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Happy Fifteenth Day, everybody! It’s that time when we post all the fantastic stuff that has been happening around the internets with our Fifteeners. We have a lot this month, so prepare for the awesome:

Cover Reveals (several of these have giveaways, so check them out!)

Courtney Alameda revealed the cover for SHUTTER: http://www.hypable.com/2014/06/19/cover-reveal-shutter-plus-interview-with-courtney-alameda-giveaway/

Victoria Aveyard revealed the cover for RED QUEEN: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/official-roundup-of-winter-2015-harperteen-cover-reveals/

Becky Albertalli revealed the cover for SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA: http://www.themidnightgarden.net/2014/06/simoncover.html

Karen Bao revealed the cover for DOVE ARISING:  http://www.justjaredjr.com/2014/06/26/jjj-book-club-reveal-karen-baos-dove-arising-cover/

MarcyKate Connolly revealed the cover for MONSTROUS: www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-monstrous-by-marcykate-connolly-giveaway-us-canada

Kathryn Holmes revealed the cover for THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/official-roundup-of-winter-2015-harperteen-cover-reveals/

Erin Entrada Kelly revealed the cover for BLACKBIRD FLY: http://erinentradakelly.com/2014/07/08/lets-celebrate-awesome-stuff-like-my-book-cover-and-release-date/

Lee Kelly revealed the cover of CITY OF SAVAGES: http://io9.com/take-an-exclusive-peek-at-the-most-anticipated-scifi-im-1591612349/all

Claire Kennedy revealed the cover for AFTER HOURS: http://typewritersandtwang.blogspot.com/2014/06/cover-reveal-and-contest-for-after-hours.html

Stacey Lee revealed the cover for UNDER A PAINTED SKY: http://www.staceyhlee.com/take-cover-i-have-a-cover/uaps_062314-2/

Moriah McStay revealed the cover for EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/official-roundup-of-winter-2015-harperteen-cover-reveals/

Cindy Rodriguez revealed the cover for WHEN REASON BREAKS: latinosinkidlit.com/2014/07/11/cover-reveal-for-when-reason-breaks-a-2015-young-adult-debut/

Lance Rubin revealed the cover for DENTON LITTLE’S DEATHDATE: http://www.novelthoughtsblog.com/2014/07/exclusive-cover-reveal-denton-littles-deathdate-by-lance-rubin-qa-giveaway/

Sabaa Tahir revealed the cover for AN EMBER IN THE ASHES: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/06/23/book-cover-reveal-an-ember-in-the-ashes-by-sabaa-tahir-exclusive/

Rhiannon Thomas revealed the cover for A WICKED THING: http://iceybooks.com/blog/2014/07/a-wicked-thing-by-rhiannon-thomas-cover-reveal-and-giveaway.html

Jasmine Warga revealed the cover for MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/official-roundup-of-winter-2015-harperteen-cover-reveals/

Interviews and Posts:

Susan Adrian had a Query Series joint post with her agent, Kate Schafer Testerman, on YA Highway: www.yahighway.com/2014/07/query-series-author-susan-adrian-and.html

Kelly Gilbert posted on battling cliches and tired tropes on the NaNoWriMo blog: http://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/90665630053/battling-cliches-tired-tropes-5-ways-to-let-out-a

Lori Goldstein posted on the importance of mentoring teens: http://www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com/2014/06/27/why-mentoring-teens-is-so-important-more-on-the-freshman-fifteens-wattpad-teen-writing-contest/

I.W. Gregorio had a guest post on The Writing Barn on rejecting rejection: www.thewritingbarn.com/2014/07/14/rejecting-rejection-author-w-gregorio/

Mackenzi Lee had J. Anderson Coates and Anna Staniszewski on her blog, among others, for the Project: Bookshelf series: http://mackenzilee.wordpress.com/tag/project-bookshelf/

Gail Nall had a post on the Simon & Schuster Mix blog, sharing 5 tips for kids on doing a creative project with a friend: pages.simonandschuster.com/aladdinmix/blog/bp/2014/07/five-tips-for-creating-the-best-project-ever-with-a-friend

Cindy Rodriguez posted highlighting Mary McCoy’s book DEAD TO ME: cindylrodriguez.com/2014/07/08/fellow-fifteener-mary-mccoy-dead-to-me/

A bunch of us did posts for the Writing Process Blog Tour:

Susan Adrian: susanadrian.blogspot.com/2014/06/writing-process-blog-tour-my-turn.html

Jenn Bertman: writerjenn.blogspot.com/2014/06/writing-process-blog-tour.html

Cindy Rodriguez: cindylrodriguez.com/2014/06/16/writing-process-blog-tour/

A.L. Sonnichsen: alsonnichsen.blogspot.com/2014/06/my-writing-process-blog-tour.html

N.K. Traver: natalietraver.blogspot.com/2014/05/writing-process-blog-tour.html

Krista Van Dolzer: www.kristavandolzer.com/2014/06/my-writing-process-blog-tour.html

Other Cool Stuff:

Dawn Kurtagich had news of her book deal in Publisher’s Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20140707/63200-book-deals-week-of-july-7-2014.html

Lauren Gibaldi had a chapter published in a book this month:  laurengibaldi.com/2014/06/22/forget-how-you-found-us/

Kelly Gilbert sold her next YA, NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY, to Disney-Hyperion!

Becky Wallace got some great blurbs that she posted about: http://beckywallacebooks.com/blurbs-that-make-you-cry-and-your-dreams-come-true/

 

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