24th April, 2016
Thanks to all the Melbournian Lady Helen and Eona fans who dropped by to say hi and get their books signed at Supanova, and a big welcome to the Dark Days Club for those who bought it at the Expo. I hope you enjoy Lady Helen’s adventures. Here’s a few pics of the two days.
The great news is that I have been invited to be a ‘Supa-Star’ author at the Sydney and Perth Supanova’s in June too. Huzzah!
I’m also going to be a guest at the Clunes Booktown Festival on Sunday May 1st. I’ll be taking part in a panel about writing teen fiction with Fiona Wood, Emily Gale and Glenda Millard. We’ll be in “The Warehouse” at 1pm. Hope to see you there!
In other wonderful news, the French edition of Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club will be released by Gallimard on my birthday, August 18th! What a great pressie. The title in French will be LADY HELEN Le Club Des Mauvais Jours. Sexy, hey? But then everything sounds sexy in French. A cover reveal will be coming soon.
On Twitter, I have started a Writing Tip of the Day (WTOTD) with an emphasis on nuts and bolts writing craft, so if you are would like to follow, my Twitter name is @AlisonGoodman.
I am currently working on the edits for the second book in the Lady Helen trilogy –The Dark Days Pact – and working on Book 3. I’m also close to finishing a longish short story from Lord Carlston’s point of view, which will soon be available for purchase from this website! It’s all happening here, folks!
Cheers for now,
14th April, 2016
I’m off to Supanova in Melbourne
It’s Melbourne Supanova Pop Expo this weekend at the Melbourne Showgrounds and I will be at the official bookshop both days to sign Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Eon and Eona!
To help you find me, my husband has designed this ginormous standing banner using the wonderful cover of the Australian edition of Lady Helen. I kind of think no one is going to miss me!
It has also just been confirmed that I will be appearing at Supanova Pop Expo in Sydney and Perth too, in June. Huzzah! The banner will be getting a good workout.
In other exciting news, the publishing rights to Eon and Eona and The Dark Days Club (the overseas title for Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club) have been bought by Russian publisher, Ripol Classic, who are also Russia’s publisher of John Green and Cassandra Clare among others. I am thrilled to be in such company!
Cheers for now,
13th April, 2016
Pics from PenguinTeen on Tour!
I’m back from my USA signing tour and it was such a blast. I was lucky enough to tour with five other wonderful authors: Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands), Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle series), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes series), April Genevieve Tucholke (Wink Poppy Midnight), with a special pop-in appearance by Karen Bao (The Dove Chronicles series). We clicked immediately and had such a hoot travelling across the USA together. Here are a few pics from the tour. If you would like more, check out my instagram account at @alisongoodmanauthor.
12th March, 2016
I will be signing books in New York City on Sunday 20th March!
I am very pleased to announce that I will be taking part in the Mega YA author signing day on Sunday 20th March. The signing is part of the NYC Teen Author Festival, (officially called the “No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing”) and will take place at Books of Wonder , 18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011. The signing event lasts from 1-4pm, and I will be signing from 3:30 – 4pm. Here is the link to the details of the event. A ticket to all the signing sessions is issued with the purchase of any YA title. I hope to see you there!
In other news, the big USA tour for The Dark Days Club is coming up fast and I will be jumping on a plane on Monday! Check out the tour cities and times in my events section or the tour post below. There will be 6 authors on tour and we will be visiting Miami, Cincinnati, Nashville, St. Charles, St. Paul, Toronto, Dallas, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco.
7th March, 2016
I’m going to Supanova!
I’ve been invited to appear at Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Melbourne. Huzzah! Come along to the Dymocks stand, have a chat and get your Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club signed! April 16-17 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
And for my US readers who are looking to have their copies of The Dark Days Club signed, I’m heading over to the States for the PenguinTeen on Tour very soon. Six authors, 10 cities and a lot of fun! The Tour starts on March 22nd to April 1st and we are criss-crossing the country. For more information, check out the Tour post below to see the dates and events. Some are ticketed, so best to get in early. Hope to see you soon!
Cheers for now,
21st February, 2016
Lady Helen shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards!
I am absolutely thrilled to report that Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (aka The Dark Days Club) has been shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards: Best Fantasy Novel, and Best YA Novel. Wheeeee!
You can check out the full list of finalists here.
In other news, I am getting ready for the PenguinTeen USA tour alongside Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands), Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle series), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes series), April Genevieve Tucholke (Wink Poppy Midnight), and special guest Karen Bao (The Dove Chronicles series)! The tour starts on March 22nd and goes right through to April 1st. Check out the city schedule below – I hope to see you at one of the events!
11th February, 2016
USA Tour Schedule!
As promised, here is the schedule for my upcoming USA tour next month! I’m so excited to get the chance to meet my US readers, and I will be travelling with a wonderful group of fellow Penguin authors: Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands), Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle series), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes series), April Genevieve Tucholke (Wink Poppy Midnight), and special guest Karen Bao (The Dove Chronicles series)!
