It really is GREAT! Author Kay Cassidy (THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY) came up with this program for public and school libraries to offer these hunts (fun quizzes provided by authors about their books) which provide an opportunity for both reader and library to benefit. Here’s a description I’ve abridged from her site:
To participate, readers (called hunters) simply read a participating book, complete the author trivia challenge, and turn it in to the librarian. If they get 8 out of 10 answers correct, they’re entered in the monthly contest. Every month, Kay chooses one lucky hunter as the winner. Winning hunters will receive a $50 gift card to the bookstore of their choice to use for whatever their heart desires. Even better, when they win, the library wins too… a library prize tote filled with more terrific Great Scavenger Hunt Contest™ books for the library collection.
The quizzes are organized by middle grade and young adult as well as alphabetical by author. There’s also a “Coming Soon” page which lists the quizzes that’ll be available in upcoming months. Both my books (MOCKINGBIRD and QUAKING) are there, and THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE is on the “Coming Soon” page — yay! — under June 2011 Additions. Happy Hunting!