Printable Release Calendar for November!

Here’s our handy printable release calendar to help you keep track of all the sweet November debuts coming at you soon!

Click here for the November 2016 calendar in .pdf format




Thanks to our printable calendar team: Sarah Alexander,  Jenn Nguyen, Dee Romito, Shari Schwarz, Kathy MacMillan, Randi Pink and Ava Jae!











Meet the Author: Erin Teagan

Erin TeaganErin Teagan has a master’s degree in science and worked in biochemistry labs for more than ten years, where she wrote endless standard operating procedures.  She lives in Virginia with her two little mad scientists, a ninety pound lap dog, and a husband that regularly puts himself in danger with all of his extreme sports.

Erin’s debut, THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2016), is a humorous middle grade novel. Madeline Little, genius scientist in the making, keeps her life in control by creating standard operating procedures (SOPs), like “How to Fake the Bubonic Plague to get out of a Party.” But when her life flip-flops at the start of middle school, and the SOPs no longer do the trick, it’s up to Madeline to discover a new cure for her newly messed up life.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein, anything by Roald Dahl.
  • Childhood aspiration: Always and secretly a writer, even when she declared she was going to be a scientist.
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: Before the sun comes up at her very own beautiful desk (newly purchased).
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: EL DEAFO by Cece Bell.
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Traveling with her husband and reading in a safe place while her husband does something dangerous.
  • Surprising personal fact: She was once quarantined on a virus stricken cruise ship for 72 long hours.
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: She can’t think of a single thing that’s not the absolute greatest about being a 2016 debut author.

Where to find her:

Website | Twitter | Facebook

The Debut Club: An interview with Sarah J. Schmitt, author of IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH

Sweet Sixteener Erin Teagan recently spoke to Fearless Fifteener Sarah J. Schmitt about her YA fantasy debut novel, IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH (October 6, 2015 from Sky Pony Press).

Sarah SchmittAbout the Author:

Sarah J. Schmitt is a K-8 school librarian and Youth Service Professional for Teens at a public library. Prior to immersing herself in the world of the written word, she earned her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Indiana University where she worked with first year college students as they acclimated to college life. Sarah lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, two kidlets and a cat who might actually be a secret agent. She is an active member of SCBWI, ALA and the Indiana Library Federation and is a regular participant at the Midwest Writer’s Workshop.

Find Sarah on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

Sarah Schmitt coverAbout IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH:

Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain in the lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires, or she can replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will result in a future deemed worthy of being saved. It sounds like a no-brainer. She’ll take a walk down memory lane. How hard can changing her future be?

IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH is available for purchase from Amazon, Powell’s, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.

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