Thursday, March 27, 2014

YA FEST 2014!

Have you heard of YA FEST? If you know ME then certainly you have. For nearly the last year, I've been in full-swing, YA FEST planning mode -- getting ready, with my incredible team, for our next festival:

Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library
1 Weller Place, Easton PA 18045

10:30 - 3:00PM

So what's YA FEST?
It's a not-so-little book festival fellow YA author Cyn Balog and I founded for the Lehigh Valley.

It's about uniting readers with writers . . .
A day full of fun!
This year's festival will feature 51 attending authors of Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction.
We'll have raffles ~ tons of books / swag donated by authors and publishers nationwide ~ a Teen Short Story Writing Contest ~ "Easter Egg hunt" ~ author signings ~ Barnes & Noble book sale ~ Used book sale ~ and a discussion panel.

So who's coming? Here's the incredible line up! And for more info on YA FEST's authors, feel free to hop over to

Jennifer Murgia
Cyn Balog
Amalie Howard
Maria V. Snyder
Jennifer Armentrout
Brigid Kemmerer
Cesya MaRae Cuono
K.M. Walton
Elisa Ludwig
Shannon Delany
Michael Northrop
Jennifer R. Hubbard
Crissa Chappell
Alissa Grosso
Charlotte Bennardo
Natalie Zaman
Melissa Groeling
Christine Hughes
Josh Berk
Jeff Hirsch
Anne Greenwood Brown
Molly Cochran
Barbara Dee
PG Kain
Rajdeep Paulus
Alison Ashley Formento
Charles Benoit
Carley Moore
Ellen Jensen Abbott
Tiffany Schmidt
Aaron Starmer
Kit Grindstaff
Laura Toffler-Corrie
David Lubar
Tom Tancin
Lisa Amowitz
Kimberly Ann Miller
Cristin Terrill
Pab Sungenis
Jennifer McConnel
Jackie Morse Kessler
Dawn Daria
Margie Gelbwasser
Michelle Madow
Justina Ireland
Page Morgan
Kelly Hashway
Liz Dejesus
Demitria Lunetta
Amie & Bethanie Borst

And what's REALLY exciting . . .
We are LAUNCHING various titles at YA FEST!

COLD CALLS - Charles Benoit

DON'T LOOK BACK - Jennifer Armentrout

BLONDE OPS - Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

TO BEAR AN IRON KEY - Jackie Morse Kessler

Patrons will win ARC's of:

Nicola Reilly's DROWNED

Demitria Lunetta's IN THE END

my upcoming Historical YA, FOREST OF WHISPERS

Are you excited!! We are!

So much planning has gone into YA FEST 2014!
We already have a waiting list for 2015!

Mark you calendars! A spectacular author/book event is right around the corner!


My YA Contemporary BETWEEN THESE LINES has gone from e-book to PRINT!

That's right! ALL the Playlist Fiction titles are available in print on Amazon just in time for the holidays!
Want to learn more? Visit my blog <3


I am giving away 2 signed copies of THE BLISS on Goodreads!

2 lucky winners will win a signed copy of the ANGEL STAR Prequel Novella THE BLISS + Swag!

Enter here!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Bliss by Jennifer Murgia

The Bliss

by Jennifer Murgia

Giveaway ends January 05, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win


So I've promised to reveal something today . . . Here goes . . .
Remember my cover reveal the other week? Actually, I had two of them and now, (brace yourselves, people),
I'm going for a third.
Well, I could blame it on the fact that things happen in three's . . . which they often do.
Or, I could simply tell you that despite all the fixings in place and all the planning and working, the publishing world throws curve balls we don't often anticipate. But, for those of us who accept change and difficulty with grace, the universe sometimes smiles down on us and gives us something
So, for reasons that were out of our control
(our = myself, my lovely designer Lisa Amowitz and my publisher extraordinaire, Spencer Hill Press) we've decided to give my upcoming YA novel FOREST OF WHISPERS
a brand new cover.
Yes, it's bittersweet because I simply adored the first image, but this one does feature the same model and is OUT OF THIS WORLD while being a much better fit for the story.
Why? Well look at her! Her eyes, her expression . . .
it's 100% PERFECT!
So, here it is . . .
the new cover reveal for FOREST OF WHISPERS,
releasing September 9, 2014.
And I promise, I won't have a 4th cover reveal.
(at least I hope not.)