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Big Announcement!

I’ve been holding off telling people until it was official, but it’s time!

Last year’s resolution was to start taking my writing more seriously. I was going to start looking into publishers, querying, the works. And I’m happy to say that in 2017, this May, I become a debut author.

It’s official! Starstruck is getting published!

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At a gala ceremony in New York City, the 67th National Book Awards gathered many of literature’s leading lights in celebration of just a few authors: Colson Whitehead, who won in the fiction category; Ibram X. Kendi, who won in nonfiction; Daniel Borzutzky, who won in poetry; and Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, who all won in young people’s literature.

On an evening in which many of the winners were black, the speeches were filled with celebrations of great literature, and with condemnations of the racism many of the authors fear from the incoming Trump administration.

Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis Among National Book Award Winners

Author Philip Pullman Announces A Follow-Up Trilogy To ‘His Dark Materials’

“The hugely successful fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials will be getting a ‘companion’ trilogy, author Philip Pullman announced this evening.

The first book of the new series, which will collectively be called The Book of Dust, is set for publication on October 19.

The original His Dark Materials trilogy consists of three volumes (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) published between 1995 and 2000. The series has sold over 17.5 million copies and been translated into 40 languages.

The events of the first trilogy took place across several parallel worlds — including our own — and touched on disparate ideas related to theology, particle physics, and the loss of childhood innocence. Characters included a headstrong and fiercely intelligent young girl named Lyra Belacqua, and an armored, talking polar bear.

The Book of Dust will return to the world(s) and characters of His Dark Materials, Pullman said, and Lyra will be integral to the new story — but not in the way she was before. The first volume will take place a decade before the events of His Dark Materials, when Lyra is an infant. The second and third volumes will be set ten years after the original trilogy’s conclusion, and will follow Lyra as a young woman.”

AHHHHH! Read more about the follow-up series on NPR.

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H.G. Wells’ eerie writing brought us time machines, aliens and a submarine, but one of his short stories spent decades unseen by his avid readers. Until now.

His long-unpublished “The Haunted Ceiling” is making its way into print for the first time. The story follows a man who is driven mad by the image of a dead woman, with her throat slit, appearing on his ceiling. 

Long Unseen By Readers, H.G. Wells Ghost Story Finally Debuts In Print

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'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' Gets New Book Covers
The book is getting new house-themed covers for its 20th anniversary

Ooh what do you think of these?

I like the hardback covers :) The Gryffindor one looks amazing!

Can your hearts take more Lunar Chronicles excitement today?

Winter is here, but this ending is just the beginning… @entertainmentweekly just announced that Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer will feature not one, not two, but FIVE NEW SHORT STORIES, including an epilogue for Winter

They’ve also posted an excerpt for one of these BRAND NEW PREVIOUSLY TOP SECRET stories called “The Mechanic” which shows you Cinder and Kai’s first meeting…from Kai’s perspective.

See the news and read the excerpt at EW.com!

WHO ELSE IS AN EXCITED MESS OF EMOTIONS?!

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Fantastic Tour Dates and Where to Find Them | #BawseBook

OMG guys, you have to watch this amazingly inventive Fantastic Beasts inspired date announcements for Lilly Singh’s book tour for upcoming book How To Be a Bawse! It’s really cool!

P.S. I had a look at the files for it at work the other day (perks of working in production) and it looks good!

Today’s top book news item:

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s rough memoir of frontier life, which served as the basis for her Little House on the Prairie series, will be published this fall as Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography. The Associated Press reports, “The not-safe-for-children tales include stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey,” adding, “Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, herself a well-known author, tried and failed to get an edited version of the autobiography published throughout the early 1930s.” It will be published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press.