Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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....

Liz Coley's PRETTY GIRL-13 just launched in France and the UK in February and is set for US release on March 19. The book trailer is up on youtube. 

C J Flood's INFINITE SKY will be made into an audio book.

Sarah Skilton's BRUISED was included in PW's list of "Best New Books for the Week of March 4th."   Check it out here.

Kelly Fiore sold another book:
TASTE TEST author Kelly Fiore's JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES, about two girls intent on recreating romantic scenarios from famous romantic comedies, again to Mary Kate Castellani at Walker Books for Young Readers/Bloomsbury USA by Hannah Brown Gordon at Foundry Literary + Media for Spring 2014 publication.

AFTER EDEN by Helen Douglas has a US release date - Nov 5th, 2013

Caroline Carlson's THE VERY NEARLY HONORABLE LEAGUE OF PIRATES: MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT has been selected as a BEA Middle Grade Editors Buzz book. Check it out here!

BRIANNA ON THE BRINK, a contemporary YA novel by Nicole McInnes, is set to release on March 15!

German rights to Ashley Elston's THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING sold to Mixtvision.

Lydia Kang's CONTROL will have a book 2!
From Publisher's Marketplace:
Lydia Kang's CATALYST, sequel to CONTROL in which a teen girl in 2151 is forced to align herself with her worst enemies in a safe house that's anything but safe, to Kathy Dawson at Kathy Dawson Books, in a good deal, for publication in Fall 2014, by Eric Myers at The Spieler Agency (World).

INSOMNIA by J.R. Johannson got a new blurb:

"This book plunges you into the waking nightmare of one extraordinary insomniac's life. A riveting story of terror and despair that will keep you up long past your bedtime." -- JENNIFER BOSWORTH, author of Struck

Alison Cherry's RED has two new blurbs:

“Smart, funny, and full of Awesome Ladies Behaving Awesomely, Alison Cherry's RED is everything I look for in a book. It will make you laugh, it will make you think, and it will make you book an appointment with your colorist immediately." 
—Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of the HEX HALL series

“Clever, wickedly funny and with so much heart.”
—Melina Marchetta, author of the Printz-award winning JELLICOE ROAD 

Emma Trevayne's MG debut, Gearwing, sold in a 2-book deal, at auction, to Zareen Jaffery at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Brazilian rights sold in a 2-book deal, in a pre-empt, to Companhia das Letras.

Sarah Skilton's BRUISED came out March 5th.

Liesl Shurtliff's RUMP: THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN is on the Spring 2013 Kids'Indie Next List!

Justina Ireland's second book, PROMISE OF SHADOWS will be released March 11, 2014!

IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters has a book trailer:

Amanda Sun revealed the back cover of her book INK:

And we've had some amazing cover reveals!

Woo-hoo, Lucky 13s!
Rachele Alpine's young adult comtemporary novel CANARY will be published in August of 2013 by Medallion Press.

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  1. Such great news! Congrats everyone!

  2. So awesome to see what's going on with everybody!

  3. Go, Luckies! And thank you, Rachele, for putting together this awesome list. :-)