22 January 2015

A Sad Announcement

I got some sad news yesterday. My publisher, EgmontUSA, will be closing at the end of the month.

Unfortunately, this means that my new novel, Charmed Deception, will not be coming out this fall. For now, The False Princess will continue to be distributed, though I’m not yet sure about the associated e-short, “A Royal Birthday.”

I’m really sad about this. I was so, so excited to think about sharing Charmed Deception with readers in a few months. I worked really hard on this novel and think it’s something that readers who love The False Princess will embrace.

And I’m doubly sad to be losing the family that I had at EgmontUSA. The people there championed me and my books—especially my editor, Regina Griffin. Seriously, she worked so hard for Charmed Deception—from getting it accepted to helping it become a better novel through tough revising suggestions—and the idea of not having her in my corner is a huge blow.

HOWEVER. I’m keeping my head up and trying to keep from Turbo-brooding. My agent and I are going to start looking for a new home for Charmed Deception right away—we already have some good ideas on this front. And I’m going to keep working on the unrelated novel I’ve been writing.

I want to send out a huge thanks to everyone who has been supportive of The False Princess and of me as an author. I feel certain that this isn’t an end, but just a pause. I’m not someone who accepts change easily, but I’m going to embrace the possibilities that this change can bring.

For now, that involves putting some tea on, opening up a still-officially-untitled book file, and doing the thing I do best: writing.

5 December 2014

New Book Coming Out, or I Finally Get to Tell Everyone! 

So I’ve been sitting on some exciting news for a while, and today’s the day I finally get to share it. I’m super excited and kind of nervous and so I’m just going spill it quickly.

I have a new book coming out! 

*grins wildly*

*flops over in excitement*

Charmed Deception will be published by Egmont USA on October 27th, 2015. Here’s the cover copy:

Sable Wildcross, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a powerful wizard, chafes against the restrictions that keep a highborn lady in her place, limiting her life to one of tea parties and balls. She wants more, but she hardly even knows what more means in her country, where women are not allowed to use magic on pain of imprisonment or death. The only real problem Sable has ever faced is her health: to protect her weak heart she must never remove a necklace her father has charmed to protect her.

Late one night, Sable sees a ghostly figure—a beautiful, transparent girl her own age. Who is this girl—what is this girl? And how can she know something about Sable that Sable herself does not even know—news that will change everything Sable has been raised to believe about herself and her world?

Charmed Deception is a new YA fantasy novel in a new world, and contains scenes of

  • Magic
  • Masked figures
  • Kissing
  • Near kissing
  • Clandestine nighttime meetings
  • Secrets
  • Supercilious barons
  • More secrets
  • Ballroom flirtations
  • Danger
  • The flaunting of social conventions
  • Hidden identities
  • Did I mention magic and kissing and more danger?

I’m really, really excited about this new book and these new characters. I’ll be posting more information about Charmed Deception, teasers from the book, and info about ARC giveaways in the months until publication, both here and on my Tumblr and Twitter, so keep checking back!