Cold as Marble, available for pre-order!

Light as a Feather, YA Fiction

CAM_forZoeCold as Marble, the sequel to Light as a Feather, is hitting shelves in the USA on October 8, 2019! You can pre-order a copy now on Amazon or BN.com.

I am so thrilled with the Kirkus Review!

The story is gripping and fast-paced, with sharper dialogue and plenty of hair-raising spookiness mixed with high school tomfoolery. Readers will devour the juicy occult particulars as McKenna discovers that she is a medium and teams up with friends to use a divination pendulum, phases of the moon, and other Wiccan magick to try to stop Violet. 

 

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Book Cover Reveal!

Light as a Feather

I’m a bit of a design snob, and I have to admit that I am so excited about the cover art for Cold as Marble (the sequel to Light as a Feather, hitting shelves in Fall 2019) and the new paperback cover for Light as a Feather that I literally had them printed in giant poster size to frame.
Yep, these are going up on the wall.
I also loved the cover with key art from the show, but these are so edgy and punk rock and contain so many delicious details from the book that seeing them for the first time was kind of like reading a love letter.
Find out more about Cold as Marble on Riveted, the Simon Teen blog!

Light as a Feather, at a store near you!

Light as a Feather

I am very excited and proud to announce that Book #1 in the Willow series, Light as a Feather, has been published by Simon Pulse!
The published version is a little different than the original book on Wattpad, especially the ending, which hints at a new challenge McKenna will have to solve in the second book!
The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at a store near you!

Whether you read it the first time on Wattpad and can’t get enough, or are new to the series because you loved the TV show, I hope you’ll join McKenna, Trey, and Mischa in battling Violet and avenging the deaths of Olivia and Candace!

Light as a Feather – Scavenger Hunt!

Light as a Feather

Greetings and Happy Halloween season!
LAAF_CVRTo celebrate the release of Light as a Feather on October 9th (coming soon to a bookstore near you) and the original Hulu series based on the book, I’m running a very special way for you win a copy of the book and 1 month of Hulu!*

The Scavenger Hunt
To enter for your chance to win a hardcover copy of Simon Teen’s published version of Light as a Feather and a $25 gift card to Hulu so that you can watch Season 1 of the show,* find a participating bookstore from the list below. At the store, ask at the counter for your Light as a Feather clue. Take a picture of the front of your tarot card clue and share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #LightAsAFeatherBook in your post. Like this:

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That’s it! There is no purchase necessary! Every Friday between now and Halloween (October 31) I’ll randomly draw a winner from the total entries on Instagram and Twitter to give away a hardcover and a $25 gift card to Hulu. Then, on Halloween, I’ll draw the grand prize winner, who will receive a $25 gift card to Hulu and a $100 gift certificate to spend at the bookstore where you found your clue!

Other Ways to Enter
If there isn’t a participating bookstore or library near you, email me and let me know!
You can also enter for a chance to win by sharing a photo of yourself holding a copy of Light as a Feather and tagging it the same way as you would a clue: #LightAsAFeatherBook on Instagram or Twitter.

Prize Dates
Winners of a hardcover book and $25 gift card will be drawn and announced on:

  • Friday October 5, 2018
  • Friday October 12, 2018 (Hulu series premiere)
  • Friday October 19, 2018
  • Friday October 26, 2018

The grand prize winner will be drawn and announced on Wednesday, October 31!

Where to Find Clues
If you’re a bookstore or library that would like to participate in giving away clues, please email me!

This list is constantly expanding, so check back often to see if a location near you is participating!

California
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa Ave #100
San Diego, CA 92111
Map

Hicklebee’s Books
1378 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Map

Colorado
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
Map

Illinois
Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville
123 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Map

Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Map

Anderson’s Bookshop LaGrange
26 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
Map

Michigan
Bookbug
Oakland Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Map

Nebraska
Indigo Bridge Books & Café
701 P St #102
Lincoln, NE 68508
Map

New Jersey
word Bookstore
179 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Map

New York
Queens Public Library (Ozone Park)
128-16 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Map

Kew & Willow Books
8163 Lefferts Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Map

Ohio
Learned Owl Books
204 N Main St
Hudson, OH 44236
Map

Texas
Keller Public Library
640 Johnson Rd.
Keller, TX 76248

Washington
Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Map

King’s Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Map

*Gift cards for Hulu subscriptions may only be redeemable within the United States. If you’re a winner and reside in another country, we’ll work out a prize of equal value.

