The publisher sent me a handful of ARCs for the next book in the "Magic" series:
Who Needs Magic? I'll be giving at least one copy away on GoodReads, closer to the publication date: July 9, 2013.
For those who read Don't Expect Magic, you know Delaney Collins, teen fairy godmother (or "f.g." as she calls it), has sort of granted her first wish, as well as found love. Things don't go as well in this installment, however, when Delaney finds herself in a rivalry with a self-described "professional" teen f.g., to see who can grant the next wish first. But their battle blinds them to their clients' true wishes, as well as to their own.
If you're in the Philadelphia area, I'll be doing a booksigning on:
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Chester County Book & Music Company
975 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
This is a wonderful independent bookstore, with a fantastic selection of books. Please stop by and do some holiday shopping!
If you missed it in hardcover or want to buy it again as a gift :-) Don't Expect Magic has just been published in paperback!
You can find it at independent bookstores as well as some Barnes & Nobles. It's also available as an e-book.
It's been on my home page for a while, but FINALLY, I'm putting it on this Book News page! (Hey! I've been busy writing! I can't do everything!)
ANYWAY - I'm very excited about the cover, which I think is quite beautiful. Different than the cover for Don't Expect Magic, but taking it to the next level, showing a slightly more mature Delaney (and more challenged, as you'll see if you read the book). The image on the cover is referred to very briefly and subtly in the novel. See if you can catch it...
Of course, you'll have to wait a few months, since the book won't be published until next year: July 8, 2013 to be exact.
Teen Read Week Events!
YALSA Teen Read Week is October 14 to 20, 2012, and I'll be taking part in two Teen Read Week events in Los Angeles, arranged by author Cecil Castellucci:
Wednesday, October 16, 2012 4:00 pm
YA Author Panel
Los Angeles Public Library - Memorial Branch
4625 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
I'll be appearing on a panel with three other YA authors:
Amy Goldman Koss
Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
YAy for YA! Author Mini-Conference
Los Angeles Public Library - Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
This is an all-day event, with panels going from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I'll be on the Paranormal Panel at 2 p.m., moderated by Sally Nemeth.
The other authors with me will be:
I'm very excited to be taking part in this group event, organized by Bridge to Books.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Barnes & Noble at the Americana
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
I'll be appearing with these other amazing YA authors:
Allen Zadoff, Ann Stampler, Carol Tanzman, Jesse Andrews,
Lisa M. Stasse, Lissa Price and Sherry Shahan
It's free but advanced tickets are encouraged and you can get them at YA Rising Stars. You can also find out more at the Facebook Event Page.
While I await the OFFICIAL Random House/Delacorte cover design for Who Needs Magic?, I thought I would share this design by artist Lissy Goode, on Deviant Art (where you can check out her many other cool photos and designs, including a sketch of Delaney!).
This cover would actually work really well if I ever spin off a series about a new character in this book, rival fairy godmother Ariella Patterson. It might happen!
*The title of this blog post is a sly allusion to Rene Magritte's painting "This is Not a Pipe." It's surrealism, so don't over think it too much...
What a question! I need magic and I expect to get it from the amazing art designers at Random House, who are currently working on the cover for Who Needs Magic?, the sequel to Don't Expect Magic.
I've just finished the copy edits. The sequel is scheduled to be published in fall of 2013. It seems far away, but time has a way of zipping along without stopping. ;-)
Stay tuned for more info, as well as a cover image as soon as I have it!
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, I'll be at the The Crowley Company's Booth, #1203, signing copies of Don't Expect Magic for first 40 attendees who visit the booth and participate in a demo of Crowley's scanners (which are used for scanning microfilm and archival materials).
I may cruise by the Random House booth as well.
American Library Association Conference
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
I'll be at the El Segundo Author Fair this Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 3 pm.
Look for me in the Children's Library, downstairs.
The book fair is all day, at the El Segundo Library:
111 W. Mariposa Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
I'm a novelist and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. Find details on this "blog" about my books and appearances. Want to reach me? You can Contact Me here.
What I'm working on now:
- A new YA novel
- A middle grade novel
- An original screenplay for the Disney Channel
Writing Book of the Month:
"The Comic Toolbox" by John Vorhaus.