Saturday, December 22, 2012

What's Next? Apocalypsies in 2013 and Beyond!

Well, the end of the world the year is nigh, and since it's December 22nd, if we're still here (IN YOUR FACE, MAYANS!) that means all of us here at the Apocalypsies will be publishing again in the upcoming year(s).

And I know you want to keep up with us.  Yes, I know you do.  Therefore, with the help of the Apocalypsies, and at the brilliant instigation of Anne Nesbet, I've cobbled together a list of what all your favorite Apocalypsies are up to next!  In our own words.

You're welcome.

Kathleen Peacock (HEMLOCK, Katherine Tegen Books)
What's next? "The second book in the Hemlock trilogy will be released in fall of 2013 and I am currently working on the third, and final, book."

Tamara Ireland Stone (TIME BETWEEN US, Hyperion)
What's next? "The sequel to Time Between Us will be out fall 2013 from Hyperion. I can’t say much about this next book yet, but I’ll be able to talk about it soon. I can say that Anna & Bennett’s story continues, and that I absolutely love where their adventure is taking them next!"

Gretchen McNeil (POSSESS and TEN, Balzer + Bray)
What's next?  "3:59, my fall 2013 release with Balzer + Bray. It's sci fi horror, about two girls who are the same girl in parallel dimensions, who discover that their worlds connect every twelve hours for exactly one minute at 3:59.  They decide to switch places with disastrous results. After that, I have the first two books in the Don't Get Mad series GET EVEN (Balzer + Bray, 2014) and GET DIRTY (Balzer + Bray, 2015) which is about a group of dissimilar girls who have banded together to form a revenge society, avenging wrongs perpetrated on their classmates by bullies, mean girls and teachers, which all goes well until one of their targets turns up dead and the secret society is implicated in the murder."

Jodi Meadows (INCARNATE, Katherine Tegen Books)
What's next? "The sequel to INCARNATE is ASUNDER, which releases January 29, 2013."

Brodi Ashton (EVERNEATH, Balzer + Bray)
What's next?  "EVERBOUND (the sequel to Everneath) comes out January 22nd, 2013. Jack made the ultimate sacrifice for Nikki, taking her place in the Tunnels of the underworld. Now, in EVERBOUND, Nikki will stop at nothing to rescue Jack, even if it means forming a tense alliance with Cole, the Everliving who took Nikki to the Underworld in the first place."

Katie McGarry (PUSHING THE LIMITS, Harlequin Teen)
What's next?  "DARE YOU TO follows the story of Beth, a secondary character from PUSHING THE LIMITS and is scheduled to be released on May 28, 2013. In DARE YOU TO, what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all."

Anne Nesbet (THE CABINET OF EARTHS, HarperCollins)
What's next? "A BOX OF GARGOYLES, another middle-grade fantasy about Maya Davidson's adventures in France, will come out in May 2013 from HarperCollins. Dark magic is rippling through Paris; stone gargoyles are showing up where they shouldn't be; a magician's wicked shadow has bound Maya to make him whole again--even if that means she must trade her life for his. ----In other news, I am thinking of hiking the John Muir Trail!"

Jessica Spotswood (BORN WICKED, Putnam)
What's next? "BORN WICKED comes out in paperback Jan 3, and I'll be going on tour to celebrate! And then the second book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, STAR CURSED, comes out June 18."

Lana Krumwiede (FREAKLING, Candlewick)
What's next?  The (still untitled) sequel to FREAKLING will be released October 2013. I also have a picture book under contract with Candlewick, which I'm very excited about!"

Lauren Morrill (MEANT TO BE, Delacorte)
What next? "My second book, BEING SLOANE JACOBS, will release January 7, 2014 from Delacorte. Pitched it as The Parent Trap meets The Cutting Edge, it's about two girls with the same name, but very different lives, who decide to switch places during summer camp. I'm currently at work on my third novel."

Suzanne Lazear (INNOCENT DARKNESS, Flux)
What's next?  "Book Two in the Aether Chronicles series releases 8-8-13. In CHARMED VENGEANCE while V and James are on an errand for the high queen, Noli joins the crew of her brother's air-pirate ship, the Vixen's Revenge. There she discovers the Earth Court King plans to find a forbidden artifact--one that will bring destruction to everyone Noli loves. Book Three releases in 2014."

