ABIA Awards Night

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but last week I flew to Sydney for the ABIA Awards (Australian Book Industry Awards), and WHISPER ended up winning the Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year award!!!!!!!

Seriously, that is SO CRAZY and I’m still in some surreal state of “What-just-happened?!

It was such a brilliant night and I got to share it with the most amazing people ever, so I can easily say I’m still on Cloud Nine! 

A big shoutout to my publishers, Pantera Press, for just being awesome, as well as to Bloomsbury for distributing my books and getting them out to the world. Plus, of course, to all the booksellers and librarians and teachers (and teacher librarians) for selling and sharing my books with people everywhere. AND also, very importantly, to all my readers — YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank youuuuuu to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on this writing journey! I’m SO EXCITED for all that’s coming next!

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The Magic of Book Covers

It’s no secret that I’ve been very fortunate when it comes to the cover designs of The Medoran Chronicles. All six covers are absolutely stunning, and as such, it’s something I’m asked about quite frequently: “How did you end up with such gorgeous covers?”

Well, the short answer is, my publishers hired brilliant cover designers. The longer answer is that it took time and communication and a LOT of drafts. But all those things combined (plus a heap of talent from the designers) ended up creating pure magic.

Since the cover design process is one of my favourite parts of publishing, the wonderful team at our Sydney-based designers, XOU Creative, have given me permission to share how it all comes together. So here goes, from beginning to end — AKARNAE through to VARDAESIA!

First up, I should mention that it’s my editor who sends cover briefs to the designers. After chatting with me about a vision and asking for any inspiration pics I might have (yay, Pinterest!), as well as talking with my publishers’ sales and marketing teams, my editor then sends through ideas to the designers, including portions of text directly from the book/s. The designers are left to draft up a few different possibilities — “concepts” — which they then send to my editor. Often, I won’t ever see these early concepts. It’s only once a draft is considered as having potential that it’ll come my way for feedback, sometimes with a few different options for me to decide between.

The first time I ever got to experience the excitement of cover design was for AKARNAE back in 2014 (for a 2015 release — covers are usually finalised 6-12 months before a book hits stores). I was sent two different concepts and asked my preference as to which path I’d prefer to go down:

Akarnae original option 2

Akarnae original

The first cover was a bit too “Alice in Wonderland”-esque for me. It seemed a little juvenile for what I was after in my debut YA fantasy novel. The second cover, however, had the magic and wonder and mystery I was looking for, and I fell in love with it on sight. However, it still needed work — which is completely normal with cover designing, and also why I was brought into the conversation at this point.

One of my main concerns was that I felt as if Alex looked like she was some kind of middle-aged office executive. Her hair and clothes didn’t imply teenager — she just looked way too stiff and mature. Thankfully, this ended up being a really easy fix by letting her hair out (literally) and changing her outfit. We played around with a few different clothing choices before settling on jeans and a leather-look jacket, resulting in this:

Akarnae Ring on hand

The above looks pretty close to the final version, right? Well, the funny thing about covers is how many suuuuuper small problems you can find right up until the very end. Case in point, if you look really close at the above image, you’ll see that Alex has a ring — on her wedding finger. (#Awkward!) So little stuff like that was what we tweaked for the final few draft rounds, including changing the design of her hands and adding extra sparkles and things like that, until we hit the jackpot of the final version:

Akarnae Final Cover

With AKARNAE done, RAELIA came next, about a year later. Of all the covers in this series, I didn’t see many of the early concepts for book two until long after we’d locked in the final version. (I have them now, though, so can add them into this post.)

I had a really clear vision for RAELIA’s cover in my head — I thought it’d be powerful to have a snow-covered forest with the mushroom-circled clearing, and a lot of the moodiness and mystery (and anguish) that comes from that final cliffhanger scene where you-know-what happens with you-know-who.

Unfortunately, I was told that all of the cover designs with snow and forests weren’t coming up “magical” enough, so that was a bit disappointing and it meant I had to wipe my vision clear and open my mind to what else might be presented.

