The 15th Happenings: May News

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Launch Days

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5th: TRACKED by Jenny Martin
5th: FREAKS OF NATURE by Wendy Brotherlin
5th: MATERIAL GIRLS by Elaine Dimopoulos
5th: THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING by Krista Van Dolzer
5th: EXTRAORDINARY by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

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12th: THE COST OF ALL THINGS by Maggie Lehrman
12th: 5 TO 1 by Holly Bodger
12th: CROW’S REST by Angelica R. Jackson
12th: UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER by Kelly Jones
19th: MADE YOU UP by Francesca Zappia

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19th: CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert
26th: TINY PRETTY THINGS by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

 
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Sheila Grau sold three books to Amulet/Abrams!

Sheila Grau’s next two books in the DR. CRITCHLORE’S SCHOOL FOR MINIONS series, following the continuing adventures of Runt Higgins as he searches for his true parents while training to be an ideal minion for Evil Overlords in need, again to Erica Finkel at Amulet, in a two-book deal, by Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency (World English).

DR. CRITCHLORE’S SCHOOL FOR MINIONS author Sheila Grau’s THE BOY WITH SEVENTEEN SENSES, a reboot of Jack and the Beanstalk featuring a resourceful boy, a greedy neighbor, and a planet where every single inhabitant has synesthesia, to Erica Finkel at Amulet, by Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency (World English).

 
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THE FIX by Natasha Sinel @YA Highway
DARKNESS BRUTAL by Rachel A. Marks @That Rachel

 
Of Interest
Fonda Lee discusses sports in speculative fiction over at Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing

Kelly Jones talks chickens and epistolary novels at The Sweet Sixteens.

Natasha Sinel explores rejection at Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

 
Professional reviews
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s BOOK SCAVENGER made several lists, including:
Indies Introduce— Indie Next Kids’ Top Ten Pick for Summer/Fall 2015
— Indies Introduce New Voice Finalist
— Publisher Weekly Best Summer Reads 2015 selection
— Scholastic Instructor 50 Best Books for the Summer list

Also, BOOK SCAVENGER will have two launch parties on the west coast! June 5th at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos, CA, and June 6th at Book Passage Bookstore in San Francisco, CA

Fonda Lee will be at the “YA-landia” Author Fair on June 6th, at the B&N Tanasbourne in Portland.

CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones was featured among the BEA 2015: Can’t-Miss Kids’ Galleys!

Kelly Jones’ UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER is an Amazon Best Books for May (for ages 9-12).

 

tessaelwoodTessa Elwood designs sites & haunts various highways in her four-wheeled baby. Her YA, INHERIT THE STARS, arrives 12/2015 from Running Press.
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