Happy Birthday DRIFT & DAGGER!


My second book baby is a year old! I can't believe it's been a year since this book came out into the world. I love this book so much. I still feel like SALT & STORM gets ten times as much attention, but the people who pick up DRIFT & DAGGER love it *hard.*

Something about Mal's story, the story about a weirdo, lonely, funny outsider, mad-dashing around the world on a hunt for self-redemption and revenge, just hits a chord.

And oh man do I love Mal. He was a joy to write, even if the head of an 18-year-old boy convinced he's a monster could sometimes be a tough space to live in.

I am *thrilled* to celebrate DRIFT & DAGGER's first birthday with a very special giveaway. Every now and then, I put together annotated copies of my books. They are so much fun to create and very, very special--I fill them with stories, jokes, drawings, asides, things I've never told anyone about my books and my writing. This is the first time I've done an annotated copy of DRIFT & DAGGER and the first time I'm offering an annotated copy as a giveaway. It just feels right that this book, which is so much about thoughts and feelings, love and betrayal, self-loathing and self-acceptance, be the book where I share my own inner thoughts.

So, if you'd like to get your paws on this book (and oh man you definitely do), all you have to do is follow me on Twitter AND retweet any of my DRIFT&DAGGER tweets! The contest will run until 9PM ET on Friday, September 9, and every RT counts as another entry, so keep checking my Twitter feed for more chances to win! Sorry international readers: the book can only be mailed to a US address :(. BUT, I do offer an international prize (a custom jpg drawing!) so you can get in on the fun, too! Contest is now closed!