The problem was, apparently there were some issues whereby too many different opinions resulted in too many cover possibilities. Here are just a few of them that I saw down the track, all of which are gorgeous, but none of which really epitomised the feeling or content of the book. (Also note the snow ones, which are super pretty, but I can see what they meant about the lacking “magic” — and also ignore the title typo, which was obviously corrected later):

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Raelia not it 2

Raelia not it

As you can see, none of the above concepts really have anything to do with the book, even if they are pretty. And, confession: I actually still really love the snow ones, haha. BUT that doesn’t mean I’m not delighted with what ended up being the final version, with the city of Meya in the background, and the Silverwood trees as a feature:

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Next up came DRAEKORA, and out of all the Medoran books, it was probably the easiest and the fastest cover to come together. Part of that was because we all had the same clear vision, which resulted in this being the first cover concept we received from the designer:

Draekora original

On the whole, we were all delighted with it. I absolutely LOVED that the floating islands were so obvious, though I did have concerns about the draekons being a spoiler. That said, it just looked so good that I was stoked. So then it was just a matter of playing with the colours — making it more vibrant overall, but also fixing up whatever was happening with the psychedelic flowers at the bottom. Plus, we wanted to see if we could add some extra elements, like details on some of the islands.

… Funnily enough, though, the next version came back perhaps a bit too extra:

Draekora overkill

You can see that it’s definitely vibrant, but it’s also a bit too OTT as well. There’s just so much happening, and so many colours. It’s like, “MY EYES, MY EYES!!”

So we had the designers tone things back a bit and even out the colours, and a few more back-and-forths resulted in the stunning beauty of the final version:

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GRAEVALE was the next cover to come along, and similar to DRAEKORA, the early concepts came back really strong, with this being the first draft I saw:

Graevale original

I loved the moodiness of the colours and the city of Graevale being half in shadows, half in light, plus the storm added the sense of danger and mystery and just… ahh, so much love for this cover. But there were still some problems that needed ironing out — things like how the mist was blowing in one direction, while Alex’s hair blew in the other direction, and things like lacking clarity and having an oil-painting/smeared appearance. Plus I still have no idea what was going on with her pants and why they were red… Nor do I know what the creepy black root things are, but I think they were meant to represent shadows… *shrugs*… 

Regardless, again, I absolutely LOVED this concept and I was so excited to see where it would end up. A few rounds later and we were at this:

Graevale not it

… And you can see that there’s a lot more clarity as well as a number of other tweaks. But I still wasn’t happy with her red pants, plus her hair seemed to have a mind of its own again (as in, it shouldn’t have been that windy if the mist/cloud wasn’t moving as fast)… plus, one VERY IMPORTANT THING was still missing: the sparkles!

All of those changes and then a few others led us to eventually reaching the gorgeous end result:

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Next up came WE THREE HEROES, and this cover presented us with a whole slew of new problems. Previously, we’d only ever had Alex on the cover before, never D.C., Jordan or Bear. So the designers had their work cut out for them, creating not just a new cover, but three new characters.

Until VARDAESIA (which I’ll get to in a moment), the cover for W3H was definitely the hardest. A lot of the problems, however, ended up not being the characters, but with the academy itself. It was surprisingly difficult to envision the school and how it would look. I mean, I’d always known it would be nestled in the middle of a forest and beside a lake, with a snow-capped mountain off in the distance, but the buildings themselves? “Medieval mixed with modern and advanced” is essentially the description the books give, but how, exactly, does that translate into design?

It was a mission, that’s for sure, and the following covers show the drafting progression:

W3H1

Above is the first concept that I saw. I loved the colours and the overall layout (even if my one small gripe is that the mountain (which is a bit strange-looking in this first draft) is actually meant to be on the other side of the lake — as in, off-screen behind where the characters are, but sometimes creative liberties must be taken!), but there was still room for improvement.

When it came to the characters, Bear needed the most work (basically an entire overhaul), but D.C.’s hair and clothes also needed some help, and Jordan’s hair was too “high school jock” for my liking. These were all relatively easy fixes (aside from Bear, who took a number of drafts to get right), but the academy itself was the most challenging part. As you can see above, it looked very much like some kind of massive, gothic mini-city, and we had some trouble transforming it over the next few drafts…

W3H2

This version above is a little better — Jordan’s hair is a more normal, and D.C. looks more D.C.-like. I still had some problems with Bear (he now looked like a country bumpkin), but only small changes were needed for the other two at this stage.

