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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog, Serialized Fiction, Writing

YASH Fall 2015 Contest!

YASH Fall 2015 Contest!

scavenger[Update: The Fall 2015 Scavenger Hunt has ended. Links to the contest are disabled, though I have maintained links to authors’ websites so you can still get to know them and their work. Winners of the giveaways will be announced soon!]

Welcome to my official YASH Fall 2015 contest post! I was planning to put this up at midnight, but my lovely and talented teammate Rin Chupeco got an early start, and I will too (well, half an hour early). 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 signed 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 until Sunday morning!

team+redGo to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there are seven other teams that offer a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red 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 Sunday, October 4th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

38678Joshua McCune was born on a navy base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He grew up in London and Washington, D.C., went to college in Texas, and got married in New Zealand. He worked as a telemarketer, an SAT instructor, and a robotics engineer before becoming an author. He currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his family, writing stories of people and places just beyond the reach of planes, trains, and automobiles (but not dragons).

Set in a not-too-distant future where dragon wars have reshaped society, the battle between the dragon resistance and government forces escalates in Joshua McCune’s thrilling and heart-pounding sequel to Talker 25, which The Horn Book praised as “absolutely gripping and absolutely horrifying.”

Visit Josh’s website and the website for Kissing Dragons.

Buy the books here.

9780062121943This is the first chapter (draft) from book 3 in the TALKER 25 trilogy. Huge spoilers if the previous two haven’t been read:

[This content has been removed according to the rules of the contest. However, you should check out the previous books in the series so that when it does reappear, it won’t be a spoiler.]

Now it’s time to write down the magic number. I chose the number of the house where Tina’s father and aunt live, 5250. Tina has to check it a few times because the houses on that block look similar.

The next stop for the RED TEAM is Lori Goldstein. Enjoy and good luck!

And don’t forget to spread the word!

If you spend time on my blog, you may notice some of my LEGO builds and photography. Those who comment below for the Scavenger Hunt will be entered in a separate drawing to receive a minifigure of either the Zombie Pirate Captain or the Zombie Rocker — your choice!

Win me! No, win me!

Win me! No, win me!

82 Comments

  1. That Pirate Captain is awesome. And so is YA scavenger hunt, I couldn’t wait for it to start!

    • Thank you for commenting, Brigita! I hope you’re enjoying the hunt this time! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  2. Thank you for participating in YASH!

    • Thank you for your comment and participation as well, Hannah! Good luck in the drawings!

  3. Omgoodness!! I love them both! this scavenger hunt is so much fun..

    • Thank you, Jennifer! If you’d like to see more pictures with these and other LEGO minifigures, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  4. Awesome legos and great content, I love finding new reads and DRAGONS.

    • Thank you, Jordan! I hope you enjoy the books you discover here! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  5. Love your legos!! So Cute!

    • Thank you, Shauna! If you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  6. Hello from the hunt!

    • Thank you for taking part in it, Ashley! Good luck in the drawing!

    • Thank you, Sharon! These are part of LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 14, and if you’d like to see more pictures, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  7. Ooo the excerpt has gotten my attention – i wanna read it! Sounds interesting. Also, LOVE the legos!

    • Thank you, Vickie! I’m looking forward to Josh’s new book as well! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  8. Thank you so much for participating in YASH!
    Love the lego pirate haha

    • Thank you for your participation, and good luck in the drawing, Melissa! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  9. Awesome, Lyn! So nice to see so many people on the hunt. 🙂

    • Hi, Linda! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you’re taking part in it too.

  10. These legos are the absolute cutest things I have seen in a while. Thank you for participating in YASH and the giveaway.

    • Thank you for stopping by and for all your tweets to spread the word! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  11. Love this! I actually bookmarked your page as soon as I saw all the Legos on the home page! My 7 (8 in 2 weeks) year old son is a Lego fanatic! He comes up with the craziest contraptions. Thanks for the chance!

    • Thank you, Tanya! Although I like the photography aspect, my LEGO specialty is creating towns and stories within them. I’ve also started building my own interiors, modular buildings, and contraptions, including the Book Rocket on my Facebook banner. It demonstrates that “books can take you anywhere.” And for more photos, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  12. OMG Josh! You’re killing me, in the best possible way! I cannot wait for this book!!!!! Love love love your work!

    Pirate Lego guy, BTW. 😉

    Way to start the hunt with a bang!

    • Thank you, Maryanne! I hope Josh’s book will be out soon, because this excerpt is exciting! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  13. Love the legos!

    • Thank you, Katie! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action and some of the original models I’ve built, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  14. Thank you so much for doing the hunt!

    • Thank you, Charlotte, for your comment and participation! Good luck in the drawing!

  15. Eeep! Thank you so much for the extra giveaway and for participating in YASH! 😀

    • Thank you, Melissa! I hope you enjoy the hunt overall this time, and good luck in the drawings!

