Friday, October 23, 2015

Con-Troll YA is This Weekend!

Just a quick announcement that Con-Troll YA is baaack! I'll be at the Adrian Public Library with an incredibly fabulous lineup of YA authors including Tracy Bilen, Kate Bassett, Courtney Allison Moulton, Eric Priuska, and *insert drum roll here* NYT bestselling author Ellen frickin' Hopkins!!!! (Yes, "frickin'" in Ellen's legal middle name.)

In case you've been living under a book tent--which, more power to ya!--Con-Troll YA is a young adult lit conference featuring author panels, a writing workshop (that I'm leading this year), and book signings. Stop by to make all your dreams come true...or at least get some swag.

See you there!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Books & Cherries!

Tomorrow the Gryffindorrific Kate Bassett and I will be at Brilliant Books from 2-4pm signing books and probably eating copious amounts of cherry-flavored goodies during the world-famous Traverse City Cherry Festival up in Traverse City, Michigan. Come up and see us be authorly and silly. We're super good at both!

Here are the Deets:
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Brilliant Books
118 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Call for more info: 231-946-2665

Special props go to the booklicious Sara G. of The Hiding Spot blog. Northern Michigan can thank (or blame depending on how much sugar Kate and I ingest) her for puttin' the YA in Cherry Festival! What? Those letters are totally in there! 

See ya up north,

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Last Playlist

To celebrate the My Last Kiss paperback hitting shelves today (with some super fun extras if I may say so myself!), the Fierce Reads crew at Macmillan has posted the My Last Kiss Playlist on their Tumblr!

As you may already know, music is a huge inspiration for everything I write. I get most of my ideas from song lyrics and use the playlists I compile for my novels to push through the congestion of [uninvited] Writer's Block Parties. Music is magical in the way it evokes emotion and inspires. That same magic lives on every page of every book you love, which is why I'm so excited to share these songs with you. They're a tiny peek inside Cassidy's world and the friends (and frenemies) that made her afterlife...ish so thrilling to write about. And hopefully, for you, to read about.

You'll hear some of my favorite bands like Metric, Eisley, Dashboard Confessional, Radiohead and so many more. If you like what you hear, thank the artists by buying your favorites.

I'd love to hear which songs you like best and any new tunes that make you think of Cassidy's journey or Ethan's dreamy eyes and even Caleb's adorable skater hair. Let the song swapping begin!


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Paperback Giveaway!

June brings more than just sunny weather and an excuse to wear crop tops 24-7. On June 16th the paperback edition of My Last Kiss will hit bookshelves, and I am absolutely thrilled about some fun extras my publisher and I have planned for you guys.

The first is a super generous Goodreads giveaway that runs through the end of the month. Click below to enter, and stay tuned for more details on other paperback-tastic extras!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

My Last Kiss

by Bethany Neal

Giveaway ends June 30, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to Win

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MY LAST KISS-able Giveaway

No sweetheart this Valentine's Day? No problem! Cuddle up with a signed copy of My Last Kiss instead. Besides, everyone knows book boyfriends are way better than real boys. Sorry, guys. Sometimes the truth hurts. Just remember: there's always chocolate.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

My Last Kiss

by Bethany Neal

Giveaway ends February 14, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
Good luck!

Monday, December 8, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt

It's YA Scavenger Hunt time, but you don't have to be a Khaki Scout (re: Moonrise Kingdom reference) to figure out how to win all the great prizes!

RayKay Books has broken the hunt into four categories (listed below) in which fabulous YA authors give video hints along the way. You can find yours truly in the Thriller/Mystery link. Each author has his/her individual giveaways as well as a grand prize for the entire hunt that will end January 7th. 
My prize pack includes signed copies of Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan & My Last Kiss by moi!
Category links:
Adult Romance/New Adult:
Happy hunting and good luck!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Booktober Author Events

Booktober has arrived! Which means I'm getting ready for the following:

1) Exclusively reading horror novels the entire month (sorry The Fever. You'll have to wait till November Wyclef-style).
2) Eating my weight in fun size Twix.
3) Watching Hocus Pocus on ABC Family approximately 37 times.
4) Transforming into my true form a.k.a. Maleficent on the 31st (pictures to follow).
5) Not one, not two, but THREE upcoming author events!!!

That's right, kiddies. I will be attending three crazy exciting multi-YA author events this month!

Check out where I'll be on the list below. I can't wait to meet all of you and sign your copies of My Last Kiss...and show off my obligatory spooky manicures.


Books by the Banks

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duke Energy Convention Center 
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 
Click here for more info and a list of all the authors attending this massive event!

Con-troll, YA! (Young Adult Lit Conference)

Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30am - 2:00pm  
Where Adrian Public Library
143 E. Maumee St.
Adrian, MI 49221  

Visit Con-Troll, YA's Tumblr for details on this FREE event!

YA Author Panel & Signing

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Barnes & Noble
2800 S. Rochester Rd. 
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Seven local Michigan authors will be signings their newest books, and discussing Teen topics and books at the Barnes & Noble on Rochester Road in Michigan.

Andrea Hannah - Of Scars and Stardust
Bethany Neal - My Last Kiss
Rebekah Purdy - The Winter People
Kate Bassett - Words and Their Meanings
David James - Between the Stars and Sky
M.G. Buehrlen - The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare
Carrie Harris - Demon Derby

This will be a perfect event for teens and adults alike, though the event itself will be geared for the teen audience with writerly questions about the writing process and books. If you're a teacher, bring your class!