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Skyping with Paige McKenzie

We want to give a HUGE shoutout and thank you to Mercedes McKenzie and Paige McKenzie for Skyping with our Golden Ticket Event winners at yesterday’s YA Fest!  And thank you to Georgina Levitt from Weinstein Books for making it all possible!

If you weren’t able to attend the Golden Ticket, you can watch our conversation with Paige on our YouTube channel!

Catch up on The Haunting of Sunshine Girl!


Read the books already?  Still waiting (anxiously) for The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl?  Why not catch up on the four seasons of the YouTube sensation?  Check out Paige’s YouTube channel!

And don’t forget!  There’s still time to send in your review of the books for a chance to Skype with Paige at YA Fest on March 18!

Special Announcement!


We are SO excited to announce a VERY SPECIAL Skype visit with PAIGE MCKENZIE, author and creator of the Sunshine Girl series!

We are helping Paige and Nancy Ohlin (attending author!) celebrate their April 4th release of THE SACRIFICE OF SUNSHINE GIRL, the third book in the series!

Want to talk to Paige?  Enter the Golden Ticket Book Review Raffle for a chance to attend our pre-Fest meet and greet and Skype with Paige!


1st Annual Teen Writer & Artist Golden Ticket Event (Contest)


1st Annual
Teen Writers & Artists Golden Ticket Event!
Only at #YAFest2017
March 18, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

We are excited to announce a Teen Writers & Artists Meet and Greet with authors* that takes place before the festival’s doors open!

What Is It?

A special one-on-one meet and greet session with 10-20 of our attending authors, plus a special guest “visit”!

Who’s It For?

Teens (aged 13-19)

How Do I Enter?

There are four ways to enter the contest:

  1. Design a book cover for The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl (Sunshine Girl #3) based on the book’s blurb. (8”x11”)
  2. Design a bookmark for any of the attending authors’ books, based only on the book blurb. (2” x 7”)
  3. Write the first or last scene of an attending author’s book based on the book blurb. (No more than 1000 words)
  4. If you’ve read a book by an attending author, write an alternate final scene for the book you read. (No more than 1000 words.)

Entries are due at 11:59pm EST, December 31, 2016.
There is no entrance fee!

Send your entries to us at YF.GOLDENTICKET@GMAIL.COM
(Please send as DOC, PDF, or PNG files)

The Winners

Winners will be contacted via snail mail on or around February 1, 2017.  The full list of winners will be posted on the YA Fest website on February 14, 2017.

Winners will be picked by coordinators Jennifer Murgia and Ashley Supinski, with additional help from Katie Cardell.

The Rules

  1. Book cover designs must have original concept.  Art can be clipart or graphics, but the concept of the cover should be your own!
  2. Book covers may be computer-designed or hand-designed using any media.
  3. Written stories are considered fanfiction.
  4. Book covers and written stories cannot be sold or reproduced.  They are for the Golden Ticket contest only.

Other Considerations

  1. There is no fee to enter the contest.
  2. Golden Tickets are non-transferrable and good only for the initial winner.
  3. Bookmarks and stories will not be sold.  They may be published on the YA Fest website pre-Fest.
  4. Copyright of images and characters belong to respective parties.
  5. Permission has been given by Paige Mackenzie and the Sunshine Group to design a book cover for The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl.


Not all attending authors will be at the Golden Ticket Event.
List of attending authors and their books can be found at: https://yafest.org/authors.
Blurbs can be found at Goodreads.com or Amazon.com.