It’s Eleven daysJenny Bentuntil Caraval releases, so I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about how it sold. This picture is one of my favorite screenshots—it’s also one of the happiest memories of my life.

For those of you who don’t know Jenny Bent (the awesome woman in the picture) she is my literary agent, and she sent me this DM the morning after she’d first sent Caraval to editors. I remember shaking as I messaged Jenny back to ask what had happened. Then I started crying as she told me that one of the editors she’d sent the manuscript to read it the very same night and loved it. And this was my dream come true moment.

I wrote five books before Caraval and I remember literally having dreams that someone had read one, loved it, and wanted to publish it. They were the happiest of dreams, and then I would wake up tangled in my sheets and with an email box full of rejections.

Caraval was going to be the last book I wrote. When I first wrote it several people thought it was a mistake—I was told fantasy was a dying trend, my first chapter was too odd, books that had any type of circus theme were difficult to sell. So even thinking about this moment now brings me to tears. I didn’t end up selling the book to this editor, but I will be forever grateful that she gave me this magical, wondrous moment. And I will forever love my agent as well—once a book sells people talk a lot about their editors and their publishers, but my agent, Jenny Bent, has been just as big of a champion, and I am so very thankful for her.

There’s something magical about the number twelve. Twelve months in a year. Twelve numbers on a clock. Twelve days until Caraval will be released in both the US and the UK and my dreams will finally come true!

So this is when I take a moment to shamelessly remind everyone that there is still time left to pre-order!  Pre-orders are so important for authors–and I will love you forever if you preorder. To make this deal even better, both my US and my UK publishers are offering some amazing gifts, which you can check out here for the US and here for the UK.

If you’d like a signed copy of Caraval, those are available too! Kepler’s Books, who is hosting my launch party, has signed and personalized copies up for pre-order here. These books will also come with a limited addition gift, exclusive to Kepler’s–but you have to preorder if you want it. Thank you all so very much! xo

12 days til Caraval comes out

Hi friends!

Today I have some fun news from Macmillan Audio. They are the lovely people who’ve put together the Caraval audiobook, which I could not be more excited about. It’s narrated by the fantastic Rebecca Soler, who has also narrated books by James Patterson, Sarah Dessen, Marissa Meyer, and Judy Blume. Rebecca has done a phenomenal job bringing every character in this book to life, so I am thrilled to share a sneak preview of the first six chapters with all of you!

The full audiobook will be release in two weeks, at the same time as the hardcover, but you can pre-order it now on audible. xo

Hi friends,

I still can’t believe this is really happening–I’m heading to the UK in February to tour for Caraval. And I am so excited to announce my schedule!

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To reserve tickets, for Liverpool, Manchester, or Birmingham, click here. For the London event, which will also be featuring the lovely Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones, click here. If you’re unable to make any of the stops, but would like a signed copy, you can pre-order them from Goldsboro Books. And if you do pre-order a book in the UK, don’t forget my UK publisher is giving away some very special gifts and prizes.

For those of you who live in the US, but missed the US tour announcement, here it is again. For anyone who can’t make it, but would like signed copies, you can order them here, from the amazing Kepler’s Books (the first two hundred people will also receive a special gift). And if you do pre-order (from anywhere in the US) remember my US publisher is giving away a very fun prize pack .

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Hi friends!

I’m back with some very exciting news! I promised a while ago that there would be special gifts for those of you living in the US who pre-order Caraval. So I’m thrilled to announce that my publisher Flatiron Books has put together this exclusive prize-pack of gifts, called Color the World of Caraval!  Each gift pack includes all the items pictures below (a map print of Caraval, with accompanying set of Caraval colored pencils, and a red Caraval backpack*)!

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To claim your gift make check out this link. And in case anyone missed it, there is also a special UK promotion going on as well–see details here!