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July 11, 2011

Live Ustream Chat & Scavenger Hunt

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Hi Everyone!

Congratulations to all of my art contest participants!  You all did a great job!  I'm already starting to get submissions for the poetry contest so as a reminder.  If you'd like to submit some poetry send it to me here.  You can send me as many submissions as you like.  Don't forget to include your name each time.  Your poems can be from any character's perspective just make sure you tell me whose perspective you're writing in.  The deadline is July 31 and I will post the winner the first week of August.

I have some exciting events coming up, the first one is a book signing in Portland at Powell's bookstore in the Cedar Hills Mall at 7 pm on Thursday July 14.  For info or bookstore address click on the link.  There will be photo opportunities for you to take pictures with both of my stuffed tigers and I will be giving away some fabulous prizes including an advanced reading copy of Tiger's Voyage!

On Monday July 18th at 6 pm I will be doing my first ever Ustream live chat.  You will be able to see me live broadcasting from my computer at home.  How you join the chat is to either join from the Tiger's Curse Facebook page by clicking the Ustream link on the left side and then joining the chat from there, or you can create a Ustream account by going here and searching for my channel which is called The Tiger's Curse Series.  The really cool thing about the chat is that we can record it so those who miss out can watch it later and if you sign up for notifications you will get an email every time I do a live chat so you'll never miss out.

For those of you who are bloggers.  Here are some links and info below so you can spread the news.

Join author Colleen Houck for a Live Video Chat Monday July 18, 6-7pm PT. She’ll be there to chat about her new book, “Tiger’s Voyage.” Come hang out, ask questions, and share your favorite Tiger moments! Click the “Ustream” tab on the left of my Facebook page to join in.

Sample tweet:

Live Video Chat w/ @ColleenHouck of #TigersVoyage 7/18, 6pm PT http://ow.ly/5BOcY

Other links:

blog entry with details: http://ow.ly/5BO67
b&n: http://ow.ly/5BO4Q 
amazon: http://ow.ly/5BOa2 

And last but not least...I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a YA Scavenger hunt along with some amazing authors who write everything from Science Fiction to Steam punk to Paranormal Romance and more!  I keep adding more authors every day but here is a sample list of the wonderful people who are joining me.

Josephine Angelini

Angela Corbett

Her new book Eternal Starling will be released Dec 6, 2011


Andrea Cremer

Kady Cross

Heather Davis

Bree Despain

Clare Dunkle

Marley Gibson


Abbi Glines

Tara Hudson

Elana Johnson

Alexandra Monir

Lisa Nowak

Running Wide Open

Gregg Olsen

Amy Plum

Beth Revis

Lisa and Laura Roecker

Inara Scott

Sophie Jordan

Lani Woodland

  For bloggers- Join authors Josephine Angelini, Angela Corbett, Andrea Cremer, Kady Cross, Heather Davis, Bree Despain, Clare Dunkle, Marley Gibson, Abbi Glines, Colleen Houck, Tara Hudson, Elana Johnson, Alexandra Monir, Lisa Nowak, Gregg Olsen, Amy Plum, Beth Revis, Lisa and Laura Roecker, Inara Scott, Sophie Jordan, Lani Woodland and many more on August 1st for a YA Scavenger hunt. Fabulous surprises wait around every corner. Don't miss out on exclusive access to bonus chapters, news on upcoming books, cover reveals, and much much more! Your special all access pass is good for one day only. All the bonus material heads back into the vault on Aug 2nd so circle the date on your calendars and join us as we celebrate what's new in YA fiction!  To join the hunt simply select one of the above authors and start at their homepage, then follow the links provided.

I'm so excited to be a part of this and I will be giving away an amazing prize, so I hope all of you book lovers will join me in checking out sneak peaks from these fabulous authors and signing up for cool prizes. You'll get to read a short story I wrote called All Hallows Eve.  Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, see a glimpse of Ren in the 1930's at a Halloween Party where he performs for a rich crowd at the famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  Also find a special announcement about the cover of Tiger's Voyage!  You really don't want to miss out on this event!

Have a great week!






August 1, 2011


What I really like about these books is that the romance aspect is sweet and innocent. Thank you for that.


August 1, 2011


Wow, it's authors like you that inspire many young readers to choose a career in literacy


July 31, 2011


This is gonna rock!!


July 25, 2011

Theresa Milstein

I just came over from Elana Johnson's blog. This sounds like a lot of fun. Now I'm following you.


July 16, 2011


email it to me from the bio page. Paste your poem into the box.


July 15, 2011


for some reason I can't get to the poetry submissions page, can you help me? D:


July 15, 2011


It's only one day because I don't want authors to have to keep other people's work up on their site for more than a day. They need to get back to their own books.


July 14, 2011


I cant wait till Aug. 1!!!!!=D i mean i cant wait to find out what sneak peaks will be out!!! but why only for one day!?!?!?!?=C we still have 4 months to wait till tigers v. comes out and i am marking down the days!!!!!!!!=D


July 13, 2011


I cannot wait to finally meet you tomorrow, Colleen! I'm also really excited for the scavenger hunt on August 1st! All of this is wonderful news and I can hardly contain my excitement!


July 13, 2011


Song lyrics are fine.


July 12, 2011


I saw in a earlier journal post you said song lyrics count also for the poem contest. Is that still aloud?


July 12, 2011


Forgot to add that the Ustream live chat is 6 pm pacific time.


July 11, 2011


Small world. I LOVE the Biltmore Estate in Asheville! Such beautiful grounds. I have family up there, plus we took part of our honeymoon in Asheville... I cannot wait to read the short story and also taking part in the hunt! Fabulous idea, Colleen.