Hold onto your hats — this is a long tour! I’m making stops in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Toronto Ontario, and Arizona. All the details below. Come see me! I might have a tiny gorilla for you.
Appearances Sept 14-18 will be with fellow authors Margaret Peterson Haddix, Kevin Sylvester, and Kevin Sands. It’s going to be a blast!
It’s tradition! We’ve put together our sixth awesome Unwanteds goody bag for you to help you celebrate book six in The Unwanteds series, coming September 15. There’s a new limited edition postcard with artwork that will be revealed soon (and it’s autographed by me), a tiny gorilla (to go with your Kitten and Panther), Island of Graves sticker, a bookmark, and a special surprise.
All you have to do is pre-order Island of Graves from a participating store and you’ll get the bag of goodies (while supplies last). All the participating stores are listed here with links to pre-order the book online (or just call the store).
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.
Paperback on sale July 7, 2015
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!
The Unwanteds won the Mark Twain Readers Award in the state of Missouri for 2013-2014, yay! I’ll be attending the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) conference Apr. 18-21, and I ended up booking several schools, a library, and a festival all around these dates. Most of my events are private (in schools), but I have a couple of appearances open to the public:
April 17, 2015
Children’s Literature Festival — all day!
Pickler Memorial Library
Truman State University
April 22, 2015
Missouri River Regional Library, 7:00pm
214 Adams St
Jefferson City, MO 65101
In addition, I hope to make some impromptu stops at bookstores in the Kansas City, MO, area tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday to sign whatever books they might have in stock, in case you’re looking for autographed copies of anything.
Excited to spend lots of time with students all over the state! Hope to see you.
Hippodilly Circus Contributor AS King is one of my favorite authors. When I recommend her books to people, which I do often, I say that she is so honest with her characters’ voices that I often read a paragraph and feel like I’ve been punched in the gut. She captures the feelings of adolescence so honestly and without sentimentality that I am yanked right back to my teenage life and emotions. Her books heal my teenage self and let me know that someone else out there understands how I felt and still feel. She is also passionate about changing the way we treat teens and wrote this post for Hippodillly Circus for which I am very grateful.
I get great fan mail. A lot of the time, I get letters from adults. Those who are used to reading YA literature don’t usually give me reasoning for reading it or connecting…