave a COMMENT below!!
Most of my followers know I'm a writer, teacher, director, actor, singer and traveller. But did you also know I really enjoy photography? To welcome in the spring, I walked around my neighborhood taking a few images of the new season. After a brutal winter, and the continuing depressing news about terrorism and a contentious election, it's refreshing to simply enjoy the feeling of renewal and rebirth that comes this time of year. It is also a season of many holidays including Purim, Easter, Passover, Holi, Nowruz, and others, all of which are firmly rooted in the same celebration of renewal, rebirth, and growth.
Happy Spring! Click the pics to enlarge and leave a comment if you enjoy.
Also- coming soon is the YA Scavenger Hunt- it's something totally new for the site that involves hundreds of authors across the world!