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Countdown to Daughter of the Deep!

  Daughter of the Deep is now only two weeks away, and I can’t wait to share the story with you! My tribute to Jules Verne and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Daughter of the Deep represents a “first” for me in many ways: 1) First female protagonist front and center, with the inimitable Ana Dakkar! 2) First…

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News for September 12

Hello, all! I hope your September is going well. Lots going on here at Athena House in Boston . . . Pahua and the Soul Stealer is now available I had a wonderful time talking with Lori M. Lee about her book Pahua and the Soul Stealer last week! If you have not yet gotten…

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News from the front . . .

The front of Tropical Storm Henri, that is, which is scheduled to pay us a visit tomorrow. We are thinking about all our friends on Long Island, in Camp Half-Blood or otherwise, because that is where the storm is scheduled to make landfall as of this writing. Stay safe, everyone! Right now in Boston, however,…

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Today’s Word is “Herculean”

Ah, good times . . . I found this name tag in one of my jackets today, a relic of our visit to Disney+ at Walt Disney Studios in Glendale in December, 2019. At that time, we were just beginning the process of agitating and campaigning for a new Percy Jackson adaptation. As you can…

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A Week in Iceland, and Other News

Hello, all! First things first: if you have not yet gotten a copy of Tehlor Kay Mejia’s Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares, it is now out, and you owe it to yourself to READ!! I will be joining Tehlor for a virtual event next Tuesday, Aug. 10. I hope you can join us! Also,…

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Vroom, Vroom in the Writers’ Room

Quick update: Well, folks, we are off to a roaring start in the PJOTV writers’ room. After our first two days, I am delighted to report that I am feeling more confident than ever about the quality of writing this show will have, and I am over the moon about the level of thoughtfulness and…

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Back from Manhattan

Hello, demigods! I just returned from a week in New York where I secluded myself at our apartment and spent a week writing. What was I writing, you ask? Oh, stuff . . . I’ll have to fill you in on that later. People sometimes ask me, “Wait, you’re still writing books? Why are you…

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UK Cover Art for Daughter of Deep Revealed!

Friends, readers, Let us take a moment to admire the artwork of Khadijah Khatib, the fantastic talent behind Puffin’s UK edition of Daughter of the Deep. It is impossible for me to choose between this amazing cover and the U.S. version, done by Lavanya Naidu. Both are superb! Here is the full layout of the…

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Back from the Depths

Hello, all! Becky and I just returned from a week in St. John, USVI — partly a vacation, partly work. (Though I must say, it was pretty awesome for a “work” trip.) While there, I did some diving, took some videos, and did some research to get ready for the October tour for DAUGHTER OF…

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Virtual Tour Dates for Daughter of the Deep!

(Artwork by Lavanya Naidu) Hello, friends! I am pleased to announce the virtual tour dates for DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP, which will be published by Disney-Hyperion on October 5. You can visit the landing page with links to each individual event for more information about how to purchase a ticket to reserve a spot! We…

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