Thursday, December 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.... 

Rachele Alpine's book CANARY is avaliable for pre-order from Amazon.

Chelsea Pitcher got her first pass passages for THE S-WORD and blogged about it!

Kara Taylor has sold two more books in her PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL series!

Emily Murdoch's book IF YOU FIND ME has sold in Taiwan!

Chelsey Flood received two blurbs for INFINITE SKY. 
The first from Simmone Howell, author of Everything Beautiful and Notes from the Teenage Underground:
"Infinite Sky is beautiful. It made me cry on the train! I love how the place and the 'natural world' is like a character and how it reads contemporary and classic at the same time. I love the romance - how it's more than a romance, really, and not at all sentimental or typical."

The second from Keith Gray, award-winning author of Creepers and Ostrich Boys:
"I think a lot of people are going to be surprised that it's a debut novel from someone in their 20s - most of us writers probably need twice as many years and at least half a dozen books to get that good… So I hope it does brilliantly. I'll definitely be including it in my YA roundup for the Scotsman in the new year. Thanks again for sending it through and introducing me to a fantastic new author."

Liz Fichera's book HOOKED is now available for pre-order wherever books are sold. And there is currently a Goodreads giveaway for 20 copies that runs until December 26, 2012.

April Tuchokle received a blurb for BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA from Melissa Marr:
"Lavishly rendered, darkly romantic, and beautifully unsettling—Tucholke's debut isn't a book you'll soon forget."

Sarah Skilton sold her 2nd novel, a YA mystery called HIGH AND DRY, to Abrams/Amulet books. 

Emma Pass and Chelsey Flood had their books featured in a post on Fluttering Butterflies called 'Most Anticipated UKYA Books in 2013'… they're on a list with Meg Rosoff and a whole load of other amazing UK YA authors!!

Caroline Carlson announced that foreign rights to MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT and its sequels have sold to Kerle Verlag in Germany and Bayard in France.

Imogen Howson's book LINKED is up for pre-order on Amazon!

Tamara Will Wissinger announced that the Junior Library Guild selected her book GONE FISHING A Novel In Verse for their Spring 2013 catalog.

Eve Silver announced that RUSH has sold to Germany and Israel, as well as complex Chinese rights.

Amy Christine Parker's book THE SILO is now GATED and a release date: August 27, 2013 and am up for pre-order on Amazon.

Maurene Goo's book SINCE YOU ASKED is avaliable for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Erica Lorraine announced that USES FOR BOYS has received its third starred trade review, after Kirkus and Booklist, from Publishers Weekly.

Cat Winters's IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS sold to Scolar Kiado in Hungary.

Mindy Raf's new webpage is completed and she's having an ARC giveaway contest!

Amy Tintera announced that Fox 2000 hired screenwriter Lindsay Devlin to adapt Amy Tintera's YA sci-fi novel, REBOOT (HarperTeen, May 2013), into a screenplay.

Emily Murdoch's book IF YOU FIND ME received a starred review from Booklist.

K.A. Baron's cover was revealed for 45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS):

Stephanie Kuehn's cover was revealed for CHARM & STRANGE:

Lenore Jennewein cover was revealed for her picture book:

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. 13 has always been lucky for me. Sounds like it is for y'all, too. Congrats. Keep on rockin'!

  2. Wow, I kept scrolling down, an there was just more good news on top of good news! Congrats to you all!