As for the academy itself, you can see it’s much better, but still too big. The mountain, at least, looked a lot more like a mountain, and the lake reflecting the sunset added a really nice effect, too. 

W3H3

By this stage above, the designer was playing around with a few different ideas for the Arena and the Tower in the school. Again, he had a lot of trouble because I was struggling with what my vision of the academy was and how to communicate that, which left us with the colosseum-like structure above. On the plus side, Bear was beginning to look a lot more Bear-like, so I knew we were very close to getting where we all wanted to be.

A few more back-and-forths, and eventually we landed on the absolutely perfect end result that we now have, and I couldn’t be happier with how it came together! Everything from the characters to the academy — it’s spectacular!

W3H4

Last but definitely not least, VARDAESIA, the final book in The Medoran Chronicles. Yikes, this book was HARD to get the perfect cover for — and that was because we wanted it to be “perfect”. Every cover previously had kept getting better and better, so we knew the final book had to have the best one out of them all, and the more we tried for that to happen, the more impossible it became.

Here are some of the early concepts so you can see what I mean:

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As you can see from the three drafts above, we started out trying to use the desert and the city of Vardaesia as the feature. But while all these are great, none of them “felt” like VARDAESIA to me. None of them felt right, none of them fit in with the series. And so, the designer then tried a different angle with what he came back with next:

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At this point, I was grateful that we were trying something new, but I liked it less than the originals. I knew we could change the colours (since purple was too similar to GRAEVALE) but I just didn’t connect with it at all, and certainly not for this book. It also felt too sci-fi for me — too “out there” and space-like. While gorgeous, it still didn’t fit in with The Medoran Chronicles. And the same is true for what came next:

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Honestly, I’m pretty sure everyone was ready to pull their hair out by this stage, especially since I was still really unable to connect with it. But what I knew of the book didn’t relate to the above cover at all (or any of those previous), and so, with very little time left before my publishers needed to be feeding a finished cover out for sales and marketing, the designers went back to the drawing board and came up with this:

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My relief was endless, since this clicked with me instantly. Like the previous books, I knew it needed some work to make it more magical, but we were definitely (finally) on the right track since I could see the potential for this and how stunning it could end up being.

… And I was right, because after a few more back-and-forths, we had the most perfect cover for the final book in the series:

Vardaesia Cover FINAL

There’s a lot that I’ve left out in this post — a lot of the process that only my editor would know, a lot about the communication with the designers and how small changes happened that I’m not even aware of. Then there’s the rest of the cover — the spine and the back — but that’s a whole different kettle of fish, as they say. (Tangent: what does that saying even mean?)

The long and short of it is, I’m so beyond grateful to the wonderful designers at XOU Creative for coming up with the most perfect covers ever. I can’t recommend them highly enough to anyone looking for designers across a whole variety of fields, so click here to find out more about them if that’s something you’re after!

And just to end, here’s all the gorgeous final versions lined up side-by-side!

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VARDAESIA TOUR DONE!

The VARDAESIA tour is officially over, and wowee, what an adventure! 17 events across 6 states over 12 days – oh, boy, that was insane! (In the BEST possible way!)

From the bottom of my heart (and every other part of it, for that matter), I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to see me. I’m honestly blown away by the amount of support and excitement that you guys have for my books (and me) – I truly have no words for how grateful I am!

On top of that, because of you, VARDAESIA landed not just at #1 for YA fiction (WOOHOO!), but at #7 for all books (OMIGOSH YAY!!), which really should have been impossible! (Seriously – it hit the Top 10 Bestsellers charts just one rank behind the brilliant Michelle Obama’s memoir! (37 copies behind, to be exact!) If that’s not enough to make me break down in happy (and messy) sobs, I don’t know what is!)

