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YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016 has ended!

Thanks so much for participating, and congrats to Ashly H from New York for winning my giveaway of a signed copy of Symptoms of Being Human plus a copy of The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner! 

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016!
Greetings. I’m Jeff Garvin, your host for this leg of the hunt.

Quick Facts About Me:

I used to tour in a rock band
I have lots of tattoos
I make killer vegan waffles
If I couldn’t write novels, I’d be an astronaut


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! In 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 signed 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 NINE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there are eight other teams, including BLUE, GOLD, GREEN,ORANGE, TEAL, PURPLE, SILVER, & PINK, for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books! Here’s what the red team looks like:

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page


Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number somewhere in the text (in red.) Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red 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 Sunday, April 3rd at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Lisa Tawn Bergren
Today, I’m excited to host Lisa T. Bergren on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Lisa is the author of over forty books in various genres, with a total of more than three million copies sold. She lives in Colorado Springs with her family, where she loves to get together with friends to walk or eat, but mostly thinks about her next trip abroad.
Find out more information by checking out Lisa’s website or find more about Remnants: Season of Glory here!
Jeff here with a random fact: at camp, I wrote the number 12 on the tags of all my clothes. 



10 Ways to Unleash Your Inner-Remnant/Be a World-Changer


My Remnants Series is about a group of kids, born with unique gifts, to save a world on the brink. But when they’re done reading, I hope readers think about how we all might be a part of making our current world a better place—not just those who seem “special” or “leaders.” With stories of terrorists and an early U.S. presidential race making many of us feel overwhelmed or helpless, it’s important to keep our eye on what we can do to make the world a better place…because we all have the gifts to do so.

Change Your World for the Better!

1)   Be kind to everyone you meet, from the girl on the headset who can’t seem to get your order right at McDonald’s, to the driver who cut you off, to your weary mailman. Assume that everyone is facing an unseen battle of some sort…and deserves your kindness.
2)   Take 10-30 extra seconds for every social interaction, even if it’s a quick, “Good morning!”
3)   Smile. Often.
4)   Be generous with your laughter. Better yet, make someone laugh. *Bonus points for laughing at yourself.*
5)   Carry an extra granola bar with you to hand off to a homeless person.
6)   Get involved with a charity, by donating your time once a month. Build relationships with the people there.
7)   Encourage your family members and friends—at least once a week, mention something you appreciate about them.
8)   Decide on your social values and become an informed voter; decide what is important to you, why, and how you might convince others to adopt those values. Volunteer for a politician you support.
9)   Figure out how you can improve other people’s lives through your work—either by how you serve or what you produce or what you do or who you work for. It will make a difference in how you feel about the ol’ 9-5.
10)   When you feel that tug in your heart to do something, say something, do something…even if it makes you feel uncomfortable…DO IT.

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Lisa T. Bergren, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 12. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Kay Honeyman!


Jeff here: As a bonus for participating in YA Scavenger Hunt, you can enter to win a signed copy of Symptoms of Being Human AND a copy of The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter, a book I know you’ll love. Details below!

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Please leave a comment below and let me know you’ve entered.

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Jeff Garvin

Author of SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN and THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS. Cohost of THE HERO'S JOURNEY podcast. Rock musician, D&D geek, aspiring revolutionary.

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