Shannon Messenger (KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, Aladdin)
What's next? LET THE SKY FALL, book one in my YA series is coming out March 5, 2013 from Simon Pulse. It's about two teens who can control the wind, fighting to survive against the warriors coming to destroy them and fighting even harder to resist the forbidden attraction between them. I also have book 2 in the KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series coming in fall 2013. Title and cover to be revealed soon."
C. J. Redwine (DEFIANCE, Balzer + Bray)
What's next? "DECEPTION, the sequel to DEFIANCE, comes out 8/27/13 from Balzer + Bray and continues the story of Rachel and Logan as they fight to outrun an army, outwit a traitor, and turn the tables on an enemy who gains strength with every passing day. The third book in the trilogy is scheduled for fall 2014."
What's next? "The third book in the Katerina Trilogy, THE MORNING STAR, will be out on August 27, 2013, from Delacorte. Katerina travels to Egypt searching for an ancient sword that will destroy the lich tsar Konstantin for once and for all."
Heather Anastasiu (GLITCH, St. Martin's Griffin)
What's next? "OVERRIDE, book two in the Glitch Trilogy, comes out Feb. 12, 2013. It continues Zoe and Adrien's story as they join the Resistance, fight back against the Community, and learn what it means to love in such a broken world.
The third and final installment, SHUTDOWN, arrives on shelves July 2, 2013."

Marissa Burt (STORYBOUND, HarperCollins Children's)
What's next? "Story's End, the sequel to Storybound, will be out April 2, 2013, and I'm working on a new Middle-grade fantasy."

Susanne Winnacker (THE OTHER LIFE, Marshall Cavendish)
What's next? "My new YA thriller IMPOSTOR comes out May 23, 2013 from Razorbill. It's about a girl who can turn into whoever she wants to be and who assumes the identity of a teenage murder victim to catch a serial killer."

Zoraida Cordova (THE VICIOUS DEEP, Sourcebooks Fire)
What's next? "THE SAVAGE BLUE (book #2 in The Vicious Deep series) comes out May 1st, 2013. Tristan Hart's worlds, above and below, come to a clash as he battles to become Sea King."

Diana Renn (TOKYO HEIST, Viking)
What's next? "I am working on two more standalone YA mysteries featuring globe trotting sleuths and international intrigue. LATITUDE ZERO (coming 2014) is about a teen tv show personality and avid cyclist who travels to Ecuador to unravel the mysterious death of a fellow cyclist. In BLUE VOYAGE (2015) a teen girl traveling in Turkey gets entangled with an international gang of antiquities smugglers. Both books will be published by Viking."

Elizabeth Richards (BLACK CITY, Putnam)
What's next? "PHOENIX (a Black City novel, book #2) comes out on June 4 2013, with Putnam/Penguin. Weeks after his crucifixion and rebirth as Phoenix, Ash Fisher believes his troubles are far behind him. He and Natalie are engaged and life seems good. But his happiness is short-lived when he receives a threatening visit from Purian Rose, who gives Ash an ultimatum: vote in favor of Rose’s Law permanently relegating Darklings to the wrong side of the wall or Natalie will be killed. The decision seems obvious to Ash; he must save Natalie. But when Ash learns about The Tenth, a new and deadly concentration camp where the Darklings would be sent, the choice doesn’t seem so simple. Unable to ignore his conscience, Ash votes against Rose’s Law, signing Natalie’s death warrant and putting a troubled nation back into the throes of bloody battle. In addition to the release of PHOENIX, the paperback edition of BLACK CITY is out on May 7, 2013, and I'll be on the Breathless Reads tour in February."

Elisa Ludwig (PRETTY CROOKED, Katherine Tegen Books)
What's next? "My follow-up sequel PRETTY SLY comes out in late 2013/early 2014. It continues Willa's adventures as she tries to find out the truth about her mother."

Tiffany Schmidt (SEND ME A SIGN, Walker)
What's next? "My second novel is another contemporary standalone, tentatively titled BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE. It's a dual-perspective, takes-place-in-one-night, coming of age/romance---(think, suburban NICK & NORAH'S ULTIMATE PLAYLIST). It releases in March 2014 also with Walker-Bloomsbury."

Shelley Coriell (WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE, Amulet)
What's next? "My next YA contemporary--GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE--releases Fall 2013 from Amulet Books/Abrams. This is the story of a snarky rebel who completes the bucket list of a do-gooder classmate and en route meets up with a gimpy dolphin, a guy with dimples, and pains from her past. In Spring/Summer 2014, THE APOSTLES, my dark, edgy romantic suspense series about an elite group of FBI agents who work outside the box releases from Grand Central Forever with THE BROKEN, THE BURIED, and THE BLIND."

