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About Exclusive Content and a Giveaway!

It seems being a reader nowadays comes with a lot of fun perks. Authors and publishers create and give away swag like bookmarks, stickers, buttons and jewelry to online followers and/or those who attend in-person event. And a number of authors are more available than ever before to offer insight or simply chat through social media.

Another notable perk is bonus or exclusive content. Sometimes, this comes in the form of a short story or novella tie-in to a larger novel, available to be picked up digitally for some pocket change. Other times, authors might offer their bonus material for free on blogs and websites. This added material gives readers further insight into the making of novels, the backstories of secondary characters or other goodies, such as illustrations.

Before bonus material became more common, I remember reading books and wishing I knew a little bit more about the Love Interest, for example, or the Best Friend. I was usually satisfied with making up my own stories, but even then would have found it fascinating to see how the author viewed those characters and whether that gave the original story a new richness. Of all the bonus or add-on material you've seen--short stories (either alone or in anthologies), novellas, annotate pages, other content--what is your favorite?

To celebrate bonus material, we're giving away one autographed copy of the 80 page exclusive content booklet available to those who attend the Powell's New Leaf Literary Fall in Love with YA event on Wednesday, April17th. Because we know that not everyone can get to Oregon next week! Find brand new stories, maps, alternate POVs, deleted scenes and annotated chapters from YA Highway's own Kody Keplinger and Kristin Halbrook, plus New Leaf Literary Agency authors Lisa Desrochers, Leigh Bardugo, Mindee Arnett, Sarah Fine and Ingrid Paulson. And, the book is signed by each author!

Contest runs from Thursday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 17th, 5:00pm EST. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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  1. I love short stories and novellas, just because it's more time to spend in a world I already love, anyway!


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