How are you? Good? Good.

I’ve been traveling to talk about GLASS ARROW, meeting all sorts of really wonderful readers and librarians and bloggers. I read at Moore High’s Literacy Event in Louisville, KY, alongside their student writing group (and was completely floored by their work, let me tell you.) I played with author friends in Northern Virginia for NoVaTEEN Book Fest and caught up with fans at events in Tampa, FL and Crestview Hills, KY. Life is good, and as always, I am so humbled to have you all on this journey. (For a list of future events, check here)

As I was traveling, I was also thinking IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! And I’ve been so moved by the different artistic interpretations of THE GLASS ARROW that people have shared that I think we MUST work that in. (Do you remember when we did this for the extra scenes from the ARTICLE 5 series? I LOVED these projects!)


I will be giving away 10 signed bookmarks, and 1 signed copy of THE GLASS ARROW (okay, maybe two, we’ll see how it goes), to my creative friends out there. How do you enter to win? FAN ART. I WANTS IT. Send me a picture of your beautiful GLASS ARROW artwork (any medium – drawn, sculpted, cupcaked, jewlryed, finger nailed, etc.), and I will pick 10 winners at random (one to win the signed copy of the book!). Just email a jpg of your work to kris10simmons (at) with GLASS ARROW ART in the subject line, along with your first name and state and/or country of residence, and I will pick winners. International? Sure! We’ll keep this open for the next three weeks, closing on Wednesday, April 22nd.

I will be posting the top 10 photos on my website and social media sites, so if you would rather I not share your work, please specify in the email.

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

PS. For those who have asked, I do have another extra scene from the world of THE GLASS ARROW which I will be releasing soon to those who subscribe to my NEWSLETTER. The link to subscribe is on right right side of this screen. Right there —-> See it?

Preorder Campaign Winners + More


A couple things:

First, winners have been chosen for the GLASS ARROW Preorder Campaign, hosted by Jean Book Nerd! Thank you to everyone who preordered the book. I seriously cannot thank you enough. The winners are as follows:

Adelynne Chang – Mention in the acknowledgements section of my next book, METALTOWN

Lindsay Woolcock – $50 Amazon Gift Card

Mary Hinson – Skype Call with yours truly!

Congrats! Check your email for more details. Thanks again to all. I wish you could see the giant hugs I am trying to give you through my laptop right now.

Second, the GLASS ARROW Blog Tour is currently going on! I had such fun putting together these posts. Included: a video of me dropping my book (smooth, Kristen), an interview with Kiran (But he can’t talk! So, how… You’ll just have to read to find out!), THE GLASS ARROW playlist, a BIG GIVEAWAY, lots of awesome reviews, and MORE! Check out all the awesomeness below:

February 10th Tuesday: Jean BookNerd VLOGPOST & RANDOM THINGS
February 10th Tuesday: Beauty and the Bookshelf FILL IN THE BLANKS
February 11th Wednesday: Fiction Fare REVIEW & GUEST POST
February 12th Thursday: Bookish INTERVIEW
February 13th Friday: Carina’s Books REVIEW & FILL IN THE BLANKS
February 14th Saturday: Storybook Slayers REVIEW & THIS OR THAT
February 15th Sunday: Library of a Book Witch REVIEW & MUSIC PLAYLIST
February 16th Monday: Spiced Latte Reads REVIEW
February 17th Tuesday: Swoony Boys Podcast REVIEW & INTERVIEW WITH KIRAN
February 18th Wednesday: Girl Meets Books DREAM CAST
February 19th Thursday: Her Book Thoughts! REVIEW & GUEST POST
February 20th Friday: A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & TENS LIST
February 21st Saturday: Teen Readers’ Diary FAVORITE AUTHORS
February 22nd Sunday: TTC Books and More REVIEW
February 23rd Monday: Book Lovers Life REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS
February 24th Tuesday: Bookiemoji REVIEW & INTERVIEW
February 25th Wednesday: Chapter by Chapter REVIEW & TENS LIST

Thank you so much to the bloggers who took part in the tour! You guys are the best!

I’ve had some awesome events so far, and I’m getting ready to start traveling soon… Cannot wait to meet readers and talk about THE GLASS ARROW! Here’s a link to my next stops!

Love to you all!