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8/12
YOU CAN READ A LOT OF THE NAME OF THE STAR NOW FOR FREE

I know. I am just full of this stuff today. But I thought I would let you know, since I just put it up, that the first 1/4 of The Name of the Star is now on Wattpad and you can read it for free, if you want.

IF YOU WANT.

It’s here.

8/12
8/12
A REMINDER

The Boy in the Smoke will be serialized FOR FREE started next Monday. All you have to do is sign up for Wattpad and follow me. CLICK HERE

IT IS REALLY EASY I PROMISE. This was how I got to give it away for NO MONEY.

It’s not a trap

I wouldn’t do that to you. 

I am trying to give you a free book.

I will remind you again tomorrow. EXPECT ME.

8/12
8/8
AUGUST UK TOUR WITH MJ AND FRIENDS

I will be coming to the UK in August and TOURING AROUND with some FRIENDS of mine. Won’t you come and see us? WON’T YOU???

EDINBURGH, AUGUST 24th, 3:30pm

Alternative Worlds with me and LEIGH BARDUGO. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here!

NEWCASTLE, AUGUST 25th, 6:00pm

Seven Stories, directions here! Tickets £3. Booking recommended.

LEEDS, AUGUST 26th, 6:30pm

Waterstones Leeds, with JAMES DAWSON. Tickets £3 (£2 for cardholders).

LIVERPOOL, AUGUST 27th, 6:30pm

Waterstones Liverpool One, with JAMES DAWSON. Tickets £3 (£2 for cardholders).

LONDON, AUGUST 28th, 6:30pm

Waterstones Piccadilly, with SARAH REES BRENNAN. Tickets £4 (£3 for cardholders). 

I am 100% guaranteed to get loose and crazy when talking with Leigh, James, or Sarah so you really must come. I insist.

Here is that gif of me riding a Segway. I post it again for general reasons.

8/6
raven-puffle:

maureenjohnsonbooks on a Segway
shotout to marifullofgrace for the video :)

Oh, just reblogging a gif of myself on a Segway.

raven-puffle:

maureenjohnsonbooks on a Segway

shotout to marifullofgrace for the video :)

Oh, just reblogging a gif of myself on a Segway.

8/6
THE BOY IN THE SMOKE: ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!

HELLO.

Many of you have asked me, "Maureen, what is going on with The Boy in the Smoke?" And I have puffed on my cigar and looked at you enigmatically before spinning in my chair. Because I could not tell you, even though I knew.

Now I can tell you. And I shall.

*spins in chair for a moment*

FIRST! I will explain what THE BOY IN THE SMOKE is. The Boy in the Smoke is the Shades of London PREQUEL. It comes BEFORE The Name of the Star, and it details what happens to Stephen Dene that causes him to develop his sight! Yes!

*stops randomly bolding words*

I wrote this novella for World Book Day UK, and it is on sale throughout the UK. However! I wanted to make it available to ANYONE! For FREE!

And now, I am doing so.

On August 18th, The Boy in the Smoke will go live on Wattpad. The story has four sections, and one section will go live every week!

ANYONE CAN READ IT.

HERE IS THE COVER:

Possible questions:

Q: HOW? HOW DO I READ IT?

A: Simple. Go to Wattpad and get a free account. This is super quick. Then follow me on Wattpad by either searching my name or clicking this link. That’s it! The story will just COME to you, like a spider in the night! 

The schedule:

Section one: August 18th

Section two: August 25th

Section three: September 1st

Section four: September 8th

Q: And it’s FREE?

A: It is free as the proverbial bird. I wanted it to be free and SO IT IS!

Q: Why Wattpad?

A: Because I think Wattpad is an awesome platform on which you can share and comment on stories.

Q: What’s the catch?

A: There is no catch.

Q: Do I need to read this to understand things that will be coming up in future Shades of London books?

A: No, but there are details in the story that will certainly ENHANCE that experience.

Q: What if I want a physical copy or an ebook? AND I WANT IT NOW.

A: You’ll need to order that from the UK. Try Waterstones. Click here for a physical copy or here to immediately get the ebook.

I should add on a content note that the second part of the story (it is divided into four marked sections) contains a scene of a suicide attempt (not completed). The story is about NOT committing that act. It’s about how that act is a terrible mistake. However, I wanted this to be known for anyone who, for whatever reason, might have an issue with reading such a scene.

And that’s it! Of course, THE SHADOW CABINET comes out in the United States on February 5th. ALL YOUR ANSWERS ARE COMING!

You can preorder it:

From Barnes and Noble

From your local independent bookseller

From Amazon

OR ANYWHERE ELSE THAT SELLS BOOKS.

**International release dates coming soon, as well as information on pre-order SPECIAL EVENTS. So you might want to wait to pre-order. JUST SAYING**

*

*spins in chair*

8/5

leftik:

My LeakyCon in a photoset nutshell.

8/4
katelinnea:

Death to the sun! One of my favorite parts of leakycon was the amazing selection of signs made by our bookseller Jonny! This series greeted guests as they made their way across the skywalk from the hotel to the convention center. I managed to get pictures after they’d been walked on for a day or so, shortly before hotel security took them away.

katelinnea:

Death to the sun! One of my favorite parts of leakycon was the amazing selection of signs made by our bookseller Jonny! This series greeted guests as they made their way across the skywalk from the hotel to the convention center. I managed to get pictures after they’d been walked on for a day or so, shortly before hotel security took them away.

7/27

melissaanelli:

- until each time I leave for LeakyCon, and the texts and excitement start flying, is that I AM SEEING SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS TOO. In the craziness of the year and all the work it’s easy to forget that. And I watch how people say “I’m going home,” and mean it. And I always feel like that guy…

IT’S HAPPENING.