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Welcome to the UKYA Easter Egg Hunt! One very lucky winner will win a huge grand prize of signed books by over thirty YA authors who write and live in the UK.

All you have to do is read this blog, count up how many UKYA branded Easter eggs you see in the blog, and follow the link at the end to the next blog. Keep going until you get back to the blog where you started, and add up how many eggs you’ve seen along the way.

Email your answer to: A winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries, and contacted by email.

This closes at noon (UK time) on Sunday, 5th April, and is open internationally.

So get finding those eggs! And some awesome UKYA authors and books along the way.

Good luck!

Product Details

I write Young Adult crime thrillers under the name SAM HEPBURN and I’m going to tell you about my new book If You Were Me.

eggIt’s about a girl called Aliya whose family are forced to flee Afghanistan  because the Taliban want to punish her brother, Behrouz for working as an interpreter for the British troops. They come to London full of hope and excitement about the new life they are going to lead but three weeks after they arrive Behrouz  is injured when a garage full of bomb making equipment explodes. The problem is, his fingerprints are found  all over the detonators and the whole world thinks he is a terrorist. The police  think that Aliya may have been radicalised too. Then she meets Dan, the son of a plumber who comes to mend a leak in her flat and the best way to sum up what happens next is to let you see the draft of the script I am writing for the trailer.

Aliya’s voice over : We Fled Afghanistan to  seek safety in London.

That’s not what we found.

What would you do if your brother was accused of being a bomb maker?.

What would you do if you were sure he was innocent?


What would you do if you were me?

Dan’s voice over: What would you do if you knew her brother was innocent?

What would you do if telling the truth would hurt the ones you love?

What would you do if you were me?


The brilliant young film maker George O’Regan, who made the trailer for Chasing the Dark v=wgfYqaGODhA, is making this one too. So watch this space!

And now follow the hop to the lovely Lee Weatherly, author of Angel!

| Posted on: March 19, 2015 | Filed under: News



"sarah" Says:

Help! doesn’t seem to exist!

"Sam Osman" Says:

Try now - hopefully all fixed. Enjoy the hunt!

"Khayzelle Cayabyab" Says:

“What would you do if your local bookstore doesn’t sell the most of the books you love?

What would you do if you’re not that rich to buy all the books you love?

What would you do if you were me?”

sorry! really have to do that! :) I want your books. huhu. Hoping to read them someday! :)

"Sam Osman" Says:

You go to the library Khayzelle!

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