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Final November Giveaway!


Thanks to all who extended some Twitter Love to me during my November Giveaway Part 2! Congrats to Melissa Poettcker who won! Check out her lovely website here.

Now, here are the details for the FINAL NOVEMBER GIVEAWAY!

Instagram Love: Follow + tag two friends in my Final Giveaway IG Post, and subscribe if you haven’t to my newsletter for a chance to win a 10 Pages + Query Critique + a fun Journal from Asia OR a YA Book–either Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster (because she’s awesome and lived in China too) or Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Ademyi (because she’s awesome too, and she’s my 2016 PitchWars alum friend!cbb



*It’s my final November Grateful giveaway, so please tell your writing friends 🙂 Winner will be announced on November 24th!

*Want to understand why I’m doing these giveaways? Read here.

*Stay tuned for a discussion with amazing International & American Authors on this space..details soon…as well as some fancy book aesthetics and clips of my writing.

Thanks for your encouragement on this writing journey. BIG love to you all,

Nova, a YA Fantasy Writer temporarily in a Contemporary YA writer’s mind.



Connect with me here as a host on the The Spinning Pen or here on Twitter.






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November Giveaway Part 2!


Thank you to everyone who signed up for my newsletter! ! Congrats to Sylvia Melton who won my first giveaway!

Here are the details for Giveaway Part 2!

Twitter Love. Basically, follow and retweet this post, which I’ll pin up, to readers, writers, and anyone who loves YA! (And if you haven’t, I’d love for you to subscribe to the fancy newsletter that is on every page on my website within a pink box! It’s not necessary for this giveaway, tho!)

What’s the giveaway? First ten pages + Query Critique OR two fun journals from China! *International ok.

The winner will be announced November 15th! Thanks again, everyone!

If you haven’t read why I’m doing this please go to this post. 

Global YA Discussions with super talented International & American YA authors and Sneak Peaks of my NOVELS to come!

Happy November to you all!

Be Thankful.


NEWS & November Giveaways



In honor of all that is November (my birthday, Thanksgiving, Nanowrimo, PitchWars agent show case,) it’s an appropriate month to share good news and do something fun….like….

Launch a newsletter & start blogging on my new website!!

But first we must celebrate with:



I would love for you to sign up for my newsletter & go on this writing journey with me! What can you expect?

It won’t be anything too regular but when I have news you’ll know before my cheeky neighbor and you’ll have first dibs on:

Newsletter: Giveaways * Writing & querying tips * BOOK & AGENT UPDATES * Speaking Dates (like next month at the US Consulate in China!) * FREE short stories!

On the Blog Soon… * Discussions on Global YA with some super talented American and International Authors (coming soon!) *My latest BOOK obsessions * Sneak Peeks of my own novels.

It’s been my desire to kick start my own website for awhile now and both stepping out and giving back to the community in the month of thankfulness just feels right.

Here’s how the sign ups and giveaways will work:

November 10th, Win a Query + First 5 pages Critique OR a free e-book  If you subscribe to my Newsletter on this website (go to home page and find a pink box, insert your email address!) you will automatically be entered to win. *Giveaway is open now until Nov 10th and ebook options will be given to Winner.

On November 10th, I’ll announce the winner and provide the details for the next Giveaway on November 17th, which will get even better, and so on! Then a final Giveaway on November 24th! *Stay Tuned…

I’m also celebrating that I’m finally brave enough to share my writing with anyone, everyone, YOU. Can’t do this without you…Thank you AUTHORS, readers, and friends.

And now….going back to work…rocking this year’s Nano WIP, Sixteen Kryptonite Letters!!!


PS: What are you working on? What are you reading?

*Currently reading : Last Star Burning by Caitlyn Sangster


5 Reasons A Writing Team is Invaluable. (A guest post I wrote for Hannah Heath!)

Today we have the grand finale of the “Help Hannah get through finals” guest posting series. This last post is by Nova McBee. Nova reads and writes YA fiction books while traveling the world with her husband and two kids (she’s currently in China). She co-hosts The Spinning Pen at and has promised to…

via 5 Reasons An Avenger-Style Writing Team is Invaluable: A Guest Post by Nova McBee — Hannah Heath


Check this post out, writers! Hopefully, I will start blogging on this site soon!!



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