Heather Brewer's Blog
November 5, 2013
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September 12, 2013
You read that right, Minions! Auntie Heather has been sitting on this news for quite a while, but I’m finally able to share this bit of awesome with you: I’m reuniting with a favorite editor (Andrew Harwell, who worked with me on The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and edited my short story, SHADOW CHILDREN, which appeared in the FEAR anthology alongside R.L. Stine, Meg Cabot and other amazing authors) to bring you a new book! It’s called THE CEMETERY BOYS, and it couldn’t get more Auntie Heather than this. This story is raw and edgy and scary and real. And I am madly in love with it. Here’s the official release from Publishers Weekly!
Andrew Harwell at HarperCollins has bought world English rights to two standalone YA books and one e-original story by Heather Brewer, author of the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series. In book one, The Cemetery Boys, Stephen falls in with a mysterious girl and her troubled twin brother, only to learn that their dark allure masks an even darker secret. Publication is scheduled for winter 2015; Michael Bourret at Dystel and Goderich brokered the deal.
Sounds awesome, right?? JUST YOU WAIT!
Oh also…I kinda vlogged about it in my jammies. I was too excited to stop and put on pants. Check it:
August 1, 2013
July 24, 2013
Okay, so maybe not a million, but still.
Greetings, Minions! First off, I can has a new vlog for you. Go watch it!
Secondly, if you watch that vlog, you’ll learn of a way to win an ARC of THIRD STRIKE – but if you’re not down with the whole YouTube thang, or you want to increase your chances of winning one of my last few ARCs, there’s now a contest on Goodreads! So check both out, and good luck!
I wanted to give you all a little heads-up, in case you’ve been in your coffins for a while and haven’t heard. Auntie Heather is holding a YA Lit/anti-bullying conference called Less Than Three. Tickets are just ten bucks, and available on the Less Than Three website. You won’t believe the rock star line-up we have: A.S. King, Rachel Caine, Andrew Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Mari Mancusi, Susane Colasanti, David Levithan, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield, Dale E. Basye, Lisa McMann, T.M. Goeglein, Carrie Jones, Alethea Kontis, Carrie Ryan, Shannon Messenger, and of course, yours truly will be there. It’s going to be FANGtastic!
Our volunteer list is now full, but check out what’s on the schedule:
8am: Badge pick-up opens
9:30am – 10:30am: Panels 1 & 2
10:40am – 11:40am: Panels 3 & 4
11:50am – 12:50pm: Break for lunch (boxed lunch available for purchase in advance on the site)
1pm – 2pm: Keynote address (Heather Brewer, with special guest)
2:10pm – 3:10pm: Panels 1 & 2
3:20pm – 4:20pm: Panels 3 & 4
4:30pm – 6:30pm: Social Hour (aka Less Than Three Mix-and-Mingle-with-the-Authors Party Time!)
And here are some more details on the panels:
Panel #1 -
BULLYING IN SCHOOL: When a safe haven turns into a waking nightmare.
Jody Feldman – moderator
Panelists: Susane Colasanti, Jennifer Brown, Alethea Kontis, Dale E. Basye
Panel #2 -
What to do when the voices in your head are out of control.
Cole Gibsen – moderator
Panelists: Cheryl Rainfield, T.M. Goeglein, Ellen Hopkins, Rachel Caine
Panel #3 -
CYBER-BULLYING: What to do when bullying follows you home.
Sarah Bromley – moderator
Panelists: Carrie Jones, Mari Mancusi, Lisa McMann, Shannon Messenger
Panel #4 -
BULLIES & LGBTQ: Walking tall in the face of adversity.
Antony John – moderator
Panelists: David Levithan, A.S King, Carrie Ryan, Andrew Smith
In short, we are gonna ROCK THIS THING, MINIONS!!!
So come out, if you can, and join us in an amazing day. Who knows? This might be your only chance!
July 16, 2013
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June 22, 2013
Greetings, Minions! I hope your summer is as dark and gloomy and spooky as it can be, what with all the sunshine happening. Here’s a little something to perk you up, in case that little black rain cloud that hovers perpetually over the Minion Horde as we cackle in delight isn’t sparking with as much lightning as it usually does. (WOW. THE SENTENCE WAS VERY LONG.)
The description, to whet your palette:
In the final book of THE SLAYER CHRONICLES trilogy, Slayer Joss McMillan is assigned to his hometown to track down and take out a murderous vampire. But vampires aren’t the only things Joss has to deal with this summer: his girl-crazy cousin Henry is staying with him, and hates Joss for trying to kill his best friend Vladimir Tod. Sirus, former mentor and supposedly dead vampire, is casting a shadow on Joss’s every turn. And Kat, Joss’s old friend, is in town and bent on revenge for past wrongs. Yet none of this even compares to the devastating secret Joss discovers about the murder of his sister, Cecile.
In a story full of unexpected revelations, it is up to Joss to protect the ones he loves and discover the truth about his sister’s death – even if it means paying the ultimate price.