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Jeri Smith-Ready

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Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso. A steady stream of caffeine has produced twelve published novels for teens and adults since 2001.

Jeri lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats, who often play tag-team "sit in the author's lap and keep her from writing." (The cats, that is, not the husband. Though, actually...)


Friday evening at 7pm, I'll be visiting a fabulous independent bookstore on the Philadelphia Main Line (where I went to college and where This Side of Salvation is set). Here are the deets:

April 18: 3 J's and a K Talk YA (panel, games, giveaways, Q and A, and booksigning)
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Children's Book World, Haverford, PA
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Shade (Shade, #1)
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 11,487 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Shift (Shade, #2)
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 5,611 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
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Shine (Shade, #3)
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 3,077 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Wicked Game (WVMP Radio, #1)
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 2,762 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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Bad to the Bone (WVMP Radio...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,336 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Eyes of Crow (Aspect of Cro...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 836 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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The Wild's Call (Aspect of ...
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 933 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Bring on the Night (WVMP Ra...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 762 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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This Side of Salvation
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 607 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Voice of Crow (Aspect of Cr...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 458 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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“For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
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“Son, hiding the truth is just the coward's way to lie.”
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Which May New Release would you like to read in July?

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Nightwalker (Stormwalker, #4) by Allyson James
Nightwalker by Allyson James
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Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1) by Michelle Rowen
Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
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Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11) by Nalini Singh
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
(Psy-Changelings #11)
 
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Sparks Fly (Light Dragons, #3) by Katie MacAlister
Sparks Fly by Katie MacAlister
(Light Dragons #3)
 
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Shine (Shade, #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
(Shade #3)
 
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Nightshifted (Nightshifted, #1) by Cassie Alexander
Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander
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message 1: by Lily

Lily Just wanted to say thank you for accepting my friend request and I love your books the Shade series is awesome. Can not wait for Shine the 3rd book from the shade series to come out.


message 2: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Lily wrote: "Just wanted to say thank you for accepting my friend request and I love your books the Shade series is awesome. Can not wait for Shine the 3rd book from the shade series to come out."

Thanks so much, Lily! I'm so glad you're enjoying the SHADE books. :)

Speaking of SHINE, Fictitious Delicious book blog is revealing the cover for SHINE tomorrow & giving away an ARC. Here's their main page: http://bit.ly/iquBjx


Fabi Emi Hi Jeri, thanks for the add =]


Christie Hi Jeri, Thank you so much for accepting my friends request. I can not wait for Shine! Hurry up May! :)


message 5: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Christie wrote: "Hi Jeri, Thank you so much for accepting my friends request. I can not wait for Shine! Hurry up May! :)"

Thanks, Christie! I'm excited for Shine, too--can't wait to see what everyone thinks. :)


message 6: by Mary

Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request, Jeri!
Have a great day & Happy Reading! =)


message 7: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Mary wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Jeri!
Have a great day & Happy Reading! =)"


Thanks for friending me, Mary--have a wonderful weekend! :)


message 8: by Lily

Lily Hi, shine come out today and I am so excited , but I have to wait, because I preorder the book and who know when it is getting here. I wish I had it right now so I can read it, but I know it will be worth the wait... Congrats to your book coming out so happy can't wait to read it.


Hareem I loved the Shade series!!
You're an inspiring author :)
*Thanks for accepting my friend request


message 10: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Hareem wrote: "I loved the Shade series!!
You're an inspiring author :)
*Thanks for accepting my friend request"


Thanks, Hareem--I'm so glad you enjoyed the books and decided to friend me on GR! :)


message 11: by Laura (last edited Jul 29, 2012 04:15PM)

Laura thanks for accepting my friends request! Thank you for writing the shade books!!!! they are one of my favorite series!!! you are such a good author ;)


message 12: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Laura wrote: "thanks for accepting my friends request! Thank you for writing the shade books!!!! they are one of my favorite series!!! you are such a good author ;)"

Thank you so much, Laura--I'm honored! :)


message 13: by Laura

Laura Is it true that you are writing a novella from Zachary's point of view, called shattered?


message 14: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Laura wrote: "Is it true that you are writing a novella from Zachary's point of view, called shattered?"

Yes, it's true! :) "Shattered" will be out some time in the first half of 2013.


message 15: by Nardie

Nardie thank you for accepting me !!! i love your books ! i hope you write more of shade even though it ended i still want more because its one of my most favorite series of all time!!!


message 16: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Nardos wrote: "thank you for accepting me !!! i love your books ! i hope you write more of shade even though it ended i still want more because its one of my most favorite series of all time!!!"

Thank you so much, Nardos! As a matter of fact, I have 3 stories coming out this year from the boys' perspectives: Logan's will be out very soon ("Bridge," which appeared in an anthology a couple years ago but will be rereleased with bonus material); Zachary's novella "Shattered" I'm aiming for a summer solstice release (June 20ish); and Martin's short story (so far untitled) will be out late summer/early fall. Keep an eye on my blog here for details soon! :-)


message 17: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Jeri...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 18: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Pamela wrote: "Hey Jeri...Thanks for accepting my friend request."
Thanks for friending me, Pamela! :)


message 19: by Cosie

Cosie Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, and thank you for writing such wonderful stories. I really enjoyed Eyes of Crow. I look forward to reading Voice next. :D


message 20: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Cosie wrote: "Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, and thank you for writing such wonderful stories. I really enjoyed Eyes of Crow. I look forward to reading Voice next. :D"

Thanks, Cosie! I'm so happy you enjoyed Eyes of Crow. Voice of Crow is currently out of print in paperback but is still available in ebook. There also happens to be a used copy available on eBay right now for under $10, including shipping. I'm not the seller--I just like to let people know when one goes on sale so they can grab a copy if they prefer print books.

Have a great day!


message 21: by Mechele

Mechele Hey Jeri, Thanks for the friend add :)


Ashleigh Reading the last book in the Shade series, I just want to say that I LOVED this series and don't want it to end! :)


message 23: by Jeri

Jeri Smith-Ready Ashleigh wrote: "Reading the last book in the Shade series, I just want to say that I LOVED this series and don't want it to end! :)"

Thanks so much, Ashleigh! Hope you enjoyed SHINE. :)

There's also a free novella from Zach's point of view on my website here, in all electronic formats to download:

http://jerismithready.com/books/Shatt...


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