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School visits

 

 

 

 

PDCMS

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.

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STORM…launch!

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.

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Blog Tour – SKYPE / Book giveaway

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.

http://www.booknerdtours.com/2014/trailer-blast-storm-by-d-j-machale.html

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Twitter chat on March 3rd

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

@PenguinTeen; #YAThriller

Should be fun!

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The SYLO Chronicles #3

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.

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The SYLO Chronicles #3

Here we go.  With a little over a month to go before the publication of The SYLO Chronicles #2: STORM, here is the cover for the final chapter in The SYLO Chronicles.  Publication is set for November 2014.

Strike Final

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Guys Read – Other Worlds

I’ve been remiss in not posting about this awesome book. Hopefully you’re familiar with Jon Scieszka’s terrific “Guys Read” series. I was asked to contribute a short story to this volume and I’m happy to say that the entire collection is great. I’ve been reading them together with my daughter and she loves them, which proves Girls Read too…but everybody knew that already. And how often do you get the chance to be included in a collection with Ray Bradbury? Check it out.

GuysRead4 hc c

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STORM – Tour information

We’re putting together the tour for STORM that will be in March.  As I did with SYLO, I’m putting it out there to you guys to give me suggestions on the places you would like me to visit.  That helped a lot in planning the last tour so I’m hoping you guys will come through again.  Note:  I probably won’t be going back to the stores/cities that I visited on the last tour…it’s too soon!  We’ll have to wait for SYLO III for that.

So, send me your ideas.  If I get a number of responses about any one place, it might just get on the schedule!

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Launch (On the SYLO tour)

Getting ready to hit the road (or the airport) to begin the SYLO tour.

I’m pretty psyched because I set a deadline for myself to hit before I started traveling, and that was to complete the first (rough) draft of SYLO III, and I did it.  I typed the words “THE END” today.  Of course, there’s still a boatload of work to be done before I even turn it into my publisher in November, but it’s a good feeling to know that it’s all been roughed out and now I can set the Wayback Machine and concentrate on talking about SYLO.  (Or SYLO I)

The first stop will be in Madison Connecticut on the 16th.  I’ll be speaking at some schools in the morning and then visiting the great R.J. Julia store in the afternoon.  (Check the appearance schedule for details)  The last time I was at that store was with The Soldiers of Halla, so that was a few years (and book series) ago.

I hope to see many of you on the tour.  If I’m not getting near you, maybe we can correct that in March during the STORM tour.

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SYLO Tour update – September 11th

A few little changes to the schedule.

I’ve added the link to the Perrot Library in Old Greenwich, CT.

Also, there will NOT be a public event at Lake Forest Books in Lake Forest, IL.  I’ll only be visiting schools that day.  Sorry!

http://djmachalebooks.com/appearances/

 

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