#YASH Spring 2016 is Here!


This is me, your fairly non-threatening host for this part of the hunt. I’m Kady Cross, and I write a bunch of stuff — currently about ghosts. I have 4 cats, love the color pink, and have more makeup than anyone could ever possibly use. Still, I’m going to try. Somewhere on this page, I’ve hidden my favorite number. It will appear in TEAL. That’s the number you need to add up with all the others on Team TEAL in order to have a chance at winning. Also, somewhere on this hunt, I’ve hidden a playlist for SISTERS OF SALT AND IRON, my newest book (released today!)

A little history of the YA Scavenger Hunt – This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight tealcontests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAL TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a teal team, a blue team, a purple team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! How incredibly awesome is that?

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the TEAL team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!). 
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 DATE, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
I’m hosting author Leo Hunt!Leo-Hunt-photo.-Rights-Cleared-200x192

“I have a very visual imagination, and I’m very interested in graphic art, illustration, and comic books. For a while I wanted to make 13 Days of Midnight into a graphic novel, although I don’t think I’m really a good enough artist to draw professionally yet, so I wrote it out as a regular novel. Although I don’t think that what a character looks like is the most important thing about them, when designing an unusual group of characters like the ghosts Luke inherits, I wanted more of a handle on what they looked like, so I made a lot of drawings of them. These are the Judge and the Prisoner, two of the less pleasant ghosts that Luke meets. I always liked designing villains and I had a lot of fun with these two characters.”

The Judge   the prisoner

Bio: Leo Hunt is a human being. The rumours that he is really a collection of ferrets hiding inside a coat are vicious slander. Please do not contact him with queries about the ferret rumour.

Leo is the author of the Dunbarrow books, a paranormal adventure series for young adult readers. The series has been described as ‘definitely a series of books’ by prominent critics. Leo’s mum really likes them too. The first novel in the series, 13 Days of Midnight, was nominated for the 2016 Branford Boase Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Award.
Synopsis: When Luke Manchett’s estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father’s ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they’re more than happy to take his son. It isn’t fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead.
Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn’t bear thinking about.
For more information, check out Leo‘s site, or go straight to Amazon!
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Leo Hunt, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the TEAL team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Continue the Hunt with Wendy Higgins!
  • Kassiah

    Thanks for participating in the hunt!