Touching base to let you know that my debut young adult release, Rush (from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins), has hit the book shelves.
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?
Sixteen-year-old Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby—pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures.
There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says that the game is more than that, and that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.
I'm incredibly excited about this book; in addition to being my first YA, it's my first hardcover release! I still remember taking your classes over a decade ago, learning so much and being inspired.
In other news, I think last time we spoke I was still with Karen Solem at Spencerhill. I've switched agents (again, lol!) and I'm now with Robin Rue at Writers House.
Have a wonderful summer.
author of RUSH
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published” workshop with guest speaker Carly Watters of P.S. Literary agency in Georgetown on Saturday, October 5 (see here), and he’ll be leading a “Writing for Children &for Young Adults” workshop in Mississauga on Saturday, October 26. (see here.)
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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