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Still Kickin’

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Yeah, it’s been forever since I’ve blogged. I’m finding Twitter and Facebook to be so much more convenient, you know?

So, brief writing updates:

1. A short HELL story, “A Chance In Hell,” will be in the anthology CARNIEPUNK, coming this August! (This is via my alter ego, Jackie Kessler. Shhh.) This one’s a lot of fun. The story stands alone, and it’s a bridge between the HELL ON EARTH series (and if you haven’t read the last book, HELL TO PAY, it’s now available as an e-book for 99 cents — worldwide! Rah!) and the new series, PIT & PARADISE, which I really, really, really will write. My goal for 2013 is to write the first book, BEFORE THE FALL, and since I’m planning on e-pubbing it, it should be available this year as well. It’s on my to-do list, really! CARNIEPUNK is awesome for many other reasons – namely, Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne, Rob Thurman, Jennifer Estep and so many other authors, many of whom are from the League of Reluctant Adults! I’m sure this anthology will have something for everyone — as long as you’re into warped carnies. 🙂

2. A short story, “Thirst,” will be in the anthology VERY SUPERSTITIOUS: MYTHS, LEGENDS AND TALES OF SUPERSTITION, coming this October! (Sorry, no cover image yet, and not yet available for pre-order.) This is a story set in the Riders of the Apocalypse universe, and it’s a Famine story. While I won’t tell you which myth/legend/tale I am revisiting in the story, I will say that I mention it in one of the Riders books. 🙂 This is a charity anthology for SPCA International, and the book will include stories from a number of awesome authors, including Shannon Delany and Mari Mancusi! I’ll be signing copies at BEA this year, so I hope to see you there!

3. My YA novel BREATH will hit the shelves on April 16, 2013! Yes, I know, some places are still saying June 2013. Don’t believe the hype. Mid-April, the book will be available. This one’s the biggie: It’s the fourth, and final, book in the Riders of the Apocalypse series, and it’s Death’s story. It’s also the story of Xander Atwood, a boy with a secret. The book answers…well, all the big questions in the series. All of the Riders are in it. I really love this short description at the Book Depository:

In the fourth and final volume of the Riders of Apocalypse series, high school senior Xander Atwood has a secret. Death, the Pale Rider, has lost his way. What happens when the two meet will change the fate of the world.

There’s a longer description, too, which is available via Amazon, B&N, Book Depository, Indie Bound…you know, everyone. 🙂

Also, I’m working on making posters for this book, as well as a composite poster of all four covers. I will have them available for RT — where I will be signing copies of BREATH! While I’m not looking forward to flying — apparently, my knee is uber sensitive to changes in pressure, ugh — I can hardly wait to be at RT and see so many friends. Hope you’ll be there!

4. I have an announcement. But I can’t announce it just yet!!! I know, obnoxious, right? 🙂 Stay tuned.



RAGE Blog Tour: Book Smugglers and Presenting Lenore and RT

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Hey there! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday; traveling from New York to California sort of messed me up, time-wise. I’m at the RT Booklovers Convention this week — today I will be moderating the 1 pm panel about worldbuilding in urban fantasy.

Yesterday, I guest posted at The Book Smugglers, and Ana shared her thoughts about RAGE.

Today, I should be guest blogging at Presenting Lenore (who, by the way, recently scored a phenomenal deal, so please congratulate her!).

Remember to comment so that you can be entered in the ginormous giveaway for a chance to receive HUNGER, RAGE, and some other goodies!

And now, it’s off to the hotel gym. Rah!



Upcoming appearances

Monday, March 28th, 2011

With RAGE coming out in one week (RAH!), I wanted to post my upcoming appearances:

SAT, APRIL 2:
Panel and signing
Empire State Book Festival, Albany, NY
2:45 pm panel: She Blinded Me With Science Fiction

MON, APRIL 4:
Reading and signing
Flights of Fantasy, Colonie, NY
7 pm

APRIL 5 – APRIL 10:
Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
Los Angeles, CA

WED, APRIL 6:
Panel: Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy
1 pm

THURS, APRIL 7:
Club RT
9:30 am

FRI, APRIL 8:
Panel: Say Anything? Boundaries In YA
10 am

SAT, APRIL 9:
Book Fair/Teen Day
Time: 11:00 am – 2 pm (Book Fair)
Time: 5 pm (Author Speed-Dating, session 2)

SAT, MAY 14:
Rochester Teen Book Festival
Rochester, NY



HUNGER blog tour: Presenting Lenore

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Today on the HUNGER blog tour, there’s a review and interview with Presenting Lenore! Click here to find out more about Biblical influences, the best question I was ever asked, and more about my cat than you probably wanted to know. 🙂

Also, please check out the HUNGER review at Teens Read and Write — and be sure to enter the contest for a copy of the book!

And then check out the detailed HUNGER review over at Book Faery!

Plus: RAGE NEWS! The official pub date for RAGE has been moved up to Monday, April 4, 2011. If you’re going to the RT 2011 convention in Los Angeles, I’ll be signing copies at the big book fair. Hope to see you there!