Friday, August 22, 2014


During the rest of August and all through September, I'm going to be busily wrapping up the first draft of The Steep and Thorny Way, while also working on revisions for The Uninvited and my Slasher Girls & Monster Boys short story. I won't be posting many updates over here, but I will leave you with countdown widgets for both the U.S. and the UK publication dates for The Cure for Dreaming. Feel free to use the widgets on your own site.

U.S. release date widget:

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UK release date widget:

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In October, be on the lookout for my blog tour for The Cure for Dreaming, sponsored by RockStar Book Tours. And, as always, keep an eye on my Events page to see where I'll be showing up in person. I'll be traveling around the Northwestern U.S. for appearances this fall, and I'll also be on a YA panel in Washington, DC. Details about that last event to come.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Giveaway for a Signed Advance Copy of THE CURE FOR DREAMING!

I have one spare advance reading copy of The Cure for Dreaming sitting on my desk, waiting to be read. To celebrate the rapidly approaching release date of the novel, as shown here . . .

. . . and to also celebrate the recent sale of my third YA novel, The Steep and Thorny Way, to Amulet Books, I'm offering ONE FREE SIGNED ADVANCE COPY OF THE CURE FOR DREAMING! I'll also toss in some swag for the novel, as well as In the Shadow of Blackbirds bookmarks and stickers.

Here are the giveaway rules:

1. You must be 13 or older to enter.

2. U.S. and Canada entries only.
(Readers in other countries: Please keep an eye on @ACBYA on Twitter and for future giveaways. Also note that the UK release date is 1 October, 2014, two weeks sooner than the U.S. date!)

3. Enter via Rafflecopter:

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Thank you so much to everyone anticipating the release of my newest novel! I can't wait to share it with all of you.

Advance Praise for The Cure for Dreaming:

“[A] gripping, atmospheric story of mind control and self-determination.”
Kirkus Reviews