Next week I won't be blogging until Friday, because I'll be at BEA for the first half of the week.
This is a first for me. This is AMAZING for me. I started writing less than three years ago, and next week I'll be at BEA. Signing my books. For anyone who looks mildly interested. Watch out, people.
If you happen to be attending BEA, please come visit me. On Wednesday, June 6th, from 11am-12pm, I'll be in the Amazon Children's Publishing booth (#2663), signing ARCs of SANCTUM.
Also, I will have thirty copies of a map of the dark city, the place featured on the cover, where most of the story unfolds. I'll be tucking them into ARCs as I sign. The map is going to be in the final version of the book that's being published in October, but it's not in the ARCs. And the maps I have for BEA are very special. I think you want one. Probably because I spent hours getting them ready, and because I think they look pretty neat. Each one is different and unique. Really.
In the book, Malachi draws this map on the wall of his quarters. The map in the book is HIS map. My cartographer, Luka Rejec, obviously kept that firmly in mind as he created it. I could go on and on about how amazed I am at this thing, and we'll unveil it on my website later this month. But first, on Monday, June 11, I'll be interviewing Luka (who is very charming and funny), and giving away an ARC or two of SANCTUM with one of these special sneak-preview super-cool maps tucked inside. If you're interested in either my book ... or in maps ... or in the process of commissioning a cartographer ... or any of the above, please stop by that day!
(I really hope so)
Have a great weekend, everyone, and I'll be back next Friday!