Welcome to Fall 2017 YASH Scavenger Hunt!


Heya fellow book lovers!  Welcome to the Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Kathleen Baldwin, author of 8 novels, including the award-winning, bestselling Stranje House series for teens.

Here’s the thing…

I love adventure in books, AND in real life. Taught rock climbing in the Rockies. Survival camped in the desert, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, spent way too long in college. Along the way, I fell in love at least a dozen times, and finally married my very own hero.

I’m delighted to be your hostess for this leg of the YASH scavenger hunt.

 You are currently hunting on TEAM GREEN.

Look at all these great books!!

YASH is one of my favorite online events. It tons of fun — like an Easter Egg hunt except you’re hunting for books. What’s not to love??? 

Be sure to leave comments along the way. We are all here eagerly watching you play the game and we love your feedback.
This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! Not only will you get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt on my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Need more info: Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SEVEN contests going o

n simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM–but there is also a blue, orange, gold, pink, purple, and red team. Your chance to win a whole different set of books!
For links to all the authors participating and a full list of prizes up for grabs; go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


  • Hidden in this post, you’ll find my favorite number. HINT: the Greeks called it the perfect number, I’ve bolded it in Green.
  • Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the GREEN team, and add them up.
  • Entry Form: once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
 Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


I’m super excited to be hosting Amalie Jahn.


Meet Amalie:

Amalie Jahn is the recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for her debut novel, The Clay Lion. She is a contributing blogger with the Huffington Post and Southern Writers Magazine, as well as a finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards. A TED speaker, human rights advocate, and active promoter of kindness, she lives in the United States with her husband, two children, and three extremely overfed cats.


Amalie’s debut book is The Clay Lion.



What if you could go back in time to save the person you love the most?
The rules are simple. If you want to travel back in time, you need to be at least eighteen years old. You can only travel within your own lifespan for a maximum of six months. And above all else, you must never, ever, change the past.
But that’s exactly what Brooke Wallace plans to do.
As Brooke faces existence without her beloved brother, his life cut short by a rare disease, she can think of only one solution – travel back in time to prevent his death. However, her attempts at fixing the past challenge her to confront everything she believes to be true about herself. And ultimately, she is forced to discover whether or not we can ever truly be in charge of our own destiny

You can now add THE CLAY LION to your TBR list on Goodreads!

Are you as interested in this book as I am? Here’s how you can get your hands on it!
You can buy her book HERE!



Amalie is giving us an exclusive look at Brooke’s Time Travel Notebook.


Readers can pick up their copy on Instafreebie here:



Check out more on her WebsiteTwitter, or Facebook pages

Hurry and pick up Amalie’s FREE BONUS eBook, BROOKE’S TIME TRAVEL NOTEBOOK —I feel like I’ve said that a lot. Has it been 8 times????????
Maybe it has.
8 is such a perfectly wonderful number.

is my favorite number in the whole wide world.


Kathleen here again…

Be sure to continue the YASH Hunt (scroll down for link). BUT . . . for an additional chance to win some fun prizes, including a signed copy of the first book in my STRANJE HOUSE series, enter the Rafflecopter Contest below. One Lucky Reader will win…


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ready for more fun? ON WITH THE HUNT, my darlings! 

To win, stay on course, and collect all 20 Green Team numbers. Gallop over to the next GREEN TEAM author: Taylor Finner at http://taylorfenner.blogspot.com