I’m pleased that my novelette, “Old Souls,” will appear in Where the Stars Rise, an anthology of Asian science fiction and fantasy, alongside the work of several other talented authors including E.C. Myers, S.B. Divya, Amanda Sun, and more. Where the Stars Rise will be available on October 8, 2017. A portion of proceeds from sales of the anthology will go toward Kids Help Phone. For more about the book, go here.
Yes, there will be a sequel to Exo and it will be released in the summer of 2018. Here’s the official announcement in Publisher’s Marketplace.
Feb 1, 7pm – University Bookstore, Seattle, WA
Feb 3, 7pm – Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing, Portland, OR
Jan 31 – SFWA Pacific NW Reading Series, Seattle, WA
Feb 2 – SFWA Pacific NW Reading Series, Portland, OR
The Exo Blog Tour is organized by Rockstar Book Tours and runs from Jan 23-27 and Jan 30-Feb 3, featuring guest posts, interviews, reviews and a tour-wide giveaway.
1/23/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Interview
1/24/2017- Bibliobibuli YA– Review
1/25/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt
1/26/2017- The Forest of Words and Pages– Review
1/27/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt
1/30/2017- Omg Books and More Books– Review
1/31/2017- Rich in Color– Interview
2/1/2017- Nerdophiles– Review
2/2/2017-Fantasy Book Critic– Guest Post
2/3/2017- Such a Novel Idea– Review
MORE INTERVIEWS & GUEST POSTS
Jan 25 – Dive Into Worldbuilding Google Hangout with Juliette Wade
Jan 30 – Adventures in YA Publishing New Release Roundup
Jan 31 – My Favorite Bit on Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog
Feb 2 – Five Things I Learned Writing Exo on Chuck Wendig’s Terribleminds
Feb 3 – The Big Idea on John Scalzi’s Whatever
Feb 4 – Adventures in YA Publishing Author Interview
Feb 5 – YABooksCentral Scavenger Hunt
Feb 5 – Fab Female Fantasists & Futurists (Facebook Event)
Exo and its sequel will be published in Brazil (Vergara & Riba), France (Bayard), and Turkey (Pegasus).
Zeroboxer will be published in Israel by Yaniv Publishing.
I’m thrilled to have my books translated into other languages and made available to many more readers around the world.
Exo has been named a Spring 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection. The JLG reviews books prior to publication and selects a small number of them to deliver directly to schools and libraries, so I’m once again honored to have my work chosen by them.
Exo is now available for pre-order!
In other good news, I’ve been working with Scholastic Audio to cast the narrator for the audiobook edition of Exo and I couldn’t be more thrilled that MacLeod Andrews will be bringing this book to life. The Exo audiobook is going to be fantastic. It will be available on release day, January 31, 2017.
For me, one of the highlights of the Nebula Awards & Banquet this year was being on stage for this rousing song and dance performance of Radio SFWA, the anthem of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, composed and sung by Henry Lien.
I have a new short story, “Spectral,” available in this month’s issue of the online science fiction magazine, Perihelion.
Zeroboxer has been named the winner of the Oregon Spirit Book Awards in the Young Adult category. The award is given yearly to the author of a “distinguished contribution to children’s literature or young adult literature that engages and encourages readers’ imagination, discovery, and understanding.” Thank you to the Oregon Council of Teachers of English for this wonderful honor.
I’m excited to share the cover of Exo, which releases on January 31, 2017. I love what Phil Falco, the designer at Scholastic, did with this. It’s eye-catching and screams science fiction action. The novel features teenage soldiers with alien armor in their bodies, and it’s clear that Phil drew on that for aesthetic inspiration in all the background details. Go to YA Books Central to enter the giveaway for a signed ARC of Exo, and don’t forget to add the book on Goodreads.