Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Don't miss the NEVERSEEN SoCal Launch Party!!!!

I can't believe it's that time again--NEVERSEEN comes out in less than five weeks!!!

(*tosses confetti whilst hyperventilating*)

(*chokes on confetti*)

And just like last year, I have ALL KINDS of updates coming up, including the pre-order swag giveaway and the NEVERSEEN tour dates and locations. (I'll also be sharing character art and teasers on social media, so if you aren't following me on Instagram, you might wanna click HERE and correct that)

But in the meantime, I have one thing you can mark on your calendars--the Official NEVERSEEN Lauch Party!!!! 



And in case that graphic isn't loading for some reason, here the details are again in plain text:

Friday, 10/30/15
7:00 pm
Barnes &Noble Montclair Plaza
5183 Montclair Plaza Ln.
Montclair, CA 91763
909-399-1966

And yes--that date is correct. Thanks to when I leave for tour, the Launch party is FIVE DAYS before NEVERSEEN comes out. So that means--if you come--you can buy your copy FIVE DAYS early!!!!! 

As if that weren't incredible enough, let me give you another AMAZING reason to be there: Everyone who comes to the official launch--and buys a copy of NEVERSEEN--will be given one of these SUPER SHINY alicorn buttons (perfect for fastening your cape--or, yanno, decorating whatever you want):



For those who don't live in SoCal, I *will* be handing out (or raffling off) a few of these buttons at each of my tour stops. Plus there will be online giveaways to give everyone a chance to enter for one.  And they'll be given out at the Launch on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. So if you're worried about getting one, better get there early. :)

There will also be some very special CUPCAKES!! (*whispers* they might be mallowmelt flavored) And SWAG. And BOOKS!!! Shiny EARLY copies of NEVERSEEN!!!! And I'll be signing ALL of them!!!!! Who doesn't want to be a part of that?????

So mark your calendars for 10/30/15, and start begging your parents to bring you. It's going to be EPIC!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments section below.

And ....  that's it for now. But like I said--stay tuned. Soooooooooooooooooo many more exciting things are coming up over the next few weeks. 



*tosses more confetti and gets back to writing*

Monday, September 28, 2015

MMGM Links (9/28/15)

One quick reminder before I get to MMGM: only a couple of days left to take advantage of the EVERBLAZE ebook sale.


And to make it even easier for you guys to take advantage, here's some handy dandy links:


Okay, on to the MMGM links!


- Augusta Scattergood joins the MMGM fun with 3 different features. Click HERE to find them. 
- Sally's bookshelf is raving about THE TROUBLE WITH ANTS. Click HERE to read her review.  
- Mark Baker is highlighting THE BUCCANEERS' CODE. Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is championing CHEWY NOH AND THE PHANTASM OF WINTER. Click HERE to find her feature.
- Kim Aippersbach wants everyone to read SKULLDUGGERY PLEASANT. Click HERE to see why.
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting THE STARS OF SUMMER. Click HERE to see what that's all about. 
- Greg Pattridge is raving about CURIOSITY HOUSE: THE SHRUNKEN HEAD. Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Dorine White is talking about MYSTERIES OF COVE: FIRES OF INVENTION--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to read her review.  
- Sheri Larsen is singing praises for WESTLY: A SPIDER'S TALE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Andrea Mack is cheering for GEORGE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviwing--and GIVING AWAY--WATCH OUT FOR FLYING KIDS. Click HERE for details.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

MMGM Links (9/21/15)

Before I get to MMGM, I wanted to post a quick reminder that I will be at Salt Lake City Comic Con this Thursday through Saturday--so if you'll be there too, hopefully we'll get a chance to meet. Here's where you can find me:


Thursday, 9/24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Shadow Mountain (booth 1401): Signing
Friday, 9/25, 1:00pm, Room 150G: "I ship it: Fandom's Favorite Couples" (with Christopher Husberg, Shallee McArthur, and Brian Wiser) 
Friday, 9/25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm Shadow Mountain (booth 1401) : Signing
Saturday, 9/26, 10am, Room 253A: "The First Five Pages: How to Hook Your Readers Instantly With Your Novel or Screenplay" (with Platte F. Clark, David Farland, and Sara B. Larson) 
Saturday, 9/26. 11am, Room 255F: "Writing MG/YA Fantasy" (with Frank Beddor, James Dasher, Michael Jensen, Jennifer Nielsen, and James A. Owen)

Okay, on to the MMGM links!

- Birdie Reader is back to sing praises for THE HYPNOTISTS.  Click HERE to read her review. 
- Katie at Story Time Secrets is sweet on ADVENTURES WITH WAFFLES. Click HERE to see why.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviwing--and GIVING AWAY--THE SAFEST LIE. Click HERE for details. 
- Suzanne Warr is giving some middle grade writing tips. Click HERE to see what that's all about. 
- Greg Pattridge is raving about MYSTERIES OF COVE: FIRES OF INVENTION. Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Dorine White is talking about THE BLACKTHORN KEY. Click HERE to read her review.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Don't miss out!

In case you don't follow me on social media, I wanted to post a quick heads up over here.

As a special thank you to my newsletter subscribers, the next newsletter (scheduled to email on 9/21) will include an exclusive deleted scene from KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES.

(!!!!)

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Monday, September 14, 2015

MMGM Links (9/14/15)

Barely survived my deadline for LET THE WIND RISE and struggling to catch up in the few days I have before I'm due edits. So my poor brain is running a To Do list a mile long--but here's hoping the *little* bit of extra sleep I'm getting helped me make these MMGM links correctly.


- Alex at Randomly Reading has all the feels for LOST IN THE SUN. Click HERE to see why. 
- Mary Kincaid is rooting for THE SIXTH MAN. Click HERE to read her feature.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviwing--and GIVING AWAY--THE GIRL IN THE TORCH. Click HERE for details. 
- Claire Caterer is cheering for GOODBYE, STRANGER. Click HERE to see why.
- Shari Larsen is spotlighting JANITORS: HEROES OF THE DUSTBIN--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to see what she loved.
- Dorine White is gushing about AIR KEEP. Click HERE to read her review.
- Andrea Mack is highlighting AGATHA, GIRL OF MYSTERY: THE KENYAN EXPEDITION. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Suzanne Warr is raving about THOR'S WEDDING DRESS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge has been sucked up by THE BRAIN SUCKER. Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, September 7, 2015

MMGM Links (9/6/15)

STILL trying to reach The End of LET THE WIND RISE (wrapping up a trilogy is hard!). But here's an attempt at this week's MMGM links--oh, but before we get to that, I wanted to make sure you guys knew that the EVERBLAZE ebook is on sale for $1.99. Yes--ITS TRUE!


And, just to make it even easier for you guys to take advantage, here's some handy dandy links:


Okay--back to the MMGM links!
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviwing--and GIVING AWAY--WATER RUNS THROUG THIS BOOK. Click HERE for details. 
- Claire Caterer has a rundown of some of the most promising middle grade books coming out this week. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is spotlighting WALK SOFTLY, RACHEL. Click HERE to check it out.
- Dorine White is conjuring up some love for THE BROKEN SPELL. Click HERE to read her review.
- Jess at the Reading Nook has A TICKET TO INDIA. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Suzanne Warr is cheering for KENNY AND THE DRAGON. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is sharing CONFESSIONS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details. 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.