Thursday, February 13, 2014

Holly Schindler FERAL Cover Reveal!!

Today I am honored to help my fellow YA Outside the Lines blogger and awesome YA author, Holly Schindler reveal the cover for her 3rd YA novel, FERAL, which is forthcoming from Harper Collins on 8/26/2014!! Check this out, you guys!!

Here's a little teaser about the plot!

It’s too late for you. You’re dead.
Those words float through Claire Cain’s head as she lies broken and barely alive after a brutal beating. And the words continue to haunt her months later, in the relentless, terrifying nightmares that plague her sleep. So when her father is offered a teaching sabbatical in another state, Claire is hopeful that getting out of Chicago, away from the things that remind her of what she went through, will offer a way to start anew.
But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire quickly realizes something is wrong—the town is brimming with hidden dangers and overrun by feral cats. And her fears are confirmed when a popular high school girl, Serena Sims, is suddenly found dead in the icy woods behind the school. While everyone is quick to say Serena died in an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it—for she was the one who found Serena, battered and most certainly dead, surrounded by the town’s feral cats.
Now Claire vows to learn the truth about what happened, but the closer she gets to uncovering the mystery, the closer she also gets to discovering a frightening reality about herself and the damage she truly sustained in that Chicago alley. . . .
With an eerie setting and heart-stopping twists and turns, Holly Schindler weaves a gripping story that will make you question everything you think you know.

Yes, I know!! I can hardly wait to read!

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I'm really excited about this one! Because I'm sensing a nine lives vibe here. And I can't wait to find out if I'm right!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


The paperbacks of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE hit the stores today!!
My first hard back to paperback release! Serious excitement around here!

If you see one in the wild, post a picture and let me know.
If you haven't read yet, today's the day. Buy one for a friend, too...

Texas setting, guardian angels, snarky with a huge heart narrator Jenna and her sometimes celestial brother Casey. A huge global mystery. And some doomed romance… at least until the second book. It's what an angel book should be.  Really. Plus kolaches.

If you don't believe me, believe author Michael Northrop, who just offered up this lovely blurb for THE A-WORD, the sequel that's coming in May from Soho Press/Soho Teen:

“The earthbound angels are as authentic as the down-to-earth people in The A-Word, but where the book really spreads its wings is in the interaction between the two. Resourceful teens and heavenly beings team up to get to the roots of a very modern mystery, and the big questions of the universe share space with first dates and football games. The result: a smart, original (and slightly celestial) mystery with a distinctly Texan flavor.”
Michael Northrop, author of Trapped and Surrounded by Sharks