Hilary Weisman Graham (REUNITED, Simon & Schuster)
What's next? "My agent is currently shopping a new YA contemp. and I'm already busy writing another one--this time, Sci-Fi! I've also written a new one-hour TV drama that I'm hoping to set up, and I'm in pre-production on a humorous web series about women & food called Absolutely Flabulous. So stay tuned..."

Katherine Longshore (GILT, Viking)
What's next? "My second Tudor novel, TARNISH, will be published on June 18, 2013. It's the story of a young Anne Boleyn, new in the court of Henry VIII, who finds herself forced to make an impossible choice between her heart’s desire and the chance to make history."

What's next? "Working on Book 2, also with Nancy Paulsen Books, about a well intentioned but stubborn little bunny who has a hard time understanding that hibernation is something that bears (and not bunnies) do."

Kimberly Sabatini (TOUCHING THE SURFACE, Simon Pulse)
What's next? "My second novel, THE OPPOSITE OF GRAVITY is being revised to sell and I'm working on a third, CHASING ADAPTATION."

K. M. Walton (CRACKED, Simon Pulse)
What's next? "My next contemporary novel EMPTY comes out January 1, 2013 with Simon Pulse. It's about an overweight teen girl who is used to disappointment."

Stephanie J. Blake (MARBLE QUEEN, Amazon Children's Publishing)
What's next? "My debut month just started (just in time for the world's end). I'll be celebrating my launch January 6th, doing my first school visits, and hopefully selling my option book in 2013."

Jenn Reese (ABOVE WORLD, Candlewick)
What's next? "The second book in my middle grade adventure series, MIRAGE, comes out March 12, 2013. Aluna, Hoku, Calli and Dash venture into the desert to save Dash's people, the centaur-like Equians. The third and final book in the trilogy is scheduled for 2014."

Sarah Tregay (LOVE AND LEFTOVERS, Katherine Tegen Books)
What's next? "FAN ART, in which a high school senior is trying to stay in the closet until he can gather the courage to come out to his best friend -- and crush; when he hijacks the school literary magazine and publishes a controversial short story, he must defend his actions or risk not graduating, and when a senior prank gone bad outs him during the graduation ceremony, he must face both his crush and his true identity, will be available 2014 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins."

Laura Ellen (BLIND SPOT, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
What's next? "I am working on another stand-alone thriller. Playing on Alaska's 24 hours of summer sun, rather than the traditional darkness, this modern-day gothic is about 17 year old Kat Walters who, running from her own demons, travels to a remote Alaskan campground to meet the father she'd always thought was dead -- only to discover he is accused of murder. Release date coming soon!"

Marissa Meyer (CINDER, Feiwel & Friends)
Cinder's story continues in SCARLET: Book Two of the Lunar Chronicles. In this book, based on Little Red Riding Hood, Cinder's path crosses with Scarlet, a girl whose grandmother has gone missing, and Wolf, a street fighter with dubious motives. Release date: February 5, 2013."

Gina Damico (CROAK and SCORCH, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
What's next? "ROGUE, the third and final book in the CROAK trilogy, will be coming out in fall 2013 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt." Laurisa White Reyes (THE ROCK OF IVANORE, Tanglewood Press)
What's next? "The sequel to my debut novel, THE LAST ENCHANTER, comes out in November 2013 with Tanglewood Press. It is a middle grade high fantasy adventure where Marcus, the enchanter's apprentice from book I discovers he has the ability to see visions of the future, something no other enchanter can do."

Claire Legrand (THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, Simon & Schuster)
What's next?  "My next novel, THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, comes out August 2013, also with Simon & Schuster BFYR. It's a middle grade ghost story about 12-year-old Olivia who has to work with the ghosts haunting her father's decrepit symphony hall to increase ticket sales and save the orchestra from going bankrupt -- if, that is, she can hold off the vicious shades threatening to drive her father insane, trap her ghost friends in Limbo forever, and tear down the hall piece by piece. And even farther down the line . . . Fall 2014 will see the release of my YA debut, WINTERSPELL, a re-telling of the Nutcracker ballet in which 17-year-old Clara Stole must journey from corrupt 1899 New York City to the wintry kingdom of Cane to save her father from a mad faery queen. Her only companion is the cursed prince Nicholas, bent on reclaiming his throne -- and using Clara to get it."

