Following up on starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist , LAST DAY ON MARS has collected a few more great reviews. Check these out! "Avid and reluctant readers will flock to this ambitious new saga, which will have them turning pages at breakneck speed and gasping with awe." - Spring 2017 IndieNext List "Now more than ever, we need stories like these, blinking like beacons, showing us the path ahead." -The Seattle Review of Books "The first installment of the Chronicle of the Dark Star trilogy is ambitious, exciting, and just a shade terrifying." - Publisher's Weekly "This fast-paced adventure story is recommended wherever science fiction is in high demand." -School Library Journal "The book offers space travel, space chases... aliens, and espionage in an exciting start." - The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
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!
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 C
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