Thursday, September 13, 2012

The 13th Day: Super-Awesome-Bomb-Diggity News

Some people may think that the number 13 is unlucky, but not those of us at The Lucky 13s!

In fact, we're celebrating the 13th day of each month by featuring all the fabulous stuff that's been happening to The Lucky 13s.

Please raise a glass to our super-awesome-bomb-diggity news.... 

Melanie Crowder got some amazing blurbs for her book PARCHED:

"Brutally beautiful, this is a story of courage and heart."
-Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner

"A thrilling, imaginative soul quencher. Crowder's stunning debut is sure to become a modern classic."
-Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor winner

"Spare, unflinching, and beautifully written, this novel walks the line between magic and reality."
-Franny Billingsley, National Book Award finalist

Elisabeth Dahl's humor poem "I Hate to Ask" - a satire of social media - won honorable mention in the 2012 Wergle Flomp poetry competition.  

Lydia Kang has a new website!

C.J. Flood's book INFINITE SKY has a release date...February 14, 2013!

Emily Murdoch sold the audio rights to IF YOU FIND ME at auction to Blackstone!

Kara Taylor's book PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL has a release date...August 13, 2013!

Peggy Eddleman's THROUGH THE BOMB'S BREATH has a release date...September 24, 2013!

Mindee Arnet sold audio-rights for THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR to in a three book deal.  She also sold German rights to THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR to Heyne in a two book deal at auction!

And we have lots of wonderful cover reveals!

Rachele Alpine's CANARY:  

Melanie Crowder's PARACHED:


Jennifer McGowan's MAID OF SECRETS:

Justina Ireland's VENGEANCE BOUND:

Woo-hoo, Lucky 13s!

Rachele Alpine is represented by Dystel and Goderich and her young adult comtemporary novel CANARY will be published in August of 2013 by Medallion Press.

She blogs, or you can find her on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.


  1. I love the 13th day...Great news, great covers, great everything. :)

  2. Fantastic news all around! I especially love the expression on the model of Jennifer McGowan's cover--so feisty!

  3. Loving all this good news - go, Luckies!!


  4. Yayyyy!! This is so awesome!! Beautiful blurbs, a Valentine's release date, those gorgeous covers, and MORE!!! You Luckies rock!!! Congratulations!!