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Fall Events for NEVER FADE

1016205_543060095754723_1464632113_nI'm so excited for Never Fade to release on October 15th! Here's where to find me over the next few months:

[iconfont type="icon-arrow-right" size="normal" color=""] NAIBA Reception

September 30th @ 5:50 PM - 8:30 PM

Bridgewater, NJ (Baker & Taylor Warehouse)

[iconfont type="icon-arrow-right" size="normal" color=""] New York City Comic Con

October 12th @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 1A17

Speakers: Kate Brian, Alexandra Bracken, Brittany Geragotelis, Juliet Dark, Marjorie Liu, Tom Sniegoski Description: Suspend disbelief and step outside the realm of scientific explanation! The paranormal entities in the action-packed novels of authors Kate Brian, Alexandra Bracken, Juliet Dark, Brittany Geragotelis, Marjorie Liu, and Tom Sniegoski might just have you checking under the bed tonight!

[iconfont type="icon-arrow-right" size="normal" color=""] Fantastic Teen Reads at Books of Wonder

October 15th @ 6:00 PM

Speakers: Kate Brian, Alexandra Bracken, Cristin Terrill, Tamara Ireland Stone, and Neal Shusterman

[iconfont type="icon-arrow-right" size="normal" color=""] Vegas Valley Book Festival

November 2nd @ 3:15 PM

Historic Fifth Street School (401 S. Fourth Street) Tent 2 Panel, then signing at 5:15 PM

[iconfont type="icon-arrow-right" size="normal" color=""] YALLFest Book Festival

November 9th, All Day

Charleston, SC

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The One Never Fade-ing

Hello! I haven't had the chance to drop by here in a while--life and revisions have been keeping me VERY busy.  I'm happy I get to sneak in a little time here to tell you about a couple of exciting things.

First, in case you missed it: Sequel officially has title, a release date, AND a summary! (SPOILERS for anyone who has yet to read The Darkest Minds!)

NEVER FADE comes out on November 5, 2013

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

I'm so excited and nervous(!!) for you guys to read this book. It has a different darkness to it than The Darkest Minds does--you could say, I suppose, that while the first book was very much focused on Ruby dealing with conflict in the world around her, this one has her dealing with conflict inside herself. I've seen a number of reviewers ask why, if she has such a bad ass ability, she bemoans it and doesn't use it. Well... you'll see! I'm excited, too, that you guys will get to learn a little more about how the skiptracer network works and what the Children's League actually looks like from the inside.

It's already available for pre-order on Amazon and you can add it here on GoodReads.  Cover soon!  It is QUITE cool, if I do say so myself!

My other happy-making news is that I'm not a contributor over on Pub(lishing) Crawl, a blog I love full of people I adore!  I'm so, so, so excited to be part of this group!  I'm going to be running a monthly "Ask Alex" feature about working in the publishing industry. My first real post goes up on Monday and is centered on internships.  Check it out if you get a chance.

Other than that, February and January were nice and quiet for me. I'm hoping to get back on a better blogging schedule, but my writing deadlines this year are going to be killer.  In the meantime, I'm signing off this quick post with a jam.  Happy weekend!