Thursday, December 17, 2015

What's Ahead for 2016

This past year was another extremely good one for me in terms of my books. I was fortunate to sell another adult novel to HarperCollins and two more YA novels to Amulet Books. I celebrated the release of The Uninvited and Slasher Girls & Monster Boys and worked like mad on my upcoming YA novel, The Steep and Thorny Way.

As a result of all that hard work and luck in 2015, here's what you can expect from me in 2016.

The 2016 Releases

The Steep and Thorny Way
Coming March 8, 2016
Amulet Books / Abrams
Hardcover, ISBN 9781419719158

This is my Hamlet-inspired 1920s novel about a biracial girl named Hanalee Denney, who's struggling to solve the mysteries of her father's death. I'm extremely proud of the book, which has already received three starred reviews.   

“A fast-paced read with multiple twists, the novel delivers a history lesson wrapped inside a murder mystery and ghost story . . . A riveting story of survival, determination, love, and friendship.” Kirkus, starred review

(I'll post the rest of the reviews after they appear in their respective publications.)


Coming Fall 2016
William Morrow/HarperCollins

From Publishers Marketplace:

Author of IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS and THE CURE FOR DREAMING Cat Winters's YESTERNIGHT, in 1925, a trailblazing female psychologist unlocks the mystery behind a child's claims of reincarnation while also confronting questions in her own childhood, again to Lucia Macro at William Morrow, by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Agency (World).

The Events

I have numerous events in the works for 2016, including several book festivals across the Untied States. I'll probably be able to start announcing more events in January and February 2016. For now, here are the appearances I can discuss.

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:30 am to Noon
The Great Critique
The Dining Room, TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR
I'll be one of several authors critiquing manuscripts. Registration required. Presented by the Oregon chapter of SCBWI. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
Launch party for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Literary Orange
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA
Details to follow.

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble - Redlands
Citrus Plaza Shopping Center, Redlands, CA
Reading and signing for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Oregon Writing Festival
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Details to follow.

Keep an eye on my Events page for updates.

The Novels-in-Progress

Odd & True
Coming Spring 2017
Amulet Books / Abrams

A dark Edwardian adventure involving two sisters, deadly beasts, and the war between reality and imagination.
(Official synopsis to come.)

I'll also start writing a yet-to-be-decided, yet-to-be-titled YA novel in the second half of 2016.

I will be extremely busy in the coming year, but I'm so utterly grateful that I get to make a living doing what I've loved to do ever since I was a child.

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year!

Thank you, all of you wonderful readers, for taking a chance on my strange, dark tales of love, loss, survival, and the supernatural!

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