Mindee Arnett


Good news! I ordered bookplates, and they turned out great! (See proof below ūüėČ ¬†) Thanks goodness I have such an awesome sister who knows how to design cools things like this for me. Anyway, if you live in the United States and would like a signed bookplate for your copy of The Nightmare Affair, please email your address at mindeearnett@gmail.com. I apologize for anybody international out there who wants one, but I don’t know if I can hack the shipping. But don’t fret; I’ll look for alternate ways to get them overseas.

Oh, and I’ve got big, big news regarding Avalon, as in the cover reveal and official release date announcement will be coming very, very soon! Like two weeks or so. I can’t wait!

And for my local peeps, don’t forget I’ve got a signing/author talk coming up at Beavercreek Barnes & Noble on June 1st (details on the events page).

Happy days!


Fall In Love With YA Giveaway!

I’ve got some awesome news for anybody out there who would LOVE to attend the Fall in Love with YA¬†seven-author signing extravaganza¬†¬†happening at Powell’s Books in Beaverton, Oregon next Wednesday but who doesn’t leave within driving distance. You can enter to win one of the booklets full of exclusive content and signed by all seven authors. That’s right. Leigh Bardugo, Lisa Desrochers, Sarah Fine, Kristin Halbrook, Kody Keplinger, Ingrid Paulson, and myself will all sign the booklet. Pretty awesome, yah?

And in case you need more incentive, my contribution to the booklet is a brand new piece of short fiction written in Eli Booker’s point of view. There’s also a piece of custom artwork by the lovely Cat York.

Booklet Preview


The contest starts today, April 8 and will end at midnight on April 17. Open internationally. Enter below! (p.s. this is my first rafflecopter contest I’ve run myself, so if anything is broken, please let me know!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Last Chance Giveaways for Signed Copies!

Well, The Nightmare Affair has been out for almost two weeks now. I can hardly believe it, even still! But thank you to everyone who has bought the book, read it, reviewed it, or even given it a shout out. I appreciate it so much. And I hope that people are enjoying the book even half as much as I enjoyed writing it.

That said, if you’re still looking to win a copy, there are two active giveaways going on right now. And as far as I know they might be the last giveaways for a while. So don’t miss your chance:

  • Interview with a giveaway over at Literary Rambles. (I go in depth about my publishing journey)
  • Friday Feature: Author Interview and Giveaway over at A.L. Davroe

Also, if you’re interested in hearing a hint about the sequel to The Nightmare Affair, I drop one in my interview with the fabulous Supernatural Shark. This might also be my favorite of the interviews I’ve given. The questions were an absolute blast.

Happy Reading!

Goodreads Giveaway, News, and Stuff

Yes, I know, I’m being¬†very¬†eloquent with that title, aren’t I? I guess with how busy I am at the moment, I’m saving all my eloquence for other things, like all the super cool guest blog posts and interviews I’m doing for my blog tour. Speaking of which, that starts February 18th. That’s only a month away! Rock on. Info on it here.

The Goodreads giveaway of The Nightmare Affair started today. There are 5 copies available. Enter here.

Speaking of giveaways, don’t forget my ARC giveaway contest is open until January 23rd. Details on entering here.

Let’s see what else? Oh, my website is getting a redesign¬†very soon. I’ve seen early comps and they are fabulous. Can’t wait.

The Nightmare Affair is getting its own trailer! (How cool is that?)

I will also be going on tour for the release. There are not a whole lot of stops, but I’ll be doing a couple in Ohio (duh), one in Michigan, San Diego, and Portland. I’ll post details as I get them and as I’m allowed.

I am also working on some extra special content from The Nightmare Affair, sort of an alternate chapter from a different character’s point of view. Again, I’ll share details as I’m allowed.

Okay, that’s it for now, I think. Happy writing!

The Nightmare Affair Focus on You Giveaway

Okay people. This very well may be your last chance to win a physical ARC of The Nightmare Affair, assuming you care about that sort of thing, of course ūüôā I’m giving away TWO of them. The contest starts now and ends January 23 at midnight, open internationally.


I don’t know about you, but I’m a little unenthusiastic about holding another random generator type giveaway. To hell with luck. It’s so…so…random and generally unfair. So instead the winners of this contest will be determined by a panel of human judges. That’s right. Actual people. Me and two of my awesome critique partners Lori M. Lee and Cat York.

Now for the details.

STEP ONE:¬†Interpret the term “Magickind” using a visual medium.

In case you didn’t already know, all the magical creatures in The Nightmare Affair are referred to as magickind; so nightmares, sirens, demons, fairies, werewolves, unicorns, you name it. Anything magical.¬†This interpretation can be a drawing, a photograph, a sculpture, video, comic strip, anything that involves a visual medium. Be creative. Be entertaining. Show us something beautiful, amazing, scary, funny. I really want it to be a spotlight on YOU. Your creativity and personality. Show me what you got. This piece of art does not have to be new, either. If you drew an awesome picture in the 3rd grade that fits the theme, use it. Seriously, as long as the visual belongs to you, you’re good. No copy rights violations, please.

STEP 2: Post the art somewhere on the net.

Put is anywhere: your blog, Tmblr, Facebook, etc.

STEP 3: Mention The Nightmare Affair in the post.

Post a picture of the cover if you want. Or maybe a link to Goodreads–it’s up to you.

STEP 4: Leave a comment on my blog(s) that includes the link to your entry.

That’s it. Remember, there are TWO arcs available. And if there are a lot of entries, I’ll throw in a 3rd arc (my very last one). There will also be swag packs up for grabs as well.

Good luck!


Nightmare Affair Twitter Giveaway

I’ve randomly decided to give away one of my ARCs on The Nightmare Affair on Twitter. To enter, just tweet that you want to win using the hash tag #NightmareAffair. My handle is optional (@mindeearnett). Winner will be picked tomorrow evening, open Internationally.

Good luck!

Debut Debutante and Giveaway!

I’m so thrilled to say that I’m a debutante! Definitely the first that has ever come out of my mouth (or brain? or fingers? since this is a written thing…never mind). The event is being hosted by the spectacular Badass Bookie, and my introductory post is up right now. In it¬†you’ll get to see my dream dress and learn 10 wacky, weird, and semi-fun things about me. And TOMORROW, you’ll want to check back for a sneak peek at The Nightmare Affair and a chance to win a preorder of the book. Check it out here!

Update – and the giveaway is live! Enter here. (Note: the giveaway is for a pre-order, not an ARC. But I will be giving away a couple of ARCs soon!)