Sales, Sleepy Hollow, and Celebrity Crushes

Annie's doing great, by the way.

Annie's doing great, by the way.

Today is Small Business Saturday, and in celebration my publisher Lee & Low Books is giving away books for 35% off. The sale ends December 2nd, so do your Christmas book shopping now!

In case you missed it, here are some other things I've written recently:

Merry Thanksgivukkah!

Kindle Sale! Limited Time Only

Book lovers rejoice: A bunch of the Tu Books (my publisher) e-books are on sale today. But not for long, so if you have any interest in reading these fantastic stories, pick them up now. Here's a breakdown:

CAT GIRL'S DAY OFF (Kimberly Pauley): Girl can talk to cats. Funny-ness ensues! $1.99

KILLER OF ENEMIES (Joseph Bruchac): Apache. Steampunk. I don't even need to sell this one. The premise is impossible to resist. $3.99

TANKBORN (Karen Sandler): Hard sci-fi dystopia about kids who are born from tanks. Super-exciting! $3.82

VODNÍK (Bryce Moore): Family moves boy to Slovakia. Suddenly boy can see monsters. Fun and clever. $1.99

And if you're big on diversity in YA lit, these books will scratch that itch for you, too. Tell your friends about the sale soon, because it's not going to last. The books are available at the Kindle Store, iTunes, and Google Play.

And if you're too cheap to spend two bucks on an amazing book (I get it; I am also a cheapskate), my publisher is also giving away three copies of HAMMER OF WITCHES for free . Zero dollars. And they're signed. By me, in case that wasn't clear.

Enjoy! Read and be well! 

Of Book Birthdays and Blogging

What a week! In case you missed it, yesterday was the official book birthday for HAMMER OF WITCHES. (Noisemaker sound!) You can now pick up the hardcover and the audiobook version from Audible. I'm incredibly excited about the audiobook, because the narrator, Jeff Woodman, is fantastic. The HAMMER OF WITCHES e-book is coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

To celebrate the exciting occasion of my debut book's birth, I've been hopping around various blogs:

And there have already been some great reviews of the book you might want to take a look at:

  • Tanita at Finding Wonderland wrote an amazingly in-depth review focusing on my boy Baltasar's witty personality (and my uber-Polish last name!).
  • At Rich in Color, the super-sweet Crystal wrote about all of the myths and fairytales swirling through HAMMER OF WITCHES.
  • If you want to add to the conversations on Amazon and Goodreads, I encourage you to write your own review of HAMMER OF WITCHES, as well as any other books you've read lately. We writers live on reviews!

Not only was yesterday the book birthday of HAMMER OF WITCHES, but it was also the book birthday of my fab Tu Books buddy Karen Sandler's AWAKENING, the second book in the TANKBORN trilogy. This dystopian sci-fi series is super-duper cool and I hope you check it out! Here's what it's about:


Once a Chadi sector GEN girl terrified of her first Assignment, Kayla is now a member of the Kinship, a secret organization of GENs, lowborns, and trueborns. Kayla travels on Kinship business, collecting information to further the cause of GEN freedom.

Despite Kayla’s relative freedom, she is still a slave to the trueborn ruling class. She rarely sees trueborn Devak, and any relationship between them is still strictly forbidden.

Kayla longs to be truly free, but other priorities have gotten in the way. A paradoxically deadly new virus has swept through GEN sectors—a disease only GENs catch. And GEN warrens and warehouses are being bombed, with only a scrawled clue: F.H.E. Freedom, Humanity, Equality.

With the virus and the bombings decimating the GEN community, freedom and love are put on the back burner as Kayla and her friends find a way to stop the killing . . . before it’s too late.

You can buy TANKBORN, AWAKENING, and HAMMER OF WITCHES now from Tu Books/Lee & Low!