And the winner of the 2nd annual random summer competition is...

OH WOW: this was SO hard. There were many imaginative, fun, interesting &/or artistic entries.


Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order:



It was SO hard to compare such different entries. And yes - you've probably spotted it - some of these didn't quite do what they were supposed to. The idea was to 'get caught reading' so there needed to an open book and somebody (or a hedgehog) looking like they might be reading it.



There can only be on overall winner, but with so many amazing entries, I decided to break it down a little into two categories, with a runner up or two in each category - and a few more prizes, too.


The two categories are: 

1. caught reading at home

2. caught reading away


Caught reading winner at home, and overall winner too!


This is William, who is reading on a zip wire he's made in his garden!


What an imagination to come up with this - love the smile - love that Mind Games is open!


Congratulations: you've won a signed book & the Mind Game necklace.



Caught reading at home runners up: yes, there are two!


This is unaveragebooklover, reading under a brolly in England: how could I resist?


You've won a signed bookplate and a bookmark.


I love how Kati has made New York at home!


Congratulations - another signed bookplate and bookmark.

Caught reading away winner:


This is Libby: reading Mind Games with the Eiffel Tower behind her, and then again high up in the tower!!


Congratulations, Libby: I'll send you a signed book.



Caught reading away runners up (yes, there are two again):




This is what a lovely spot, just the sort of place I'd love to read a book.


Congratulations: I'll send you a signed book plate and a bookmark.



Finally, this is Chiara: another lovely spot, and another signed bookplate and bookmark for you!

This is how to claim your prize:

If you are one of the winners, please fill in the contact form below. Tell me who you are, and where you'd like your prize sent.

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered!

It wasn't easy to decide: I wish I could have given everyone a prize, so sorry if you are disappointed.


And check back now and then. My trilogy - the Dark Matter trilogy - starts with Contagion next year - there is a sneak peek at the cover, below. There are sure to be more competitions and giveaways as that gets closer.


Comments: 3 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Kirsten (Sunday, 04 September 2016 20:11)

    Congrats to all winners!

    And what a beautifull new cover!!!!!!! I can't wait for it to be finished <3 hihi.

  • #2

    Kati (Sunday, 11 September 2016 01:39)

    Congrats to all the other winners! Our community are really creative :D

    I'm really excited about the Book
    I really love the cover♡

  • #3

    William Cann (Tuesday, 13 September 2016 19:15)

    Thanks for the gifts Teri. They came today. Oh, and I hadn't finished 'Mind Games' on the zip wire!!! Can't thank you enough!

News & popular posts

Fated is shortlisted for the 2020 teen category of the Redbridge Children's Book Award: yay!!

Who is the Slated trilogy cover girl? Meet Hayley here, and find out what it is like to be on a book cover.

Contagion was runner up in both the Hounslow and Ealing Teen Book Awards 2018, and shortlisted for the Crime Fest best YA crime novel

Books of Lies has been short listed for the Lancashire Book of the Year, the Redbridge Book Award, and the North East Teen Book of Award.


Mind Games won the Portsmouth Book Award! It also won the SCBWI Crystal Kite for the British Isles, and was runner-up in the Oxfordshire Book Award. It is short listed for the Sussex Coast Schools Amazing Book Award,  the Staffordshire Book Award, and the Wirral Paperback of the Year.

 Mind Games is nominated for the Carnegie medal!