Hello and welcome!
T. Rae Mitchell here, your host for this part of the hunt. I’m an incurable fantasy geek who loves combining fairy tales, folklore and legends with our everyday world to see what kind of magical stories emerge. I’m best known for my young adult fantasy series, Fate’s Fables: One Girl’s Journey Through 8 Unfortunate Fairy Tales, which can be found on numerous Amazon Top 100 Best Seller lists, such as Coming of Age Fantasy and Fairy Tales & Folklore.
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There are six contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I’m part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a RED, GREEN, PURPLE, GOLD, and PINK team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! You’ll also gain access to exclusive content and free gifts from each participating YA author, so make sure you scroll all the way down each author’s page. You don’t want to miss the extra goodies we’re all giving away 😉
Here’s the list of authors on my BLUE TEAM!
COURTNEY BRANDT (aka Ann Benjamin)
HEATHER W. PETTY
LEAH & KATE ROOPER
LORI M LEE
SHANNON A THOMPSON
T. RAE MITCHELL
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES:
Directions: Below, you’ll notice I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the BLUE TEAM, and then add them up.
HINT: My secret number is marked in BLUE, though it may be disguised as an ancient symbol!
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Now that we’ve got all the how-to’s out of the way, I’d like to introduce you to the author I’m hosting on this hunt.
Lori is the author of Gates of Thread and Stone and The Infinite. She has a borderline obsessive fascination with unicorns, is fond of talking in capslock, and loves to write about magic, manipulation, and family. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, kids, and a friendly pitbull. You can find out more about Lori’s books at www.lorimlee.com and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.
Lori is featuring an exciting upcoming YA anthology she’s part of!
Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.
Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renée Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.
A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place.
From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.
PRE-ORDER THE BOOK TODAY!
~ Exclusive Content by Lori M. Lee ~
My short story in A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS is called “Steel Skin,” and is a science fiction reimagining of the Hmong folktale The Woman and the Tiger. Before a written Hmong language was developed about 60 years ago, folk tales and stories were passed down orally and through hand-embroidered story cloths called paj ntaub.
Paj ntaub by Ge Yang, 2011, 89×78 cm
Photo by Xai S. Lor, item at the Hmong Archives
This story cloth (with words because it’s a modern creation) depicts the tale of the tiger who killed a man, donned his clothing, and tricked his family, eventually eating them. Only the man’s sister-in-law Yer saw through the deception. When faced with the tiger, she threw pepper in its eyes, forcing it to flee blindly for the river and allowing her to send a message for help via a friendly bird.
In my version, instead of a tiger, the impostor is an android, which makes the question of its humanity a bit more complicated. 😊 I hope you like it. Look for A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS on June 26!
I hope you enjoyed meeting Lori M. Lee and learning about her featured book. Remember to add A Thousand Beginnings and Endings to your TBR on Goodreads.
Now back to the hunt. It’s time to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me and many more!
Check out the books on TEAM BLUE. To enter, write down my favorite number hidden below in BLUE, find all the other numbers on TEAM BLUE, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Before you go, grab your FREE BONUS MATERIAL and ENTER MY GIVEAWAY FOR LOTS OF PRETTY PRIZES!
Click HERE to read The Lonely Sorceress, Part 1 of Fate’s Fables for FREE and prepare to lose yourself in a world of darkly enchanted fairy tales.
BTW, Fate’s Fables Box Set Collection is on sale for $0.99 during the YA Scavenger Hunt (April 3-8th). Remember, that’s a box set of eight fables. Wink, wink.