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Richmond, VA – BBGB Books

Not sure what the time of the store event is yet.  I’ll update when I get it.  Here’s the link:

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Thanksgiving – 2014

Among many other things, I am thankful for you readers who allow me to share my stories with you.  Words cannot express how grateful I am.

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The Pendragon Adventure – Finally complete!

When the hardback of The Soldiers of Halla was first published in 2009, it was with the classic cover design. At the same time, the U.S. publisher created a new cover design for all of the paperbacks. That meant, in 2010 when the paperback for TSoH was published, it was with the new design only. Since then I’ve gotten lots of angry mail from readers saying that they had the first nine paperbacks of the Pendragon story in the classic design, but could not complete the collection. After hearing that, a lot, I asked the publisher if they would do a limited run of the paperback with the classic design…and they agreed! So here we are, only 4 years late, the Pendragon collection is now officially complete. Today, October 7th, the paperback of The Soldiers of Halla is being published..the way it was meant to be.

Hobey ho!

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On Monday I’ll be hitting the road to tour with Book #2 of The SYLO Chronicles…STORM.  Check the APPEARANCES section of this website.  Hopefully I’ll be coming to a store near you!  Or better yet, visiting your school.

I can’t wait to hear what you all think of the next chapter in the SYLO saga.

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Blog Tour – SKYPE / Book giveaway

My friends at Jeanbooknerd are running a blog tour for STORM and in addition to giving away some signed arcs, the top prize…drumroll please…is a Skype visit with me.  Here’s the link.

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Twitter chat on March 3rd

On Monday, March 3rd at 7pm (EST) I’m going to join in a Twitter chat hosted by my publisher, Penguin.  The subject is “thrillers’ and since The SYLO Chronicles is a thriller, I’m in!

Sounds like it’s going to be fun with games and what-not.  I believe they are also giving away some books, though I’m not sure of how that’s going to work.  The authors are:

Elle Cosimano (Nearly Gone) @ElleCosimano

Jessica Khoury (Origin) @jkbibliophile

Dayna Lorentz (No Easy Way Out) @DaynaLorentz

And me @DJMacHale

@PenguinTeen; #YAThriller

Should be fun!

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The SYLO Chronicles #3

I know it’s way early, but that’s the way publishing works. On February 17th my publisher will be releasing the title and cover artwork for SYLO III. But I want you guys to see it first. So…I’ll reveal all on Wednesday, February 12th. Check back here as well as FB.

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The SYLO Chronicles #3

Here we go.  With a little over a month to go before the publication of The SYLO Chronicles #2: STORM, here is the cover for the final chapter in The SYLO Chronicles.  Publication is set for November 2014.

Strike Final

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Guys Read – Other Worlds

I’ve been remiss in not posting about this awesome book. Hopefully you’re familiar with Jon Scieszka’s terrific “Guys Read” series. I was asked to contribute a short story to this volume and I’m happy to say that the entire collection is great. I’ve been reading them together with my daughter and she loves them, which proves Girls Read too…but everybody knew that already. And how often do you get the chance to be included in a collection with Ray Bradbury? Check it out.

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STORM – Tour information

We’re putting together the tour for STORM that will be in March.  As I did with SYLO, I’m putting it out there to you guys to give me suggestions on the places you would like me to visit.  That helped a lot in planning the last tour so I’m hoping you guys will come through again.  Note:  I probably won’t be going back to the stores/cities that I visited on the last tour…it’s too soon!  We’ll have to wait for SYLO III for that.

So, send me your ideas.  If I get a number of responses about any one place, it might just get on the schedule!

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