  16. wuahh look so cute 🙂

    • Thank you, Eli! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  17. I love them both but I have a certain affinity for pirates! You are awesome! Thanks for participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt!

    • Thank you, Melissa! This is my first time, and I’m really enjoying the hunt. And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  18. WOW

    • Thank you, Jess! I hope you’re enjoying the hunt! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  19. It would be hard to choose, but I think I would go with the rocker.

    • Thank you, Caitlin! I’m glad to see the Zombie Rocker getting some love too! Good luck in the drawing!

  20. I think I’d like to have the pirate dude chill with me on my desk. Maybe I’ll give him a chocolate coin every now and then.

    • Thank you, Saleana! Every desk needs a Zombie Pirate. Good luck in the drawing!

  21. Both are so awesome but I will like to keep the Zombie Pirate Captain! 🙂 And thank you for giving us the chance to win this and your signed book.

    • Thank you for taking part in the hunt, Sheetal, and good luck in the drawing! If you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  22. The pirate is super cute. Thanks!

    • Thank you, Champagne! And if you’d like to see the Pirate Captain in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann. I built him a houseboat there.

  23. Lol, the zombie is cute.
    Thanks for the opportunity. I love the Lego’s, and this is my 2nd scavenger hunt.

    • I hope you’re enjoying it just as much the second time around, Gaby! Thank you for taking part, and good luck in the drawing!

  24. I would love to win!!!

    • Thank you for entering the hunt and commenting, Nicole! I hope you enjoy it, and good luck in the drawing!

  25. Thanks for joining YASH! Your book sounds awesome and I hope I could get to read it!

    • Thank you for commenting, Von! Good luck in the drawing, but if you don’t win, you can look for it in your library. I’m a big fan of libraries!

  26. These figures are so cute.

    • Thank you, Sana! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  27. Love the YASH! Thank you for joining and for the amazing giveaway 🙂

    • Thank you, Kristia for your comment and participation! Good luck in the drawings!

  28. omg, those are so cute!! My keyring is a minifig Little Green Man from Toy Story 😀 <3 Lego. I have to avert my eyes from the excerpt, though, since he warns of spoilers if you've not read the previous books.

    • Thank you, Sarah! Yes, that’s a dilemma with bonus content. Mine was a little bit of a spoiler, but more of a teaser, I thought, which is why I included it.

      And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including some of my original buildings and custom minifigures, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

    • Thank you, Raisa! And thank you for taking part in the hunt! Good luck in the drawings!

  29. I would LOVE to have the Pirate Captain on my working table 😀

    • Thank you, Anubha! I’m glad you like him, because he’s one of my favorites too! You can find more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain in action, on my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  30. Haha, we’re never too old for LEGO. Hope you’re having fun with the scavenger hunt!

    • No, we’re not too old for LEGO, Nic! In fact, the Modular series was designed to bring adults back to the brick, because sales at the time (mid-2000s) among the target audience of boys ages 5-12 had been sagging. And I’m enjoying the hunt! Thank you for participating!

  31. Thank you so much for this opportunity! Legos were my childhood.

    • Thank you for participating and commenting, Samantha! And you never know when you’ll go back to LEGO. I thought they were in my past until the Modular sets came out 9 years ago.

  32. I love LEGOs!! I just checked out your Instagram account and the photos are so amazing, you rocks! Zombie Pirate Captain is so cute!!
    Thank you for the extra giveaway! 🙂

    • Thank you, Aracellis, for checking out the photos and commenting! If you’re looking for great stories with LEGO sets and characters, you should also check out @thecourtous and his tales of Brickland. I used to write serials, but I found it took too much creative energy when I was trying to write a novel.

  33. Loving the YASH! Thanks for being a part of it!

    • Thank you, Kaci! It’s my first time, and I’m really enjoying it. Good luck in the drawings!

  34. Love the legos! So cool!

    • Thank you, Tamara! And if you’d like to see more LEGO photos, including the Pirate Captain and Zombie Rocker in action, check out my Instagram feed @lynmillerlachmann.

  35. I love the legos they are adorable! Although the zombie figure looks more like Frankenstein…which is one of my favorite books! 🙂

    • Thank you, Kat! The Zombie Rocker is actually a variant of a Frankenstein that came with the Monsters theme. I have the Haunted Mansion from that theme, which I’ve repurposed as my town’s Public Library.

  36. I loved the post and the zombie is so cute! But the pirate is probably more practical for me in terms of people….hmm..definitely going to check out more of this LEGO photography! Sounds really cool!

    • Thank you! The Pirate Captain seems to be the favorite here, and he’s one of my favorites from the set too!

  37. looks fun

    • Thank you! I’m enjoying the hunt for sure. Good luck in the drawing!

  38. Fun contest! Love the little LEGO guys! Thanks for participating in the YASH, this has been fun!

    • Thank you for your comment and participation, Christina! Good luck in the drawing!

  39. Thank you for participating in YASH! Good luck everyone! XO

    • And good luck to you as well, Valentina! Thank you for joining in!

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