It’s nearly fall and I’ve been lax about updating. I tried to take more time to myself this summer than I usually do, which was a nice break.
On the book news front… there isn’t much! I will be taking part in Barnes and Noble’s 2nd B-Fest event this weekend, participating in a panel discussion with local writers in Millbury, MA. Beyond that, it’s still technically summer and we’re still a few months out from I STOP SOMEWHERE’s release. Hopefully by my next update, though, we will have some more news to share.
I did write a guest post a little while back for YA Interrobang about trauma in YA fiction. The world is often such a dark and overwhelming place that sometimes, when I’m asked how I can read and write dark things, I don’t always have the answer. But I do strongly believe that finding one’s voice, even in the darkest times, is crucial.
It’s summer, so things are in that weird state of limbo right now. For me, I find it odd to be working on three titles essentially and yet it seems like nothing is happening!
Early this fall, we’ll be starting efforts to market I STOP SOMEWHERE and I’m really excited for people to start reading it! This book obviously means the world to me and I am ready for it to make its way to readers.
Also, this fall, I’ll be starting revisions on ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN. It’s funny because I finished the novel a while ago and I’m looking forward to digging into it with a fresh perspective after so much time away.
And finally, I’m working on the third title, which is tentatively planned for release in 2020. Right now, the working title is PROVOKE THE SILENT DUST, but we will see what happens once it’s actually done. I’m hoping to have this drafted by the end of the summer – which is probably a lofty goal.
It’s amazing to say this, but I STOP SOMEWHERE is a real book! From signing with Mandy Hubbard at ECLA in March 2016 to getting the deal with Feiwel & Friends three weeks later, it’s all been a whirlwind – and then the waiting happened! (more…)
In case you missed the cover reveal earlier this week, here it is again!
You can preorder the book now! I STOP SOMEWHERE will be released on 2/27/18 in the US and Canada. The UK edition, coming from Simon & Schuster, will be out around April. Cover to come on that version!
And if you’re still not sure what the book is, here’s the info (with the playlist)!
I am SO excited to share the cover of I STOP SOMEWHERE with you this Wednesday. I’m incredibly impressed by the detail that Feiwel and Friends’ design team put into this design and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.
The reveal will be on YA Interrobang on 5/17, so do check it out!
I’m so thrilled to share!
My next YA contemporary novel, ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN, was bought in a two-book deal with Feiwel & Friends. I am SO excited to work with this amazing team again and my incredible editor! Right now, it looks like release will be Spring 2019, with Book 3 (another standalone contemporary YA yet to be written) coming in 2020.
In case you missed the news elsewhere, Ellie is headed to the UK!
I STOP SOMEWHERE will be published in the UK by Simon & Schuster UK. I don’t have an exact release yet but sometime in 2018. I’m really excited – a great publisher in my favorite city in the world!