Maeve’ra Short Story

Maeve'ra One: BloodwitchThere is going to be a short e-story published pre-Maeve’ra trilogy, currently “Untitled”.

From Amelia’s facebook on December 6th:

    It’s a short story that takes place in Midnight in the late 1700s, and focuses on a pivotal moment that essentially sets up the entire Maeve’ra Trilogy. I can’t say much more without giving away too much.

    [The] particular area [the story takes place in] is a bit of a no-man’s-land at this time in history (“owned” by multiple countries who haven’t bothered yet to do much with it, even very little native population in this century) which is why I chose it.

    The series as a whole will reference world events, but the only one that influences this particular short story is the Inquisition. It doesn’t take place during the Inquisition, though, as you might imagine from the date.

No word on when the short story will be available for purchase and download. In the meantime, enjoy your holidays and have a Happy New Year!

Also! There’s an update on our previous post, regarding ARCs for book bloggers. Check it out!


Promises to KeepHey Haven fans! In case you missed the change, due to a publisher SNAFU (or more likely the merger actually: Random House, where Amelia is contracted, is merging with Penguin Publishers), we’re looking at a March 12, 2013 release for Promises to Keep!

Change it on your calendar, shout it from the rooftops, and wait patiently for another three months. 🙂

We also hear over on Amelia’s forum that PtK is the VERY LAST BOOK in the Den of Shadows series!

In other news, do you have a book blog (meaning a blog where you review books on a regular basis, especially Young Adult and paranormal books like Amelia’s)?

From Amelia’s facebook on December 8th:

    Anyone out there have a blog or site about writing, books, or a similar subject, and want a chance to read Promises to Keep by the end of the year (it won’t officially come out until March)? I have a couple ARCs to give away, if you’re interested in writing a review.

Send a private message to Amelia over on facebook to get more details! Be sure to tell her The Haven sent you!

Good luck!

Emerson College’s Undergraduate Students for Publishing, with support from Boston Book Festival, is proud to present the Boston Teen Author Festival!

Sunday October 28, 2012
Time: 1:00-6:00 pm

From the site, the coordinator Renee Combs has this to say:

    “For the very first time, in conjunction with Emerson College’s Undergraduate Students for Publishing, I am so happy to bring you thirteen amazingly talented middle grade and young adult authors for a celebration of children’s books unlike anything Boston has seen recently, if at all.”

You have one guess who’s going to be there…

That’s right, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes!

Along with:

    * A.C. Gaughen * Caitlin Kittredge * Daniel Waters
    * Diana Renn * Erin Dionne * Huntley Fitzpatrick
    * Jack Ferraiolo * Karsten Knight * Kate Burak
    * Laurie Stolarz * Leigh Fallon * Marissa Doyle
    * Steven Goldman * Susan Carlton * Wendy Wunder

Lauren Zurchin, from Lytherus, sat down with Amelia at San Diego Comic Con 2012. Head over to the link to listen to the THIRTY MINUTE interview!

    Amelia Atwater-Rhodes sat down with Lytherus at this year’s San Diego Comic Con for a one-on-one interview. She has written a ton of books (I think the official count at this date is thirteen published, with one more already known about, to be published next year) which is pretty amazing for someone in their late twenties — but I guess that’s what happens when you start publishing at fifteen!

    Amelia and I sat down to chat about her newest book, a stand-alone book called Poison Tree, written in such a way as to bring new readers into her series.

    Listen to the interview HERE!

Hope you enjoy the interview. Amelia chats about her world, writing about minor characters that spark interest in other stories, all about POISON TREE, and so much more!

This week, Amelia is chatting with fans about POISON TREE! So get over there and ask all the questions your heart’s been desiring to know about this and past books… and beyond!

    What inspired Amelia to write this story?
    Will POISON TREE have a sequel?
    How did she decide on 4 narrators?
    How did she decide on the title?
    Which PT characters are most/least like Amelia?

Find out more at RandomBuzzers! CLICK HERE to participate! You must be a registered member of the RandomBuzzers board to post.

Did you know Amelia went to San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month? While she was there, she gave an exclusive interview to PerezHilton.com!

    While we were at Comic-Con earlier this month, we met up with Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, author of the new book, Poison Tree. The really awesome thing about Amelia is that she’s been a published fantasy YA author since she was — wait for it — 13! That’s way before Edward Cullen started to sparkle!

    On Why Amelia Writes In The Sci-Fi Fantasy Genre:

    Well I grew up on horror fantasy. My mom is a big Steven King fan, [and I] grew up on a lot of the movies before I started reading the books, which again wasn’t until about middle school. So there was always kind of, in the back of my head, this other fantasy world that I enjoyed playing with. When I started writing … I tried a bunch of different things, [but ultimately, my first story] was a vampire story and it was the first one I ever finished.

    There’s a lot of interest in fantasy horror. I mean, there’s a lot you can make up, there’s a lot of freedom, but I also like the challenge that comes from being based in the real world. You have to look at something and say, “OK, how does modern technology change something?” The invention of the cell phone has changed the horror industry, I have to say. You either have to come up with some convoluted reason for how the cell phone doesn’t work or else factor in the fact that all your characters should be able to be in touch constantly. I mean, as soon as a horror writer mentions there’s a dead zone — no cell phone coverage — you know something is going on; it’s obvious. So modern technology, the human world, the real world, affects everything I am doing as I am writing and that’s fun for me.

Want to learn how “Poison Tree Actually Took A Decade To Be Published”? Or the “Difficulties Of Writing Sarik”? Maybe you want to know the “Message Of Poison Tree and Who Should Read It” or who Amelia would “Like To See Star In A Movie Version Of Poison Tree? Then CLICK HERE to read more!

First, check out the RandomBuzzer’s Q&A with Amelia happening RIGHT NOW! It’s all about POISON TREE, so you know it’ll be good times.

Secondly: On Saturday August 11th, 2012 AT 3:00pm, Amelia and fellow author Lisa Papademetriou will be at Bartleby’s Book Store in Wilmington, VT for readings and signings!

Come on down to Bartleby’s, bring your copy of Poison Tree, or any other past Amelia novels… but if you don’t have a book for signing, please remember to support this independent book store. Want to make sure a certain Den of Shadows or Kiesha’ra book is in stock? Call to have the book pre-ordered and set aside for you!

Bartleby’s Book Store
17 West Main Street , Wilmington, VT.

Amelia said on her forum:

    On Saturday, August 11, I will be at The Book Cellar (17 West Main Street, Wilmington, Vermont) for a reading/signing with Lisa Papademetriou. I would love to see you all there!

    I even made a Facebook event! Yes, I am Facebook-stupid and barely know how to use the thing, but I decided this would be one way to let people know about this and future events:

Don’t forget to click “Attending” on Amelia’s facebook event page for this signing.

Have fun!

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