(Yes, I am aware that Christmas day has passed, but I like to celebrate the Christmas season till Three Kings' Day (January 6 in my family), as much of the world does.)
I’m excited to announce that Fireseed One, a futuristic YA thriller by Catherine Stine, is out, with nine of her own illustrations. It’s a journey into a tricked-out near future. Watch out for invasive hybrid vines, a menacing desert cult, odd birds that just won’t stop trailing you, island farms that power up like boats, and a girl who knows way, way too much about things that are none of her business.
Edited by both Rekha and me, it's a great read for the holiday break or to add to your New Year's reading list:
- Paperback on Amazon
- Very, very soon, to be an eBook on B&N Nook, Sony Reader, iBook, and Kindle
What people are saying about Fireseed One:
"Action, adventure, love, and loss plus superb world building all adds up to an incredibly imaginative story - one that should not be missed."
-Carolyn MacCullough, author of Once a Witch and Always a Witch
"Fully imagined, fast-paced, and thoroughly captivating, Catherine Stine's Fireseed One sucks you into its fascinating world on page one and doesn't let go until the very end."
-Dale Peck, award-winning author of Sprout and The Drift House series
"Fireseed One is so full of startling ideas that I couldn't stop reading! Recommended for fans of science fiction, thrillers, or for anyone looking for a story full of big surprises."
-Amy Kathleen Ryan, author of Glow, the first novel in The Sky Chasers series
"Extraordinary thriller with a fascinating setting and rich, engaging characters who feel recognizable and human."
-Katia Lief, international bestselling author of You Are Next and Soul Catcher
Check out www.catherinestine.blogspot.com for interviews, contests and more.
For some reason Blogger is not letting me comment on my own blog, so here's my comment back to Steph:
Oh, and everyone: and I fixed the link to buy the book, so hopefully it will work now. If it still times out, you can get the book at the Rice University Campus Store (713-348-4052), Picnic Restaurant (http://www.picnicboxlunches.com/), or by calling the Rice Athletics Online Store at 713-348-4052.
Finally, since I've been getting such great author news lately, I thought I'd try to see if I can make 12 days of it--true, I am counting December 1 as the first one, and they're not necessarily going to be consecutive days . . . and it may go a bit past Christmas day . . . but whatevs!
If you're still looking for that perfect holiday gift that will thrill everyone on your list, look no further: Rice's Owls is here! To quote the Rice University Athletics Department's press release, "[a] photographic chronicle of the daily life of a family of owls who took up residence on the Rice campus in 2010 has become a unique holiday gift opportunity that will also benefit the student-athletes at Rice University."
The author-photographer, Robert Flatt, has generously funded this project entirely himself and is donating all proceeds to "the Owl Club, which supports the overall goals for the Rice University Athletic Department by generating the funds for scholarships for . . . student-athletes in 16 varsity sports."
And did I mention that I edited the book, giving me the inspiring experience of working alongside the amazing Mr. Flatt on a project that has additional meaning for me, as I'm also a Rice alum, just recently back to my (and Rice's) hometown of Houston? Also, I brought Victoria Jamieson on board to do the design work--it was so fun to work with her again, and she did an amazing job, as always.
P.S. Check out these videos to see why Robert says, "Life is good!"
. . . but I'm back, with a doubly (times infinity) exciting post!
Author Jen Doktorski just let me know that Simon Pulse has made an offer on her novel Getaway, which both Rekha and I edited! Congratulations, Jen! This is the second book I've worked on with Jen, and now the second one to be published. We're "two for two," as Jen says!
Also, I picked up a very exciting package from my mailroom on Monday: my very own copy of Catching Jordan, by my author Miranda Kenneally! What an amazing day-after-birthday surprise it was for me. Go buy your copy today! (If my recommendation isn't enough, check out all the amazing reviews it already has on Amazon.) Congratulations, Miranda!