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, 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.


  • 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 April 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting Sarah Tomp. Sarah lives in San Diego where she loves walking her dog on the beach and in the canyons. She’s the author of THE EASY PART OF IMPOSSIBLE and MY BEST EVERYTHING. She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She works in public schools and teaches creative writing classes for the University of California Extension.

Learn more at sarahtomp.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


The Easy Part of Impossible

By Sarah Tomp

Ria Williams was an elite diver on track for the Olympics. As someone who struggled in school, largely due to her ADHD, diving was the one place she shone. But while her parents were focused on the trophies, no one noticed how Coach Benny’s strict rules and punishments controlled every aspect of her life. The harder he was on her, the sharper her focus. The bigger the bruise, the better the dive.

After a freak injury forces Ria off the diving team, she rekindles a friendship with Cotton, a guy she used to know back in elementary school. He introduces her to his passion—making maps of local caves. During their underground explorations she’s able to open up about what Benny would do to her; and through Cotton’s eyes, she sees it for what it was: abuse.

When Coach Benny offers her a second chance with a life-changing diving opportunity, the thought of being back under his control seems impossible to bear, but so does walking away. How do you separate the impossible from possible when the one thing you love is so tangled up in the thing you fear most?


Thanks for hosting me, Abigail!

I’m excited to share this inspiration board for The Easy Part of Impossible!

I love seeing other authors’ beautiful inspiration galleries online. But I personally love the old-school cutting and pasting from magazines that I used to do for my high school scrapbooks. When I am in the midst of writing, finding the right image and/or the right line, completely out of context makes me feel like I’m on track.

This contemporary novel is a story about a lost girl and a boy who makes maps.

Ria has dedicated years of her life to diving—a sport that requires and up-close and personal relationship with Fear. Especially since her coach is volatile and unpredictable. When she’s suddenly forced to quit, she rekindles a friendship with her childhood friend, Cotton. He takes her spelunking—exploring underground caves.

Ria, who’s prone to making impulsive decisions based on gut-reactions; and Cotton, who has all the facts, but uses a face-expression chart to measure emotions, manage to balance each other out. She starts to think that maybe love isn’t always about falling. Sometimes it’s a climb in the dark.

At least until her coach offers her a life-changing opportunity…

Here you’ll see images from Ria’s world: pools, diving, rocky cliffs, muddy caves and more. The text lines refer to dealing with scars, pain, and facing fear, all with the goal of getting stronger and tougher.

If you love maps and diagrams as much as I do, check out this template  for making a Heart Map. I’d love to see finished ones! Please share them with me @swtomp on Twitter or Instagram.

THE EASY PART OF IMPOSSIBLE  will be released on April 21. It’s available for pre-order now!

Good luck on the Hunt!


And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Sarah., and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is:


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 an ebook copy of If I Fix You! Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally.

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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. Megan McDade March 31, 2020 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I would love to see the blood for blood Trilogy by Catherine Doyle turned into a tv series

  2. Megan McDade March 31, 2020 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I want the blood for blood Trilogy by Catherine Doyle to be made into a tv show

    • Abigail Johnson March 31, 2020 at 11:48 am - Reply

      I’ll have to check that series out!

      • Mary McCormick April 4, 2020 at 4:02 pm - Reply

        Hmmm… I’ve always wanted to see Artemis Fowl adapted to screen. I know that Disney has just released a film, but I can tell you as a devout fan that it is NOTHING like the books. Same with How to Train Your Dragon and of course, Percy Jackson. But for a totally new series…
        Airman, by Eoin Colfer. It’s one of my favourite books of all time. If made, it would be a lot like The Princess Bride or Stardust think.

        • Abigail Johnson April 4, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Reply

          I haven’t seen the new Artemis fowl yet but it didn’t look super faithful to the book.

  3. desitheblonde March 31, 2020 at 10:52 am - Reply

    first ama zon will not let me do review or read them sorry your books but i have not read any sorry who would be in movie so i m not sure sorry

  4. Paige Hildebrand March 31, 2020 at 11:51 am - Reply

    I would love to see them redo the Percy Jackson series as a TV show.

  5. Michelle Morris March 31, 2020 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I would love to see Vampire Acadamy made into either.

    • Abigail Johnson March 31, 2020 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      I thought the movie adaptation was fun but I agree a TV adaptation would be great.

  6. bn100 March 31, 2020 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    not sure

  7. Alicia Nutter March 31, 2020 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I love that series so much and it would make such a great T.V. show.

  8. alexiahowell April 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I’d love to see Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty series be turned into a limited series show!

  9. Angie April 1, 2020 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I would love to see Marie Lu’s Legend series turned into a TV show.

  10. Captivated Reading April 1, 2020 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I’d love to see Colleen Houck’s Tiger Saga to be a movie or TV series!

  11. Candice April 3, 2020 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I would like to see Shatter the Sky turned into a movie or tv show.

  12. Shannon April 3, 2020 at 9:35 am - Reply

    oh god, so MANY. but right now i’m creeping on brazil, where they’re eagerly anticipating news about Kiera Cass’s Selection series becoming live action (movie/tv show? not sure). but i’m pretty sure the news has something to do with that becoming a thing, and if so, i will do anything to find a subbed version to watch

  13. Grace April 3, 2020 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Every book! Haha, but The Fire Queen’s Apprentice by Jordan Rivet would be cool to see!

  14. Beverly Gordon April 4, 2020 at 9:52 am - Reply

    the crane series by Stacey rourke would be awesome or any of her books really would be an awesome tv series

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