YALSA has named the WE ARE NOT FREE audiobook one of their Top Ten 2021 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults! ⭐️ I absolutely adore this audiobook and it’s amazing cast of narrators, including Dan Woren, Scott Keiji Takeda, Ryan Potter, Ali Fumiko, Sophie Oda, Andrew Kishino, Christopher Naoki Lee, Grace Rolek, Erika Ishii, Brittany Ishibashi, Kurt Sanchez Kanazawa, and Terry Kitagawa! 💙 Congratulations to this incredible cast and thank you again for bringing these stories to life!
One week from today, I’ll be participating in BookUp@Home, which connects authors with middle and high school students at over a dozen different sites in New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, Greensboro, NC, and Huntsville, TX! Registration is free and open to students, so register here! The event kicks off on Wednesday, January 20 at 4pm ET/1pm PT—hope to see you there!
Happy holidays to me! 🎄 This is the first time I’ve seen WE ARE NOT FREE with the National Book Award Finalist sticker in person, and it is so beautiful!!! 😭😭😭
Want to know how I wove four storylines into The Reader? Or how I plotted We Are Not Free with fourteen main characters? I’m doing a one-hour workshop on Saturday, January 16 at 1pm PT, and we’re going to be talking about How I Plot with the Hero’s Journey!
📣 This workshop is part of the Try My Process series with Parker Peevyhouse (Strange Exit, The Echo Room), who’s brought in a bunch of guest authors to share and discuss their approaches to writing.
Sign up here for four Saturday workshops in January or get EIGHT workshops for both January AND February! 📣 Hurry--less than two weeks to register! Hope to see you there!
Good morning!!! ☀️ So excited to share that Apple Books chose WE ARE NOT FREE in their Best Books of the Year! Check it out here!
Wow! WE ARE NOT FREE made Book Riot's Best Books of 2020! There are so many amazing reads on this list--so thrilled to be in their company! Check out the full list for tons of great recommendations!
Good morning! WE ARE NOT FREE is one of Amazon's Best Young Adult Books of 2020! 🎉 Check out the full list here!
✨And now... a COVER REVEAL! ✨
A THOUSAND STEPS INTO NIGHT is a Japanese-inspired YA fantasy, featuring a kiss, a curse, a quest, and SO MANY DEMONS! 🌙 👹 Coming to you Feb. 2022!
Design by Celeste Knudsen, illustrations by Kotaro Chiba. 💙
Thanks to the National Book Foundation for the lovely virtual medal ceremony! It’s so beautiful to be able to celebrate right now, and I’m so grateful all the finalists and our loved ones got that chance today! ✨
Next up: Come hang out at Books of Wonder with me, Gavriel Savit, Victoria Jamieson & Candice Iloh TONIGHT at 3pm PT/6pm ET! These are really incredible creators and I’m so excited to get to chat with them! 📚 Register here!
And TOMORROW, tune in at 4pm PT/7pm ET to watch the 71st National Book Awards Ceremony! ✨ Hope you can make it! Watch here!