Friday, July 12, 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.... 

K.A. Barson's 45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS) released July 11 from Viking/Penguin.

Erin Richard's VIGILANTE NIGHTS releases July 18 from Merit Press/F+W Media.

THESE BROKEN STARS by Aussie Lucky Amie Kaufman and her co-author Meagan Spooner will be published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin.

Melanie Crowder's PARCHED and Ari Goelman's THE PATH OF NAMES were awarded silver medals by the Parents' Choice Awards.

Melanie Crowder has also sold two new novels:
AUDACITY, a novel in verse about labor activist Clara Lemlich, who was instrumental in reforming working conditions for women in the early 1900s, to Liza Kaplan at Philomel, in a preempt, in a two-book deal, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World).

PARCHED author Melanie Crowder’s untitled follow-up novel, a moody tale with a twist of magic following a girl, an angry water spirit, and a debt long overdue, again to Reka Simonsen at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (NA)."

Amanda Sun's INK releases June 25th from Harlequin TEEN, July 1 from Harlequin TEEN Australia, and July 5th in the UK from Mira Ink.

C J Flood's INFINITE SKY releases in paperback in the UK and in Australia this month. Also it has been nominated for a People's Book Award!  INFINITE SKY also sold in America to Namrata Tripathi at Atheneum Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing.  Read about it here.

Lydia Kang's CONTROL receives another outstanding blurb:
"Surprising twists, tender romance, and a fierce, smart protagonist make for a winning formula in Kang's debut. CONTROL is tautly woven and breathlessly delivered—a thrilling read!” 
-Jessica Khoury, author of Origin

Caroline Carlson has a new author website; you can visit her at

Jennifer Ann Mann's next two books in the upcoming Fall 2013 Sunny Sweet series, SUNNY SWEET CAN SO GET LOST and SUNNY SWEET IS SO NOT SPOOKY, which continue to follow a girl as she gets herself out of the hijinks caused by her evil-genius little sister, the notorious Sunny Sweet, again to Caroline Abbey at Bloomsbury Children's, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).

MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT by Caroline Carlson received a great blurb from Soman Chainani, bestselling author of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL:
“A whimsical, swashbuckling romp into a deeply imaginative world; Carlson's novel is as plucky and clever as its heroine.” 

MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT is also a Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2013!

Brandy Colbert revealed the cover, summary, and release date for POINTE on YA Highway.

Elle Cosimano revealed the cover, summary, and release date for NEARLY GONE on YA Central.

Melissa Landers's ALIENATED has received two new blurbs:
"Smart, funny, and epic. I'm now impatiently awaiting contact from planet L'eihr." 
-Julie Cross, bestselling author of TEMPEST

"Intergalactic exchange students? Yes, please! I fell in love with this story and couldn't put it down."
-Jodi Meadows, author of INCARNATE

Emma Pass' ACID's US release date has been moved up to 11th March 2014, and it's going to be a hardcover. It's available for preorder on now.  Also, English language audio rights just sold to The Listening Library.

Demitria Lunetta's IN THE AFTER was selected by Amazon as one of the Best Teen and Young Adult Books of July.

April Tucholke's BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA got a starred review by School Library Journal.  Read the review here.

J.R. Johansson's INSOMNIA sold to Fonix in Hungary and Sharpe Point in Taiwan.

Spotted by Laura Golden at ALA: THE FLAME IN THE MIST audiobook with a star from School Library Journal.

And here is 12 year old Edie Ba Dee Dee raving about THE FLAME IN THE MIST:

Rachele Alpine released the trailer for CANARY:

And some wonderful covers were released!!!!

Woo-hoo, Lucky 13s! 

Rachele Alpine's 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 her website.

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