Of your clues, here’s the first:
To find your copy of How We Fall
Look in a bookish place
On a street that, if you’ll recall,
Is named for a great American author
Of a book called The Scarlet Letter
You’ve found the place, now find the room
And How We Fall will be yours soon
Named in honor of our very own
Portland’s southeast mountain home
A sweet reward for your hard labor
So find the room that’s labeled…
Despite all of my best-laid plans
How We Fall’s nearly in your hands.
Walk into the room, turn to your left.
You have it cornered.
The jig is up.
So find it where there should be cups.
The Mystery of…
The Hidden Signed Book!
Do you live in Portland, Oregon? Well, I’ve got a really cool surprise for you. Besides the fact that I also live in Portland, Oregon, which means we live in the same city, which is pretty cool.
But besides that! On Friday, November 14, I’m going to hide a signed copy of my authory-friend Kate Brauning’s new YA contemporary, HOW WE FALL, somewhere in the city—for you to find!
That’s right—not only is it a hardcover copy of a brand new, hard-cover book, and not only is it free, but it’s also lovingly signed by the author herself! Pretty sick swag, wouldn’tcha say?
So how do you get your paws on this sweet, signed book? Well, that’s a pretty good question.
1. I’ll be Tweeting and Facebooking (and now Tumblring) the official clues starting on the morning of Friday, November 14, using the #HWFbookhunt hashtag. I’ll drop another clue on Saturday, and another on Sunday (if the book hasn’t been found yet). So you better get out and start searching right away, in case someone beats you to it!
3. You win! You get to keep the book, read it, review it, tell people about it, whatever you want!
There are a couple of rules, of course, but they are totally cool, common-sense rules:
Anyone searching for this book may not cause damage or disrupt others in the areas they are searching. All local, state, and national laws must be obeyed during the search. Please respect the privacy and business policies of all residencies/businesses where you are searching.
I also want to point out that, due to it being Portland, the book is not going to be hidden in an outdoor location, so don’t bother, okay?
All right! Perfect! Just follow those simple steps, and you’re on your way to snagging a free, signed copy of HOW WE FALL. Awesome, right?
Now head on out there, share the contest with your fellow Portlanders (for clue brainstorming purposes, of course), and get that book! And please let me know if you have any questions.
Here’s a little blurb about HOW WE FALL:
Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming town, she’s been flirting way too much–and with her own cousin, Marcus.
Her friendship with him has turned into something she can’t control, and he’s the reason Jackie lost track of her best friend, Ellie, who left for…no one knows where. Now Ellie has been missing for months, and the police, fearing the worst, are searching for her body. Swamped with guilt and the knowledge that acting on her love for Marcus would tear their families apart, Jackie pushes her cousin away. The plan is to fall out of love, and, just as she hoped he would, Marcus falls for the new girl in town. But something isn’t right about this stranger, and Jackie’s suspicions about the new girl’s secrets only drive the wedge deeper between Jackie and Marcus–and deepens Jackie’s despair.
Then Marcus is forced to pay the price for someone else’s lies as the mystery around Ellie’s disappearance starts to become horribly clear. Jackie has to face terrible choices. Can she leave her first love behind, and can she go on living with the fact that she failed her best friend?