Thursday, September 12, 2013

THANK YOU for making The Unwanteds a New York Times Bestselling Series!!

Great news, Unwanteds fans! We had a tremendous first week thanks to all of you going out and getting your copies of The Unwanteds: Island of Fire. You did so well that you propelled the series right on to the New York Times Bestselling Series list! That is AMAZING, because that list is very hard to crack.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

If you are a teacher, librarian, home schooler, book clubber, or megafan, you might find this Unwanteds Series Curriculum Guide to be fun and helpful. It's a terrific resource written by former librarian and 2002 Chair of the Newbery Award Committee, and it aligns with Common Core standards. Download and pass it around all you like.
Let's keep the momentum going! If you haven't had a chance to purchase Island of Fire or the first two books (The Unwanteds and The Unwanteds: Island of Silence), now's a great time to do it. And if you are eagerly awaiting book 4 (coming Sept 2014), why not let your friends know about the series so they can catch up? Just tell them it's about a world where children who are caught being creative get sent to their deaths. Or mention what Kirkus Reviews called it: "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter."

Thank you again for your love and support. I love my job, and I wouldn't be able to do it without the wonderful support of readers like you. You make me want to write more books!

Monday, September 02, 2013


I hope you enjoy this third book in the series. Thank you so much for your support! I wouldn't be able to do this job without you. <3 br="">

If you happen to be in or near the following cities, I hope you'll come see me!

9/3 4pm, Octavia Books, New Orleans (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/4 5pm, Lemuria Books, Jackson MS (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/5 6pm, Square Books, Oxford MS (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/7 1pm, Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN (with Margaret Peterson Haddix)

9/10 Alamosa Books, Albuquerque, NM, 7pm

Sept 20, 2013
Hampton Roads Writers Conference
Keynote Speaker
Virginia Beach, VA

Sept 22, 2013
National Book Festival
Washington, DC

Sept 28, 2013
Austin Teen Book Festival

Saturday, October 19
Less Than Three <3 a="" anti-bullying="" conference="">
St. Louis, MO

Wed, Oct 23, time TBA
Mostly Books
Tucson, AZ

Sat, Oct 26, time TBA
Changing Hands BANG signing
Tempe, AZ