I am so excited to share the cover of Whatever After: Once Upon a Frog with you! In the eighth installment of my Whatever After series, Abby and Jonah fall into the story of The Frog Prince. Abby knows how the tale goes: the princess kisses the frog, and he transforms into a handsome prince. Right? WRONG. Turns out the princess is spoiled and mean, and wants nothing to do with the kindly little frog. It's up to Abby and Jonah to help their new friend, the frog, while also making sure the story doesn't spin out of control.
Once Upon a Frog will be available in January! More information here.
My YA novel How to Be Bad is now available in the UK and with a beautiful new cover in the US! Co-written with E. Lockhart (We Were Liars) and Lauren Myracle (TTYL), How to Be Bad is the perfect summer read for YA fans. More information and an excerpt here.
E. Lockhart will be on tour with How to Be Bad in the UK from June 18th-24th! She'll be signing books and bringing bookplates signed by Lauren Myracle and me, so you'll have a chance to get a book signed by all three of us! Here are the dates of E. Lockhart's tour:
Dublin, Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm: Public talk and signing at Easons O'Connell Street
Cardiff, Saturday, June 20th, 9:15am: Cardiff Waterstones signing
Bristol, Saturday, June 20th, 11:15am: Bristol Galleries Waterstones signing
Bath, Saturday, June 20th, 12:45pm: Bath Waterstones signing
Oxford, Saturday, June 20th, 4:30pm: Oxford Waterstones signing
Birmingham, Saturday, June 20th, 7pm: Panel event, talk, and signing at Birmingham High Street Waterstones
Manchester, Sunday, June 21st, 11:30am: Manchester Arndale Centre signing
Leeds, Sunday, June 21st, 2:15pm: Waterstones Leeds signing
Newcastle, Sunday, June 21st, 5:30pm: Seven Stories talk and signing, Malmaison Newscastle
Glasgow, Monday, June 22nd, 5pm: Public talk and signing, Waterstones Glasgow
London, Wednesday, June 24th, 7pm: YA Speakeasy Event, Clerkenwell & Social, 2-5 St. John Square, London, EC1M 4DE. Featuring Non Pratt, Laura Dockrill, James Smythe and E. Lockhart. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a free seat.
More information about E. Lockhart's tour here.
Also check out the new How to Be Bad trailer:
That's all for now!
My YA novel Don't Even Think About It is now available in paperback with a SUPER CUTE new cover!
Don't Even Think About It is about a group of high schoolers who go in for their flu shots...and end up with ESP.
I am so excited to show you the cover for the fall 2015 middle-grade novel Upside-Down Magic. Co-written by Lauren Myracle (Life of Ty), Emily Jenkins (Toys Go Out), and me!
Want a CHANCE TO WIN a signed galley? On Twitter, use the hashtag #upsidedownmagic and post the jacket. We’ll pick 8 winners and Emily and I will sign the copies.
What’s the book about? For now we’ll just say: school’s tough when you can’t stay human. In a world of elite magic academies, weird and wonderful things happen when you’re sent off to public school — and put in the upside-down magic class.
More information here!
Whatever After 7: Beauty Queen is now available in stores! Yay!
This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast. When Jonah angers the Beast by picking flowers from his garden, he becomes the Beast's prisoner! Abby has to save her brother by finding Beauty, whom the Beast will surely fall in love with, right? NOPE. The Beast doesn't like Beauty, so it's up to Abby and her brother to match-make this reluctant pair and fix this fractured fairy tale before things get pretty ugly!
I'll be on tour for the next few weeks, and have a TON of events coming up, so check out my tour page to see if I'm coming to a town near you. Say hi if you're nearby!
Hugs & wishes,
Whatever After: Beauty Queen comes out in 19 days and I am so excited! You can pre-order it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Indigo, or from your local indie. You can also pre-order a signed and personalized copy from McNally Jackson.
I have lots of tour dates coming up, including stops in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, and New York. Check out my events page for more information. I hope to see you there!
Also, on April 22nd, I'll be doing four virtual visits to talk and answer questions about Whatever After: Beauty Queen. Visits are 30 minutes long and will start at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Perfect for classrooms, libraries, and young readers and their parents. Tell your teachers! Click here for more information.
That's all for now. Happy reading!