Sometimes it feels like I lose track of what’s going on. It’s been a crazy few weeks, so I just wanted to take a moment to recap some cool things going on:
- April 14-17, 2015 I’ll be on a YART panel at TLA (Texas Library Associate) discussing Unique Formats in YA Novels.
- March 7, 2015, I’ll be in Arlington, Virginia for the NoVa Teen Book Festival. There are so many awesome authors listed there. You can read some details about it here. I’m psyched about both of these events.
- If you’re thinking about pre-ordering The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, consider doing so during the month of December as I’ll be donating $1 for every pre-order to GayYA.org. You can find all the details here.
- Speaking of Five Stages, Booklist recently had this to say: “Dark and frequently grim situations are lightened by realistic dialogue and genuineness of feeling. [A] heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful work from a writer to watch.”
- I also got to announce the sale of my next TWO books to Simon Pulse. You can read the announcement here. The first book, WE ARE THE ANTS, is due out Spring 2015, and tells the story of Henry Denton who believes he’s been abducted by aliens and given the chance to save the world. The only problem is that he isn’t sure the world is worth saving. The book has everything (read this next part in the voice of Stefan from SNL Weekend update): aliens, the end of the world, kissing, projectile toast, reality TV, kissing. I already said that, didn’t I? Well, it’s important. Because the one thing that Henry thinks might be able to change his mind about letting the world end is the new kid, Diego Vega, who’s got some secrets of his own. Where The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley was confined to just the hospital, We Are the Ants spans the whole universe, past, present, and future.
- I’ve taken the plunge and started writing full time…mostly. I’m making ends meet by offering freelance web design, graphic design, and editing services. You can read more about that here. If you need a website designed or know someone who needs a website, I work quickly and my rates are more than reasonable. I’d like to focus on helping authors with their sites, but I’ve got experience setting up sites for companies both large and small.
I think that’s about it. I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and that the upcoming holidays are filled with love and family.