Win The Magic Thief: Home! (contest over)


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I’m giving away a signed ARC (early reviewer copy) of The Magic Thief: Home to one lucky reader (open to all countries).  All you have to do to enter is comment and tell me which Magic Thief character is your favorite, and why.  In a week (Monday, June 15), I’ll choose a winner.  Easy!

The actual book will be published on September 16th.  You can pre-order a copy at your local independent bookstore, or if you want a hardcover copy signed by me, contact Shawna at

If you’re a member of Goodreads, you can also enter there to win one of two copies of the book.

Good luck!!

Posted in Contests,The Magic Thief on 06/09/2014 at 2:47 pm  |  71 Comments

Magic Thief: Home COVER!!!!

If you’ve visited my blog before, you might remember a post that I wrote asking for predictions about what color the cover of the fourth Magic Thief book would be.  Purple?  Sooty gray?  Black?  Bright yellow?

Well, now’s your chance to find out!  Today I’m excited to show you the cover of The Magic Thief: Home, the fourth book in the Magic Thief trilogy, coming in September from HarperCollins Children’s Books.  Thanks so much to the lovely Charlotte for hosting the cover on her blog!! Included in the post are some sneak peeks of interior artwork by Antonio Javier Caparo.

To see the cover CLICK HERE!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on 02/12/2014 at 1:43 pm  |  12 Comments

If the Shoe Fits … (my YA books!)

I’m thrilled to announce that Harper Teen will publish two young adult books by me–and even happier that I get to continue working with my wonderful editor, Toni Markiet.

The first YA is titled Ash & Bramble, and it’s not so much a retold fairytale as an exploded one in which a happily-ever-after is the worst possible ending.   It’s got smooching in it.  The publication date is in May 2015.

This is the book that I wrote in a wild five-week frenzy last year while moving to a new house, the book formerly known as Chrome Weasels.  Which really isn’t a good title for a book with no chrome in it.  Or weasels, for that matter.  I did add a goat, however.

Here’s the Pinterest page for the book.  It’s hard to find pictures of people who look like the characters, because I don’t think of my characters as looking like famous people, but these are as close as I could come for Pin/Pen, Shoe, and Cor.

The second YA book is to-be-determined and will be out in 2016.



Posted in News on 01/27/2014 at 9:26 pm  |  19 Comments