An Update on Everything

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Uncategorized | 22 comments

The title says it all. I’ll go in reverse chronological order…


What are you writing now?

I am about to start edits on TRAITOR’S GAME 2, a book which I think is the perfect follow-up for the first and really pushes the story, and Simon and Kestra, into really exciting places. We should have a final manuscript late this spring.

I am writing the first draft of my third historical, not yet announced, which I will start edits on over the summer and which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2019. Its initials are TBS and I am in love with this story.

I am also beginning to outline a duology that is strange and totally different from anything I’ve done before, and which I literally cannot wait to write! Its initials are BI.


WRATH OF THE STORM paperback, Jan 30, 2018

If you’ve missed any of the Mark of the Thief series, the paperback of the final book is coming out next week. This is my favorite ending I’ve ever done for a book or series so if you’re wondering what to read next, I hope you’ll check this out.



A WARP IN TIME By Jude Watson, Jan 30, 2018

This is the third book of the HORIZON series begun by Scott Westerfeld. I did book 2, DEADZONE, and now the adventure continues, beginning with a most unexpected surprise – there are other survivors!








I am so excited about this book! It has been included on “Most Anticipated YA Books of 2018 by Hypable, Barnes & Noble, and other sites. A book trailer is coming soon for the book, but you can read excerpts from it HERE. Also, if you want to find me on tour for the book, I’ll be HERE.





A NIGHT DIVIDED paperback, April 24, 2018

This book is finally going to have a paperback, but it’s a special edition, containing extra facts about the Berlin Wall, some additional information from me, and…ta da! – an excerpt from RESISTANCE (see below)!

Additionally, movie rights have been optioned for A NIGHT DIVIDED and I know the screenwriters are already hard at work on a script. There’s no telling where things will go from there, but it’s still very cool!


RESISTANCE, August 28, 2018

This historical, based the Jewish teen couriers of World War 2 era Poland, is complete. The publisher is working toward a final cover design and I hope I get to show it to you all soon, because it is so freaking awesome!



Many of you are still wondering about the status of a possible movie. All I can say (because it’s all that I know) is that a production company is still attached to this series, but a lot of work is now involved to detach the project from Paramount and look for other interested parties, so it will be some time before there’s any concrete news to report. But as always, this blog is the first place I will make any big announcements.

So…any questions? I’ll answer them if I can!


  1. Just finished reading an ARC of The Traitor’s Game. It was so good! Can’t wait to read more. Sounds like you’ve got some exciting new projects too.

    • Thank you very much, Natalie. I always love to hear your opinion.

  2. If they do end up making movies for A Night Divided or the Ascendance trilogy, would they contact you about auditions?? I’m really into theater and it would be awesome to act out your stories😁

    • I expect that I will know when it’s time for auditions! When I hear anything, I’ll put it on the blog first.

  3. All of this is so exciting! Also I do have A Night Divided paperback, without any extra stuff, I got it from my cousin’s middle school book sale. And I’m adding it too my list of movie adaptions I’m waiting for.

    • Copies bought at the school fair were paperbacks, but this will be the first time paperbacks can be bought outside the schools! And thank you!

  4. Love hearing your updates! Always fun to hear what you’re working on next. You’re one busy lady and we love you for it! Cannot wait for Traitor’s Game. Yay!!

  5. Yay! I have been so excited for BI ever since I went to your book signing and you talked about it! SO EXCITED CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT

  6. I’m am soooooo excited for all of this news! That is so cool about A Night Divided and the movie rights. I can’t wait for the new books to come out!!!!!!!! I noticed that they had a paperback of Wrath of the Storm, and before I told myself that I would buy The Mark of the Thief and The Wrath of the Storm together when The Wrath of the Storm came out in paperback. Those two are the only two books I don’t have of yours. So I’ll have to get those two in paperback… THIS IS SO EXCITING< AND IT's MAKING ME SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  7. I submitted a request through Scholastic to have you visit my middle school Spring of 2019. I was already in love with your books we own and now with news of your upcoming projects, I hope more than anything my 1,000 students get to hear you speak live. Excited for the A Night Divided movie adaptation too.

    • Hi Wamecca – Thank you very much for thinking of me for a visit. If you don’t hear back in a timely manner, please feel free to email me at and we can talk directly.

  8. When these go on to become movies might I suggest a few of my favorite actors….Ed Faulkner, Ruta Lee, James Spader, Cathy Garver, Roberta Shore (a Utah favorite), Clint Walker and Barry Corbin. Also…I could provide the food. I would do that.

    Love your many successes! My Most Favorite is Night Divided. I could not put it down. I honestly read it in one sitting….

    • Ah, thank you Mimi – wouldn’t that be awesome? ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Omg, so many new books I don’t know where to start. Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait about a month to read The Traitor’s Game but I am so excited! I really loved A Night Divided and I can’t wait for all your other historical fictions.

  10. I would love to use the teacher’s guide for the underworld chronicles. My kids are really enjoying it! Is it still available? I can’t find it on the website.

    • I just emailed it to you, Susan. Thanks very much for the request!

  11. I haven’t commented for a while, but The False Prince movie adaption mentions always makes me hopeful. I read it years ago, but it’s still one of the few books I really wish would make to the big screen.

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