Thank you, Shelf Awareness!

Thanks for the lovely review!:

“Ruby’s fiery nature leads to some rash decisions, but her flaws make her an extremely likable heroine. Her adventuring is balanced with light touches of romance, and there is more than enough intrigue to satisfy. Fans of Frostblood will find themselves smitten with this second installment, and the breathtaking climax will leave them eagerly awaiting the third.”

–Lynn Becker, blogger and host of Book Talk, a monthly online discussion of children’s books for SCBWI

Signing at RWA in Orlando

Hey, if you happen to be at the RWA National conference in Orlando later this month, come visit me at the Books-a-Million booth! I’ll be answering questions in a Facebook live chat, and signing copies of Frostblood!

Place: Books-a-Million booth

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


Map of Tempesia!

Have I mentioned that the UK version of Frostblood has a map? The day I found out my book would have a map was one of those “living the dream” moments as an author. Because what reader of fantasy doesn’t adore a map?? As a writer, it’s so cool to see the world you dream up translated into a visual form.

Map of Tempesia

Map of Tempesia

If anyone is interested in how it was created, google the “macaroni map” method. I provided a very rough sketch of Tempesia using that method (yes, there was macaroni everywhere) and the artist made it beautiful.

Czech edition of FROSTBLOOD

It looks like the Czech edition of Frostblood is expected to publish on August 7, 2017! Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Ledová krev (Frostblood Saga #1)

Sedmnáctiletá Ruby žije ve světě, v němž vše ovládá led. Ovšem ona sama má moc ohně a žáru – a to se v tomto krutém světě trestá smrtí. Takže po smrti své matky se přidává k rebelům, kteří chtějí zničit ledového krále. Ovšem než se stačí zapojit do boje, je polapená a donucena bojovat proti nejlepším bojovníkům svého nepřítele. Jestliže turnaj přežije, má jedinečnou šanci zničit šíleného krále. Ale skončí tím utrpění lidí v království?
Plamen a led jsou v tomto světě nepřátele na život a na smrt, ovšem společně by mohly vytvořit sílu, která by mohla změnit vše.

YA author event

I’m really excited to meet these wonderful authors!!!

In Conversation

YA Extravaganza

Join YA authors E.K. JohnstonLindsay SmithTraci CheeTara SimSarah Tolcser and Elly Blake as they discuss all their latest books and more! Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:

Chapters BramptonBrmapton, ON

Saturday, August 26
2:00 PM

Frostblood Saga Spanish editions

I’m thrilled to share that the Frostblood Saga will be published in Spanish! Roca Editorial, the Spanish publisher of Kiera Cass’ and Danielle Paige’s books, has obtained world rights in Spanish!

Frostblood will also be published in Germany, Turkey, and the Czech Republic. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to share Ruby and Arcus with more readers! 🙂