Thursday, March 29, 2018

5 Days Until Pub Day!

5 days until pub day for THE STONE GIRL'S STORY! I'm getting excited! And nervous. And terrified. And mildly nauseous. But mostly excited!


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Excerpt of The Stone Girl's Story

Excerpt of THE STONE GIRL'S STORY now live! Just posted the first two chapters of my forthcoming middle-grade fantasy book, coming out on 4/3 from Clarion/HMH! Click through for a sneak peek and meet Mayka, a girl of living stone!


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Starred Publishers Weekly Review for THE QUEEN OF SORROW!

Eeeeeeeee!!! A starred review for THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the 3rd (and final) book of my epic fantasy trilogy The Queens of Renthia (coming 5/15 from Harper Voyager)! Thank you, Publishers Weekly! I'm so thrilled and so grateful and so excited!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cover Reveal for FIRE AND HEIST

COVER REVEAL!!! I am so excited to share with you the cover for my next YA novel, FIRE & HEIST!!! Thank you to cover artist Stuart Wade from Diligence Studio, cover designer Ray Shappell, and all the awesome people at Crown / Penguin Random House for creating such awesomeness!

FIRE & HEIST is a YA contemporary fantasy -- Think Ocean's Eleven with were-dragons!  It comes out on Dec 4, 2018. Here's the official description:

Fans of Cassandra Clare and Julie Kagawa will devour this contemporary fantasy about a teen were-dragon who must steal her first treasure. But a dark discovery during her heist could put her family in incredible danger.

In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone -- even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern -- a human capable of turning into a dragon.

Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family's wealth and rank in their community.

With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society -- a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

Can't wait for everyone to meet Sky!!!

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Friday, March 09, 2018

A Lovely Gift from My Editor

Got the loveliest gift from my wonderful editor Anne Hoppe at Clarion/HMH! A shiny new hardcover of my next MG book, THE STONE GIRL'S STORY, hot off the presses!!! This is the first time I've held a copy in my hands, and I just want to sit here and pet it! Comes out 4/3/18!