If you can't tell from our faces in this picture, Heather Kassner and I had so much fun during the virtual launch for THE TARNISHED GARDEN. Thank you to One More Page Books for hosting us! You can now watch the entire event on their YouTube channel!
Magical Towns, Dastardly Beasts, and Marvelous Maps!In these four new middle grade fantasies, four young protagonists must take control of their own destinies in order to save their homes, their futures, and the people they love.
Don't miss this incredible event, featuring JACK MEGGITT-PHILLIPS, author of Revenge of the Beast, CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT, author of The Last Mapmaker, ALYSSA COLMAN, author of The Tarnished Garden, and EMILY LLOYD-JONES, author of Unseen Magic!
WATCH THE RECAST HERE for readings and a fun discussion!
Thank you so much to everyone who made The Tarnished Garden's launch such a fun week! I hope by my next book I'll be able to do an in person launch, but I love that I get to share this special day with friends and readers all over the world. Sam, our host from One More Page Books, told me that it was the largest virtual audience she'd ever seen at one of the store's events! Thank you for your love and support!
If you still would like a signed copy, One More Page books has extras in stock! You can call them to order yours at 703-300-9746 while they last.
WINNER - Northern Lights Book Awards
I'm honored to announce that THE GILDED GIRL has been chosen as the middle grade fantasy winner of the 2021 Northern Lights Book Awards!
This is especially meaningful because this award "honors books that excel in aesthetic and literary qualities with an emphasis on permanency. . .works that will leave a lasting impression, ones which will resonate with the reader not only now but in years to come." [from the Northern Lights Book Awards website]
Thank you to the judges for their confidence that Emma & Izzy's story will be enjoyed by readers many years from now!
LE PACTE MAGIQUE - The Gilded Girl arrives in France on November 10th!
I got my first look at the French cover for The Gilded Girl today. Most people don't know this, but authors don't always pick their titles for foreign translations. In this case, they've retitled the book Le Pact Magique, which translates to The Magic Pact. It's such a fun title and describes the book so well. Why didn't I think of that!?
Friends and readers in France can pick up the book at their local book retailer starting November 10th. Thank you to my French publisher, Albin Michel, for bringing Izzy and Emma across the Atlantic!