I write killer fiction for adults (young and otherwise).

 

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MONUMENT 14 Blood Type Wristbands – limited supply!

Pre-order your copy of SAVAGE DRIFT from Oblong Books, one of my very favorite Indie book-sellers, and get this set of wristbands. Only available to the first 50 pre-orders! Hurry!
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Pre-Order Giveaway

Pre-order SAVAGE DRIFT today and we will send you a FREE short story I wrote called “The Most Important Meeting In My Life by Max Skolnik.” It’s a story written from the POV of Max, MONUMENT 14′s best eight-year old storyteller. Max is one of my all time favorite characters. Sometimes I feel like I should let Max narrate an alternate telling of the entire trilogy!
The cover design was done by the brilliant young illustrator Julia Soboleva, from the UK.
All you have to do to receive the pdf of the short story is submit a digital copy of your receipt on my handy-dandy order form that I made myself right here. Or push this button:

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Blog Tour announced

Please join me for a blog tour to promote my pre-order campaign. Lots of chances to win books and swag!
Saturday, March 22 Official tour kickoff!
Sunday, March 23 Why Max Skolnik?
Monday, March 24 Sneak peek from SAVAGE DRIFT
Tuesday, March 25 Exclusive interview – Learn what superpower I’d pick and more!
Wednesday, March 26 Emmy discusses a proud moment – and a fearful one.
Thursday, March 27 Killer Cover Art – see the process behind the cover for this Exclusive short story
Friday, March 28 Hitting The List – hear Emmy’s behind the scenes take on watching her friends hit the NYT Bestseller’s list

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Fourteen kids from Monument, Colorado are trapped in a superstore while civilization collapses outside the gates.

Outside the world is being ripped apart by violent storms and chemicals leaking into the atmosphere that, depending on blood type, leave victims paranoid, sterile, filled with bloodlust or dead.

The kids must remain inside, forced to create their own community, unsure if they’ll ever be able to leave. Can they stop the world they’ve created inside from self-destructing too?

Read Chapter 1 here

Check out the cover art

 

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Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a vicious killer, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids.

Meanwhile, Alex heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a barely-repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is much worse than they expected. . . .

Read Chapter 1 here

Check out the cover art

 

Monument 14 companion short stories

I’ve written a companion story for each of my novels. They run on Tor.com and feature covers by American painter Greg Manchess.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • May 6, 2014

    Savage Drift release party!

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 6, 2014

    Location: Oblong Books & Music, Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY, United States

  • May 7, 2014

    Launch event for SAVAGE DRIFT

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 7, 2014

    Location: Barnes and Noble, Nanuet , NY

  • May 9, 2014

    Rand McNally launch event for SAVAGE DRIFT with Broadway Stars!

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 9, 2014

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Josie, left behind on the group’s perilous route to the Denver International Airport, has been detained in a containment camp for O type murderers.

Niko leaves the safety of his refugee camp to try to rescue her. Dean and Astrid, fearing for Astrid’s safety, join Niko to flee the camp. They have survived against terrible odds in the Four Corners Disaster – but can they survive the aftermath?

 

Check out the cover art

 

 

I’m a novelist, but I don’t wear a beret.

I wear a machete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Kidding. Mostly I wear stuff from The Gap.)

SWEET

A celebrity cruise to launch the trendy new diet sweetener Solu sounds like the vacation of a lifetime. But Tom isn’t here to have fun or lose weight. He’s here to work. A former child star who’s tired of being known as “Baby Tom-Tom,” he hopes that hosting this cruise will show the world that he’s finally grown up. His publicist has even set up a romance with a sexy reality star! But despite all his best efforts, Tom finds himself gravitating toward a different girl.

Laurel’s starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. Sure the cruise is luxurious and all-inclusive, but she’s already totally embarrassed herself and her seasickness isn’t helping. Worse, Viv seems obsessed with Solu. The diet drug is working a little too well, and as the pounds fall off, Viv starts acting strange, as does everyone else on the ship …

Something is really wrong with Solu, and this dream trip is about to become a nightmare.

COMING IN MAY 2015

Check out the original Monument 14 book trailer.