Drum roll please….. I have an announcement!! I’m excited to announce that my publisher for The Haunting of Secrets Series is hosting a series of events in April to celebrate strong female characters in young adult fiction! We call ourselves the “Kick Ass Girls of YA!”
Strength comes in many forms. We’re not only celebrating the super girls who are able to slay dragons or defeat alien invaders (though we love them and will definitely gush over them), but also those who possess a quiet strength that often goes unnoticed: the girl who stands up for her friends, the girl who has the inner strength to walk away from a bad relationship, the confident girl who works hard to make a better life for herself.
This idea came from Libby Libs, the author of Sortilege Falls, a fellow Fire and Ice author as well as a story with a strong heroine that kicks some serious butt! We write women as strong because we don’t need a knight in shining armor to save us. If life teaches you anything, it’s that you have to take responsibility for your own destiny and have the inner strength and fortitude to make your dreams come true. That is what Aimee does despite the fact that the odds stacked against her, thanks to her curse. This ability to overcome is essential for a strong women. It is the tool that I hope to give my daughter to arm her with knowledge and strength she needs to take on the harsher side of life. I hope you can come and join us!
Strong women unite!!!
Here are the fun events we have planned:
Sale – Fire and Ice is putting roughly a dozen titles on sale from April 17 to the 23rd.
Kick Ass Girls of YA Blog Hop – April 19 – Details and sign up below!
Facebook Event – April 22nd – Events will be throughout the day!
Twitter Discussions on the topic of Strong female characters in YA fiction – Friday nights in April, 9-10 pm EST (April 7, 14, 21 and 28) Use the hashtag #KickAssGirlsofYA
Instagram Event – April 8th lasting for one week – more details to come
Free Short Story Collection – From the Fire and Ice authors – to be released April 15th!
We’ll have author interviews on the Fire and Ice blog throughout the whole month of April as well!
To kick it off, we’re doing a Rafflecopter Giveaway this week for multiple Fire and Ice ebook titles! The Rafflecopter starts March 27th and runs for one week. There are six ebooks up for grabs.
Here’s a link to the Rafflecopter:
The Kick Ass Girls of YA Blog Hop – April 19th
I am so proud to be hosting this blog hop! How does it work? It’s super simple. Sign up using the linky tool below. On April 19th, write a post about a strong female YA character on your blog, then visit the other blogs on the list. Be sure to leave comments and enjoy the discussion. What can you post? We’re leaving it pretty open. You can write about a character you’ve created or a character you’ve enjoyed in a young adult novel. Maybe you’ll write a post about a character you’d love to see or what you hope young adult fiction will be like fifty years from now. As long as it involves young adult fiction and strong female characters, then you’re good!
Feel free to post the linky tool on your blog as well! We’d love to start a discussion throughout the blogosphere on this important and fun topic.
Enter the Blog Hop for April 19th. The link will take you to the sign up and will also let you copy and paste the code:
Powered by Linky Tools
Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…