Summer is about to begin! 

But just because it's summer doesn't mean we should stop reading and writing.

I used to live for summers, when I knew my weeks would be filled with the piles of books I brought home from the library, and my days (and nights, sometimes) would be free to do nothing but read them. There's no better time to read or write!

I’ve teamed up with the YA Chicks and many participating authors on a global campaign to encourage readers, writers, students, and teachers to share pictures all of the places—both ordinary and extraordinary—where they are reading and writing. This is open to all readers/writers of both middle grade and young adult books!

You can also take part in...


I’ll be giving away 

a copy of SWEET UNREST 


AND a Query Critique  

And there’s more! Every author participating in this campaign is giving away books, critiques, swag and/or Skype visits.

So are you ready?

Drum roll….






 Can you guess where I am?

I'll give you a hint:

1. I'm not in any state in the U.S.

2. There's no GAP or Abercrombie at this one.

3. This place has monumental significance.

4. President Obama is working across the street. 

Once you’ve figured out where I’m writing head over to the YA Chicks site and:

  Officially enter the giveaway by inputting each author’s name and your guesses about our locations. Every author location you guess correctly increases your chances to win.  

  For even more chances, post a picture of yourself reading or writing on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag).  

For writer prize packs:

Post pictures of yourself writing in a fun location on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere. Then follow the directions on the Rafflecopter giveaway to let us know you did it.

  For even more chances, gather your writer friends together and post a group shot with the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag). And hey, since you're already together, why not host a write-a-thon? 

For teacher prize packs:

  Post pictures of your class reading or writing on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag).

  Then let us know you did it when you enter the Rafflecopter. If you don't have a Twitter or Instagram, you can email your picture directly with the picture pasted directly into the email (no attachments--we won't open them) AND the subject, “Read or Write Anywhere.”

  You can also check out the YA Chicks Read or Write Anywhere lesson plan, available on their site

And there's more!! Leave a comment on this blog, and you're entered to win a PILE OF ARCs. 


Want some free SWAG?? Send a Self-Addressed, stamped envelope to me, and I'll send you a book mark and some stickers! 

Lisa Maxwell

PO Box 2196

Fairfax, Va 22031

Now, what are you waiting for? Get out there and READ OR WRITE ANYWHERE!