Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The EXILE Soundtrack is here!

Three original songs that appear in the novel Exile, now as real songs! 

This winter, I got together with my bandmates Jon and Ethan, and our good friend Hannah, and we brought to life three songs from the novel EXILE (April 29). For each song, we imagined what the characters in the book might play, and what sound they'd go for. 'On My Sleeve' and 'Catch Me' are by the high school band in the book, Dangerheart. 'Exile' is by Caleb's father, Eli, who died in 1998. 

If you like the songs, check out the book! And if you'd like to support this and future music, consider buying the songs from BandCamp, iTunes, Amazon, or anywhere else you purchase digital music. Thanks!

      bandcamp     amazon

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Coming April 29: EXILE

It's almost here! EXILE! The rock and roll road trip begins April 29!

“A captivating road trip of the heart.” Susane Colasanti, Bestselling Author of When It Happens

“This engaging read steeped in music, romance and mystery opens a promising trilogy.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Emerson’s seasoned music references and deep knowledge of the business (including its slimy side) will draw readers in, but it’s the emerging conspiracy theories that give the book its edge-and provide the perfect setup for the sequel.” -Publishers Weekly

"A standing ovation for EXILE! Kevin Emerson rocks out a story filled with twists and turns, harmony and heart, mystery and emotional mayhem. I can't wait for his encore." -Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

Get it anywhere, or for easy pre-ordering, go HERE!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Tour News: Class Acts in Chicago in February!

Happy New Year! It's time to start announcing winter and spring tour plans! First up, I'll be in the Chicago area the first week of February for the Class Acts Tour, with eleven other authors as part of Naperville Reads Week!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cover Reveal: EXILE (coming April '14)

Here is the cover for my contemporary YA novel EXILE, coming this spring!

And here's the copy:

Catherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—she’s a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High, where rock legends Allegiance to North got their start. Summer knows that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn’t an ordinary band boy—he’s a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. And he can do that thing. That thing when someone sings a song and it inhabits you, possesses you, and moves you like a marionette to its will.

Summer also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band’s past becomes another’s present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. She knows what the well-mannered Catherine side of her would do, but she also knows what her heart is telling her. Maybe it’s time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tour and Cover Reveals!

This weekend was Wordstock in Portland, where we made it to The TARDIS Room, a fish and chip shop with a —you guessed it— theme. Here I am by the bathroom with author Sean Beaudoin. Though the bar was definitely bigger on the inside, the bathroom was only for one.

If you're in the Bay Area, join me and all kinds of fun authors at Hicklebee's in San Jose on Friday October 11 or at Books, Inc. Opera Plaza on Saturday October 12.

Coming this week: COVER REVEAL:
Stay tuned for the cover reveal to my upcoming contemporary YA novel called Exile!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Deadline Dash for Atlanteans Three (series finale)

This is what it looks like this week in my office, as I careen toward the end 
of Owen's journey in THE ATLANTEANS series:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Now Hear This: Fall Tour Dates!

I'm thrilled to announce fall tour dates! Lots of excellent events with excellent authors. I hope to see you there! (and if I'm not coming to your neck of the woods, let me know and I'll see what I can do in the spring.)
9/15: Bainbridge Island, WA: Eagle Harbor Books w/ Suzanne Selfors, George Shannon & Martha Brockenbrough. 3pm
9/21: Oak Harbor, WA: Oak Harbor Library Teen Author Brunch w/ Marissa Meyer & Jeanne Ryan

9/26: Seattle, WA: LitFix Seattle at The Rendezvous: w/ Jaret Middleton, Litsa Dremousis & Indu Sundaresan. 7pm

10/4-6: Portland, OR: Wordstock! Three panels, too many awesome authors to count!

10/11: San Jose, CA: Hicklebees, YOU ARE NEXT "Boy's Locker" w/ Sean Beaudoin

10/12: San Francisco, CA: Teenquake / Not Your Mother's Book Club: Books Inc, Opera Plaza 4pm

10/18: Spokane, WA: Auntie's Bookstore YOU ARE NEXT Tour

10/24: Seattle, WA: Seattle Lit Crawl at Richard Hugo House "Liner Notes: Authors Rock Out" w/Danbert Nobacon, Kari Luna, Sean Beaudoin, and Conrad Wesselhoeft. 6pm

11/1-3: Las Vegas, NV: Vegas Valley Book Festival. With so many great authors it's stupid. And blackjack.

11/6: Salt Lake City, UT: King's English Bookshop w/ Brodi Ashton and Sara Zarr.

11/17: Seattle, WA: Seattle7Writers Holiday Books Signing, Phinney Ridge Community Center 2-5pm

11/22-23: Boston, MA: NCTE Annual Convention.