The Great YA Bake Sale of 2010

It’s here, it’s here – The Great YA Bake Sale of 2010!








Get your napkins and cups of coffee and glasses of milk ready, because the sweetest contest of the year has begun! The whole thing started when I realized that YA authors seem to have one big thing in common – an obsession with sweets and baking.

That gave me an idea. I started calling (well – okay, emailing) around and ended up with more than a dozen kind, sugar-loving authors on board to bring you one amazing contest.

Here’s the deal:

To enter, simply leave a thoughtful comment on an author’s Bake Sale blog post, or tweet about the contest with the hashtag #YABakeSale10. Voila! You’re entered.

When you enter, you become eligible to win any one of the Personal Prize Packs (i.e. a comment on Saundra Mitchell’s blog may net you the Cyn Balog prize pack. You’re entering the whole contest, not just that particular author’s part of it.) You also become eligible to win the humongonormous Grand Prize Basket.

What’s in the Grand Prize Basket?

Each author has hand-written two copies of a favorite sweet-treat recipe. One copy has gone into a beautiful recipe book that is part of the Grand Prize Basket. In addition to the (hand-written! Did I mention that?) recipe collection, the Grand Prize winner will receive:

A signed copy of Cyn Balog’s SLEEPLESS

Bookmarks for KAT, INCORRIGIBLE by Stephanie Burgis

A glass Cinderella slipper and THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY bookmark from Kay Cassidy

A signed copy of GIVE UP THE GHOST by Megan Crewe

Signed bookmarks for THE CRESCENT and HALF MOON, pencils, and a crescent moon and crystal-studded star necklace from Jordan Deen

A signed copy of 13 TO LIFE, a chap book of the prologue and first chapter of SECRETS AND SHADOWS from Shannon Delaney

A signed copy of THE BODY FINDER, a THE BODY FINDER tote bag, sticker and bookmarks from Kimberley Derting

An EVERLASTING-themed notebook, bookmark and pin from Angela Frazier

A signed copy of CLAIRE DE LUNE, signed stickers and a silver, moon-themed bookmark from Christine Johnson

A signed copy of SHADOWED SUMMER, matching chocolate candies, Twilight-themed heart candies, bookmarks and THE VESPERTINE dance card from Saundra Mitchell

A signed copy of THE PACE, by Shelena Shorts, along with bookmarks and THE PACE pencils

A signed hard-cover of SHADE and a Keeley Brothers pin from Jeri-Smith Ready

A signed copy of PERSONAL DEMONS, a PERSONAL DEMONS tank top, temporary tattoos, and bookmarks from Lisa Desrochers


But that’s not all!

Each author has one other handwritten recipe that will be part of each author’s own Personal Prize Pack.

The prize packs include:

Cyn Balog – Signed copy of SLEEPLESS and a handwritten recipe for Coconut Bread.

Stephanie Burgis – UK paperback copy of A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK and a hand written recipe for Apple Muffins

Kay Cassidy – Hand-written recipe, Cinderella glass slipper and a THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY bookmark

Megan Crewe – Hand-written recipe and signed copy of GIVE UP THE GHOST

Shannon Delaney – Hand-written recipe and signed copy of 13 TO LIFE

Jordan Deen – Basket with Pampered Chef baking gear, copy of the cookbook WHAT’S UP, CUPCAKE? and a recipe for Orange Pineapple Cake

Kimberley Derting – Signed copy of The Body Finder, stickers, a totebag, bookmarks and a recipe for Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lisa Desrochers – A copy of PERSONAL DEMONS, a PERSONAL DEMONS tank top, temporary tattoos, bookmarks and a recipe for Sunday Coffee Cupcakes

Angie Frazier – A signed hard-cover copy of EVERLASTING, bookmark, and a recipe for Butter Rum Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Judith Graves – Copy of UNDER MY SKIN, a character card, and a recipe for Dead Lady Fingers

Christine Johnson – A signed hard-cover copy of CLAIRE DE LUNE, stickers, a silver moon-themed bookmark and a recipe for Chocolate-Chip Butterscotch Blondies

Saundra Mitchell – Recipe and giveaways

Jennifer Murgia – ANGEL STAR swag, Octogram earrings, and a hand-written recipe

Shelena Shorts – Signed copy of THE BROKEN LAKE and bookmarks and a hand-written recipe

Jeri Smith-Ready – SHADE UK paperback edition and a recipe for Scottish Oat Scones

Get ready, get set . . . . enter away! Good luck, everyone.

Fine print: The contest entries must be posted by midnight eastern time on September 20th. This contest is open to the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Questions? Leave them in the comments or email me – christine(at)

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135 Responses to “The Great YA Bake Sale of 2010”

  1. Betty McB says:

    Can we enter at every author’s blog?
    If so, I’m heading to the kitchen to find some nourishment before filling out forms. …
    this is a fantastic contest! Thanks for thinking it up.

  2. What a great contest – I love to bake!

    Nicole.Zoltack AT gmail DOT com

  3. Sam Boys says:

    This was a amazing idea for a contest and it has givin me lots of new authors to check out

  4. Lisa says:

    Awesome contest! :)

  5. Robyn Hawk says:

    Are you serious???? I am sooooo in – brilliant idea!

    Robyn @ReadingItAll

  6. Jessy says:

    Yum, the fruit tarts are my favorite. Thanks for the HUGE giveaway, there are so many great books up for grabs.

  7. Jessica Sedtal says:

    Books & Sweets! What a great idea!!! I am always looking for yummy recipes!!!

  8. Zahida says:

    I love this giveaway! There’s some great books and some of the recipes sound really yummy. Thanks so much!

  9. Becky says:

    This is, by far, the most amazing contest I’ve ever seen!! Handwritten recipe cards?? That is just awesome!!

  10. Trisha Wolfe says:

    Wow, I am so in! and it’s true, YA writers do indulge in sweets lol, I have to have my daily dose of chocolate ice cream :) Great idea and great prizes!

  11. Julie says:

    It’s like a dream come true! For a book nerd like me to be able to win books AND let the sweet tooth side be happy is just amazing. I honestly have no idea which is better. You have such great contest ideas! I am so in :)

  12. Amanda says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway (@amandasbookblog)

    This looks amazing (and yummy)!

  13. Erica O. says:

    This a great giveaway. I’m glad the authors though of this because who doesn’t like eating and reading AT THE SAME TIME. Seriously cool!

  14. Julia Girvin says:

    This looks absolutely fabulous! There is hardly anything better in the world than books and eating!

    -Julia Girvin

  15. Cassandra C says:

    I love sweets! All you authors are such sweethearts for putting on this amazing contest!

    I sends you hugs *send a bear hug to each one of you*

  16. What a wonderful contest – combining 2 of my favorite things, YA and dessert recipes! Couldn’t be more appropriate!

    Crazy Cat Lady

  17. MannaB says:

    Thank you so much for coming up with this awesome contest! It really means a lot to us readers when you offer us a chance to read your books!

  18. ChristinaF says:

    Awesome contest/giveaway! Thanks so much for putting it together/hosting it/being generally awesome!


  19. Amy Jacobs says:

    OMG! I am drooling on my keyboard at those yummy pictures!!
    Thank you so much for the contest!
    Amy J

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