Support The Monstrumologist Giveaway!

Yesterday, I was saddened to learn that one of my favorite YA series, The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey, is being discontinued by Simon and Schuster. Since then, lots of fans have also learned of this and have expressed their shock and displeasure. I really want to spread the word about this amazing series and help promote the efforts of fans to ensure it has a future. So you know what that means. A giveaway!

The giveaway is for a complete set of The Monstrumologist books, all signed and personalized by Rick Yancey. Let's hear it for generous, made-of-awesome authors! The contest is open internationally and ends on August 25. 

The rules are super simple. In order to enter, you have to do one thing: Write to Simon and Schuster to urge them to reverse their decision to discontinue publication of the series. You don't have to have read the series to participate--you just have to be willing to defend quality literature for young people. 

First, go to the Simon and Schuster contact form here. It's easy to complete and will take you about three seconds. Simply write them a note urging them to reverse their decision to discontinue this series. To make it super easy, you can copy and paste the statement I prepared:

I'm writing to request that you please reverse your decision to discontinue publication of The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey. This series has affected readers for its astonishing language, incredibly affecting characters, fast-paced action, and painstakingly-detailed historical world-building. As someone who values quality literature for young people, I implore you to reverse your decision and put your full support behind this incredible series. Thank you.   

EDIT: Did you hear the wonderful news? Because of the incredible fan support, Simon and Schuster has decided to publish a fourth book in the Monstrumologist series! Because of that, we no longer need fans to write to Simon and Schuster to request that they reverse their decision to discontinue the series. 

Instead, in order to enter the giveaway, please go to the Simon and Schuster contact form and send them a thank you note. If you like, you can use the note I've prepared:

I'm writing to thank you for reversing your decision to discontinue the Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey. As someone who supports quality literature for young people, this decision is incredibly significant. Thank you for listening to and respecting your readers and supporting such a wonderful series. 

That's it! It's on the honor system. But, just so you know, if you lie, I will set a Wendigo on you. I know people. It won't be pretty. If you already emailed Simon and Schuster before today, that still counts as an entry!

Once you've sent your note to Simon and Schuster, complete the contest entry form here