Kaleidoscope Sale!

KaleidoscopeCover-679x1024In celebration of Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories being nominated for Australia’s prestigious Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work, the eBook of the anthology will be on sale for $1.99 from Thursday, April 2 through Monday, April 6! Whatever flavor you like your eBooks in — Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, etc. — it’s only $1.99!

This is a very fine collection of stories, and I’m so proud to be a part of it. I read the beginning of my story “Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” at the recording of LIVE AT THE WRITER’S HOUSE, which will air on Monday, April 6 at 8pm EST on WXPN. If you were there (thank you for coming!) find out what happens next by grabbing the $1.99 eBook. If you missed it, you can still listen on Monday and then get the book before the sale ends. You can also read some free stories from the collection online.

At only $1.99, with twenty fantastic stories from amazing authors*, there is zero probability that you will regret picking up Kaleidoscope!

Me reading from KALEIDOSCOPE at Live at the Writers House. Photo by Eric Smith.

Me reading from KALEIDOSCOPE at Live at the Writers House. Photo by Eric Smith.

* Yeah, in this instance I’m including me in that glowing praise, because I think this is one of my best stories and I felt pretty amazing when I wrote it.

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New COIN Book!

Sometimes readers ask me if there’ll ever be a sequel to Fair Coin and Quantum Coin. While I’m not going to rule it out, I’m excited to share that a new SF imprint, Pur Books, has asked me to write a parallel novel to the series. They threw a lot of money at me to make this happen, and I’m pleased to report that you can look for Ephraim’s next adventure, Fur Coin, in bookstores in Fall 2016! Be careful what you wish for…FurCoin

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get ready for another epic online scavenger hunt!

TeamI’m once again participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt, this time on #TeamGold, along with seven other teams of 20 authors! The 2015 Spring Hunt will run for 72 hours from noon PST on Thursday, April 2 through noon PST on Sunday, April 5.

The Scavenger Hunt runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes, including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes, you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website.

This online hunt is very much in the spirit of my recent novel, The Silence of Six, and if you play along you’ll find an exclusive deleted/alternate scene from the book. On my own blog, I’ll also be hosting a separate giveaway for audio books of my first two novels, Fair Coin and Quantum Coin. I hope you’ll play along!

Below are all the teams and books up for grabs… (Click the images to embiggen.)

Team Teal (2) Team Red 1Team Purple 1

Team OrangeTeam Gold (2)Pink Team

Team GreenBlue Team 1

 

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LIVE from Philly…

Image Source: Apiary MagazineI’m excited to be part of a terrific program on Monday, March 30: LIVE at the Writers House, featuring local Philadelphia YA authors. I’ll be reading with Eric Smith (Inked), Katherine Locke (Second Position), Lauren Saft (Those Girls), I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above), and Tiffany Schmidt (Hold Me Like a Breath), with musical guest Birdie Bush.

The event is open to the public and will be recorded live for WXPN 88.5FM at Kelly Writers House’s Arts Cafe, University of Pennsylvania, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia. RSVP at Facebook.

I’ll probably have a few copies of The Silence of Six on hand for sale, and I’m happy to sign books!

LIVE at the Writers House is one-hour broadcast of spoken-word art, poetry, and song hosted by Michaela Majoun of XPN’s Morning Show and produced by Alli Katz six times a year, with support from BigRoc. It looks like this episode will be #111, one of my favorite numbers! If you can’t be there in person, you can listen to it on the radio or stream it later online.

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do you like puzzles?

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The Silence of Six is full of puzzles for Max and his hacker friends to solve. If you think you have what it takes to be a hacker, play this digital scavenger hunt inspired by the book, hosted by Adaptive! The grand prize is an Xbox One, and there are prize packs with signed books, hoodies, masks, and a uniquely themed USB drive.

The game is afoot, beginning today and running through March 15! You will get your first clue from awesome booktuber Regan in her video below. Be sure to follow @AdaptiveBooks on Twitter for rules and updates! Good luck!

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