Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Program books

Want to know more about THE PROGRAM? Well, I have books for that. Here's a quick list of the books set in the Program world. There are two duologies and one e-novella from Michael Realm's point of view:

Original Series:
THE PROGRAM (available now)
THE TREATMENT (available now)
The Recovery--an original e-novella (February 24th, 2015)

The Recovery

If you've read THE PROGRAM and THE TREATMENT and want to know what happens after the last page, there's a Michael Realm short story called The Recovery. Here's the copy:

Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.
Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.

New Series:
THE REMEDY (April 21st, 2015)
THE EPIDEMIC (April, 2016)


THE REMEDY and THE EPIDEMIC will focus on a new cast of characters, but the stories are still set in the same world as The Program books. Tons of romance, fear, sadness--all the things I love to write about. Here's a quick look:
In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.

I'm kicking around some other ideas, but this is the entire Program world as I imagined it! Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Season's Readings Giveaway

I'm crazy for the holidays, so when a group of YA authors got together to host a HUGE giveaway, I was all in! One lucky reader will get a box of advanced review copies of some of the most highly anticipated 2015 novels. Some of the ARCs will be signed by the authors!

Here is a list of the books to be given away: 

Book 1 - MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME edited by Stephanie Perkins (Macmillan, UK, 10/14)
Book 2 - ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven (Knopf, 1/15)
Book 3 - ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter (Scholastic Press, 1/15)
Book 4 - THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young (Simon Pulse, 4/21)
Book 5 - THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller (Bloomsbury, 6/15)
Book 6 - THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby (HarperTeen, 4/15)
Book 7 - THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin, 3/15)
Book 8 - ALL WE HAVE IS NOW by Lisa Schroeder (Scholastic Point, 7/15)
Book 9 - THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH (Arthur Levine Books, 4/15)

The contest runs for two weeks, ending on 12/3. Enter today!*: 
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*sorry, US only

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Pretty excited to announce that I'll be writing a full-length novel for Angels and Airwaves frontman and Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge. This project is freaking awesome, seriously, and I'm honored to work with such a talented group of artists.

POET ANDERSON: The Dream Walker will kick off with AVA's album The Dream Walker and include an animated short, a series of graphic novels, a full-length feature film, and a novel! Not to mention cool-ass merchandise. Expect me in Poet T-shirts for the next year.

The album drops December 9th, but for now, you can listen to the brand new single "The Wolfpack". Also, you have to see the trailer for the animated film. OMG, I'm so in love with it!

You can read and check out more art and updates on the AVA website:

And here's Tom's interview with about the upcoming project (and aliens!):

There's so much more to come! Have a great day!