January 7th, 2012

Apocalypse of Shamelessness


2012 may be the year the world ends, but we've still got eleven months of shameless news, and we're starting off the year with a bang!


Anne Nesbet's THE CABINET OF EARTHS hit shelves this week, to some massive fanfare among critics:

“a-shimmer with magic” (Horn Book)

“charmingly creepy” (Kirkus)

“evocative prose and a confident narrative voice” (Publishers Weekly)

“readers will be swept along by the novel’s swift pace” (Shelf Awareness)

“a unique, interesting fantasy with just enough suspense to keep readers turning the pages into the night” (VOYA)

For those of you in the Bay Area or New York, Anne's having two launch parties. The first is in Berkeley, California, at Books Inc. on 4th Street, on Wednesday, January 11, at 7 p.m. The second is in New York City, at The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue (at 93rd), on Thursday, January 19, at 6 p.m. Come out and say, "Hi!"

Speaking of books that just came out, Leah Cypess has a new collection of short stories out in ebook format.



CHANGLINGS is now available free at B&N and for $0.99 on Amazon, and all proceeds go to support Reading is Fundamental.  YAY!

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban's TWO MOON PRINCESS is also out in ebook format, and she should have a cover reveal for it's sequel THE KING IN THE STONE very, very soon!

In other 2012-related news, we have a couple of upcoming Inkie releases to discuss.  William Alexander's debut GOBLIN SECRETS from Margaret K. McElderry Books hits shelves March 6th, and William has just launched a shiny new website for the novel here.  Meanwhile, my second novel has a release date!  It's not fantasy-related (oops) but my contemporary horror novel TEN will be on shelves September 18th!  Cover reveal coming at the end of February...

Even further down the line, Scholastic Publishing recently announced a new multi-platform series called THE FALSE PRINCE, which will replace the popular 39 CLUES books, and one of the authors is an Inkie! Jennifer Nielsen, author of the forthcoming THE FALSE PRINCE, will be writing Book 6 of the series, which will be released in September 2013.  Yet another reason to hope the Mayans were wrong!