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Next Book News!

We’ve debuted, we’re debuting and we’re selling more stuff! Check back on the 28th of each month to find out all the awesome Next Book News!

 

Starred Review for Rachel Searle’s THE STOLEN MOON! 

THE STOLEN MOON received a starred review from Kirkus!   Woot!!

 

New book deal for Trisha Leaver!

Jacquelyn Mitchard at Merit Press has bought a YA novel by Trisha Leaver (l.) and Lindsay Currie, called Sweet Madness. It’s a reimagining of the Lizzie Borden murders, told through the perspective of Bridget Sullivan, Lizzie’s maid and confidant, who finds herself in a perilous situation. Kathleen Rushall and Kevan Lyon Marsal Lyon Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

 

New book deal for Veronica Bartles!

Kristin Daly Rens at Balzer & Bray has bought Veronica Bartles’ debut picture book, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS. It’s a fractured fairy tale retelling of The Princess and the Frog, where Princess Cassandra desperately wants a frog for a pet – but she loves them so much, she can’t help kissing them, and soon her castle is overrun by princes! Jessica Sinsheimer at The Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

 

Lori M. Lee’s sequel has a title and release date! 

The sequel to GATES OF THREAD AND STONE has a title: THE INFINITE. And it releases March 10, 2015.

 

Title changes and review copies for Jen Malone!

RSVP is getting a title change to You’re Invited and is available for pre-order!  Review copies are also available on Edelweiss!

Jen’s Summer 2015 YA with HarperCollins will also be getting a title change from Me, Him and the Paparazzi to Map to the Stars. For more information check out Jen’s website!

 

Oooh-Ahhh NEXT BOOK COVERS!!!!

 

Dahlia Adler

UNDER THE LIGHTS

 

UNDER THE LIGHTS releases on June 30, 2015!

Add it on Goodreads!   AND it’s available for Pre-Order!

 

 

Elle Cosimano

NEARLY FOUND

 

NEARLY FOUND releases on June 2, 2015!

Add it on Goodreads!  AND it’s available for Pre-Order!

 

Tara Dairman

THE STARS OF SUMMER

 

For more information, various pre-order links, and/or to sign up for Tara’s newsletter, head to her fantastic website!

THE STARS OF SUMMER releases on May 5, 2015!  Add it on Goodreads!

 

Nicole Maggi

THE FORGETTING

 

THE FORGETTING releases February 3, 2015!

Add it on Goodreads!  AND it’s available for Pre-Order!

 

Robin Constantine

THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION 

 

This cover for the companion novel to THE PROMISE OF AMAZING was revealed exclusively on Hypable.com – click here for a synopsis and fun interview! 

THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION releases on April 28, 2015.

Add it on Goodreads!  AND it’s available for Pre-Order!

 

That’s a wrap!  What an awesome news month!

 

Check back in November for more great One Four news! 

Robin Constantine is a born and raised Jersey girl who moved down South so she could wear flip-flops year round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, well, eventually but not without a lot of peril, angst and the occasional kissing scene. Her YA debut, THE PROMISE OF AMAZING, is out now! Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Publishers.
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Lori M. Lee: GATES OF THREAD AND STONE

We have a lot of fantastic authors at OneFour KidLit and are excited to introduce them all to you. Today, we’re talking to Lori M. Lee, author of GATES OF THREAD AND STONE. One author, four questions. Here we go!

Hey, you’re getting published! How’d that happen?

I’m totally a cliché in that I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. I wrote so much as a kid that I had a monstrously deformed middle finger on my right hand due to a ginormous writing callus. I started my first novel in elementary school. It was a terrible romance with unicorns and faeries and magical princes and demons. I even drew a cover:


(I was ten. No judging.

Just kidding, judge away lol.)

Isn’t it fab? 😛 I even began writing the sequel, but I fortunately never finished it.

Fast forward to 2009 when I wrote my first ms-with-intent-to-query for NaNoWriMo. It was a mess. After a year and a half of editing, I queried it in 2011 and wrote a second book. That second one turned out to be the lucky ms because a year later, in 2012, it sold to Skyscape.

What’s your debut book about? Can you share any cool details with us?

From the PW announcement, the book is about a girl who must keep her ability to manipulate the threads of time a secret. But when her brother goes missing, she risks getting caught up in a revolution in order to save him.

It actually began as a hybrid of science fiction and fantasy, but I ended up overhauling it to be 100% fantasy.

What are you most excited about in the debut process?

Everything. I’m sure that’s cheating, but seriously, I’m excited for all the stages of editing, for the cover, for ARCs, for getting to know my fellow debuts, for promoting, for blog tours and potential book signings, for readers (!!!). And for reviews, good or bad, because it’ll mean people are reading my book holy cows is this real.

What cool facts might readers not know about you?

I’m going to take “cool” to mean “dorky, random, and/or embarrassing.”

♥ I dressed up and went trick-or-treating for Halloween all the way up until high school. FREE CANDY, OKAY? *cough*

♥ Junior year of high school, I got my entire Spanish class in trouble for falling asleep during a film after the teacher specifically said we’d be punished if anyone fell asleep. It was first period. I had been up until 5 am reading. I was mortified.

♥ I’m totally inept at flirting. I can’t even tell when someone’s flirting with me. I think I ran off several guys in college because I just couldn’t get a clue. (I was married most of my time in college, so this is probably a good thing.)

♥ As a teenager, I thought crushing on pop stars was lame (says the girl who hung up pictures of unicorns instead).

♥ I crushed on anime characters though. (I know, it doesn’t make any sense.) I wanted to be Sailor Moon if for no other reason than because I was in love with Tuxedo Mask.

♥ My first kiss was a total cliché. My friends locked me in a closet with my sort-of boyfriend and wouldn’t let us out until we kissed. It was lame. I dumped him a week later.

♥ I don’t like coffee or tea. Hot chocolate all the way.

Lori M. Lee is an avid writer, reader, and artist. She also has a borderline obsessive fascination with unicorns, is fond of talking in capslock, and writes young adult fiction. She should probably spend less time on the internet (but she won’t). Her debut GATES OF THREAD AND STONE will release Spring of 2014 from Skyscape (Amazon Children’s Publishing).