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NEWS & CONGRATULATIONS

Co-authors Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, for the early buzz for their family memoir, SURVIVORS CLUB: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner at Auschwitz, which includes a featured interview with Michael in School Library Journal, an upcoming feature in Esquire, and very strong early reviews from Booklist and the prestigious Horn Book.

Nick Petrie whose THE DRIFTER is nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best First Novel category! Nick's new release, BURNING BRIGHT, is also generating lots of buzz. It was featured in EW magazine (and online) for two weeks in a row, first on the Must List and then in the book reviews (A-!); it was selected as an iBooks Best of January; and it's featured in the First to Read book club.

Claire LeGrand who is nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best Juvenile Fiction category for SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS!

Cat Winters for fabulous reviews of YESTERNIGHT in School Library Journal and Bookriot. Winters' YA titles have also been receiving some much-deserved love with ODD & TRUE included in the Oregonian article "24 Northwest Books We're Excited For."

Jessica Strawser, whose debut women's fiction ALMOST MISSED YOU received a thunderous review in Library Journal.

Sarah Nicole Lemon, whose DONE DIRT CHEAP is kicking off initial reviews with a fabulous KIRKUS, which called the YA, in part, "a wild, enthralling journey".

Renée Ahdieh, whose FLAME IN THE MIST was named a 2017 by Publisher's Marketplace for Young Adult Spring/Summer titles!

Rebecca Drake, for a rave review of ONLY EVER YOU in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Corey Quinlan Taylor, for winning First Place in the Horror Fiction Category for the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards.

Corey Haydu, whose new book THE CAREFUL UNDRESSING OF LOVE is out on January 31st. Join us for her launch at Books of Wonder on February 1st.

Linda Lael Miller, whose ALWAYS A COWBOY spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Renee Ahdieh whose THE WRATH & THE DAWN appeared on the New York Times bestseller list (again!) and whose THE ROSE & THE DAGGER was selected by Paste Magazine as one of the Best YA Books of 2016.

Traci Chee's THE READER is an NPR Best Book of the Year, a Texas Tayshas "Top Ten" book of the year, a Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, a Bustle Best YA Book of the Year, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book fo the Year.

Cat Winters, whose THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY is a Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction of the Year, a Kirkus Best Book fo the Year, a B&N Teen Blog Best Book of the Year, and a 2017 Capitol Choices Nominee.

Jeff Garvin, whose SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN is a nominee for the ALA's 2017 Rainbow Book List, is one of Chicago Public Library's Best Teen Fiction of 2016, was one of fifteen semifinalists for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best YA Fiction, and is included in Buzzfeed's Ultimate YA Gift Guide & Nerdy Book Club's list of YA Books Featuring Gender Non-Conforming Characters.

Sarvenaz Tash's GEEK'S GUIDE TO UNREQUITED LOVE is an Amazon Best Book of 2016!

Kerri Maniscalco's received a starred audio review from School Library Journal for STALKING JACK THE RIPPER.

Kaethe Schwehn is nominated for a Pushcart Prize for TANKA & ME!

Sharyn McCrumb, whose novel PRAYERS THE DEVIL ANSWERS was featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of the most recommended historical novels set in the South.

Diane Haeger, who managed to snag two hours on the phone with Merlin Holland, the only living grandson of Oscar and Constance Wilde.

Jamie Callan, who just returned from a glorious trip to France to do in-depth research for her forthcoming book PARISIAN CHARM SCHOOL.

Ella Joy Olsen, who continues with her virtual book club and tour for ROOT, PETAL, THORN.