I think I’m still in a state of shock over everything that’s happened in the last fortnight since VARDAESIA’s release, so I’m going to leave this here and try to process all the amazingness (and, of course, sleep for about three billion years). BUT before I do that, allow me a moment to gush just a little further…

Firstly, thanks so much to all the bookstores and booksellers who hosted any of my events, and also to those who didn’t but have still been promoting and hand-selling my books. You’re all brilliant and I’m so grateful for all that you do. Same gratitude for all the bloggers and reviewers who have been spreading the word as well! #UnsungHeroes

Secondly, thanks to the fabulous emcees from my Q&As for being so thorough with your questions and interviews – Catriona Feeney at Kinokuniya, Annie McCann at Dymocks Sydney, Krystal Gagen-Spriggs at Mt Alvernia, Amy at Dymocks Hobart, the whole team at Collins Sunbury, the QBD Woodgrove team at Melton Library, Mhairi from the YA Circle at Dymocks Adelaide, Aisling from Dymocks Joondalup, and Siobhan from Dymocks (at the Morley Library).

Lastly (but definitely not least), I want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Pantera Press for being total rock stars and going over and above to make this tour (and life in general) as easy as possible for me. Special mention and big hugs go to Ali Green for joining me on the Brisbane leg of the journey (and being adamant that manicures and movies were “relaxation necessities”), and to my unicorn publicist, Anabel, who took over the babysitting from there and held my hand around the rest of the states (and claimed that a “sanity day” out to Rottnest Island was “essential”). I’d be lost without you both (probably literally, since I’m so bad with maps!), and saying that I’m “thankful” doesn’t even begin to cover it – but at least it’s a start.

Right! That’s it for the gushing – for now! I’ll finish here with some pics of the events (and gorgeous Rottnest Island), but if you follow me on social media, you probably would have seen these already!

Thanks again to all of you for being BEYOND incredible, and also for loving THE MEDORAN CHRONICLES (and WHISPER)! I’m so so so so sooooo grateful!!

(For for those still waiting to hear news about the Sunshine Coast event, details will be coming this week! It’s gonna be THE BEST!!!! *Sneaky author grin*)

… Oh, and if you came to any of my events, you would have heard me share the title and release date for the sequel to WHISPER, which I’ll be revealing over my socials soon for the rest of you!

BRISBANE:

SYDNEY:

MELBOURNE:

HOBART:

ADELAIDE:

PERTH:

RECOVERY DAY AT ROTTNEST ISLAND:

TOP 10 BESTSELLERS:

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HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!!!

Eeeee, VARDAESIA is officially out in the world!

I started writing THE MEDORAN CHRONICLES 8 years ago so it is incredibly surreal to have the sixth — and final — book now released! 

You can find VARDAESIA in all good bookstores across Australia (and New Zealand) from today, and online as an e-book through all the usual places, plus coming as an audiobook really soon!

Happy reading!

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Vardaesia Launch Tour

Listed below are the details for the national VARDAESIA launch tour that kicks off on February 19th! Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth, with Sunshine Coast details still to come.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. All of my books will be available for purchase and signing at each of these events, and/or you can bring your own copies from home. 

2. A signing limit may be imposed at some events, whereby large numbers may mean I can only personalise VARDAESIA (with just a signature on the other books). 

3. RSVPs/tickets are needed for some of the listed events with details included below, so please follow the links and instructions. (Bookings are ESSENTIAL but all events are FREE – except for two in Perth, one of which is $5 and one is $4.) 

For any questions, please contact events@panterapress.com


VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

In Sydney, Melbourne and Perth there are “SPOILER EVENTS” – these are events where I will be answering anything and everything about The Medoran Chronicles, including VARDAESIA, so it is highly recommended that you DO NOT COME to these spoiler events unless you’ve managed to read the conclusion in time.


And without further ado, here are the events, listed by city!

BRISBANE:

EVENT 1: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Tuesday 19th February5:30-7:30pm
Mount Alvernia College, Brisbane
RSVP: https://www.mta.qld.edu.au/event/vardaesia-book-launch/

You can submit your questions for the Q&A via Pantera Press’ Facebook, Twitter or Instagram sites using the hashtag #TheVardaesiaLaunch

EVENT 2: Book signing only
Wednesday 20th February3:30pm
QBD Brisbane City
The Myer Centre
RSVP: Not needed (More info: https://www.qbd.com.au/events/signing/lynette-noni-vardaesia-book-signing/)


SYDNEY:

EVENT 1: *SPOILER EVENT* In Conversation/Q&A and signing (hosted by Catriona Feeney (Little Book Owl))
Thursday 21st February6:00 pm (for a 6:30pm start)
Kinokuniya
Galleries Victoria, Sydney
RSVP: https://www.kinokuniya.com.au/events/vardaesia-book-spoiler-event-with-lynette-noni/

EVENT 2: Book signing only
Friday 22nd February4:00pm
QBD Hornsby
Westfield Hornsby
RSVP: Not needed (More info: https://www.qbd.com.au/events/signing/lynette-noni-vardaesia-book-signing/)

EVENT 3: In Conversation/Q&A and signing (hosted by Annie McCann from Read3r’z Re-Vu)
Saturday 23rd February12:00pm
Dymocks George Street
Sydney City
RSVP: Send email to eventscoordinator@dymocks.com.au 

EVENT 4: Book signing only
Saturday 23rd February3:00pm
QBD Bondi Junction
Westfield Bondi Junction
RSVP: Not needed (More info: https://www.qbd.com.au/events/signing/lynette-noni-vardaesia-book-signing/)


MELBOURNE:

EVENT 1: Book signing only
Sunday 24th February10:00am
QBD Plenty Valley
Westfield Plenty Valley
RSVP: Not needed (More info: https://www.qbd.com.au/events/signing/lynette-noni-vardaesia-book-signing/)

EVENT 2: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Sunday 24th February2:00pm
Melton Library, Melton
RSVP: https://www.qbd.com.au/events/signing/lynette-noni-vardaesia-q-and-a-session/

EVENT 3: *SPOILER EVENT* In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Sunday 24th February, 4:30pm
Collins Sunbury
27 Evans Street, Sunbury
RSVP: http://www.collinsbooks.com.au/store/Collins-Booksellers-Sunbury/38


HOBART: 

EVENT 1: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Monday 25th February, 4:00pm
Dymocks Hobart
Centre Point Shopping Centre
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vardaesia-launch-with-lynette-noni-tickets-54905172850


ADELAIDE:

EVENT 1: Book signing only
Wednesday 27th February3:30pm
QBD Elizabeth
RSVP: Not needed (More info: https://www.qbd.com.au/events/signing/lynette-noni-vardaesia-book-signing/)

EVENT 2: In Conversation/Q&A and signing (hosted by The YA Circle)
Wednesday 27th February6:30pm
Dymocks Adelaide
Rundle Mall, Adelaide
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vardaesia-launch-with-lynette-noni-tickets-54115265215


PERTH: 

EVENT 1: Book signing only
Friday 1st March, 3:30pm
Dymocks Ellenbrook
RSVP: Not needed 

EVENT 2: In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Friday 1st March6:00pm
Joondalup Library
RSVP: Tickets are $5 – https://events.joondalup.wa.gov.au/event-registration/?ee=13310

EVENT 3: *SPOILER EVENT*  In Conversation/Q&A and signing
Saturday 2nd March10:30am
Morley Library (Hosted by Dymocks Morley YA Meet-up)
240 Walter Road West, Morley 
RSVP: Tickets are $4 and include morning tea/snacks and refreshments – https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=461423&fbclid=IwAR2DygC8-MeMlsKvyaDFwpOSUHRivqOfvsb0KGiFl58uAMwvxUr57Lwaemk

EVENT 4: Book signing only
Saturday 2nd March2:00pm
QBD Carousel
Westfield Carousel
RSVP: Not needed (More info: https://www.qbd.com.au/events/signing/lynette-noni-vardaesia-book-signing/)


SUNSHINE COAST:

In conversation/Q&A and signing event sometime in March – details to come!

 

 

2018 Highlights

Wow, to say 2018 was massive is an understatement! It’s been so incredible to share this journey with you all, and to meet many of you along the way! Some of the highlights from the last 12 months include:

– Releasing GRAEVALE in February:

– Releasing WHISPER (internationally) in May:

– Releasing WE THREE HEROES in September:

– Being invited to all three Supanova tours and having the chance to chat with such wonderful readers. Also spending time with inspirational authors and even emceeing for wonders such as Terry Brooks and Victoria Aveyard:


– Receiving amazing international early reviews for WHISPER:


– AKARNAE voted in at #3 on the Dymocks Top 50 Kids list for 2018 (behind Jess Townsend’s NEVERMOOR and J.K. Rowling’s HARRY POTTER)

– Wrote the sequel to WHISPER (title reveal and release date coming soon!)

