Mar 4, 2014

buzz book

Exciting news! THE WALLED CITY has been selected as a BEA YA BUZZ book! For those of you who don't know, BEA stands for Book Expo of America and to be selected for the buzz panel is a huge honor!

The entire list of selected books is here.

So if you're going to be at BEA this May let me know!

Also, here's the official cover. Isn't it beautiful? I think so. But then again, I'm slightly biased.



Feb 28, 2014

THE WALLED CITY has a cover!

And you can see it in all of its glory here.

You guys I FINALLY get to show you the cover of THE WALLED CITY. And it's the most gorgeous thing ever! It was designed by Mark Swan at http://kid-ethic.com/ under the creative guidance of the Little Brown team. I'm so in love!!

But, I'll let you go to the post and see for yourself! Also there's an ARC up for grabs!

Feb 19, 2014

my launch party! (+some china pictures)

ALL THAT GLOWS has been out in the world for a week now, and what a good week it's been! There were blog tours and a Twitter party and, of course, a real live and in-person launch party! This past Saturday was the night I've spent the past 30 months looking forward to (okay--let's be honest, I've really been looking forward to this my entire life).

Blue Bicycle Books on 420 King Street was gracious enough to host the launch. They allowed me to take over their counter space with hot tea, cookies and glowsticks:

The tea was custom blended for ATG. It's rooibos with vanilla and strawberry! Delicious!
The cookies were made by my mom! Just as delicious!
They allowed me to take over their back room with a photobooth and faery wing props:
Husband and I

My brother loves me very much.


So do my parents.

Husband. Bestie. Brother.


While my friends were playing around in the photo booth (excellent blackmail material, bwahaha!) I was signing books!




And people were signing my "guest"book:



It was such a fun, thriving evening. I'm fortunate to have a really huge community of friends both old and new. I've spend 26 out of my 27 years living in Charleston, so people from all walks of life came out. Friends I've known since before I could walk. High school teachers and class mates. College professors and roommates. Family and friends who feel like it. Even strangers!

And in the evening I caught sight of the wonderful window display!





I signed a lot of stock at Blue Bicycle Books, so if you want a signed copy of ALL THAT GLOWS you can stop in or order one via their website.


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In the meantime, I spent an entire month in China, filming promotional material for THE WALLED CITY and visiting some dear friends who live by Hong Kong. Husband and I were fortunate to travel around the country a good deal, which helped me deal with some of the jitters of the impending release week!

Harbin. Where they make a city entirely of ice. And it's -30F.

The Great Wall has been on my bucket list for a while. Struck it off beautifully!

Rice terraces of Pingan.

PANDAS!

BAMBOO!

The five colored pond at Jiuzhaigou.

Hong Kong in the evening is one of the most gorgeous sights there is.

And this is me freaking out over a model version of the Kowloon Walled City.

I'll be posting more about THE WALLED CITY as the release date draws closer (it's November 4th - 9 months away!), but visiting the site of the park where it once stood was just amazing. Just amazing.

I am so, so thankful.


Jan 30, 2014

ALL THE THINGS FOR ALL THAT GLOWS

The time for celebrations is fast approaching! February 11th is nearly upon us, which means there are lots of blog tours and giveaways and launch parties!

Here's where you'll find me in the online world the next few weeks:



It is in progress right now! Go check out all of the links for various reviews and guest posts and dream casts and giveaways!





This one will be from February 3rd to the 14th and there will be a giveaway as well!




Twitter Party! Come celebrate my launch with me on release day! I'll be on the hashtag answering questions and giving away more things! Custom tea blends and signed books! Yay!





The actual physical launch party!!!! I'll be at Blue Bicycle Books on February 15th from 5-7. There will be books and refreshments and glowsticks!! Come celebrate with me.



Jan 15, 2014

ALL THAT GLOWS ARC winners

So the day has come where the winners of the ALL THAT GLOWS ARC contest are announced!

The two ARCs go to Alyssa Susanna and Breader! Congratulations, you two! I'll be in touch!


Jan 7, 2014

ALL THAT GLOWS trailer contest

Well, we've almost hit the one month mark (give or take a few days!) for ALL THAT GLOWS's release! Today the book trailer is being unveiled over at Epic Reads. Go over and watch it and leave a comment to be entered to win an ARC from them!

I've also decided to hold another ARC contest of my own! Here's how to enter.

Spread the Faery love. Share the trailer.

Twitter: Faeries, modern London, partying princes, assassins... Watch the ALL THAT GLOWS trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLNuXDOrw8 #allthatglows #yalit

Tweet this, and then link your tweet in the comments below! (I'll also be keeping an eye on the hashtag!)


Tumblr: You can either create your own Tumblr post using the video embedding code <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7ZLNuXDOrw8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> and link it here in the comments or reblog this post.


Facebook: Share the trailer on your Facebook and post the link here in the comments.


Your Blog: Share the book trailer on your blog and post the link here in the comments. If you're on a blog that's not blogger, you can use the embed code here in your blog's HTML settings: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7ZLNuXDOrw8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Oh and, this is what you'll be sharing!!! :) Many, many thanks to my wonderful friend and fellow YA author Phoebe North who designed the trailer!

If you have any questions feel free to put them in the comments! The contest is open until January 14th at 11:59 PM EST and US only.



Dec 9, 2013

going global

So my manuscripts have been doing a bit of international traveling!

THE WALLED CITY has been picked up by France (Jean Claude Lattes), Germany (Rowolht Verlag), Norway (Cappelen Damm) and Brazil (Editora Schwarcz)!!!

France and Brazil also picked up the sekrit duology scheduled to come out a year after THE WALLED CITY.

So many beautiful and wonderful places! I'm beyond excited at the thought of having my words translated so international friends can read them! AND I'm excited to see different countries takes on the covers (though the US one is AWESOME (sadly, can't share yet)).