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Forever Young Adult names The Carnival at Bray a Best Book of 2014

I loved FYA’s hilarious, insightful review of TCAB. And now they’ve named it a best book of 2014! What an honor!

The Carnival at Bray named to YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014 List

The Young Adult Library Services Association has named The Carnival at Bray to its BFYA 2014 list! Exciting stuff!

Chicago Reader names The Carnival at Bray a favorite book of 2014

The Chicago Reader recently named The Carnival at Bray a favorite book of 2014! I love the Reader for many reasons, one of which is that they  published the original draft of the novel (when it was still a short story) in their 2010 fiction issue.  They also published another one of my short stories, “Teen Jeopardy,” the following year.

This year, I had the very cool job of judging the winners of the 2014 Chicago Reader Fiction contest. Stories will be published in January. Stay tuned!

Carnival at Bray Shortlisted for William C. Morris Award

More great news today from YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association). The Carnival at Bray has been named a finalist for the William C. Morris Award, an annual award given to debut YA novels! Thank you thank you to everyone for your support! Winner will be announced in Chicago February 2, 2015.

Book Launch Party

Please join me on Saturday, October 18, for the launch of The Carnival at Bray.

The Book Cellar

4736 N Lincoln, Chicago IL

7:00 pm

Iowa City Book Festival

I will be at the amazing Iowa City Book Festival this October 2-5 in North America’s only UNESCO City of Literature!

I will be participating in the panel: A Sense of Place at 1:00 on October 4th and I have my own panel about The Carnival at Bray at 2:30 on October 4th.

Kirkus starred review!

Last week, I awoke to the awesome news that Carnival at Bray received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, who called the novel “powerfully evocative.” You can read the full review here. Sweet!