– Wrote #SuperSecretProject (official announcement coming next month!)

– Received unbelievable endorsement quotes from some of my fave authors – Sarah J. Maas, James Dashner, Maria V. Snyder, Terry Brooks, Trudi Canavan, Juliet Marillier and others (SO SURREAL)

– Had all five of my books take out the top five spots of the top ten bestsellers list (😱):


– Seeing astounding fan art from seriously talented artists! 😍

– Sold audio rights to Audible, with both Akarnae and Raelia already released, and the others currently in production (with SUPER exciting casting news coming soon)

– Having the best agent (Victoria Wells Arms), the best Aus publisher (Ali Green) and the best Aus publicist (Anabel Pandiella), all of whom have gone over and above for me this year. I would be rocking in the corner without you guys!

– Last but DEFINITELY not least, being ranked as the #1 Bestselling Aus YA author for 2018 (mind blown!!)

2019 is already shaping up to be even more massive, with the release of
VARDAESIA in Feb, as well as the sequel to Whisper and #SuperSecretProject (the latter two of which I can’t wait to share more news soon!!). There’s also a few other seriously incredible things happening and I’m SO EXCITED for the day when I can share!! As always, thank you SO much to all of you for making this year so memorable. Here’s to a brilliant 2019 – for us all!!

Vardaesia Cover Reveal!

I’m SO excited to share the cover for VARDAESIA — the sixth and final book in The Medoran Chronicles, coming February 18th! 

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And the full cover: 

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Pre-orders (with international shipping options) are now available from: https://www.panterapress.com.au/product/vardaesia/

Top 5 of the Top 10!!!

So this happened last week and I’m still in a state of shock!! To have all five of my books not only on this amazing Books+Publishing list, but to be taking out the top positions, is just mind blowing!!! Thank you soooo much to everyone who has bought a copy of any of my books and helped make this happen!!!

International WHISPER Giveaway (via Maria V. Snyder)

I’m super blessed to call the ever-so-talented and unnaturally lovely Maria V. Snyder my friend (long story short: we toured together when she visited Aus in 2016, and stayed in touch afterwards until now when she’s a total rock and amaaaaaazing pillar of support for me *HUGS, MARIA!!!*) and she’s hosting an international giveaway for two copies of WHISPER right now. One’s a hardback (*swoon*) and the other is an ARC (*also swoon*), and you can enter via her website by clicking here. I also answered a Q&A with her all about the book, so you can find out more about it — and me — on that page, too.

I’m sure Maria needs no introduction, but for anyone who hasn’t read her books, you absolutely HAVE to. She’s the internationally bestselling YA fantasy author of The Chronicles of Ixia (AKA The Study Series, AKA The Soulfinder Series), The Glass Series, The Healer Series, and the Insiders duology. 

And speaking of gorgeous covers, Maria’s next book, Navigating the Stars, is releasing on November 19 (you can read an excerpt here and find it on Goodreads here). I had the honour of reading an early draft of this book and IT IS SO GOOD!!!! 

Needless to say, I was a fan of Maria’s books before I ever had the privilege of meeting her, so if you’re looking to add something to your TBR, I can’t recommend her highly enough! I started with Poison Study so I always advise people to do the same, but if memory serves, Maria mentions that Inside Out is also a good one to begin with. Either way, be sure to check her out!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the competition for WHISPER!! Here’s that link again! Did I mention it’s open internationally? :-D

WE THREE HEROES – Chapter Sampler

The next book in my bestselling YA fantasy series, THE MEDORAN CHRONICLES, is releasing on August 29th, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share a teaser for what readers can look forward to!

Here’s the cover and the blurb for a little more information (click on the image to zoom):

As for the chapter sampler, click on the link below to read a few pages from each of the three novellas contained within the book.

PLEASE NOTE: This sampler is full of spoilers for anyone who hasn’t read the rest of the series!

WE THREE HEROES — Chapter Sampler