Robin Mellom (DITCHED: A LOVE STORY, Disney-Hyperion)
What's next? My middle grade series, THE CLASSROOM: The Epic Documentary of a Not-Yet-Epic-Kid, released in June of 2012 and the sequel to that book will come out June 25, 2013. It's a mockumentary of life in seventh grade. Oh, the awkwardness. This year I also plan to finish my follow-up to DITCHED. It's titled BUSTED and is about a girl who takes a job running errands for an eccentric couple and finds herself involved in the crazy world of LA nightlife. But after a misunderstanding lands her in jail, she has one fateful night to clear her name, help a rising movie starlet avoid the paparazzi and find Adam, the coworker who is quickly stealing her heart. So. Much. Fun! 2013 is shaping up to be a year of awesome!"

Barry Wolverton (NEVERSINK, Walden Pond Press)
What's next? "The paperback of NEVERSINK comes out Fall 2013, while I finalize the first book in my new VANISHING ISLAND trilogy, arriving in 2014/2015 from Walden Pond Press."

Elizabeth Norris (UNRAVELING, Balzer + Bray)
What's next? "The digital novella, UNDONE, and the sequel, UNBREAKABLE, come out in spring 2013, also with Balzer + Bray. Then a stand alone novel, still untitled, comes out from Bazler + Bray in 2014."

Caroline Starr Rose (MAY B., Schwartz and Wade)
What's next? "My debut picture book, OVER IN THE WETLANDS (Schwartz and Wade, 2014)."
Jenny Lundquist (SEEING CINDERELLA, Aladdin MIX)
What's next? "My second middle grade novel, PLASTIC POLLY, comes out March 2013 also with Aladdin MIX. It's about a popular (but hated) eighth grader who gets tasked with overseeing her middle school's talent show competition and sees it as a way to prove that she's not as 'fake' as everyone believes. My first young adult novel, THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK, releases a few months later, in October. 2013 looks to be crazy busy!"

Anne Greenwood Brown (LIES BENEATH, Delacorte)
What's next? "DEEP BETRAYAL, the second book in the LIES BENEATH trilogy, comes out March 12, 2013, followed by PROMISE BOUND in the spring of 2014. Right now I'm working on a stand alone book called PLAYING CARDS WITH SOPHOCLES. We'll see..."

Jay Kristoff (STORMDANCER, Thomas Dunne Books)
What's next? "The sequel to STORMDANCER is out in September 2013 (doesn't have a name yet... well, it does, but it's an 'I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you' deal."

Emily Hainsworth (THROUGH TO YOU, Balzer + Bray)
What's next?  "My follow up stand alone novel NEVER IS A PROMISE comes out winter 2014, also with Balzer+Bray. It's a story about a girl who falls asleep at fifteen and wakes up at sixteen with everything she's ever wanted, except her life has fallen to pieces. If she doesn't figure out where everything started to go wrong, things will get much, much worse..."

Tiffany Strelitz Haber (THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN, Henry Holt)
What's next? My next picture book OLLIE AND CLAIRE (Philomel/Penguin) will be out April 17th, 2013. It's sort of a play on a certain Rupert Holmes song from the 80s.... It's also a quirky, doggy friendship story with a twist."

What's next? "The second book in my trilogy, A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY releases in July of 2013. Plus, a prequel novella, A DAWN MOST WICKED, releases in June. I'm hammering away at book 3 and also working on an adult epic fantasy! Hooray for 2013!"

Erin Jade Lange (BUTTER, Bloomsbury)
What's next? "My second contemporary YA novel, DEAD ENDS, will be published Fall 2013. It's the story of a bully and a boy with Down Syndrome who bond while chasing the ghosts of their absent fathers, with only a mysterious atlas full of riddles to guide them."

Emily M. Danforth (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, Balzer + Bray)
What's next? "I'm working on another stand alone YA novel that will likely (hopefully) be out in Spring or Summer of 2014. It involves, among other things: a wunderkind author; the making of a controversial indie film; the (infamously) unfinished Truman Capote novel ANSWERED PRAYERS; and celesbians. Please stay tuned, dear reader."

Lizzie K. Foley (REMARKABLE, Dial)
What's next? "My next stand alone novel, tentatively called "The Unnecessaries," will come out from Dial in 2014. It's a story about a home for unloved children--and it involves a mouldering mansion, a swamp, a long lost treasure, a missing circus, and a very grumpy ghost."

