Charter Newsletter #4

This newsletter was originally sent May 2, 2016. To receive the Charter Newsletter right when it’s released, and be the first to know about contests, giveaways, and extra content, sign up HERE.

May 2, 2016
Hello Charter Members!

It’s May, which means it’s BEA time. The Book Expo of America is coming to Chicago and I’M GONNA BE THERE. Are you going? Please come visit if you are! I’ve recently received confirmation that there will be advance copies of METALTOWN there, along with Mtown swag!

To my bookseller, librarian, reviewer and blogger friends, I will be signing Thursday, May 12 from 9:30-10:30AM at the Macmillan Booth (I REPEAT, THERE WILL BE ARCs of METALTOWN THERE). Then I’ll be paneling with the incredible Susan Dennard (TRUTHWITCH), and Sarah Porter (VASSA IN THE NIGHT) on Friday, May 13th from 3:30-4:00PM (Tor Teen Authors Stage Panel, Uptown Author Stage).

AND, for my friends coming to BookCon, I will be a Guest Bookseller at the Macmillan booth on Saturday, May 14 from 11:30AM-12:30PM. Cannot wait to see you! IT’S GOING TO BE METALTOWN MADNESS.

Since my last letter I’ve been writing, and reading (WRATH AND THE DAWN is as good as everyone says, HOLY COW OKAY.), and sitting on eggshells while my editor reads my next novel, set to release in 2017. Crazy how far in advance all this happens, right? Well, it’s still pretty Top Secret, but I can tell you it involves pirates (not the Jack Sparrow kind, the VERRRY SCARRRRY kind), the president’s son, and a girl who’s definitely bit off more than she can chew.

But that’s 2017. 2016 belongs to Colin, Ty, and Lena, and METALTOWN.

I have good news. We’ve conquered Kentucky. Okay, Southern Kentucky. But soon it will be ALL OF KENTUCKY and then THE WORLD! The PRESS BACK movement is spreading. We’re getting stronger by the day. Who can we thank for that? YOU.IMG_4742

IMG_4741  IMG_4743 (Can you spot authors C.J. Redwine, Victoria Schwab, and Katie McGarry?)

It’s you who are spreading the word about METALTOWN. You who have shared the beautiful cover and started talking about the things you PRESS BACK for. You who are giving Colin, Ty, and Lena a place in our world as they fight for their rights and their lives in the scummy factories of Metaltown.

I am so grateful for you, and as a thank you, I’m launching the first METALTOWN Advance Reader Copy Giveaway.

image2So pretty, right? BUT THAT’S NOT ALL.

In addition to winning this lovely ARC, you’ll also get three limited edition METALTOWN buttons, as well as a handmade (by me!) doll, carried by Lena in the story.IMG_4753And just because you are fabulous, I will choose five more winners to win the buttons as well!

So how do you get your hands on it? SIMPLE.

See this handy dandy little quote graphic? SHARE IT. That’s it! (Well, almost.) Post it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, wherever you like, using the words PRESS BACK and #METALTOWN. Tag me in it so I can see it, and ta-da! That’s it! The contest closes one week from today, on Sunday, May 8th at 12:00AM EST. I will pick winners that Monday.

MetaltownQuote9To tag me on Twitter or Instagram: @kris10writes

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.kristensimmons

If you use Tumblr or another source, tweet, message, or email me the link to where I can find it.

LET’S PRESS BACK PEOPLE! And remember, an EXCELLENT way to PRESS BACK is to share this newsletter with your family and friends!

Next month, Caris Caldwell, an extra character from the METALTOWN world returns to report on location at the scene of the Press, where the factory workers are fighting back for their rights. In case you missed her first article, you can find it now on my website HERE. Caris also has big news—her own short story is coming in September before the release of METALTOWN. More on that soon!

Thank you for reading, and as always, PRESS BACK.

***PRESS BACK MEMBERS: Expect a special email from me IN TWO DAYS (May 4th) with your first assignment/chance to win points toward the Most Awesome of Awesome METALTOWN Swag Packs!***

Hugs,

Kristen

Want METALTOWN right on release day? You can preorder METALTOWN at any of these lovely locations:

    • Amazon
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Indiebound
    • Books-A-Million
    • Macmillan

BEA Schedule + METALTOWN ARC’s!

BEA is in Chicago this year and I am so excited! Are you coming? Please say yes. Undecided? Can you be tempted by advance copies of METALTOWN and Mtown swag? Because THAT IS HAPPENING PEOPLE.

image2Here is where I’ll be at BEA:

Thursday, May 12, 9:30-10:30AM – Macmillan Booth Signing (I REPEAT, THERE WILL BE ARCs of METALTOWN THERE)

Friday, May 13, 3:30-4:00PM – Tor Teen Authors Stage Panel, Uptown Author Stage. I’ll be paneling with the incredible Susan Dennard (TRUTHWITCH), and Sarah Porter (VASSA IN THE NIGHT). Don’t miss it. It’s gonna be EPIC. More information HERE.

BookCon – Saturday, May 14, 11:30AM-12:30PM – Macmillan Booth “Guest Bookseller.” (Lots of books for sale here!)

There it is! And remember, if you’re in Southern Kentucky, I will be at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest on Saturday, April 23rd talking books! Hope to see you there!

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