10 July 2017

HOW TO DISAPPEAR Pre-Order Giveaway! Open Internationally!

To celebrate the upcoming release of How to Disappear on August 15, I'm hosting a pre-order giveaway with some fun and fabulous prizes. Everyone who pre-orders is eligible to win, and EVERYONE WINS SOMETHING. 

Pre-Order How to Disappear by August 14 and you will:

1) WIN a set of five bookmarks featuring some of my favorite quotes from How to
as well as a bookplate personalized (to you) and signed by the author (that's me). You'll receive one set of bookmarks for every copy of How to Disappear you purchase, so go ahead and order extras for your friends, family, neighbors, teachers, random people on the street... I won't stop you. BOOKMARKS FOR EVERYONE!

2) Receive one entry for every pre-order in a special drawing for an August OwlCrate subscription box! If you are not familiar with OwlCrate, visit them here. I don't know which book will be featured in their August box, but I know it'll be fabulous and accompanied by other fabulous goodies. That's the way they roll. (Thank you OwlCrate for being awesome and offering up this amazing prize to one lucky winner!)

3) Receive one entry per pre-order in $100 bookstore gift card giveaway! The winner can choose ANY BOOKSTORE or ANY ONLINE BOOK RETAILER from which I can purchase a gift certificate via phone or internet. 

Here's how it works... 

First, you go to your favorite bookseller and pre-order a copy of How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat (me again), by midnight eastern standard time on August 14. It can be a hard copy or electronic version. Just make sure it's the right book. This one:

And here are some places where you can order it:


Anywhere Books are Sold! 

(If you're planning to attend my book launch party on August 15, 6-8 p.m., at Woodside Farm Creamery in Hockessin, Del., you can pre-order a copy to pick up there. Just email the Hockessin Book Shelf and ask them to reserve a copy for you to purchase at the event. You can forward their email response as your proof of purchase. And, I'll see you there and sign your book!)


Email your proof of purchase to:


This can be a photograph of your receipt, a screen shot of order confirmation, an email conformation of the pre-order from your local bookstore. Also include your mailing address so I can send your swag right away! (Everyone wins bookmarks and a bookplate.)

And you're done! 
Thank you so much. 

More special prizes will be announced in the final week of the pre-order campaign, so stay tuned! 

28 June 2017

HOW TO DISAPPEAR Launch Party and Other Events!

Eeep! I can't believe the release of How to Disappear is less than two months away. In publishing, you wait and wait and wait and then... BAM! The big day is suddenly here and OMG I'M NOT READYYYYY! 


To avoid spending the entire month of August in a constant state of Kermit-flail, I'm making event plans and doing my best to get everything in order so I can be the picture of calm. 

Okay, maybe not THAT picture of calm. 

So, without further ado... here are upcoming events for How to Disappear! I will also post these on my events page, and add to them as additional events are scheduled. I really, REALLY hope you can come!

Hosted by the Hockessin Book Shelf
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6-8:00 p.m.
Woodside Farm Creamery
1310 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin DE 19707

Book signing at the beach!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bethany Beach Books
99 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

The Delaware Center for the Book will be featuring How to Disappear this year. I'll be appearing at their booth, signing books, and giving out bookmarks. Come say hi!
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

I'll be appearing as part of a day full of author events and activities for teen readers!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Barnes & Noble Christiana Mall
340 Stanton Christiana Rd., Newark, DE 19702

“Whose Book is it Anyway?” panel and book signing
Saturday, September 24
2 Noon
Baltimore Inner Harbor

"A Conversation with Authors of Teen Fiction"
Join six writers of fiction for teens for a lively, interactive panel discussion about their inspirations, writing process, and the value of stories in the modern world. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. This panel is co-sponsored by Baltimore County Public Library and the MD/DE/WV Region of the Society for Book Writers and Illustrators. RSVP here.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
2-4:00 p.m.
Catonsville Library
1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

I'm honored to be serving as honorary chair and featured author for this year's event!
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hockessin PAL Center
7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707

So, you'll come to one of these events, won't you? 


13 June 2017

A Starred Review from School Library Journal!

I'm completely over the moon over this starred review from School Library Journal! You can read the full review here.

30 May 2017

Twitter ARC Giveaway for Teens Only!

If you're a teen reader, writer, blogger, bookstagrammer, booktuber... and you're on Twitter, this giveaway is for you! Ends tonight at midnight.

12 May 2017

ARC giveaway of HOW TO DISAPPEAR plus paperback of Maggie Thrash's HONOR GIRL

Hi! Just a quick note to say... if you're on Instagram, and want a chance to win an advance reader copy of HOW TO DISAPPEAR, I'm hosting a giveaway on Instagram! You can also win a newly-published paperback copy of Maggie Thrash's HONOR GIRL. Go here to enter.

Here's Maggie with the ARC you can win! (This is the actual copy she read,
so it is gently used and infused with bonus Maggie Thrash cooties magic touch.

Maggie is offering a copy of her graphic memoir, HONOR GIRL, for the giveaway.
It just came out in paperback! (Also, it is awesome and you should read it immediately.)

11 April 2017

Thank you, YA Scavenger Hunters! Also more chances to win an ARC of HOW TO DISAPPEAR (or pre-order!)

Just a quick note to thank everyone who participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt. All of the winners have been notified! If you did not win this time around, please stay tuned for more giveaways coming in the weeks and months ahead:

  • Next up I'll be doing an ARC giveaway on Goodreads. If you want to be notified, add How to Disappear to your to-read list. 
  • Follow me @sharonhussroat and @vicurious (the main character in How to Disappear) on Instagram! I'll be giving away an ARC or two there as well.
  • And if you sign up for my newsletter, you'll get updates on other giveaways and including ones exclusively for newsletter subscribers. 
Of course, if you know you're going to want your own copy (of course you will!) of How to Disappear and you'd like to buy it at a really low price, you can pre-order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble right now for around $12 (regularly $17.99)!