The Hunt Begins! #YASH16


to YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2016! I’m Jeff Garvin, your host for this leg of the Hunt.
Me, smirking.
Some random facts about me:
  • My black labrador, Zeppelin, sometimes dresses up as Sirius Black for Halloween.
  • I used to tour in a rock band.
  • Before writing and music, I longed to become an astronaut.
  • I have lots of tattoos.


orange-teamThis bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors and a chance to win some awesome prizes! Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out more.
Looking for my exclusive content (featuring alternate beginnings to my debut novel, Symptoms of Being Human?)  You’ll have to continue the hunt! Somewhere in this post, I’ve hidden my favorite number, and if you read all the way through, you can ENTER TO WIN a special giveaway. But before you go looking for all that, be sure you check out the incredible authors I’m hosting below. And now, the rules:


Directions: To play, read my post, collect the clues described below, and then follow the link to the next stop on the hunt.
Clues: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (highlighted in orange.) Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange team, and then add them up.
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 10/9/16 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. 


I’m thrilled to be hosting The Lady Janies for YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2016. 
Cynthia Hand
About the authors: The Lady Janies are made up of Brodi Ashton (author of the EVERNEATH series and DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY), Cynthia Hand (New York Times bestselling author of the UNEARTHLY series and THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE), and Jodi Meadows (author of the INCARNATE and the ORPHAN QUEEN series). Between the three of them, they’ve written fourteen novels, a bunch of novellas, a handful of short stories, and a couple of really bad poems, but MY LADY JANE was the first time they’d ever taken a stab at writing a book together. They’re friends. They’re writers. They’re fixing history by rewriting one sad story at a time.
Find out more information by checking out the Lady Janies’ website or find more about MY LADY JANE here! 


My Lady Jane
About the book: For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England.  Like that could go wrong.
Click HERE to see exclusive MY LADY JANE content!

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me (Jeff), The Lady Janes, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 37Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the ORANGE 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, GINA DAMICO!


Please enter the contest below to win a signed copy of Symptoms of Being Human. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to let me know you’re on the hunt!

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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.

Comments (15)

  • Thanks for participating in #YASH! I also have a Labrador except he’s a chocolate one and named Bear. The strength of 1,000 men, loves to chomp and chew on anything (his middle name is J’ranha which is short for Jaws and Piranha) and loves to be a lap dog even if that means half of his body is still on the floor.

  • Thanks for being part of yash #orangeteam
    so basically you own a dog that’s an ex-convict and your an astronaut rocker! Pretty cool!

  • I am a first time hunter and very excited, however it looks like I need a twitter account because almost all giveaways ask to tweet. I guess that is my next step.

  • Thanks for participating in this hunt! This is my second one and they are so much fun!!!
    I love all the extra info we get from all the authors not to mention finding new-to-me authors!! (as if I don’t already have an overwhelming tbr pile! LOL!)

  • Thanks for participating in YASH! I saw your TEENAGE WASTELAND panel at the YA Stage during the LA Times Festival of Books with Amy Spalding, Jesse Andrews, Don Calame (moderated by Aaron Hartzler) and got some books signed after. I’m in workshops right now working hard – but I really wanted to thank you for being so giving with sharing your experiences and your craft. (I think I posted pictures on twitter and/or instagram haha). After that festival, I picked up Symptoms of Being Human and I truly loved it. Feeling slightly annoyed at myself for not picking it up and getting it signed when I had the chance post-panel but I still cherish my copy of the book I got later 🙂 Hopefully I will come across you again so I can get it signed!!

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