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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Rift by Chris Howard + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Rift by Chris Howard + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Hello, YABCers! We have another great cover reveal this week! Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2) by Chris Howard  releasing  on Arbor Day,  April 25, 2014 . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Chris:   Hi there!   YABC...
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Joshua David Bellin
Love the continuity with ROOTLESS (especially the silhouettes)!
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:22
Susan T.
I love the cover because the mountains look just like home! I really want to read these books because the characters sound so int... Read More
Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:30
AvidAbbie
Looks really spectacular and interesting. Looking forward to reading, even if I don't win!
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:33
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YA Authors as YAs: The Chris Howard Edition + Giveaway (US/Canada)

YA Authors as YAs: The Chris Howard Edition + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Welcome to the third week in a new interview series I’m running in conjunction with our YABC Senior Editor MG Buehrlen  called  YA Authors as YAs . Our goal? To prove that your favorite authors — no matter how AWESOME and COOL you think they are — were once awkward,...
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Samriddhi Singh
There is also a tree called the Banyan Tree.
Saturday, 09 November 2013 17:45
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Rootless Blog Tour: Reader Q&A + Last Chance to Enter the Giveaway!




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Today is the final stop on the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! Thanks so much to those who followed along. We've enjoyed industry interviews, behind the scenes scoops, recipes, even ROOTLESS inspired music for download. It's been a great tour! For those just joining us, you can start from the beginning here . ...
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YABC
Wow great questions...my fav was Chris' response about naming Banyan. ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 10:04
YABC
I loved learning how Chris came up with Banyan's name too. And how he got his agent and publisher. What an awesome way to do it.... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 12:42
YABC
Thanks for taking the time to answer all our questions Chris!! and many thanks to the wonderful bloggers that made this blog-tour ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:11
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Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)

Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)
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Today we're kicking off the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! 14 days of exclusive interviews, vlogs, and music downloads, plus each day gives you a chance to win ROOTLESS swag! (Details about the giveaway below.) I had the privilege of reading ROOTLESS several weeks ago, and the book has stuck with me ever...
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Christina Franke, Staff
Heck yes, Cowboy Bebop as an inspiration! This takes my excitement and ramps it up! I looked through the inspiration board on Pint... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
Christina Franke, Staff
Oh and for a question....what's your favorite Bebop episode?
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
YABC
I don't really have a question for Christ at the moment, but I want to say that ROOTLESS is fantastic. I'm so, so excited about it... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 17:47
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YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

  Happy Star Wars Reads Day, YABCers!  As a special treat, we have a guest reviewer here today to tell you about  STAR WARS: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure , coming to a universe near you on October 16th from Scholastic.  When I received this book at the YABC Office, I knew...
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Rootless Cover Reveal!


  I've been working with Chris for a long time now, preparing for this cover reveal, and I've been on pins and needles waiting to see the final cover. It finally arrived in my inbox this morning and... I may have squealed. More than a bit. ;-) Click here to view it!    ...
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YABC
This cover is brilliant, really unusual! I can see why you did loads of squealing!!
Saturday, 16 June 2012 15:38
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