Exciting News!

I so love when I get to announce good news on the blog!

I have three pieces of good news for you today. The first is that I can finally tell you that Tor Teen and I will be extending our contract for another 3 books following the conclusion of the ARTICLE 5 trilogy!

I cannot even tell you how happy this makes me! Tor Teen has been amazing – I am so grateful for all of their support and talent and advocating. And I looooooove my editor. I love her more than chocolate chip cookies. The chance to work with her for another 3 books is fantastic.

Here’s a little more information:

These three books are not another trilogy – they are three separate books. The first is called THE GLASS ARROW and I wrote it between edits on ARTICLE 5 and BREAKING POINT. It’s about a girl who is captured by some nasty folks who want to sell herĀ  reproductive rights because she lives in a world where women are endangered. Sound intriguing? I hope so!

The second is called METALTOWN, and it’s about several young sweatshop workers who, when one of their friends is hurt on the job, risk everything to challenge the dangerous businessmen who run the city. Yes, there’s kissing. Obviously.

The third…well I’m not going to say anything at all about the third quite yet!

I hope that’s enough of a tease… I don’t want to say too much, but more details will surely be revealed in the future.

The second piece of good news is that I have completed the next stage in the evolution of BREAKING POINT – copy edits! This is the part where someone goes through the manuscript with a fine-toothed comb looking for grammar issues, overused words or phrases, and anything else we may have missed before. They send these edits to me and I make my changes or say, “No, that sentence really was supposed to have fifteen commas,” (or whatever) and we go back and forth from there. Remember, BREAKING POINT comes out on February 5th – Right around the corner! Eek!

The third piece of good news is that ARTICLE 5 was spotted amidst some fantastic company (including STRUCK by fellow Apocalypsie Jennifer Bosworth) at Foyles Bookstore in London! I love these pics – if ever you see A5 out in the wild, please send a photo my way!

Have a wonderful week everyone!


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