Hurray! My new novel, The Silence of Six, is out today! It’s now available in several eBook flavors and in hardcover.
This is my third published book, and I’m really proud of it — I probably worked harder on this than any of my previous novels, including the unpublished ones (which I’m still working on). I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone and grew a lot in writing it; throughout the process I felt a strong responsibility to truth and realism, particularly in portraying hacking and the difficult choices faced by those who use their skills to effect change and uphold justice. Getting the details right became very important to me. I hope I pulled it off, but if I erred, I did so with the utmost respect and the best of intentions.
Thank you once again to everyone at my publisher, Adaptive Books, for trusting me with this story and helping to make it the best it could be. As always, I also owe so much to the JABberwocky Literary Agency, my writing group Altered Fluid, my critique partners, tech consultants, and friends and family. And finally, thanks to all those who have been helping to spread the word by recommending it, reviewing it, Tweeting, posting, and more. (Please keep it up!)
This book is yours now. I hope you enjoy it, and perhaps even look at the world around us a little differently after reading it.
If you have any questions about The Silence of Six, my writing process, my favorite books or shows or games, or whatever, drop by my Reddit Books AMA today at noon. Ask me anything, and I will answer!
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
The big news broke yesterday that my next novel is The Silence of Six for Adaptive Books! Here’s the announcement from Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf:
Appropriately enough, I’ve been silent on this for the last six months. ;) They say you should challenge yourself with each book, and I really have been pushing myself with this one. It’s so different from Fair Coin and Quantum Coin, which is fantastic because one of the things I love about YA is I can write pretty much anything I want. It’s been a fun project, and an eye-opening one as I looked deeper into not only what is possible with technology, but what is actually happening in the world right now. Scary stuff, and I’m sure I’ll be discussing that more here in the future.
Thanks to everyone at Adaptive Studios, especially Perrin Chiles and Marshall Lewy; they’re are a savvy creative team who have been great to work with. I’m learning a lot. Also thanks to Eddie Schneider, Kristy King, and Tiffany Schmidt! Many more thanks are sure to come–we still have a lot to do before November!