June 14, 2013


So summer is in full swing now and I'm spending most days with two little girlies by my side doing fun summery type stuff. It's hard to find time to work right now, but I'm squeezing it in late at night and when I can. But with GATED set to debut in less than two months now (eep!) there will be happenings from time to time that I will post here to keep y'all in the loop. Here's what's happening right now:

I'm helping to judge a writing contest for teens for the New York Times--I know, CRAZY, right? I'm excited but also completely nervous because I am the only newbie Random House author who's judging. The other judges are brilliant and have novels--PLURAL--under their belts. Here's the list of the other authors so you can better understand my jitters:

Adele Griffin

Matt de la Peña

Daniel Kraus

Robin Wasserman

GULP. Is that an awesome list or what?! Here's the contest link in case you want to go check it out (or if you're a teen and want to take a stab at it): http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/what-interested-you-most-in-the-times-this-week-19/

Also, a chapter sampler of GATED just went up on Random Buzzers! If you've been curious about my little ol' book, now's your chance to get a sneak peek! Go here to check it out: http://www.scribd.com/doc/147831105/Gated-by-Amy-Christine-Parker#.UbuJJGvD_IV

Last, but certainly not least, GATED got a good review from Publisher's Weekly. It's not up for viewing to nonsubscribers just yet, but I'll let you when it is.

That's it for now, but keep checking in. In the next few weeks leading up to GATED's debut EXCITING things will start to happen!

June 10, 2013

Review of GATED

GATED just received a starred review from Kirkus! I couldn't be more thrilled. If you have a subscription, you can go see it now, if not the review will be up for free at the end of July. Still pinching myself on this one!

June 4, 2013

More GATED news!

So I have some more news on the GATED front. My release date has now been officially moved up to August 6, 2013! Just two months until this book is out in the world, eeep!

Also, foreign rights have now sold to Turkey. This means GATED will be published in two countries besides the USA (Germany has bought rights too.)

I have my first official book signing! I will be at Inkwood Books in Tampa, Florida on September 14, 2013 to talk about and then sign GATED. There will be giveaways, food, and other fun. If you're anywhere close by, I'd love for you to make plans to be there!