Deals: The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis Acquired by Sky Pony Press

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Oh, this post feels so good. My first agented Young Adult book sold, and has been picked up by Sky Pony Press, the children’s imprint of Sky Horse Publishing. Here are the details from Publisher’s Marketplace…

Dave Connis’s debut, THE TEMPTATION OF ADAM, pitched as DON JON meets THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and PAPER TOWNS, in which a sixteen-year-old boy struggles to beat a porn addiction with the help of his family, new friends, and a fellow addict, to Nicole Frail at Sky Pony Press, for publication in Fall 2017, by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency (World).

When Dave’s manuscript appeared in my agency inbox, I read and devoured it immediately. I laughed, I cried, I gushed about the book to any of my bookish friends who would listen. I cried while explaining it to my wife (which basically means you’ve got a deal with me). After a long phone call (when we realized we were probably going to be best friends), I picked up Dave as a P.S. Literary client. Read more

Events: Where to Find Me Through the Fall

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Oh. My. Goodness.

Summer is wrapping up, and Fall is looking to be a pretty hectic season when it comes to book-type-events. And I seriously can’t wait to be out and about, hearing about new books and meeting awesome authors. I feel like I’m traveling more in the next three months than I have in the past full year, and it is super exciting.

Here’s where you can find me, September through November. Book events galore. Read more

This Week in Recommended Reading: 8/17

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Every week, I give away free books to my students at Peirce College, where I teach freshman composition. I pick these books up for $1 or so at used bookshops, flea markets, sidewalk sales and the like, in an attempt to find fun books my students will enjoy. To try and inspire them to read more. 

For a little more info on why I do this, check out the first post here.

Here are the books I gave away on August 17th, and why: Read more

The Geek’s Guide to Dating: Two More Language Deals!

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Hey, fun news!

The Geek’s Guide to Dating has sold into two more languages! Czech and Turkish!

The Turkish translation will be coming out with Marti Publishing, while the Czech edition will be out with Albatros. I’ll be sure to share the covers of those editions when they pop up! Here’s hoping they do something awesome with it and Juan Carlos Solon’s beautiful pixel art

The French (Bragelonne), Portuguese (Gente Editora), and German (DuMont) editions are already out in the world. Now we’re just waiting on these two new ones, as well as the editions in Croatian (Profil Knjiga) and Chinese (Shanghai Dook). That’s seven languages! Ah!

Exciting times, geeks! Thanks for continuing to support this lil’ book! And a huge thank you to Kate over at Quirk Books! I wish you had a Twitter so I could embarrass you on social media. You’re awesome at what you do!