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Holy macaroni! UtopYA Con was Team Timid Monster’s first experience with the insane world of female authors of young-adult fiction. Fortunately for us, it was a good insane.

We figured, like any con, there would be some passionate fans and authors…what we were unprepared for was how utterly welcoming, kind, and generous everyone was. Not that normal con-goers aren’t, but there was elevated energy at UtopYA that has since overflowed into our lives.

That’s an unnecessarily flowery way of saying it, but hey, there you go.


So, to honor all the awesome authors we met, we decided to throw a little “Judge a Book by Its Cover” contest on our facebook page. Hundreds of votes from fans later, we have the results:

Drrrrrrrrrumroll, please!

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Holey moley! The Timid Monster team just got back from Nashville where we screened Avarice at the 2013 UtopYA con, a convention exclusively for female authors of young adult sci-fi/fantasy books (think Twilight and Hunger Games).

We knew going in it wouldn’t be as big as some of the other events we’ve been to, but what we weren’t expecting is the level of awesome we found in the authors present. Every single one of them was a humble, hard-working, ridiculously talented author, many of whom did their own graphic design and book trailers.

We wanted to do something special to celebrate all the talent and creativity, so we decided to hold a “Judge a Book by Its Cover” contest. We snapped photos of all the best book covers we could find and we’re turning the judging over to you, dear readers. Just jump on our UtopYA Photo Album on Facebook and “like” all your favorite covers.

The author whose book cover gets the most likes by Wednesday, July 3rd at 11:59 pm central wins a Timid Monster prize package and internet fame.

So get to it! The clock’s-a-tickin’!

View Our 2013 UtopYA Con Photo Album and Vote for Your Favorites Now!

PS – Authors, feel free to tag your photos, add your Amazon links, etc… go nuts! This contest is for you!

*** The winners have been announced here! ***

This year at the 2013 Anime Blues Con, the Timid Monster team set up an anime themed photo-booth and asked people to give us their best pose. We got to meet over 200 of the coolest cosplayers ever and they were all nice enough to let us take their picture.

We had so much fun that we’re going to keep the party going; we’re giving away a Timid Monster Prize Package to the best, the funniest, the most authentic, and the most helpful cosplayers we met this weekend.

Here’s How it Works:

Browse the 2013 Anime Blues Cosplay Photo Contest on Facebook, and…

    The top prize goes to the photo with the most likes.
    For the pic that makes you laugh: to vote, type “FUNNIEST” in the comments.
    For the most authentic and accurate cosplay: to vote, type “BEST COSPLAY” in the comments.
    Help make sure nobody misses the opportunity to participate in the contest by tagging as many cosplayers as possible. The person who’s correctly tagged the most photos wins a prise package of their own.

Nominate as many photos as you want. The photos with the most votes in each category by 11:59pm central, Wednesday, June 26th win serious otaku street-cred as well as a Timid Monster Prize Pack.

We hope you had fun in our photo-booth; we had a blast meeting each of you, and look forward to seeing you again at the next con!


That was Jess’ response when I told her the John Gray feature film script was a quarter finalist at BlueCat. That places us in the top 10% of 3391 international submissions. Fer’ real, check it out!

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The results are in! Check out the winners of the 2012 MidSouthCon Costume Contest here.

Hola! So, we’re a bit late on this, but as we sat around a campfire the other night making s’mores, Katie had a brilliant idea: a MidSouthCon 30 costume contest. We loved all the creativity and attention to detail everyone put into their costumes, and we want to show them all off.

So, here’s how this is going to work. We’ve picked five of our favorites and presented them here in no particular order. To vote for who you think should win:

  1. First, follow their link to Facebook.
  2. Then, click the ‘Like’ button to ‘like’ their photo.
  3. Easy peasy!

Disagree with our selection? Head over to the full photo gallery on Facebook and vote for whoever you like! The winners will be announced on Monday, April 23rd.

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