Update: Writer Life

We’re probably long overdue for this. For anyone who’s keeping track, here is a little laundry list of what’s going on for me as an author at the moment:

  • The first book, Nyxia, is currently floating into the hands of readers. It’s up on NetGalley, being distributed at major literary cons (such as the Nebulas!) and getting some love from big name authors (see Jay Kristoff’s thoughts below!).
  • The second book, Untitled For Now Cause Titles Are Hard, is currently in the editorial process. I’ve polished the first 160 pages of around 320, so we’re on a good track! If you loved the first book, the second one is an expansive treat of everything you enjoyed in the original installment.
  • In the UK, we have a cover! You may or may not know that there’s a whole thing about the differences between UK and US covers (https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/heres-how-book-covers-look-in-the-uk-vs-the-us?utm_term=.xxEkRXqRP#.hcjKN21Na)… I’m incredibly fortunate that I have fallen head over heels for both of mine. The reveal of the UK version should be sometime in June!
  • Speaking of reveals, expect an exclusive excerpt of Nyxia sometime in the next few weeks. Readers will get a good look at the competition Babel has planned for Emmett and the other contestants.
  • When the book releases in the fall, I’m already planning to visit Cary, Apex, Apex Friendship, and Green Hope High School. On the actual release date, September 12th, we’re likely to have a launch party at the Barnes and Noble in Cary. I’d love to see you there if you’re in the area!
  • If you’re an audio book fan, we’ve got a great pair on the job. Sullivan Jones will voice Emmett’s chapters, and Dominic Hoffman (who was on Grey’s Anatomy) will voice the lone chapter from Marcus Defoe. They’re both perfect fits and I couldn’t be more thrilled (http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/narrator/2153293/sullivan-jones/)
  • Don’t forget the book will also be released in Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, and French. If that’s your preferred language, or you happen to be living in Mexico, Poland, Brazil, or France… keep an eye out for those alternative versions!

That’s it for now! Excited to bring more announcements and fun info about the book and life to you soon!

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