Here are my current Giveaway Contests

Throwaway Girls through September 19th

Crownchasers through September 26th

Carlise Webber Query Critique through September 26th

Erin Casey Query Critique through October 3rd

Summer of L.U.C.K. through October 3rd

Upcoming Agent Spotlight Interviews and Guest Posts w/ Debut Authors & Query Critique Giveaways

Erin Casey Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 9/16/20

Lauren Bieker Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 9/28/20

Adria Goetz and G.Z. Schmidt Guest Post and Query Critique Giveaway on 10/19/20

Melanie Castillo Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 10/21/20

Tori Sharp Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 11/18/20

Maria Vincente Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 12/7/20

Amy Brewer and Dana Swift Guest Post and Query Critique Giveaway on 1/18/21

Agent Spotlight Updates

All agent spotlights and interviews have been updated as of 7/15/2020, and many have been reviewed by the agents. Look for them to be fully updated again in 2023.


Happy Monday Everyone! For those who celebrate, I hope you had a great July 4th weekend. I hope everyone is having a great start to the holiday with lots of time for family, friends, fun, and reading. I'm definitely looking forward to all of that.

For much of the summer, I'll be doing a Monday book giveaway. I do have a few guest posts and interviews scheduled too. I hope you'll find a book here for yourself or someone you know. I want to give a special shout out of thanks to Harper Collins for sending me most of these books. They send me many books I can't feature, and I make sure to donate them to a school that I know could use books.

Here's how the giveaway will work. Each week one winner will win the book of his/her choice or a $5 Amazon gift card. Most of the books are middle grade, which is why I'm offering the gift card for those who don't see a book they like. I will add a book to the pile every giveaway.

Here's your choices this week. Click on the title to read a blurb from Goodreads.

Middle Grade Books:



And my two YA choices:


Big Nate Flips Out
Bridget Wilder
eleven and holding
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs
Nancy Clancy
The Keepers
The Land of Forgotten Girls
Forest of Wonder
gena finn
salt to the sea

Didn't see a book you want? Enter to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter, all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment telling me what book you'd like or that you want the Amazon gift card through July 23rd. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, you must leave it in the comments to enter the contest.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. This is US for the books and International for the gift card.

Here's what's coming up:

Next Monday I'll be doing another summer fun giveaway.

The following Monday I have a guest post by debut author Margot Harrison and a giveaway of her YA thriller THE KILLER IN ME.

The Monday after that I'll have another summer fun giveaway.

Hope to see you next Monday!


  1. Wonderful selection of books, hard to choose! But I think I'll go with Forest of Wonder. I have tweeted and shared to my FB page!

  2. Wonderful selection of books, hard to choose! But I think I'll go with Forest of Wonder. I have tweeted and shared to my FB page!

  3. I'd love the Magnificent Mya Tibbs! My email themgowl (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Put me down for SPY IN TRAINING.

  5. I would like the $5 Amazon credit.

  6. This is very generous of you, Natalie. I'd love to win THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN GIRLS. Enjoy your summer.

  7. All the books look great. I would like Magnificent Mya Tibbs.

  8. I would like to have Big Nate for my grandson. Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  9. Summer Monday Giveaways - perfect! These are good reminders of some books I might have overlooked along the way, too. My to-read pile is out of control again, so save the giveaway for someone else. Thanks, Natalie!

  10. Great selection. I'm always looking for middle grade books for my kids. I think they'll really like The Keepers. I hope you're having a great summer!

  11. I would love to win "Eleven and Holding." I also tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks!

  12. I'm international so gift card. The MG selection is really great though. Also have you already informed the winner for the critique content from last month?

  13. I just finished Salt to Sea and was over-the-top impressed. A wonderful story so well told.

  14. I would love to win Salt to Sea. That's one I've had my eye on.

  15. Sounds like a fun idea! Thanks for offering the giveaway. I'd choose the Amazon gift card.

    Hope you are staying cool. Have a good week!

  16. Too many choices!!!! The Keepers though sounds very mysterious!

    sarahdlamb (at)

  17. I'd love the amazon gift card.


  18. my kids love fancy nancy! Salt to the sea also sounds quite good!

  19. This is so fun! What a great contest! :)

  20. I would like the Amazon card please.Great book selection.

  21. I would like the Amazon card please.Great book selection.

  22. A GC would be great thank you.


  23. I'd love a gift card. Thanks so much!
    GFC- Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  24. Thanks for sharing middle grade books as prizes! I love to write middle grade and need to read more of them. I'd take gena finn if I win. I shared on tumblr:

  25. So many great choices so I'll take Amazon Card to give me more time to choose :)

  26. I would choose Wing & Claw by Linda Sue Park.

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  27. No need to enter me in the contest. I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I appreciate this blog. It's a great place to find out what new books I'd like to read! I know you put a lot of work into it.

  28. Thanks for continuing over the summer and for the great giveaway selection. I would love a copy of Eleven and Holding.

  29. Great giveaway - Salt to the Sea sounds terrific!

  30. Eleven and Holding sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  31. I would love the gift card

  32. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. My heart still hurts from her Between Shades of Gray! valbodden(at)gmail(dot)com

  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love the gift card. :D

  34. Very generous giveaway! I'll have a crack at the gift card seeing I can't go for a book.

    Thanks Natalie!

  35. Yay for giveaways! I'd love the gift card too.

  36. I think I've been a follower since 2008! I would love to win the copy of Big Nate! Thanks for doing these awesome summer giveaways!

  37. Hmm. That would be a tough choice, but I'll throw my name in the hat: tamara (dot) narayan (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. Eleven and Holding please. Thanks for the opportunity.

  39. I'd like Salt to the Sea or a gift card. Thank you! meredithfl at gmail dot com

  40. Would love Eleven and Holding! New follower, GFC Jaclyn Rose :)

  41. I would love Salt To The Sea.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  42. I'd love to win Salt to Sea
    Following via email
    blackcapballistics at gmail dot com

  43. Fun books! It's hard to choose, but I think I'd go with Mya Tibbs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I am very intrigued by Forest of Wonders.

  45. I am very intrigued by Forest of Wonders.