Printable Release Calendar for April!

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

Click here for the April 2016 calendar in .pdf format

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#SixteensBlogAbout Gratitude

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsIn our latest #SixteensBlogAbout, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about gratitude! Check out the posts below to see what we are grateful for, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!

Feel free to share this post with the hashtag #SixteensBlogAbout.

1) Stephanie Scott blogged about writing friends and the support of the community.

2) Breeana Shields blogged about passions and doing what you love.

3) Cynthia Reeg blogged about Thanksgiving.

4) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn blogged about the debut experience.

5) Jenn Bishop blogged about ups and down and support along the way.

6) Kristy Acevedo blogged about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

7) Everly Frost blogged about seven days of gratitude.

8) Michele Bacon blogged about 1977.

9) And Marieke Nijkamp blogged about readers, over at The Silver Words.

Curious? Follow the links and spread the word!

What’s Sweeter Than Candy Corn?

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The Sweet 16 debuts, of course. Oh: and winning a query critique or an ARC donated by Catherine Lo, author of HOW IT ENDS (HMH, June 2016)!

Be the first to correctly match the 16th line to the 2016 debut novel. Have at it:

The crowd thickened the closer I got, like buzzards swarming to a fresh carcass.”

Oooh! Intriguing, yes? But who wrote it? Is it:

A. Ami Allen-Vath’s LIARS AND LOSERS LIKE US (SkyHorse/Sky Pony Press, March 2016)

B. Alwyn Hamilton’s REBEL OF THE SANDS (Viking/Penguin, Feb. 2016)

C. Everly Frost’s FEAR MY MORTALITY (Georgia McBride Media Group/Month9Books, 2016)

D. Kristy Acevedo’s CONSIDER (Jolly Fish Press, April 2016)

Think you know it? Send your answer to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. Good luck!

Meet the Author: Everly Frost

Everly FrostEverly Frost grew up in a country town, lived for a little while in Japan, and worked for several years in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. Now, she lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two children.

Everly’s debut, FEAR MY MORTALITY (Georgia McBride Media Group/Month9Books, Spring 2016) is a Young Adult Speculative/Utopian novel. In a world where people are invulnerable to illness and death, with lives spanning hundreds of years, a sixteen-year-old becomes witness to the impossible – her brother’s failure to regenerate after death after which she suspects that she too may be mortal.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery
  • Childhood aspiration: Writer, concert pianist, or lawyer
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: Any time she can snatch, usually on train trips to and from work.
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: OF BREAKABLE THINGS by A. Lynden Rolland (loved it!)
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Catching up with friends over coffee and spending time with family.
  • Surprising personal fact: She has a degree in Japanese and used to be fluent. Not so much these days!
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Sharing the journey with so many talented writers!

Where to find her:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

#SixteensBlogAbout Summer Reading

In the month of June, the Sweet Sixteens took on the topic of summer reading:download

1) Emily Skrutskie shares her recommendations for your summer reads.

2) Melissa Gorzelanczyk recommends books to relax with.

3) Lists, lists, lists!  Librarian/author Carter Higgins shared her graded summer reading lists.

4) Jennifer DiGiovanni makes a diverse plan for her summer beach reads.

5) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn reflects on summer reading past and present.

6) Everly Frost writes from Down Under with her best winter reads.

7) Jeff Garvin reflects on the reading, summer and otherwise, that shaped him.

8) Wendy Spinale’s got your poolside needs covered with her list of summer thirst quenchers paired with books for every taste.

Don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!  Feel free to share this post with the hashtag #SixteensBlogAbout. Until next month, happy reading!