Last week, Adaptive Studios revealed their phenomenal book trailer for The Silence of Six via Christine Riccio’s book channel on YouTube! It’s incredible to see my words translated to the screen like this, and it turned out even more shocking and creepier than I had imagined. But see for yourself:
Adaptive has more treats in store for you: another giveaway! This time they’re offering a bunch of free hardcovers of the completed book, which is out on November 5. (They even may be signed, if we can work out the logistics.) Enter the giveaway now through Nov. 15!
And here’s a picture of me and some of the Adaptive team in NYC last week, when we met for the first time IRL!
I’m offering two signed ARCs (Advance Reading Copies) of my new YA novel, The Silence of Six, on Goodreads!
You also have until Friday, October 10 to enter another ARC giveaway at YA Books Central.
Book reviewers can request an electronic copy at NetGalley.
So there are several ways to read The Silence of Six before it releases on the Fifth of November. Good luck! And keep an eye on this blog for some more opportunities in the next couple of months.
Would you believe I’ve never had a proper cover reveal before? The covers for Fair Coin and Quantum Coin just appeared on the internet one day without much fanfare, so I felt like I had missed out on a fun milestone for authors. I love cover reveals for other books so much! I wanted one!
That’s why I’m thrilled that the superb folks at YA Books Central have agreed to host the cover reveal for my next novel, The Silence of Six! Even though I’ve been staring at the cover art lovingly for a few weeks already (and it’s already the wallpaper on my phone), I’m excited for others to see it and share their opinions. I think it’s very excellent, and perfect for the book in so many ways. And hey, if you don’t like seeing faces on book covers, this one more than makes up for the covers of my first two novels :)
So pop on over to YA Books Central to check out the cover and read an excerpt — the first bits of my new novel out in the world! There’s also a giveaway and a bunch of links to pre-order the e-book; a hardcover will be available, but links aren’t available yet.
Remember, remember, the fifth of November — because that’s when The Silence of Six will be available from Adaptive Books!
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Updated to add links — 15:30:00
Early this year, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts launched its interview series, In Conversation, with Benedict Cumberbatch. (Good choice!) Something he said about how he researches a new role struck a chord with me:
[Research is] a security blanket. Not all of it — very little of it ends up on screen, often. And it’s just to take a little bit more possession of the extraordinariness of what I’m being asked to do. Because it’s so far removed from my experience. It just gets me a little bit more… It just gives me a little bit more courage to pretend to be something I’m so far from.
[Watch the quoted clip, or the whole interview, here. Video will play automatically in a new window.]
I literally couldn’t have said it better, because I’m not Benedict Cumberbatch! But I feel the same way about novel research. Obviously, before you start writing about something you don’t know much about, like say computer hacking — the topic of my next book, The Silence of Six — you have to find out more about it. But the tricky thing about research is you don’t necessarily know what information you will need before you start outlining or writing the book. The natural solution is to learn everything you can, just like Sherlock, but as Cumberbatch said so sexily: most of that isn’t going to end up on the page, and it shouldn’t.
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