Light as a Feather… let’s play a game

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My paranormal YA book is being featured on Wattpad right now, and as part of the feature we’re playing a little online game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.  As much as I loved the role of storyteller within the game when I was a kid, it’s a challenge coming up with more than twenty weird ways for someone to die every day. I try to stay away from predictions that are a little too possible. Back in the days when my friends and I would play the game at slumber parties, half of the fun of the game was that the storyteller would always try to crack everyone up with the absurdity of the death prediction. Killer clowns, angry bears, law mower accidents… these were the ways in which as middle-graders we all predicted we’d go. I found this really cool site that details 350 actual, horrible ways to die. I am a Tycho Brahe fan and had no idea that his bladder had burst! I feel for him, as I feel for the poor gent who laughed himself to death watching The Goodies.

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If you loved the game, check out the ongoing fun happening at Wattpad. If you dare, you can ask Hannah Simmons to play the game with you, and enter to win a pair of new pajamas from Victoria’s Secret, a pizza, some Netflix, and a scary book – all the makings of a great slumber party.

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Ghost stuff

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So, I’m hearing that my first novel is going to be published on Tuesday Feb 5. This is pretty exciting even though it doesn’t seem real that it’s happening. The story of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board is about a common game played by girls at sleepover parties. The first time I ever played that game, I was in the fifth grade at the sleepover party of a girl named Courtney, and it scared me silly! Here’s my one deep thought on the novel before it’s released because I’m nervous about how it will be received: it’s a story about a scary game, but it’s really a story about identity. Kick that idea around for a while.

It’ll be free for probably the first two weeks that it’s available.