Happy 14th Day: November

The year is nearly over. It’s been a year chock full of events, news, and things, so it doesn’t completely surprise me that we are two months away from our Debut Year. That is very, very exciting.

Let’s get to our news. (There’s a LOT of news this month!)

New Websites/Contests:

Elle Cosimano’s Nearly Gone has a newly designed website.

Louise Galveston‘s By The Grace of Todd has a new website.

Kelsey Macke’s Damsel Distressed cover contest winner was announced.

New sales and rights:

Nicole Maggi has sold books two and three in her Twin Willows Trilogy to her publisher, Medallion Press. Each of her books will be published six months after the other beginning with Winter Falls in December 2014, so we won’t have to wait three years to read them all. Congrats, Nicole!

Rachel Searles has sold Spanish rights to The Lost Planet, and it’s being published there this month. Click the link to see the Spanish cover!

Amber Lough has sold audio rights for The Fire Wish to Audible, which is particularly exciting for, well, me.

Reviews and Blurbs:

Corinne Duyvis‘s Otherbound got a blurb from Margo Lanagan. (Go to the link. It’s amazing!!!)

Tracy Holczer‘s The Secret Hum of a Daisy has gotten a blurb from Richard Peck! He says, “Tracy Holczer’s story is a lyric about love and loss and not being able to find your future until you’ve uncovered your past.”

Christine Kohler‘s No Surrender Soldier has gotten a review at Kirkus.

Jessica Love has gotten two blurbs for Push GirlHate List author Jennifer Brown calls it “Tender, inspirational, and, most of all, important.” And National Book Award Finalist Deb Caletti says that it’s an “Honest, feisty, and painfully real story.”

Amber Lough has gotten two blurbs for The Fire Wish. Daughter of Smoke and Bone‘s Laini Taylor calls it “a fantastically compelling and romantic read from a shining new voice. I want more!” Tamora Pierce says, “War, magic, and romance kept me reading nonstop!” (No, I can’t believe it either. Really.)

Julie Murphy has gotten a blurb from Jennifer Echols. She says Side Effects May Vary is “a funny and touching novel about a strong-willed heroine who finds facing death simple, and facing life heart-wrenchingly complicated. A real original.”

Michelle Schusterman has gotten some great reviews for I Heart Band from both Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. (Well deserved!)

Rachel Searles got a great review in Publisher’s Weekly for The Lost Planet.

Philip Siegel has sold foreign rights for The Break-Up Artist to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.


Livia Blackburne’s Midnight Thief:


(reveal hosted at Iceybooks)

Sarah Comb’s Breakfast Served Anytime:


Robin Herrera‘s Hope is a Ferris Wheel:


Tracy Holczer’s The Secret Hum of a Daisy:


Emily Lloyd-Jones’ Illusive:

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Jen Malone’s At Your Service:


Kathryn Rose’s Camelot Burning:



Philip Siegel’s The Break-Up Artist:


That’s all, folks. Come back next month!

Amber Lough lives in Syracuse, NY with an astrophysicist and their two kids, Future CEO and Future Comedian. She spent half her childhood in Japan and the Middle East, but majored in Russian because she likes a challenge. She quit her job in Air Force Intelligence to write stories in which no one speaks English or “common.” Her Middle Eastern fantasy, THE FIRE WISH, is due from Random House Children’s in July 2014.

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