The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Preorder Gift

Hi all! 

It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been somewhat better about keeping newsletter subscribers updated (but not by much... I've had deadlines, I swear!) but I really need to check in here more as well!

My new Middle Grade series kicks off on September 5th with The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding! I'm so excited for you guys to read this one--it truly is a product of my intense love of Halloween (and Halloween movies!), spooky tales, curses, and other witchy things. You can start reading an excerpt right now by following this link. It's meant for younger readers but I think--and hope--you guys will all get a kick out of it. 

I'm also very happy to report that it's received two starred reviews! πŸ‘»

β˜… An infectious, entertaining series starter... thrilling plot twists will keep even the most savvy readers guessing. Clever, occasionally frightening, and always fun, this will hook plenty.
— Booklist Reviews
β˜… Darkly delicious... Bracken’s cast is drawn in loving detail, and her twisty plot will keep readers guessing.
— Publishers Weekly

I also want to let you guys know about the preorder gift giveaway that Good Choice Reading is hosting for The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding. If you pre-order a signed copy through GCR (which can be personalized and shipped internationally!!), you'll receive a cute lil'Halloween print of Toad, the catbat. πŸŽƒ

You can also pre-order copies of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding through: 


Oh! I almost forgot--do you guys remember my instagram stories about signing copies of Prosper with my doodled ghosts and messages in them? Those are a special limited quantity that will only be available to order through Indie bookstores. I'm trying to pull together a list of all of the stores that ordered them in, but I know for a fact that Books of Wonder has a few available

I will be hitting the road and going out on tour--those dates and details are coming soon!

Extras casting for TDM movie!


I've been very quiet post-WAYFARER's release because I've been busying writing my little heart out and working on a few new projects for you to read! I'm really excited to tell you about them--including THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING, which is out THIS SEPTEMBER 5th!!--but I wanted to pop in now for a quick TDM movie update!

If you're subscribed to my newsletter, or follow me on social, you already know that we have the Black Betty gang assembled. I am freaking thrilled Skylan Brooks announced he's playing Chubs so I don't have to keep that secret anymore. Phew! It made me tear up to see the four of them in graphics together. I can't believe it's real... 😭

I did promise you guys that I would let you know the second that I heard anything at all about extras casting, and, well, today's the day! 

Here's the information--please note that you MUST BE LOCAL TO ATLANTA

Seeking Men and Women with military or police experience.
Men 5’10β€³ or taller
Women 5’6 or taller
Rate: 64/8
Dates: Shoot Dates April 3rd – first week of June
Not all dates in between

Looking for kids ages 6 -19
Any Ethnicity
Rate: 64/8
Dates: Shoot Dates April 3rd – first week of June
Not all dates in between
Location: In and Around Atlanta
Subject: DM Kids

If you fit the description then please email Include 3 pics (head, body and profile)

Okay, back to work I go! I'm so excited to see this movie start rolling! 

Need a recap of PASSENGER before you dive into WAYFARER?

Hi guys!

With less than a week until WAYFARER comes out (!!!), I'm so excited to share what I've been calling the MEGA GRAPHIC of PASSENGER! It recaps everything from the plot, to the terminology of the travelers, to the time travel rules, to the characters themselves. 

You'll notice that it looks super daunting when you first open it, but its really meant to function however you need it--you can skim the sections you remember and refresh everything you don't. If nothing else, I would recommend revisiting the time travel rules as well as the very last section, which recaps what happens in the last two chapters of the book. 

To access the full graphic recap click the image below!


Pre-order WAYFARER at:
AmazonB&NBAMiBooksIndieboundIndigo, Target


Tour Dates for WAYFARER + TDM in the UK!

Hey y'all! I'm very happy to post the tour dates for WAYFARER next January, and I'm so thrilled I get to do a week of events with my pal Sooz. :) I hope to see you guys there!!

We might be adding one or two more stops, so stay tuned!

In other exciting  news... some of you may know that I've been hoping beyond hope to one day have a UK edition of TDM trilogy. Over the years, I've gotten countless requests for ebooks to be made available, but we weren't able to do it because the North American and Aussie/NZ editions were restricted to those territories. BUT! I'm so, so happy to tell you that Quercus, my amazing UK publisher for PASSENGER and WAYFARER, has picked up the rights to TDM series and those books are on sale TODAY!!

Check out the slightly modified covers:

My YALLFest 2016 Schedule

Hi guys! 

I'm so excited to be participating in YALLFest again this year! The full schedule went live yesterday, and YAY! Time to share panels and signing times. (Remember that you can always check for upcoming events on my Events page!)

As a special treat, I'm bringing 150 exclusive WAYFARER prints to my signings! They were done by Hayley Mayne, who did the art for the other pre-order giveaway prints. 50 will be available at my signing during YALLCrawl on Friday, and the other 100 will be handed out on my signing on Saturday. Please note that the Saturday signing will be wristbanded and limited to 100 people.

If your schedule is too packed to stop by and say hello, don't be afraid to stop me on the street! Unless I'm trying to hustle between panels and signings, I'm always down to sign something, take a photo, or chat. 


2:00 PM: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Takeover with Disney Publishing Worldwide | 501 King St

Join me, Margie Stohl, Mel de la Cruz, and Sara Shepard for an ice cream social! Come hungry!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: YALLCrawl Signing at Magnifulous Toy Emporium | 525 King St

This toy shop is SO cool, so even if you don't want something signed come check it out. 50 copies of the signed, numbered prints will be handed out to the first 50 people. 


1:00 PM: That Time I Sucked Panel at Charleston Music Hall | 37 John St

Moderator Brendan Reichs with Ally Condie, Soman Chainini, Victoria Aveyard, Adam Silvera, and Alexandra Bracken

Authors confess even bigger #fails, and the truth-laughter will set you free.

2:00 PM: History & Twistory at American Theater - Cinema | 446 King St

Adam Gidwitz, David Levithan, Aprilynne Pike, Alexandra Bracken, Grady Hendrix

Whether stumbling into the historical while writing fantasy, or burying themselves in research about the past, authors talk history and how it informs the stories we tell.

3:00 PM: Signing at Charleston Museum | 360 Meeting St

100 exclusive prints and 100 ARCs of WAYFARER will be handed out during this signing, which is limited to that number of folks. Please pay attention to YALLFest's instructions on how to get a wristband for the signing.

6:00 PM YA Smackdown at Charleston Music Hall | 37 John St

This event is sold out, but for those of you coming... I'll reading a page from an old Star Wars fanfic and trying not to die of embarrassment!