Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt for 2018! My name is Christy Sloat, and I am hosting this part of the Hunt.
A bit about me:
I write multi-genres
I always have a book with me, because I love reading.
I'm a Harry Potter, Twilight, and Outlander fanatic.
Halloween is my favorite holiday.
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 7 contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the Purple Team!
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.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES
Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Purple 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 October 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I am hosting Stevie Rae Causey on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Stevie Rae Causey lives in the PNW with her family which consists of 3 human children, a dog, and a covey of quail. She enjoys hiking, reading, and spinning (both yarn and tall tales).
Visit Stevie's Website and her amazing books
Enjoy a short scene from Stevie's character, Nykolas, and two coloring pages!
I woke to sounds of chaos. The forest was in an uproar. Even in the sanctuary of my host tree, the argument intruded. Partially because my tree was part of the argument.
You see I’m a wood nymph. Half, really. Obviously on my mother’s side. As such my birth was unremarkable among her kind, save that she kept it a secret at first. She traveled as far as she’d dared from her own host tree to sprout me, knowing the others would not approve.
I’m told there was a time where she was like me, able to travel freely without fear of perishing. That was before she met my father, though no one can really confirm he had anything to do with her regression, other than siring me.
Much like my mother’s people, I remember my birth. The tree that had nourished me through infancy and cradled me through my early years could no longer sustain me full time. And so the walls of my home parted, ushering me out into the world.
There were only two problems. I wasn’t done growing. Though nymphs are said to be simple minded—even child-like—they are born into bodies that are fully grown and able to hunt, climb, and otherwise sustain life within a reasonable distance from their host tree.
My own body was, by anyone’s standards, no more than a boy of ten. Which brings us to the second problem: I was male. Never in the history of Nymphs had a male child been born. If mother had hoped to hide my heritage from her people, those hopes were quickly dealt with.
With my paternity revealed, and unable to care for myself, she had no choice but to leave me with my father.
That was amazing! Thank you so much Stevie!
Readers, don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books. I mean, that's why you're here right?
Did I mention I love the number 7?
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Purple Team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!