Last week, the cover for BEHIND THE SONG was revealed on EW.com. BEHIND THE SONG is a music-themed anthology edited by the awesomest K.M. Walton, and features some seriously amazing authors and musicians, including Anthony Breznican, James Howe, Ellen Oh, Tiffany Schmidt, E.C. Myers, Donn T, Suzanne Young and more. My story is inspired by the Oasis song “Wonderwall,” and it’s definitely a departure from my published books, so I’m super excited and nervous for it to be out there in the world when the anthology releases in September. There’s also a playlist you can check on Spotify.
I have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER to share this insanely exciting update, but the COIN HEIST movie is coming out. On January 6, to be exact. On Netflix!
That’s right—it’s a Netflix Original, starring Sasha Pieterse, Jay Walker, Alex Saxon and Alexis Zall. I’ve seen it and all I can say is that director/screenwriter Emily Hagins truly brought my vision to life and these actors… just wow. It’s sooooooo good, and I can’t wait for you to see it, too.
It’s here! It’s here! PRETTY WANTED, the third and final book in the PRETTY CROOKED trilogy is out today and available in bookstores.*
It has been a wild and fun journey, writing this series, and I’m so so grateful that you were there along the way, whether it was attending a release party or event, helping to make a trailer, emailing me to let me know your reaction to the books, or connecting me to librarians and teachers to help spread the word. Whatever the case, thank you for helping make my dream of becoming a published author (with actual readers!) a reality.
*If you don’t see the book in your local bookstore, and you want to buy it, ask them to order it. Reviews on sites such as Amazon or B&N are also hugely helpful to authors like me who are, shall we say, NOT Suzanne Collins. Old-fashioned word-of-mouth mentions to fellow readers? Also great and also deeply appreciated! But mostly, thank you for getting to the end of this protracted footnote.
**I have a lot of fun events coming up… stay tuned for more details!
You will be hearing more from me in coming weeks (OMG! PRETTY SLY pb! PRETTY WANTED release! COIN HEIST pb!) but before we get to all of that I wanted to call attention to a new program I’m facilitating this spring at William Jeanes Memorial Library in Lafayette Hill. PA (my childhood library). It’s called the Teen Reading Lounge and it’s open to ages 12-18. We’ll be reading, of course, but also doing some cool hands-on activities around the books (PAPER TOWNS and DIVERGENT). Flier is attached. If you live in the area, this will be a superfun way to hang out in the library, meet other teenlike folks and eat free food. Seriously. FREE FOOD.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I want to show my gratitude for anyone who’s supported, read, bought, borrowed, blogged about, or otherwise shown interest in my books. That’s why I’m announcing a NEW giveaway. I will be giving away three ARCs of PRETTY WANTED (due out on March 17, 2015), plus one set of the entire trilogy. (That’s right. You can binge-read Willa’s saga from beginning to end.) All you have do is enter the Rafflecopter below!*
I am still basking in the joy of the past week, and especially Sunday, which was the PRETTY SLY launch party at the Franklin Institute. Over 100 people came out to celebrate, which blew my mind. Dear friends and family, awesome teen readers, beautiful food and flowers, and lots of books to sign—it just doesn’t get any better.
It’s here! It’s here! I can’t believe it! Today PRETTY SLY appears in stores. I’m so so thrilled to see it out in the world, as I am super proud of this book.
I hope you’ll read it and let me know what you think.
In case you’re wondering about other ways you can support me or other authors and their books, you can consider doing any of the following:
*review the book on Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound or any other retail site!
*if your local store or library doesn’t have PRETTY SLY available, ask them to order it!
*recommend it to friends!
*blog, Tweet, Facebook about it!
*come to my launch party on Sunday, March 23 at The Franklin Institute in the Franklin foodworks at 4:30 p.m.
Thank you so so so much for all of your help! (Willa Fox thanks you, too!)
I have been waiting so long to share this with you guys! Finally, the PRETTY SLY trailer is out in the world, and I am super super proud of it. Special thanks to my sister Susannah Ludwig, Kevin Chou, Tim McAleer, Emma Hearn, and the students of Germantown Academy for all of their work in bringing Sly Fox to life!