There’s a guest post from me about Book Addiction over at My Shelf Confessions, including a chance for people in the USA to win a copy of EARTH GIRL (entries by 12th March 2014!)
You can also read their review of EARTH GIRL
EARTH GIRL is available now.
EARTH STAR, the second book in the EARTH GIRL trilogy, is available now in the UK and Commonwealth and will be published in the USA on 15 April 2014.
I’ve had a some internet connection problems over the last couple of days, so it’s time to catch up on a couple of things that have been happening.
Firstly, there’s a post from me over at Author Allsorts, discussing meerkats and Diversity in the Year 2789. Secondly, there’s an interview with me in Litpost’s Six Minutes with an Author feature.
EARTH FLIGHT, the final book in the Earth Girl trilogy, will be published in the UK and Commonwealth on 14 August 2014, and the cover art is gorgeous!
Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portalling to other planets.
Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity’s worlds.
On top of everything, the first alien artefact ever discovered appears to be waiting for Jarra to reveal its secrets. But to do so, she must somehow find a way to leave Earth – or else the alien artefact will be lost forever. Is there a way for Jarra to travel to another planet? Or is her destiny only to look to the stars – but never to reach them?
A year ago I was delighted when Kirkus Reviews gave my debut novel, Earth Girl, one of their starred reviews for books of exceptional merit. I’m stunned that the sequel, Earth Star, has also been awarded a Kirkus star.
Kirkus have this to say about Earth Star:-
“This far-future science-fiction sequel skips tired genre tropes to offer a fresh and thrilling adventure about hazardous archaeological excavation, a mystery in the sky and a potential threat to all of humanity.” “Edwards shows that speculative fiction needn’t be dystopic, conspiracy-filled or love-triangled to be riveting and satisfying.”
Earth Star is available now from Harper Voyager in the UK and Commonwealth, and will be published by Pyr on April 15th in the USA.
See the starred Kirkus review of Earth Star here
See the starred Kirkus review of Earth Girl here
Today I answer 20 random questions in an interview for SisterSpooky
This year I’ll be one of the main contributors at Writing Teen Novels. There’ll be a post from me every month in 2014. My first post is about writing science fiction for both teen and adult readers, and you can see it here.
I heard some more good news today. Kirkus have chosen EARTH GIRL as one of their Best Teen Books of 2013!
I’m delighted that Earth Girl Die Begegnung has been shortlisted for the Science Fiction category of the Leiserpreis 2013. Voting will be open until November 28th. Please take a look and vote here.
Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday (8 November), causing catastrophic damage. Authors for the Philippines is an online auction to raise money for the Red Cross’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
The full list of items is here. I naturally recommend the signed copies of Earth Girl and Earth Star (item 145), but you can bid on a huge range of other items as well.
Details of how to bid are here. Bidding is open now, and will close at 8pm GMT on Wednesday 20th November.
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There’s a post from me over at Author Allsorts. I’m talking about how an author can write a novel in ways that bring the reader deeper into the story world, or even choose to break holes in the imaginary wall between the reader and the story.