Pre-order now to get some Unwanteds and Unwanteds Quests goodies! Links below the graphic.
February 3, 2018
DRAGON BONES LAUNCH PARTY! 3:00 p.m.
At the amazing Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock, Tempe, AZ
Get your copy waaaaay before everyone else!
February 5, 2018
Barnes & Noble Clackamas Towne Center, 6:00pm
12000 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR
Get your B&N exclusive edition of DRAGON BONES autographed the night before official release day! (It has two cool extras inside that you won’t want to miss!)
February 6, 2018
The Reading Bug, 4:30 p.m.
785 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA
Official release day for Dragon Bones! Hope to see you there.
February 7, 2018
Salt Lake City, I can’t get enough of you. See you at:
The King’s English, 7:00 p.m.
1511 S. 1500 E, SLC, Utah
February 8, 2018
Pages Bookstore, 7:00p.m.
904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA
There’s no place I’d rather be in February than back in beautiful Manhattan Beach. Hope you can make it!
February 9, 2018
Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 7:00 p.m.
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA.
A fairytale ending to my week at a fabulous bookshop. Let’s hang out!
I’ll have more info soon about the preorder prize pack and how you can get one. You can preorder the book from any bookstore now!
UNWANTEDS QUESTS: DRAGON CAPTIVES TOUR
February 4, 3 pm
6428 S. McClintock
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
February 6, 6 pm
KING’S ENGLISH BOOKSHOP
1511 S. 1500 E
February 7, 5 pm
BLUE WILLOW BOOKSHOP
14532 Memorial Dr
February 8, 7 pm
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville
SOUTHERN PINES, NC
February 9, 4 pm
140 NW Broad Street
February 10, 7 pm
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKSTORE
3522 Wade Ave
CHAPEL HILL, NC
February 11, 2 pm
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
February 14, 6 pm
BARNES & NOBLE
1315 North Milwaukee
February 15, 7 pm
THIRD PLACE BOOKS
17171 Bothell Way NE
February 16, 6 pm
BARNES & NOBLE
1758 South Val Vista Drive
A girl, a mysterious bracelet, awesome animal powers…what could possibly go wrong?
The Unwanteds: ISLAND OF LEGENDS comes out in paperback this week (July 7, 2015)! That’s book 4 in the Unwanteds series. Book 5 (Island of Shipwrecks) is available in hardcover, and book 6 (Island of Graves) will be out September 15, 2015. The 7th and final book in the series will be coming your way next spring.
I’ll be on tour this September, hitting the east coast. More details when I have ’em! Stay cool out there and keep reading. Hope you’re having an excellent summer!
What a fun phone call that was on Wednesday afternoon. I was on a writing retreat, hard at work putting the finishing touches on the first draft of The Unwanteds book 6, when my editor Liesa Abrams called me. Now, she and I don’t talk on the phone much. I prefer to communicate by email so I can refer back to things we’ve discussed. So to get a call was surprising.
The NYT bestseller list comes out weekly on Wednesday afternoons around 5pm EST (it’s in the actual newspaper and online the following Sunday). When I have a brand new book out, I am generally at least slightly aware of Wednesday at 5pm, because a variety of my books have spent some time on the list. So once I’ve spent that first full week touring and working super hard, and the following Wed comes around, I think about it.
But I’ve learned not to think too hard about it. It’s a bit of a mysterious list, and an author’s book sales for the week only matter in comparison to what other books in the same category are selling. So the Unwanteds series could have its best sales week ever, but generally if ten other series’ have sold more in that same week, the Unwanteds won’t make the list. It’s all good.
A book usually sells the most copies in the first few weeks. All pre-orders are counted in that first week’s sales, so that week gives authors the best shot at hitting sales lists. But then the weekly numbers settle down and I don’t expect to think about lists again until the next book in the series comes out. So there are a couple of weeks each year when I’m conscious of Wednesday at 5pm. But the rest of the year I hardly know what month it is, let alone what day of the week. When Liesa called me, it took me a while to process what she was saying. The Unwanteds series was back on the NYT bestsellers series list! I don’t think I’ve ever been more shocked…except maybe the first time I hit the list with WAKE in 2008.
And you know what? The Unwanteds is on that list this week because of you. You’re reading the books. You’re telling your friends. Your friends are reading and telling their friends. Word is spreading, and it’s all thanks to you. THANK YOU!