So, you might notice my next book, Branded, had a publication date change. It's not coming out tomorrow.
Earlier this Fall, my rockstar editrix Meredith Rich left Bloomsbury's digital imprint, Bloomsbury Spark, for another awesome gig. Branded wasn't quite done yet, which put the book in an odd little limbo. That's one of the quirky things about digital publishing. You can keep editing until a few months before the release date.
She's still editing away, freelancing for Bloomsbury while doing cool things at her new publishing house, but instead of it being released this month, it'll likely come out in May 2017.
I'm patient, I know it'll be out in the world eventually, so this shouldn't reflect poorly on anyone involved. I adore Meredith and the team at Bloomsbury, and I'm excited for Inked's sequel to be in your hands. It'll just be a little longer.
So hang in there! The adventure continues in 2017.
Oh. Oh my. Now this is exciting. In mid-January, I'll be joining a number of awesome authors, including one I work with (I represent Samira Ahmed!), for a special reading in New York City.
Emmy Laybourne, bestselling YA author of books like Monument 14 and Sweet (this was one of my favorite books last year, you guys), hosts this wonderful event in NYC every other month or so, inviting authors to come share personal essays on stage.
It's been a long time since I read a personal essay at a reading. The last time... oh goodness, was First Person Arts in Philadelphia, maybe? Valentine's Day like two years ago? I'm not even sure. Point is, it doesn't happen often, I'm just so thrilled to be invited.