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Tricks and Treats from YA Highway!

Halloween is almost here, and we're getting in the spirit!


The Trick

Carve, paint, decorate or otherwise create a YA-themed pumpkin. Leave a link to your post or image in the comments of this post by midnight on Halloween night to win...

The Treats!

ARCs of Legend by Marie Lu and Fracture by Megan Miranda, plus Shattered Souls and Slide bookmarks!

legend fracture

 Winners will be announced with next week's Road Trip Wednesday (Nov 2). Tweets and posts about the contest are not required but are always appreciated.

Need some help? The internet is full of free patterns, and here are a few tutorials if you are design software savvy. And if you'd like to feature a YA Highway author...

(They totally don't know I made these. You can click the image to see and save a bigger version,
or watch for tweets tomorrow to download a PDF version.)

Have fun!
Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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  1. WANDERLOVE!! I screamed a little bit. I adore you, Kate.

  2. Fun idea! I just helped my daughter complete a "literary pumpkin" for an elementary school project. I probably won't get around to a YA one too, but I'll stop back and check out the others.

  3. Kristin, I think we can extend the guidelines to "vaguely bookish." :)

  4. LOVE THIS! My seven year old had to make a "character pumpkin" as part of his book report. So much fun. I may just have to do this.

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  6. Here are the pumpkins my sister and I made! You may not be able to see it too well, but the tiny one says "DFTBA."

  7. HOURGLASS pumpkin!

  8. Hunger Games pumpkin!: :D I had so much fun doing this... honestly did not think it would work!

  9. I added a HEX HALL pumpkin to my previous link!! :)

  10. made mr pizza john green in pumpkin form :)

  11. OH I just saw mine is in the collage thing, cool!

  12. Well this is like my 10th attempt so I hope you enjoy! Go Hunger Games!

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  13. Those pumpkins look so crazy-good! My attempt at Hunger Games awesomeness on a pumpkin is here:

    Such a great site!

  14. Well, it's not perfect! But I love the way it turned out.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  15. Woah, some of these pumpkins area amazing!! I just went with the easy one because I have no artistic skill whatsoever :p Deathly Hallows pumpkin! :P

  16. I did a Divergent pumpkin this year. Dauntless all the way!

  17. My Divergent pumpkin! Probably the most challenging one I've ever done.

  18. Oh yeah that was fun!
    Here is my Scorpio Races cover pumpkin.


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