HIDE AND SEEK impatient reader giveaway!

I’ve been getting lots of emails and tweets and general pokes about when HIDE AND SEEK, the sequel to CAPTURE THE FLAG, will be available. The answer to that question is April 1st – less than two months away!

The book is available for pre-order now, through your favorite bookseller, and Scholastic just sent me a few more advance reader copies, so I thought it would be fun to give some away for CAPTURE THE FLAG fans who aren’t feeling all that patient.

To enter the drawing, just leave a comment on this blog post with your name & a way to reach you if you win. I’ll draw a winner on Friday, February 15th – so let’s say that the deadline to enter is 11pm EST on Valentine’s Day.

If you’d like extra chances to win, you can do any or all of these things:

  • Blog about CAPTURE THE FLAG
  • “Like” my author page on Facebook.
  • “Like” CAPTURE THE FLAG on Facebook.
  • Write a mini-review of CAPTURE THE FLAG as your Facebook Status Update
  • Share a cover image of CAPTURE THE FLAG or HIDE AND SEEK on Facebook. (You can swipe the cover from above.)
  • Tweet a mini-review of CAPTURE THE FLAG.
  • Share your review of CAPTURE THE FLAG on GoodReads, Amazon, & Barnes and Noble.
  • Share your review of CAPTURE THE FLAG at Powells (and if you’re 1st to review it,  Powells will also enter you for their gift card giveaway!)
  • Ask your school or library to pre-order HIDE AND SEEK
  • Tweet or Facebook this update: HIDE AND SEEK, @katemessner’s sequel to CAPTURE THE FLAG, comes out April 1st! http://bit.ly/YEgLPg
  • Have the cover of HIDE AND SEEK or CAPTURE THE FLAG  tattooed on your left bicep. (Not really… I just put that in to see if anyone was still  paying attention.)
  • Do some other creative, great thing to spread the word about CAPTURE THE FLAG and HIDE AND SEEK.

Whatever you do for extra chances to win, please just leave a comment here  letting me know. Total honor system here. If you think it’ll help more mystery lovers discover the Silver Jaguar Society series, then go for it, and I’ll toss your name in the hat an extra time or two. Or ten.

And finally,  if you’re a teacher or librarian who does something cool with your whole class, let me know and I’ll enter you for  for a separate, special teacher/librarian giveaway.

Giveaway rules: Books can only be shipped to US addresses. If you’re under 13, please have an adult enter for you. Deadline to enter is 11pm EST February 14th.  Winners will be announced here on my blog on Friday, February 15th.

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  1. Emily Phillips
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I love capture the flag so much! My friend and I even made a book trailer for it when we had to read a mystery book for ila! If you want to watch it go to Its kinda bad…but we got an A! Anyways, I love this book and am so excited there is gonna be a second! I cant wait!

  2. Heather Jensen
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I can hardly wait until April 1 for Hide and Seek! I just loved Capture the Flag. It is making the rounds in my 5th grade classroom. We all squealed with delight when we saw it in February’s Scholastic Book Club! They will be so excited to hear that the Silver Jaguar Society is back! Who am I kidding, I am so excited for this as well!

  3. Rachel Owens
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait for Hide & Seek! Would love to pre-read before the Dublin Literacy Conference at the end of February!

  4. Rachel Owens
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I liked your author page!

  5. Rachel Owens
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I liked Capture the Flag on Facebook!

  6. Becky Wilson
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    I am really excited about Hide and Seek! I book talked Capture the Flag in my fifth grade class and I don’t think that it has returned to the book shelf since! The kids love it (as well as Eye of the Storm). I have already posted a review on Goodreads. I will tweet when I finish this comment.

  7. Mary Lou Shuster
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Hi Kate,
    I love your books and especially how you are always helping teachers!

  8. Becky Wilson
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Also I liked both your Facebook page and the Capture the Flag page. I also requested that the Fairfax County Public Library order Hide and Seek. Tomorrow I will also put in a request that my school library order it.

  9. Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m reading Capture the Flag now and will review it in my children’s book review column in May for California Kids, a Sacramento regional parenting magazine. Love it!

  10. Carol Owen
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    This Vermont fan would LOVE to have an advanced copy of your book. There’s a gullywhamper of a storm coming, which means I’ll probably be housebound for a bit, which means that cabin fever is likely to set in (it’s already been starting). So – having and advanced copy of Hide and Seek to distract me would be a Godsend! It could be just what is needed to stop me from going completely insane waiting for winter to end! Please, please, please choose me!
    Carol Owen

  11. Kathleen Armstrong
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    My fifth grade boys loved Capture the Flag and have begged me to order Hide and Seek. Would love to share and ARC with them.

  12. Posted February 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Love all your ideas to share and am doing most- talking my husband into the tattoo 😀 thank you for sharing your amazing writing talent again and again!

  13. Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Hi Kate,
    My fourth graders and I are about half way into Capture the Flag. We are loving it and they would be thrilled to win the sequel. I have a stack of reader’s response pieces to read this weekend. I will plan on posting a few on my blog in the near future. Many thanks for the opportunity. ~ Theresa A.

  14. Posted February 7, 2013 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    Loved Capture the Flag! Can’t wait to read Hide and Seek!

  15. Lybia Guirola
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    I read Capture the Flag with my kids and we loved it! Can’t wait to read Hide and Seek with them! My daughter made a book report about Capture the Flag and all her classmates want to read it!!!!

  16. Posted February 7, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    My oldest daughter and I read Capture the Flag together last year and blogged about it. We are SO excited for Hide & Seek!

  17. Posted February 7, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I have tweeted, mentioned on Fb and liked the book page. I haver CAPTURE THE FLAG on hold so not sure I’ll have to time to review it. good luck with HIDE AND SEEK’s release.

  18. Christina Williams
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I have several 5th graders in my class who loved Capture the Flag. I, too, can’t wait to read Hide and Seek!

  19. Christine
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Love your books! I recommend it all the time at our library! Can’t wait for the sequel.

  20. Posted February 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I “Book Fairy” books (book talk and donate) to my daughter’s class, and they loved CAPTURE THE FLAG. I can’t wait to share HIDE AND SEEK with them. Good luck with the launch!

  21. Bethany
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m doing Capture the Flag as a read aloud right now. My class loves it! Can’t wait for Hide and Seek! I liked you on Facebook and also liked Capture the Flag on Facebook. Also pre-ordered Hide and Seek for my school!

  22. Jeremy Ruble
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    I read “Hide and Seek” this past summer and, as a fourth grade teacher, I’ve been really promoting it! I have three kids waiting for this to come out! (Probably more by the time it lands!)

  23. Posted February 10, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to win Hide and Seek! I’ve blogged about your book 5 times, tweeted, reviewed on Goodreads, reviewed on Powells, Skyped you, liked you and Capture the Flag on Facebook, and am sending 10 book orders from my class to Bookstore Plus! Whew! Can you tell I really want the sequel and so do my students! 🙂

  24. Ann O'Hare
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    A 7th grader and I are lamenting the LONG time til April 1st…..would love the sequel early!!!

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