FEBRUARY 18, 2014
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
They’re out! The L.O.S.T. Trilogy is back, with spectacular new covers. Print, Kindle, Nook — choose your format and enjoy!
Where to begin–except to say, hooray it’s almost Thanksgiving, because I’ve got a lot to be thankful for this month!
First, I am thrilled to announce that Freaks Like Us made the 2014-2015 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award List. My gratitude to the wonderful readers in Indiana.
Thank you all very much!
Next, ARCs of my February, 2014 release, Insanity, are beginning to appear, with the spooky, wonderful final cover. For a sneak peek, check out the book trailer. I’ll be posting more information and an excerpt very soon.
And last, but certainly NOT least–SALE SALE SALE NEWS.
Back in the spring, after helping bring a dozen or so of my young adult novels to the reading public, my ever-patient agent Erin Murphy supported me in dipping my toes into middle grade waters.
Bless Your Heart is the temporary title of the novel she pitched as Fannie Flagg meets WONDER, with a mystery twist. The book sold in an auction to Sylvie Frank at Paula Wiseman Books, and I look forward to shaping it with Sylvie’s guidance, and to meeting and working with the team at Simon and Schuster Children’s Books. More to come on this career development–probably with illustrations, hints, debates about whether serial killers are scarier than walruses, and excerpts that may or may not involve cleaning snake guts off of bird feeders. For now, I’ll leave you with this deeply disturbing and earth-shattering mystery:
Everything old is new again . . .
Once upon a time, two friends wrote a contemporary fantasy series about a guy whose summer vacation gets hijacked by a demanding, controlling–and terrified and beautiful–witch. Magic, adventure, romance, a seriously evil villain, a seriously cool sword–what more could a fantasy-lover want?
The L.O.S.T. trilogy was published by Llewellyn, but it’s ours again. We’ve updated the story, and gotten wicked-wonderful new covers designed by Scott Carpenter (Cover photo art for L.O.S.T. provided by TitusBoy25) of http://pandngraphics.com, and released it for today’s modern world, on Kindle and Nook and Kobo and Smashwords. My partner in crime, R.S. Collins, has a ton of L.O.S.T. extras on her website, so check them out!
Brenden’s on his way to the beach when he makes a pit stop in a tiny desert town called Live Oak Springs Township. It doesn’t take long for Bren to realize that something’s way wrong in L.O.S.T.—and it might be that witchy girl in the general store.
Jasmina Corey has a secret, and a very big problem. Bren may be the solution.
Too bad he hates her on sight. Too bad she might have to kill him.
Are there witches?
Are they evil?
Some are. Some aren’t. It’s not always easy to figure that out.
Lots of snark?
No. Not in this language, anyway.
Dragons? Dwarves? Stuff I’ve never heard of but might have had nightmares about?
Is it mushy?
No. Magic and cell phones don’t get along. But Bren and Jazz know how to Twitter-fight.
Blood and gore and gross stuff?
Not really. I like not throwing up while I write.
Are the other books in the series already written?
Why, yes they are! Coming very soon. I’ll post the second cover soon!
Can I get them in print with the delicious new cover?
If I want to write a review, can I contact you?
“Permit me to remind you that a very small size has been bestowed on us Mice, and if we did not guard our dignity, some (who weigh worth by inches) would allow themselves very unsuitable pleasantries at our expense.”
Reepicheep the High Mouse offers these words to Aslan in C.S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian.
Read my essay It’s the Little Things — for free at Smartpop through Tuesday, November 27 — and see if you agree.