Mid-March news: ARCs! NYC Teen Author Festival!

It's only mid-March but mentally I'm already all the way in October because this week I received the advance review copies of A Line in the Dark. Lookie!

Advance review copies go out to reviewers, which means other people are going to be reading this book soon. This is a nerve-wracking time for the author, because now is the moment the book ceases to be mine alone and becomes ... yours. I am excited and nervous for this book to hit the world.

In addition to advance copies, my publisher sent me a bunch of amazing bookmarks which feature the deliciously creepy cover:

They are gorgeous! And I will be giving them away starting Sunday, March 19, at the New York City Teen Author Festival. So if you're in the New York City area, come and see me at these events and get a bookmark:

Sunday, March 19: Kick Off! (The Strand, 828 Broadway, 7pm)

Tara Altebrando Andrea Cremer Heidi Heilig Malinda Lo Lance Rubin Maggie Stiefvater Katherine Webber Ibi Zoboi

Moderated by David Levithan

Monday, March 20 (Mulberry Street NYPL, 6-8pm):

Feminism for the Real World and for YA

Explanation: What does feminism look like and how does it work in both the world of YA creators and the worlds that YA authors create? To discuss this, we will have two different groups of authors in conversation. The first group is made of contributors to Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, a new anthology of feminist voices across many creative fields. The second group of YA authors have all written about young women forging their identities in a world that often defines them other than how they would wish to be defined.

Panel #1: Kody Keplinger Kelly Jensen (moderator) Malinda Lo Sarah McCorry Nova Ren Suma Shveta Thrakar

Panel #2: Donna Cooner Mia Garcia Lexa Hillyer Michelle Hodkin Goldy Moldavsky Micol Ostow Marie Rutkoski (moderator)

At the NYCTAF I'll also be reading from and talking about my contribution to the anthology Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World. Given today's real world, I can't think of a better discussion to be having.

If you're not in NYC and you'd like a bookmark, don't worry, I'll figure out a way to get one to you in the future. Stay tuned!