Gina Rosati (AURACLE, Roaring Book Press)
What's next? "I'm working on a historical/fantasy/speculative/sci-fi/romance - I've been doing a ton of research for this, so it will be a while before there's any news to share. Also, there's no sequel planned for Auracle, but I'll write a few short stories featuring Anna, Rei, Seth and Callie, and post them on my blog in 2013. I'll link to them from Twitter when they're ready."

McCormick Templeman (THE LITTLE WOODS, Schwartz and Wade)
What's next? "Next up is THE GLASS CASKET, a twisted re-telling of Snow White in the tradition of a classic Grimm's fairy tale. It comes out Spring 2014 from Delacorte."

Jenny Torres Sanchez (THE DOWNSIDE OF BEING CHARLIE, Running Press Kids)
What's next? "My second YA novel DEATH, DICKINSON, AND THE DEMENTED LIFE OF FRENCHIE GARCIA comes out Spring 2013, also with Running Press. It's about a death obsessed girl who hangs out at the local cemetery with her dead poet pal, Emily Dickinson, as she contemplates life and death and tries to figure out why the guy she loved (but hardly knew) chose to be with her the last night of his life."

Kristen Simmons (ARTICLE 5, Tor Teen)
What's next? "The next book in the ARTICLE 5 trilogy, BREAKING POINT, comes out on February 12, 2013. In this next installment, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper’s true identity and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion, until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself."

Huntley Fitzpatrick (MY LIFE NEXT DOOR, Dial)
What's next? "My follow up stand alone, also to be published by Penguin-DFYA in Spring, 2014, is set in the same town as MY LIFE NEXT DOOR, but with a completely different cast of characters. 17-year-old Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her a tip: her wealthy, elderly employer is redoing her will this summer, and that could be Gwen's ticket to the good life. But what will it mean for Gwen’s now life? Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is."

Lynne Kelly (CHAINED, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
What's next?  "I'm working on my next midgrade novel, NESSIE MALONE'S GUIDE TO CREATURES THAT AREN'T REAL, about an amateur forensic scientist with cryptozoologist parents."

Megan Miranda (FRACTURE, Walker)
What's next?  "HYSTERIA, my next YA stand-alone psychological thriller, will be published by Walker/Bloomsbury in February, 2013. It's about a girl who can't be charged for a killing she does commit, who is then framed for one she doesn't commit. Also, she's being haunted--or stalked--by something that may or may not be real."

J. A. Souders (RENEGADE, Tor Teen)
What's next?  "The sequel to RENEGADE (untitled as if now), also with Tor Teen, comes out Fall 2013."

Kassy Tayler (ASHES OF TWILIGHT, St. Martin's Press)
What's next?  "Shadows Of Glass 2 book in series July 23 2013."

Leanna Renee Hieber (DARKER STILL, Sourcebooks Fire)
What's next?  "Leanna Renee Hieber returns to her adult historical fantasy roots as she releases several short stories into anthologies, the foremost of which is "Charged", featured in QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOOK OF SPELLS (March 2013, Tor/Macmillan). The story features a character from her upcoming gaslamp fantasy saga THE ETERNA FILES, (Tor, 2014). She will also soon have word on the re-release of her Strangely Beautiful saga."

Tom Ryan (WAY TO GO, Orca Book Publishers)
What's next?  "My follow up is TAG ALONG, a stand alone contemporary and will be released by Orca in September, 2013: Andrea, Paul, Candace, and Roemi aren't friends - they barely even know each other - but they do have one thing in common : it's prom night, and for very different reasons, none of them is at the big event. Over the course of one crazy night, paths are crossed, plans are changed, messages are mixed, and things definitely do not end the way they began."

L. B. Schulman (LEAGUE OF STRAYS, Abrams)
What's next?  "I am working on a very complex contemporary young adult book right now and am almost done. My guess is it will be ready to be submitted to publishers in about four months. I am really proud of this one and can't wait to bring it into the world."

Trish Doller (SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL, Bloomsbury)
What's next? "My next book is WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE, another YA contemporary stand-alone that will be published by Bloomsbury in October, 2013: Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must figure out how to keep real love when it won’t let her go."


  1. Fantastic the way your careers are all taking off. Best of luck in 2013 :-)

  2. Somehow I didn't get on the list (I did fill out the form!). My sequel to The Rock of Ivanore - THE LAST ENCHANTER - comes out in November 2013 with Tanglewood Press.

    It has been an honor to get to know all of you this past year and to read many of your books. This is an awesome group of people and authors. Thanks for including me in the Apocalypsies!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

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