Tuesday, March 22nd —MIAMI, FL
7:00 PM @ Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Wednesday, March 23rd —CINCINNATI, OH
7:00 PM @ Joseph-Beth Booksellers
5030 Oaklawn Drive, Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Thursday, March 24th — NASHVILLE, TN
6:30 PM @ Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Ste 14, Nashville, TN 37215
Friday, March 25th —ST. LOUIS, MO
7:00 PM w/ Karen Bao @ The Charles City-County Library – Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376
Saturday, March 26th—ST. PAUL, MN
6:30 PM w/ Karen Bao @ Red Balloon Bookshop
91 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Monday, March 28th—TORONTO, ON
2:00 PM @ Chapters Brampton
Market Hall, 52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, March 29th—DALLAS, TX
7:00 PM @ Half Price Books
5803 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231
Wednesday, March 30th—SAN DIEGO, CA
7:30 PM @ Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa Avenue #100, San Diego, CA 92111
Thursday, March 31st—SAN JOSE, CA
7:00 PM @ Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Friday, April 1st—SAN FRANCISCO, CA
7:00 PM @ Books, Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
I hope to see you at one of the above events!
Cheers for now,
1st February, 2016
MaxPop Twitter Q&A and Upcoming Appearances
Lady Helen has now made her curtsy to Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK. Huzzah! It has been such an exciting few weeks and in the post below you can see some of the media that The Dark Days Club has received. A big thank you to those who have loved Lady Helen’s first adventure and posted about it – spreading the word about a book you have enjoyed is the best way of supporting an author!
I have some online and in-person appearances coming up, so if you’d like to have a chat about Lady Helen or my other books, here are the times and “places”:
Twitter Q&A session with Maximum Pop! Books: Monday 8.30pm UK time (which is 7.30am on Tuesday morning where I will be in Melbourne Australia). Check out the pic below for information on how to pre-send a question for me.
Book Signing at Dymocks Brisbane: I will be at Dymocks Bookshop in Brisbane to chat and sign books on Friday 5th February from 12 noon to about 1.00pm.
Radio Interview and Facebook Q&A: I will be interviewed on ABC Rhi on Sunday 7th February on the OZYA program and then at 8.00pm (EST), I’ll be answering questions on the ABCRhi Facebook page.
USA Tour: Yes, I am coming to the USA and I can’t wait! The tour dates are 22nd March to 1st April and the cities we will be visiting are yet to be confirmed, but as soon as they are, I’ll post here and in my other social media. Stay tuned for details: Twitter @AlisonGoodman, Instagram: alisongoodmanauthor, Facebook (where you can also contact me): AlisonGoodmanAuthorPage
Hope to see you soon.
Cheers for now,
19th January, 2016
Some Dark Days Club Media!
Below is a review of The Dark Days Club from SFX. I particularly love the line “The prose is as witty as Elizabeth Bennet herself and the whole book is a joy from start to finish”. Now, that certainly warms an author’s heart!
The Dark Days Club also received a starred review in the SLJ (School Library Journal).
And another starred review in Publishers Weekly.
It was one of the books voted as two hot reads for the New Year in The Bucks County Courier Times, Doylestown Intelligencer and Burlington County Times (the review ran in all three!).
It was one of three Hot Buzz books in the Booktopia Young Adult Buzz newsletter.
It was also one of the 13 books selected as Bustle’s Best January YA reads.
Leila Ann Roy writes about its themes for Kirkus Reviews.
And that is just a few of the lovely reviews, lists and articles!
The release dates of The Dark Days Club in the UK and the USA are rapidly approaching– UK is 21st January and USA is 26th January– and it is already out in Australia under the title Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club.
Also, for those who might be in London on the weekends of the 23rd and 30th January, you can pick up a free two chapter sampler on Oxford Street outside TopShop, Primark and New Look. Keep an eye out for the team in The Dark Days Club branded jackets. There is also a chance to win some shopping vouchers too.
Cheers for now,
12th January, 2016
Steampunk Quill and U.K. Release of The Dark Days Club
Happy New Year! 2016 is going to be a busy one for me: The Dark Days Club will be launching in the U.K. on the 21st January, and on the 26th January in the USA. Plus, I’ll be touring the USA from March 22nd to April 1st. The tour schedule is not confirmed yet, but as soon as it is, I’ll post it here and in my events section.
If you are in London, remember that you can get your free sampler chapters of The Dark Days Club on Oxford Street on the weekends of the 23rd January and 30th January. There will also be chances to win copies of the book and fashion vouchers to the tune of 150 pounds. The teams will be outside TopShop, Primark and New Look and will be wearing The Dark Days Club branded jackets so keep an eye out for them.
In other news, on the left you’ll see a pic of the magnificent Steampunk quill pen that Brisbane artist, Luke Barker, made for me. I am one lucky gal! It is a beautiful piece of art, and it can actually be used to write. Thank you, Luke. You can check out his wonderful paintings and artworks via the link above.
Cheers for now,