New Year, New Reads Featured Author: Kristin Smith

We asked our Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing authors to candidly tell us how many books they read in 2016 and/or to answer why reading is important to them. We will be sharing our author’s answers all month long in January. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom for a mega mystery prize pack and join our month long party on Facebook. You do not want to miss out on the amazing prizes being given out daily there! Plus, everyone who joins the party will get a prize on January 31, 2017.

Find out more about Kristin Smith here

Kristin Smith, Author of CATALYST: I read 12 books this year, which isn’t nearly as many as I would like to have read. My TBR pile is still towering, and yet I continue to buy books faster than I can read them. I wish I could sit and read for days, with no interruptions and a handful of chocolate by my side. But that’s a fantasy that will probably never come true! I love reading because it’s an escape that takes me to places I’ve never been. I get to journey to foreign lands, live in worlds that don’t exist, and observe futuristic societies. Reading allows me to experience the joy and excitement of falling in love, and the heartache that often goes with it. And as an author, reading is great research—the more you read, the better writer you become. Which gives me a great excuse when my husband comes home from work and I have a book propped open on my lap—just doing some research, honey! My goal for 2017 is to read 2 books a month, totaling at 24 books for the year. Let’s see if I can make it happen!

Read  CATALYST Today!


In addition to our amazing giveaway, we are hosting a month long event on Facebook where you can enter daily to win exciting prizes from our authors. Prizes will include signed books, gift cards, swag, jewelry, a dragon, etc. You can join the party on Facebook here. Be sure to invite your friends!


Enter to win a mega mystery prize pack with multiple books (including some signed by the author and some advance reader copies), as well as some swag, an audio book or two, and maybe a few other mystery goodies that you will just have to wait and see. Since this is top secret, all we can say is that it’s going to be huge! This mystery prize will be worth over $100! The winner will be allowed to designate if they’d like the box to include a combination of both of our imprint’s titles, or only Clean Teen Publishing or Crimson Tree Publishing titles. Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.

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*This giveaway is available for US residents only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an alternative prize of $50 Paypal cash and their choice of any five published Clean Teen Publishing or Crimson Tree Publishing novels.