Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, but 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 in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FOUR contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a green team, and a gold team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Click each image to see the books you can win from each team


  • Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
  • 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 6th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting Mackenzie Flohr. Mackenzie Flohr is a multi-award-winning novelist and in-demand speaker for conferences and conventions including Rochester Writers’ Conference, Wizard World, Imaginarium, ConFusion, MarCon, Gallifrey One, etc., actively discussing the process of writing and Doctor Who.

Her publishing portfolio includes the following books: The Rite of Wands (BHC Press, 2017), The Whispered Tales of Graves Grove (BHC Press, 2017), Unknown Realms (Fiction-Atlas Press, 2019) and The Rite of Abnegation (BHC Press, 2020).”

For more information check out mackenzieflohr.com, and follow her on Facebook, and Instagram.


Unknown Realms

Discover new and uncharted worlds as the authors of Unknown Realms weave tales of time travel, mystic portals, alternate dimensions, and undiscovered landscapes.

Featuring the Following Stories:

Microscopic Mayhem: A Galactic Misfits Adventure by Kate Reedwood and Chris Heinicke

A Song of Dark Things by K A Wiggins

Fae Protection Services by Erin Casey

The Demon of Corpus Christi by Devorah Fox

Messing with the Multiverse by K. Matt

When the Crow Calls by Trish Beninato

Suponae by Mackenzie Flohr

Destined by C. A. King

Silver Witch by Melissa E Beckwith Author

The Midnight City by C. L. Cannon


Inspiration Behind Suponae

On May 8, 2014 fans of Big Finish Productions received the shocking news that Paul Spragg, the person who worked in the production office had suddenly passed away (For those not familiar with Big Finish, they have produced thousands of audio dramas for Doctor Who, Torchwood, etc.) He would often keep in touch with writers who wished to write for Big Finish, so script editor and producer, Ian Atkins came up with the idea for a writing contest, which would give writers who had never written a story for Big Finish before the opportunity, in his memory. That became known as the Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips.

In June 2018, I entered their writing contest, with what would later inspire my short story titled Suponae. It is one of eleven stories you’ll find featured in an upcoming fantasy/science fiction anthology titled Unknown Realms: A Fiction Atlas-Press Anthology coming out October 28th. Initially, I submitted a short story that was about the 11th Doctor from Doctor Who before he had decided to become a monk. He goes into a pub in medieval London and comes across the wench incarnation of Clara Oswald. Unfortunately, the story wasn’t selected, so I went back to the drawing board.

Instead, I started thinking about the concept of writing a short story collection, as my publisher desires a standalone book from me at the moment, versus a novel for a series. So, I thought, what would that short story collection ideally be?

And, that’s how this story came about. It’s kind of like what would happen if Doctor Who, starring the 11th Doctor, met Captain Janeway from Star Trek Voyager: A stranger has infiltrated the Starship Telsar. Just as Captain Talia is about to find out who he is the ship’s security officer summons her to the bridge. The ship has intercepted a tetryon wave. Unable to avoid contact, the entire crew, except the captain and the stranger, vanishes. Captain Talia discovers the stranger is the caretaker, the protector of the universe, and he has the answers on how to get them back.


And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Mackenzie, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 14. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


Want a chance to win even more books? I’m giving away a set of my books If I Fix You, The First to Know, and Even If I Fall! Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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About Abigail

Abigail Johnson was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and riding roller coasters every chance she gets. She is the author of several young adult novels including If I Fix You and Every Other Weekend. She is represented by Kim Lionetti at BookEnds Literary Agency.

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  1. Emma McAndrew October 1, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    I have been on a spell of reading graphic novels and could not put Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn down!

  2. Saray October 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Hello!! The last book that kept me awake was The Daughter of the Pirate King Duo. The amount of sass in that book kept me smiling and laughing. It really pulled me out of my reading slump. I loved the Characters in this story. #goteamPURPLE!!!

  3. Courtney Pierce October 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    The last book that kept me up at night was It by Stephen King. I watched it before the second movie came out to see if I could better prepare for the movie and all its possible scares… still unprepared for the jumps! Though, I very much enjoyed both movies!

  4. Bella October 1, 2019 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Um….the last book that kept me up all night was….. okay no judgies: Free Falling by SE Jakes. It’s this MM book about a thief and a not-CIA agent but it’s like REEEAAALLLY good. I know, because even though I read a lot, my judgement is: have I been reading this book all day or am I starting and stopping? And it’s definitly a “read all day” book.

  5. Anubha Agrawal October 1, 2019 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Currently my course books are keeping me up all night :P

  6. Stephanie H. October 2, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I can’t remember a book that has kept me up at night since I usually fall asleep beforehand.

  7. Tammy V October 2, 2019 at 9:50 am - Reply

    The Opposite of Falling Apart. Very good read that had lots of up and downs.

  8. emeliebooks October 2, 2019 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    The last book that kept me up all night was Carry On by Rainbow Rowell :)

  9. Alicia N October 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag, had to finish it in one read. The artwork was so great and the story of believing in who you are and what you’re capable of, even if people tell you it’s wrong/against the “norm”, is one everyone should read.

  10. bn100 October 2, 2019 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    can’t think of any

  11. tfs93 October 3, 2019 at 12:16 am - Reply

    The Tatooist of Auschwitz

  12. Lily M.. October 3, 2019 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I’ve been reading Forbidden by Katrina Snow

  13. Ashley October 3, 2019 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Haunting of Hill House!

  14. Melissa Williams October 3, 2019 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Well…it wasn’t all night because I had to work. But Wonderland Academy by Melanie Karsak kept me up later than I should have stayed up.

  15. PamM October 3, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    The Testaments was the last to keep me up.

  16. Kaitlin Whanger October 3, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    lets see the last book that kept me up at night was the last book in the discovery of witches series! I loved it!!

  17. Erika E October 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    The last book that kept me up at night was Not After Everything by Michelle Levy

  18. Trisarey October 4, 2019 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    The last book that keep me up all night was Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh! ^_^ I mean, I knew I would like it! (I’m a big fan of Julie; that’s why I joined her Racer of Oblivion street team!) But I didn’t know I would LOVE it that much! I wish it wasn’t a standalone! *sigh*

  19. Brianna Clay October 5, 2019 at 12:12 am - Reply

    The last book I stayed up all night to read was King Hall by Scarlett Dawn!

  20. Carie October 5, 2019 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Hunger Games – could not stop reading!!

  21. Candice October 5, 2019 at 7:51 am - Reply

    The last book that kept me up all night was Between the Blade and the Heart.

  22. Monica Rodriguez October 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    The last book that kept me up all night was Living with the Dead by Annie Walls ❤

  23. Debi Tonks October 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Last book that kept me up all night was Tiger’s Dream by Colleen Houck. I needed to know how the Tiger’s Curse series ended!!!

  24. Penny Olson October 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

  25. Beverly Gordon October 5, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    The Bet by J.L Beck

  26. Jen October 6, 2019 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer, I was so easily enchanted with that story!

  27. Evie Hoff October 6, 2019 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I can’t sacrifice my sleep for anything, even if the book is fantastic. If it’s bedtime, my sleep instincts take over and resistance is futile! :D

  28. Tammy Hudson October 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Book Em’ Bridget by Danielle Norman. Thanks for the chance

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