Meagan Spooner
Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

2017-11-06T11:42:38-05:00

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!
"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

2017-11-06T11:44:34-05:00

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."
One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

2017-11-06T11:48:19-05:00

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!
With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

2017-11-06T12:09:41-05:00

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.
Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

2017-11-06T12:13:28-05:00

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.
Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

2017-11-27T09:17:02-05:00

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.
With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.

Booklist (Starred Review)

2017-11-27T10:01:57-05:00

Booklist (Starred Review)

With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.
This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.

VOYA

2017-11-27T10:05:07-05:00

VOYA

This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.
Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.

VOYA Magazine, starred review

2017-11-27T10:27:43-05:00

VOYA Magazine, starred review

Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.
An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?

Children's Literature

2017-11-27T10:29:04-05:00

Children's Literature

An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?
A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.


Marie Lu

2017-11-27T15:17:04-05:00

Marie Lu

A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.
Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

VOYA

2017-11-27T15:18:24-05:00

VOYA

Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

Updates, travels, and various odds and ends

Well, sorry for the radio silence from this corner of the internet! As some of you may know from my twitter feed, I’ve been traveling around with co-author extraordinaire Amie. (She just got her plane back to her side of the globe yesterday. I’m pretty inconsolable.)

We caught up with our agents at Adams Literary in Charlotte, then headed to Asheville where we met up with the local author ladies there for dinner and chocolate and discussions of serial killers (thanks for the nightmares, Steph). I managed to get my hands on ARCs of THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT and THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER, and devoured them both. Seriously, they are amazing, folks. Normally I don’t feel the urge to brag about things when I read them before they hit the shelves, but I will be shouting about these two books for a good long time.

Then on to our writer’s retreat, where Amie and I met up with Sarah Maas, Susan Dennard, and Erin Bowman. We had a fabulous week in this big old lake house, talking craft and critiquing and novel structure. And by that, I mean multiple nights of Disney karaoke at the tops of our lungs. (Which is not to say there wasn’t also SOME writerly discussion. Just, you know. Only when the music wasn’t playing.) There’s something very restful about being immersed in the company of other writers who are approximately at the same stage in the publication journey as you are. No matter what you’re going through, there’s someone there who’s been there too, and you can just let yourself be.

We also had a fantastic signing at Malaprops Bookstore, where Sooz, Sarah and I joined forces with Beth Revis and Gwenda Bond for a panel on Unexpected (but totally kick-butt) Heroines. It’s so much fun to get to sit and talk about books, both our own and those that influenced us, with other folks who love reading as much as we do. I think the best question ended up being “What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done in the name of writing research?” Oh, the stories that were told. It made me feel so uncharacteristically normal!

When you add in a foodie trip through New York City, multiple lunches and dinners with tons of amazing writers and agents and editors, meeting up with our own fabulous editors from Disney-Hyperion, and about a hundred (non-consecutive) miles of walking… it meant that Amie and I came back to DC a pair of extremely exhausted writers. That said, we got over 25k words written of TBS Book 2 in the midst of all the traveling, so despite the tired, we’re feeling pretty smug.

Still, it’s back to the grindstone now. More TBS #2 to write, plus revisions on Shadowlark. Mostly, I just wanted to throw an update up here in order to kill the rumors that I have A) become a hermit living somewhere in the foothills of the Appalachians, or B) died somewhere in Mexico under a fake name.

And finally, I wanted to let you guys know that you should stay tuned, because there’s awesomeness afoot. I’m going to be introducing a brand new recurring feature on the blog soon, one in which you will get to win tons of awesome books, and get to see a new side of your favorite authors to boot. So come back on Wednesday, for the launch of the new series, and my very first guest.

Hint: it will involve a puppy, a cute reading nook, and one free copy of a super sought-after summer title!

 

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2 Responses to “Updates, travels, and various odds and ends”

  1. Alyssa Susanna says:

    The Madman’s Daughter O_O
    Through the Ever Night O_O
    Both on my to-de-read list. Good for you!
    Sarah Maas, Susan Dennard, and Erin Bowman
    O_O O_O O_O
    Awesomeness afoot…
    🙂

  2. Kelley says:

    Through the Ever Night and The Madman’s Daughter – I am so jealous!

    That writer’s retreat sounds awesome, and I really wish I could have gone to that book signing. Next time, you guys should come through Houston (please!!!). 🙂

    Oh, I can’t wait for the awesomeness coming. With books to win! Yay!

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