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a wanderlove welcome

I am so incredibly excited to launch Wanderlove’s Tumblr site!

(and it’s exactly one month before Wanderlove comes out, wow!)

Wanderlove, my second YA novel, is set in Central America. But not just in one location — it takes place in over a dozen. Wanderlove settings range from bustling capital cities to dense rainforest to tiny Mayan villages to idyllic Caribbean islands, and each is special in its own way.

Most exist in real life; all are based on real life. I’m so excited to share these amazing places with you in the novel — and right here.


This site is all about favorite places: in Wanderlove and beyond, my places and YOUR places. That’s right. I want you to participate!

From the submit page:

wanderlove is about celebrating our favorite places, and experiencing each other’s. take a photo, or find a photo (one you’ve taken yourself & have the rights to) of your favorite place. it could be a place you’ve traveled to, long ago or recently; a special spot in your neighborhood, city or town; or even in your house or backyard. be as creative as you want. include a few sentences about why the place is special to you – why you *get* it, why it sticks in your heart. thank you!

You can also submit via email at wanderbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you participate, make sure you include your name and email address (don’t worry, I won’t publish the latter).

Here’s why. Everyone who submits an image and response between now and March 5th (the day I get back from Central America) will be entered to win one of three signed, annotated and butterfly-doodled hardcovers of Wanderlove. They’ll be super-special, even if you’ve already pre-ordered the book (and I so so so hope you have)! The giveaway will be open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

(I’ll host another HUGE giveaway March 13th, on my blog and YA Highway — with prizes including Wanderlove art prints, bookmarks, and bracelets just like Rowan’s.)

As for me? I’ll start by featuring all the destinations in Wanderlove, (mostly) with photos I took myself over the years. I’ll cross-post my personal Wanderlove places posts on my blog as well as here, so you can follow along on Bria’s journey in either spot.

You can also ask me questions about Wanderlove, backpacking, or writing, and I’ll do my best to answer them on the site — or in video form from Central America, where I’m heading next week.

Follow! Reblog! Join in! And enjoy :)

~ kirsten hubbard