Today’s a great day! In the spirit of introducing THE EMPIRE’S ORPHANS to the wide world, I’m offering signed copies to 2 lucky people through Goodreads. Enter below to win, and good luck!
THE EMPIRE’S ORPHANS meets the world! For new readers, here is the quick recap of this YA fantasy:
“In the space of three days, Rogan loses his royal privilege, his country, and his mother.
Now knowing that his father, the King of Kanrine, orchestrated his mother’s execution, Rogan is left stranded in his mother’s homeland. Sickened by the idea of returning home to face his mother’s killers, Rogan lowers himself to washing and sweeping for a local healer to survive. He’s now a drudge, a mongrel, a nobody with airs. His one friend is Bryna, the poverty-stricken daughter of the city’s former baron, who has her own reasons for skirting the notice of the city’s occupying soldiers.
Before Rogan can decide his next move, the mysterious death of a soldier pulls him and Bryna into a web of politics, murder, and magic. The two of them must race to separate truth from lies as the authorities’ investigations quickly turn personal…and deadly.
Told from the alternating perspectives of a conqueror’s son and a conquered lord’s daughter, THE EMPIRE’S ORPHANS follows two twelve-year-olds in a country simmering with national, racial, and class tension.”
My new YA fantasy THE EMPIRE’S ORPHANS is just 2 weeks away from release! Please read and enjoy the first chapter, now live here!
I’m very excited to release THE EMPIRE’S ORPHANS next month! Many thanks once again to Maxwell Stevens for his beautiful job on the cover art!
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out the Goodreads Choice Awards! I’m more than a bit surprised that I haven’t read any of these winners yet, though BEFORE WE WERE YOURS and THE HATE U GIVE are both on my list of books to read soon. What about all of you? Any favorites from the winners?
STAR THIEF is out in paperback! Many thanks to everyone for all of the good wishes and support already for the e-book (and special thanks to everyone who’s posted a review)! Have a great weekend, everybody!
STAR THIEF has launched! It’s now met the wide world of the internet, and its e-book self is up for sale on Amazon. Proof copies of the paperback just came in the mail today, so I’ve spent the afternoon reading, tweaking coloring, spot-checking formatting, baking brownies, and petting my new kitten. It’s a good day.
UPDATE: STAR THIEF is officially out in paperback now!
I have cover art! Many thanks to Maxwell Stevens for the amazing job he did on this.