Good news, everyone! Amazon.com has selected The Silence of Six as a Kindle Deal for January, which means you can purchase the eBook all month for only $1.99!
Yes, you can have my thoughts for only 199 pennies, less than 6.42 pennies a day!
There’s no better time to read The Silence of Six if it’s on your list, what with the sequel coming out soon — currently scheduled for July 19, 2016 from Adaptive. (These reviewers really liked it.) And if you’re like me and don’t love cliffhangers, don’t worry, the first book stands alone, with Max off on a new adventure in Against All Silence. (You can still enter a contest at YABC to win an early copy, until 1/9.)
And if it isn’t too greedy, I have one more small request: If you read The Silence of Six, especially if you grab it now on the cheap, please consider rating and reviewing it on Amazon? I’d like them to see that highlighting my book was a good decision!
Drop by YA Books Central for an exclusive look at the cover for my next book, Against All Silence, a sequel to The Silence of Six! You’ll also get a teaser about what Max, Penny, and their friends are up to in their latest adventure.
Leave a comment on YA Books Central’s post to let us know what you think of the cover, and enter a raffle to win an advance copy of the book when it’s available.
Against All Silence will be published on
May 23 July 19, 2016 by Adaptive Books. The paperback of The Silence of Six will be published on March 29, 2016, with a brand new cover!
If you’re near Philadelphia this weekend, come to “Telling the Story of All of Us: Books for a Modern World”, a conference celebrating diversity in middle grade and young adult literature!
On Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15, panels will feature many authors, including Sonia Manzano (Becoming Maria), I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above), Shaun Hutchinson (The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley), Corinne Duyvis (Otherbound), and more!
I’ll be moderating a discussion of “The Author’s Journey and the Author’s Responsibility” on Sunday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA, followed by a signing and reception. My books will be available for purchase, as will all the other authors — courtesy of Children’s Book World, the excellent hosts of the events. Buy books to support them and our diverse authors!
Will you be at Book Expo America in NYC next week? On Wednesday, May 27, come by Table 11 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. and I will sign copies of The Silence of Six!
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This is my first time at BEA, and I’m really excited!
The YA Writers episode of LIVE at the Writers House is now online! I don’t like listening to recordings of myself, but if you want to hear me read from my story “Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” in Kaleidoscope: Diverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, check out episode 111 here.
You can listen to the whole program (1 hour) — hosted by Michaela Majoun and featuring YA authors Katherine Locke, Eric Smith, Lauren Saft, Tiffany Schmidt, I.W. Gregorio, and me, as well as the musical stylings of Birdie Busch — or just my bit (7 minutes). This is one of the best events I’ve participated in, and I’m grateful to Eric and LIVE producer Alli Katz for making that possible.
From left to right: Me, I.W. Gregorio, Tiffany Schmidt, Katherine Locke, Eric Smith, Lauren Saft (swiped from http://ericsmithrocks.com)