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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ten Things I'm Doing This Summer

1. Writing the third (and final) book in the Atlanteans series!
2. Growing Tomatoes!

3. Watching Season 5 of Dr. Who!

4. Planning my next middle grade novel, a sci-fi!
5. Camping in the Cascades.
6. Doing final edits on next year's contemporary YA: EXILE.
7. Playing miniature golf. For keeps.
8. Eating gobs of kale.

9. Going to as many summer movies as I can, usually on Tuesday nights when the popcorn is $2!
10. Starting Game of Thrones.

What are YOU up to this summer?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Dark Shore Blog Tour

To celebrate the release of THE DARK SHORE, I'll be on a blog tour during May and June. Here are the stops!

May 21: Forever Young Adult Guest Post: A (manic) Day from My Writing Calendar
May 22: Forever Young Adult: Review and Giveaway (Books 1 and 2!)
June 14: The Bookshelf Sophisticate : Review and Guest Post
June 15: Katie’s Book Blog: Review and Interview
June 16: Justin's Book Blog: Review and Discussion Post

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Enter to win the You Are Next "Brat Pack" Book Giveaway

Here's something for your locker. You Are Next stopped by one of our favorite blogs, 
Forever Young Adult, to pose as The Breakfast Club and giveaway six books! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Lost Code: Paperback!

If you've been curious about reading THE LOST CODE, but also like saving $10, you can now get it in paperback! This version includes a sneak peek at THE DARK SHORE, Atlanteans 2, which comes out May 21. 

You can buy it at your local bookstore, or order it here:




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Check Out the F.A.D. Blog Tour

The Fellowship for Alien Detection has landed...and so has its blog tour! Get to know Haley, Dodger, Suza, and author Kevin Emerson as they tour the blogosphere to chat about their book, their lives, and why aliens love to wear orange jumpsuits. There will be giveaways!

Check out all the stops below: 

Monday, March 4th - Fat Girl Reading - Review, Author Interview & Giveaway

Tuesday, March 5th - Icey Books - Review & Giveaway

Tuesday, March 5th - Jenn's Bookshelves - Review & Giveaway 

Wednesday, March 6th - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - Review & Giveaway 

Thursday, March 7th - Candace's Book Blog - Review &  Giveaway

Friday, March 8th - Bumbles and Fairy Tales - Review, Giveaway & Author Guest Post

Saturday, March 9th - Read Now Sleep Later - Podcast Author Interview 

Sunday, March 10th - Milk & Cookies: Comfort Reading - Author Guest Post: Food from Fiction

Monday, March 11th - The Write Path - Review & Giveaway

Monday, March 11th - Word Spelunking - Review, Giveaway & Video Interview with Author 

Tuesday, March 12th - Buried in Books - Interview with the Characters of Alien Detection

Wednesday, March 13th - There's a Book - Turkeybird Interview with Author

Wednesday, March 13th - The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow - Review & Giveaway

Thursday, March 14th - Novel Novice - Author Guest Post: Kevin Emerson's Writing Playlist

Friday, March 15th - Jean Book Nerd - Review & Giveaway 

Friday, March 15th - The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow - Author Interview

Saturday, March 16th - Alison's Book Marks - Giveaway

Thank you to all the awesome bloggers who participated in this tour! It was a pleasure working with all of you!