Giveaway to Support #WeNeedDiverseBooks

#weneeddiversebooks giveaway

Us OneFours wanted to do something to support the amazing #weneeddiversebooks campaign. Not only do we all think this campaign is massively important, several of us belong to marginalized groups and/or write books with marginalized main characters.

We’ve put together several prize packs of our diverse books for supporters of #weneeddiversebooks and its Diversify Your Shelves initiative. We’re giving away twelve books:

Our books and authors vary wildly in terms of genre, approach, and marginalized groups represented, so there’s something in here for everybody! Winners will also get swag–bookmarks, etc.–for several of the above books, plus for THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER by Dana Alison Levy and MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne.

One prize pack will go to a librarian, teacher, or other educator who needs diverse books to better serve the children and teenagers they work with. To win, participate in #weneeddiversebooks at any point during May 3rd or May 4th and explain why diverse books are important to your job/students/customers. (You may also alert us to #weneeddiversebooks Tweets you did on this topic previously.) The winner can choose their prize and select four titles from the above list.

A second prize pack will go to someone who participates in the Diversify Your Shelves initiative. This can mean: photos of the diverse books you bought this weekend; photos of the suggestion form you’re sending to your library; photos of the shelf talkers you wrote for your local bookstore; etc. Post your photo on Twitter or Tumblr on May 3rd or May 4th and tag it with #weneeddiversebooks. The winner can select four titles from the eight remaining books.

Let us know about your eligible Tweets/posts for the above prize packs by either tagging them #wndb in addition to the official #weneeddiversebooks hashtag, or by leaving a link to your Tweet/post as a comment on this blog post.

The final prize pack, consisting of the four remaining books, will go to someone who reblogs this post on Tumblr. Help get the word out!

Books and swag can be sent to any address within the United States–or multiple addresses, if you want to share your prizes. Most books will be signed and can be personalized on request. Winners will be contacted on Monday, May 5th.

(This giveaway was put together based on donations from the authors themselves, not anyone’s personal selection or recommendations.)


Happy 14th Day: December

It’s the last 14th Day announcement of the year–which means we’re SO CLOSE to our debut year! I’m filling in for Amber, which means of course I’m going mad with power. Onto the news!


Robin Constantine is ending the year right with the release of THE PROMISE OF AMAZING on December 31, 2013.

Heidi Schulz has a release date (September 16, 2014) for her HOOK’S REVENGE

Lori M. Lee’s GATES OF THREAD AND STONE is set for release on August 5, 2014.

SPIRIT’S KEY by Edith Cohn is due for release on September 9, 2014.

Sales and Rights

THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY by Tracy Holczer sold in a two-book deal at auction in Germany.

THE CHANCE YOU WON’T RETURN by Annie Cardi will be sold as an audiobook through Brilliance Audio.

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin has been picked up by France (Jean Claude Lattes), Germany (Rowolht Verlag), Norway (Cappelen Damm) and Brazil (Editora Schwarcz

Meredith McCardle‘s THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN will be an audiobook.


Chris Struyk-Bonn has a new website.

Heidi Schulz has a new website.

Nikki Sheehan has revamped her site.

Jen Malone has a new website.

Dana Alison Levy has a new website.

Blurbs and Reviews

GILDED by Christy Farley received a blurb from Jessica Khoury, author of ORIGIN and VITRO: “Farley brings South Korea’s fascinating culture and mythology into vivid detail in this shining debut, and Jae is a compelling heroine. An exotic, thrilling read, GILDED had me utterly entranced!”

WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE by Rebecca Behrens got a shiny review in Kirkus: “This charming debut brings Alice Roosevelt to life when 13-year-old “first daughter” Audrey finds Alice’s century-old diary and turns to it for advice…An appealing journey and a fascinating life.”


Meredith McCardle is giving away a Kindle Paperwhite version of THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN to celebrate her cover reveal (see below).

Christine Kohler is giving away a copy of NO SURRENDER SOLDIER on Goodreads during January.

Cover Reveals

Danielle Ellison’s SALT:

Danielle L. Jensen’s STOLEN SONGBIRD:





That’s all the news for this month. See you in January (2014!!!) for more OneFour news!