3.29.2016

YA Scavenger Hunt!!

YA Scavenger Hunt Annie Cosby stop

Annie Cosby author

Hi, everybody! I’m Annie, and I’ll be your host on this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m a YA author who loves dogs, ketchup, and boys with accents. But, really, that’s enough about me. Let’s get to the hunt!

Just to remind you, you’re hopping along the TEAM SILVER right now! At each stop on this hunt, an author will be hosting another fabulous author with exclusive content from their books—and a clue in the form of a favorite number. Add up the numbers and use the answer to enter the giveaway for our team’s prize: one signed book from each author on my team!
YASH SILVER TEAM SPRING 2016

Are you lost? Confused? Don’t worry, you can start right here on my blog—keep reading!

But play fast: This contest will only be online for 72 hours!

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3.17.2016

Want to learn a little Irish?

Happy St. Paddy’s week!

As you well know, later this week, everybody’s about to be Irish for a day! So I thought I’d share a few fun phrases for you to whip out to prove you’re the real deal!

If you’ve read my Hearts Out of Water series, you’ve probably noticed the chapter titles in Irish. They were translated by two of my friends who are native Irish speakers.

The parts of Ireland where the language is still spoken is called the Gaeltacht. Learning the language is also part of the school curriculum for Irish kids all over the country, but most of my Irish friends are about as proficient as I was in high-school Spanish. 😉

Irish is a beautiful language, and many of us have Irish roots, so let’s spread it a little farther, shall we?

Irish language

What do you think? Confusing, huh? Especially those pronunciations!

I better get back to writing now. Slán go fóill! Goodbye for now!

Annie Cosby

 

 

 

 

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3.17.2016

Luck of the Irish Giveaway!

Luck of the Irish

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3.10.2016

THE EMERALD THRONE is out now!

It’s here! It’s here! You can read it now, the epic conclusion to THE HUMMINGBIRD SAGA serial!!

There are tears and swords, guaranteed!

Annie Cosby

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2.29.2016

Would you do this Leap Day tradition?

Irish Leap Day tradition

Have you heard of the Irish Leap Year tradition? The tradition says that on February 29 women can propose to men instead of the traditional reverse. (You may have heard about it in a terrible 2010 movie called Leap Year.)

The (dubious) legend says the tradition was negotiated by St. Brigid, who was annoyed by convention and begged St. Patrick to let women take the wheel every once in a while.

The tradition even jumped over to Scotland, where a law was established and men had to pay fines for each woman they rejected on Leap Day. In some European places, this fine was a gift of gloves for the woman—to hide her ring-less finger, of course.

Thankfully, it’s the 21st century and women can propose any day they want. (And only wear gloves when it’s cold out.) You can read more about the bizarre tradition here, or you can celebrate modernity with a little freebie:

Learning to Swim by Annie Cosby

Learning to Swim will be free until tomorrow! Tell your friends and ask them to leave a review!

By the way, have I mentioned that the last book in the Hearts Out of Water series will be out this summer?!

Talk soon!

Annie Cosby

 

 

 

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