Don’t forget, you can pre-order a copy of Light as a Feather now or ask for it at your local bookstore! Happy scavenging, and a giant THANK YOU to the stores and libraries who are participating!

Light as a Feather – Publication Announcement

Light as a Feather, Writing, YA Fiction

I am SUPER EXCITED to share that the entire Light as a Feather series is being published by Simon Teen! It has been a fun walk down memory lane revisiting the original manuscripts with my awesome editor, Jessi Smith, to introduce new twists and turns to surprise you. To answer a question that I’ve been asked a few times on Wattpad by readers who first read the series on that platform, the original drafts will remain on Wattpad, and the new books will be a mix of old and new as a treat for anyone who loves the world of McKenna, Trey, Violet and Willow and can’t get enough!

Book #1 will be released on October 9, just three days before the Hulu original series Light as a Feather inspired by the book debuts on October 12! The book will be available in hardcover (!), paperback, and e-book and is <a href="http://“>available for pre-order now!

And – as an awesome way to thank all of my readers for their support – on October 1 I’ll be announcing a contest in the spirit of Halloween!

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Léger comme une plume… – tome 3

Light as a Feather, YA Fiction

 

At last, the third book in the Weeping Willow trilogy is available in France! I absolutely LOVE the cover art that Hachette Romans produced for this translated series, and I think our translator, Marie Furthner, did an awesome job. 
In this final installment of McKenna’s quest to save Mischa’s life and end the curse that Violet Simmons has put on the kids in her town, she and Trey set out on a cross-country adventure. As they travel to California, they encounter new enemies who want to take advantage of McKenna’s paranormal talents, unravel dark secrets that have ensnared their town for eighteen years, and determine a way to outsmart the Simmons family once and for all –
– But victory over Violet comes at a high price.

Check it out here!

Maintenant, en français!

Light as a Feather, YA Fiction

Léger comme... &amp;

Imagine the surprise and delight of my high school French teacher to learn that Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board is now available as a YA novel in France! Published by Hachette Romans and translated by the lovely and wise Marie Furthner, “Léger comme une plume” can now be enjoyed by francophone fans of paranormal fiction! 

Available now on Amazon France – and I’m guessing Babelio is like a Goodreads.com, but for French reading audiences? I’d never seen this cover before, but I kind of love it!

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If you live in France and would like to review the book, veuillez visiter: https://www.babelio.com/livres/Aarsen-Leger-comme-une-plume/956191

 

Listen closely…

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, YA Fiction

So, recently Hachette Audio and Wattpad partnered to make one of my big dreams as an author come TRUE! Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board is now available as an audiobook! If reading a scary book isn’t quite scary enough for you, now you can listen to narrator Vanessa DeSilvio weave the terrifying tale of the curse Violet unleashes on her unassuming town while you’re laying in your bed at night. In the dark. Alone.

I am so thrilled with how this turned out, I can’t stop raving! Vanessa’s voice sounds to me just like McKenna Brady’s would. It’s the strangest thing in the world to have what’s been inside my head for the last few years suddenly pouring out of a speaker.

ENJOY!

Click to preview on Bandcamp!

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Lovett

Lovett

It’s been a while since I regularly updated my blog, and that’s only because I’m usually writing fiction, instead. But here are a few random thoughts about Lovett, the story I’ve been posting to Wattpad about a boy band with a very dark secret.

1) the inspiration for Alisdair is a male model named Edward Wilding, who you can follow on Instagram (you’re welcome). And of course, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that at least 5% of Alisdair’s personality is Harry Styles.

Edward Wilding

Edward Wilding

2) If you haven’t already guessed what Lovett’s secret is, here’s a clue:  the history of the surname Lovett is a variation on the word louvet, the Anglo-French word for “young wolf.”

3) If you’re still unsure of what happens to the boys of Lovett at night, here’s an even bigger clue, from The Cramps: