Cross Fire is an Oregon Book Award Finalist

I’m happy to share the news that Cross Fire is a finalist for the 2019 Oregon Book Award in the YA category, alongside The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, Books Smarts & Tender Hearts by Shelley Pearson, and This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. Congratulations to all the finalists! This is my third Oregon Book Award nomination (Zeroboxer and Exo were nominees in 2016 and 2018 respectively). The full announcement and more details can be found on the Literary Arts website.

Cover Reveal for JADE WAR

Jade War has a big, bold cover designed by Lisa Marie Pampilio, and those tag lines give me shivers of anticipation. I’ve turned in the manuscript to my editor at Orbit, so look for Book 2 of the Green Bone Saga in summer 2019! More info here on the Orbit Books blog.

 

Tour Dates for CROSS FIRE

I’m going to be part of two stops on Scholastic’s Find Your Story Tour this October, along with Scott Westerfeld, Ally Carter, Elliot Schrefer, Kody Keplinger, Justina Chen, and Sarah Darer Littman. You can find me in San Francisco at Towne Center Books on Oct 22, or in San Diego at Mysterious Galaxy on Oct 23.

Exo is an Oregon Spirit Award Honor Book

Exo has been named an Honor Book in the Young Adult category of the Oregon Spirit Book Award for 2017 by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. Congratulations to winner Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil) and fellow honoree Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer). This is the second time the OCTE has recognized my work (Zeroboxer won in 2015), and I’m extremely thankful to have the valuable support of state English teachers.

Aurora and Sunburst Award Nominations

The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association has announced the 2018 ballot for the Aurora Awards and my work is thrice nominated. Jade City is a finalist for Best Novel, Exo is a finalist for Best YA Novel, and “Old Souls” is up for Best Short Fiction. The Aurora Awards will be voted on by members of the CSFFA and will be presented at VCON 42 in Richmond, BC, Oct 5-7, 2018.

The longlist for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic was also announced, and Jade City and Exo are both finalists in their respective categories.

I’m thrilled and honored to have my work recognized in Canada.

Cross Fire Release

Cross Fire is out in the world! I’m extremely proud of how the sequel to Exo turned out, and hope that readers enjoy following Donovan’s story. Here’s a roundup of some recent interviews and posts related to the launch.