Saturday, October 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.... 

Elisabeth Dahl was profiled in the September/October STYLE magazine as one of five Baltimore-based authors of children's lit, including Laura Amy Schlitz (winner of the 2008 Newbery).  Read about it here!

Debra Driza sold MILA 2.0 books 1 and 2 to Harper Collins UK!

Cat Winters launched a new website for YA and MG historical fiction with eight other authors including Luckies Claire M. Caterer, Laura Golden, Elizabeth May, and Jennifer McGowan. Check it out here!

Lenore Appelhans got some great blurbs for LEVEL 2:

“A gripping debut! This utterly unique take on the afterlife poses fascinating questions . . . I can't wait to read the rest of the series to find out the answers!”—Megan McCafferty, New York Times bestselling author of Bumped and Thumped

“Appelhans brings the afterlife to a whole new level. . . . A high-voltage thrill ride through love, death, and memory that will leave you breathless.”—Jess Rothenberg, author of The Catastrophic History of You and Me

“Absolutely gripping. My heart pounded on nearly every page. You won't be able to put it down.”—Mary E. Pearson, award-winning author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles

PenguinTeen has released a sampler of five spring 2013 titles, including new books by Gayle Forman and Maureen Johnson.  Also included are the first two chapters of Lindsay Ribar's book, THE ART OF WISHING.  You can download the sampler here!

Elle Cosmano's book DEAD BLUE is now NEARLY GONE, and will be an inaugural release for the new Kathy Dawson Books imprint of Penguin in Winter 2014.

If you are a blogger/book reviewer/libririan and interested in requesting an ARC of Emma Pass' book ACID, you can request one here!

Ryan Graudin's book LUMINANCE HOUR is now called ALL THAT GLOWS!

Helen Douglas' book EDEN is now called AFTER EDEN!  It will be released on July 4 and you can pre-order it here!

Emma Pass has sold US rights to ACID to Michelle Poploff at Delacorte and it will be released in 2014!

Sarah Skilton has a release date for BRUISED: March 1, 2013!

And we've had some wonderful cover releases this month!

Sarah Skilton's BRUISED:

Allison Cherry's RED:


Elisabeth Dahl's GENIE WISHES:

Teddy Steinkellner's TRASH CAN DAYS:

Tamera Will Wissinger's GONE FISHING:

Amanda Sun's book INK:

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.

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  1. I love seeing all this good news - makes my day!

  2. I forgot to check out this post on Saturday. Thanks so much for including my news, Rachele!