The 15th Happenings: August News


Launch Days

Don't Vote for Me The Girl at the Center of the World Bleeding Earth The Temple of Doubt From Where I Watch You

4th: DON’T VOTE FOR ME by Krista Van Dolzer
4th: BLEEDING EARTH by Kaitlin Ward
4th: THE TEMPLE OF DOUBT by Anne Boles Levy
4th: FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU Shannon Grogan


Not After Everything The Dead House The Creeping

4th: NOT AFTER EVERYTHING by Michelle Levy
6th: THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich
4th: THE CREEPING by Alexandra Sirowy

Of Interest
Shannon Grogan talks inspiration and plot at Writer Writer Pants on Fire.

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman answers 4 questions and finishes 4 sentence starters at Watch. Connect. Read.

Angelica R. Jackson released A Compendium of the Faer Folke, an illustrated sampling of the Crow’s Rest world. It’s available on her blog to read and download for free!

Read an except of THE FIX by Natasha Sinel over at Divergent Gryffindor. Head over to Goodreads before the 18th to win your very own copy!

An arc of INHERIT THE STARS is also up for grabs at Forever Young Adult, just leave a comment with your favorite sci-fi technology before Aug 26th.

Win a copy of THE BODY INSTITUTE by Carol Riggs over at Goodreads until Aug 31st.

Professional reviews

Ronald L. Smith’s HOODOO was well regarded by Booklist:

Hoodoo’s first-person narrative, which flows beautifully, has an appealing natural cadence, punctuated with the tagline “if you didn’t know” whenever he describes something that might be unfamiliar to the reader. Through his protagonist, Smith demonstrates an eye for detail and a knack for evocative imagery as well as for telling a riveting story with a dollop of southern gothic appeal.

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s BOOK SCAVENGER has had some lovely press lately, including a starred review from Shelf Awareness, an Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far 2015: Ages 9-12, and is a Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2015.

Several fifteeners share their thoughts and words of wisdom this month on A BOOK AND A CHAT RADIO SHOW.

CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones has a shiny Booklist review:

Meet Clayton Stone: average seventh-grade student, above-average lacrosse player. Set in the moneyed suburbs of Northern Virginia, this book combines family and school drama with Nancy Drew–style precocious sleuthing.” And “. . . most will recognize his conflicts as he tries to incorporate the responsibilities of his new secret life with his responsibilities to his team and friends. Hand to readers who loved Stuart Gibbs’ Spy School series.


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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