I’ve got a mini-tour coming up to talk about VOYAGERS: Project Alpha. Check the “APPEARANCES” section of my website for details. As always, I’ll be visiting a ton of schools but I don’t publish that info because the events aren’t open to everybody. Hope to see lots of space cadets this fall!
I love visiting schools. This is the 7th grade at Palm Desert Charter school in Palm Desert, CA. (I also spoke to the 6th and 8th grades separately) I had visited PDCMS a few years back with my first Morpheus Road book so this was my second time around. It’s really wonderful to travel around the country to see that: 1) Kids are kids, no matter where they live. They’re all awesome. 2) There are a lot of smart, engaged readers out there which bodes really well for all of our futures.
Among many other things, I am thankful for you readers who allow me to share my stories with you. Words cannot express how grateful I am.
When the hardback of The Soldiers of Halla was first published in 2009, it was with the classic cover design. At the same time, the U.S. publisher created a new cover design for all of the paperbacks. That meant, in 2010 when the paperback for TSoH was published, it was with the new design only. Since then I’ve gotten lots of angry mail from readers saying that they had the first nine paperbacks of the Pendragon story in the classic design, but could not complete the collection. After hearing that, a lot, I asked the publisher if they would do a limited run of the paperback with the classic design…and they agreed! So here we are, only 4 years late, the Pendragon collection is now officially complete. Today, October 7th, the paperback of The Soldiers of Halla is being published..the way it was meant to be.
On Monday I’ll be hitting the road to tour with Book #2 of The SYLO Chronicles…STORM. Check the APPEARANCES section of this website. Hopefully I’ll be coming to a store near you! Or better yet, visiting your school.
I can’t wait to hear what you all think of the next chapter in the SYLO saga.
My friends at Jeanbooknerd are running a blog tour for STORM and in addition to giving away some signed arcs, the top prize…drumroll please…is a Skype visit with me. Here’s the link.
On Monday, March 3rd at 7pm (EST) I’m going to join in a Twitter chat hosted by my publisher, Penguin. The subject is “thrillers’ and since The SYLO Chronicles is a thriller, I’m in!
Sounds like it’s going to be fun with games and what-not. I believe they are also giving away some books, though I’m not sure of how that’s going to work. The authors are:
Elle Cosimano (Nearly Gone) @ElleCosimano
Jessica Khoury (Origin) @jkbibliophile
Dayna Lorentz (No Easy Way Out) @DaynaLorentz
And me @DJMacHale
Should be fun!
I know it’s way early, but that’s the way publishing works. On February 17th my publisher will be releasing the title and cover artwork for SYLO III. But I want you guys to see it first. So…I’ll reveal all on Wednesday, February 12th. Check back here as well as FB.