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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 sid

Tour and Cover Reveals!

TOUR UPDATE: LAST WEEKEND 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. THIS WEEKEND: 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!

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:

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  

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?

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!) May 23: EMS Reviews Books: Review and Giveaway (Books 1 and 2!) May 28: BookYAReview : Review and Q&A May 31: Emily’s Crammed Bookshelf: Review June 3: Synchronized Reading : Review and Guest Post 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

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!  Enter the Giveaway

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: AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE I NDIEBOUND

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 Mon