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
Excited to announce I’ll be participating in Word on the Street in Toronto on September 24, 2017. Check out the list of attending authors!
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
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.
I really enjoyed chatting with Jackie from the new Fictionist Magazine, which was created in March 2017, after a Tumblr post highlighted the need for a neutral YA-focused magazine.
Here I share some embarrassing moments and I say “you know” too much, but it was a really fun interview!
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.
I’m really excited to meet these wonderful authors!!!
Join YA authors E.K. Johnston, Lindsay Smith, Traci Chee, Tara Sim, Sarah Tolcser and Elly Blake as they discuss all their latest books and more! Book signing to follow.
Saturday, August 26
I’m so excited to chat with Morgan Rhodes and EK Johnston on a YA Fantasy panel at Indigo in London, Ontario on May 27th!
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! 🙂
Ecstatic and grateful that Frostblood was #9 on the New York Times Bestseller List for Young Adult hardcover last week! Thank you so much to everyone who has bought/read/talked about or in any way supported the book. Huge hugs and thanks to all!
Update: Frostblood is on for a second week! My favorite number: 8! Thanks again to everyone who has supported the book!!!
And hanging on! #10 in week 3!!! (So thrilled to be on the list with The Hate U Give and Caraval! Also, Nicola Yoon is rocking it with 2 books on the list!!!)
Almost forgot to include an update that Frostblood stayed on the list for a fourth week, this time at #7! Thank you again to everyone who has supported Frostblood. Love you all!
So thrilled that FROSTBLOOD is featured in Girl’s Life Magazine!