Monday, February 13, 2017

LAST DAY ON MARS is here!

"Fast, exciting, and terrifying..." Kirkus *Starred* Review

"With high-stakes tension, propulsive action, multidimensional characters, and vivid scenes, this well-wrought and thrilling series starter is perfect for middle-graders who prefer their sci-fi to be grounded in the realm of the possible." -Booklist *Starred* Review

"This is perfect science fiction." -Tui Sutherland, NYT Bestselling Author of the Wings of Fire series

THE STORY: It is Earth year 2213—but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we have prepared for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home.
Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity’s survival, Liam, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the very last starliner to depart before Mars, like Earth before it, is destroyed.
Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a dangerous struggle for survival.
This is the first book in an ambitious space epic—a powerful, emotional, pulse-pounding story of the final days of humanity’s first home in the universe, and our desperate search for another.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Cover Reveal: LAST DAY ON MARS

Here it is! After working on this novel for the last four years, I'm thrilled to share the cover to LAST DAY ON MARS, coming 2/17 from Walden Pond Press and HarperCollins. This is the first novel in a trilogy: The Chronicle of the Dark Star. Check out the description below, and mark your calendars for next winter!

It is Earth year 2213—but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova far sooner than anyone expected. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we prepare for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home.
Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity’s survival, Liam, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the very last starliner to depart before Mars, like Earth before it, is destroyed.
Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space, and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a desperate struggle for survival.
Author Kevin Emerson has written the first book in an ambitious space epic—a powerful, emotional, pulse-pounding story of the final days of humanity’s first home in the universe, and our desperate search for another.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Coming in 2016: FINDING ABBEY ROAD

Here's a first look at the cover for the EXILE series finale: FINDING ABBEY ROAD, due out in August!

Friday, December 11, 2015

HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

I've finished picking over 25 winners in my holiday book giveaway. I MAY HAVE PICKED YOU! Check the comments section of my original contest post and see if I replied to your entry. WINNERS, PLEASE EMAIL ME or find me on Facebook so I can mail you books! YAY!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Holiday book giveaway winners Day 3 and 4!

Announcing 5 more winners of my holiday book giveaway! You can find videos of me picking winners on my Facebook profile. Here are the winners so far from this blog. Please contact me on Facebook or by email (on my contact page) and I'll send your books!

Winners: Shannon McCloud, Off2Europe2005, Jennifer Fountain, Kristina Schmidt, and Gailmac66



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY!

My Books -> Your Classroom or Library

Every time I publish a book, I get a box of author copies. I give some to friends, give some to schools, use some as coasters, but ultimately, they all end up in my office closet. I think these books would be much happier in classrooms and libraries!

So in the spirit of the season, I'm giving away one set of SIGNED BOOKS each day for the next twelve days. Want to win some free books? YES YOU DO. You can win just by commenting on this page, or on the posts on Facebook and Instagram. I will pick ONE WINNER PER DAY FOR TWELVE DAYS. You only have to enter once. I'll keep you in the drawing the whole time.

OKAY READY? HERE'S WHAT TO DO:

IF YOU ARE A TEACHER OR LIBRARIAN: leave a comment telling me which book set you want (book sets are listed below) and why. :)

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT or the PARENT OF A STUDENT: Leave a comment telling me which book set you want for your class (or your students' class) and why, AND YES, YOU CAN READ THEM FIRST. Just promise you'll pass them along to your teacher or school librarian, 'kay?

It's easy! Here are the sets of books (Note: I'm not really sure how many copies I have of these. See that bookshelf? Point being if everyone wants the same things I might run out ((which would make me happy!))

Set 1: The EXILE Series: Contemporary YA rock and roll trilogy, books #1 and #2, EXILE (yellow hardcover or black paperback) and ENCORE TO AN EMPTY ROOM (hardcover). (Book 3 comes out next summer!).  Ideal for ages 13 and up.

Set 2: The ATLANTEANS trilogy: upper middle grade or YA futuristic sci-fi action fantasy series (best for grades 6-8, or mature 5th grade readers).  ARC copies available if you're interested.

Set 3: BREAKOUT and CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT: The realistic, upper middle grade / middle school fiction collection. Ideal for grades 5-8, and book talks.

Set 4: The OLIVER NOCTURNE series and THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION: Middle grade supernatural and science fiction! Perfect for grades 4-8.

Let me know what you want and I'll enter you to win!

Happy tinsel month,
Kevin