800 Reviews for ALMOST PERFECT

Posted on Saturday, 12th October, 2019

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Following the lead of ANA AND ZAK, ALMOST PERFECT just received its 800th review on Goodreads.

Archon 43

Posted on Sunday, 15th September, 2019

Artwork created by Mitch Bentley's Spaceship Flashart for Archon43. It depicts a space battleship with a red banner.

I’ll be running/participating in panels at the Archon Science Fiction Convention, October 4-6, in Collinsville, IL. here’s the schedule:

Writing With a Deadline

Format: Panel

4 Oct 2019, Friday 15:00 - 16:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)

Some people thrive on time pressures, others find it stifling or even disabling. Some of our professionals discuss how they deal with it.

Pumping Iron: Writing Exercises

Format: Panel

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 11:00 - 12:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)

Having trouble with writer’s block? Our pros share writing prompts to help get the words flowing!

Autograph Session with Brian Katcher and Richard White

Format: Reading / Signing / Art Demo

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 14:00 - 15:00, Cahokian (Authorquarium) (Gateway Center)

LGBTQ+ Representation in Fandom

Format: Panel

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 17:00 - 18:00, St. Clair A & B (DoubleTree - Collinsville)

The representation is getting better, but what can happen to make it amazing and standardized across the board?

Campfire Stories

Format: Panel

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 18:00 - 19:00, Salon 4 (Gateway Center)

What are your true ghost stories?

Plotting Secrets

Format: Panel

6 Oct 2019, Sunday 11:00 - 12:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)

Our pros share their best methods in plotting their stories!

800 Reviews

Posted on Sunday, 1st September, 2019

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THE IMPROBABLE THEORY OF ANA AND ZAK is the first of my books to reach 800 reviews on Goodreads. It also has 49 reviews on Amazon. Fifty reviews is apparently some kind of magic number for their algorithm which really boosts sales, but I’m not implying anything.

National Teen Lock-In Live Author Chat

Posted on Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

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Friday, July 26, I’ll be participating in the National Teen Lock-In Chat. Go to this link to watch me, live! Friday, July 26, 11:00 PM EDT.

Is this truly what we’ve become as a nation?

Posted on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

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When he was elected, I knew things were going to get bad. I just didn’t think they’d get this bad.

Florida Tea Party: 0, Freedom to Read: 1

Posted on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

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Looks like the Florida Tea Party failed in their attempt to get ALMOST PERFECT (and a bunch of other, much better books), banned from the school libraries.

I told him his sexual assault jokes weren’t funny…

Posted on Monday, 13th May, 2019

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Oz Con

Posted on Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

Can’t wait to see you there!

“Obsene, even pornographic”

Posted on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

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It would seem that the Florida Tea Party is trying to get ALMOST PERFECT removed from the local high school libraries. I’m just honored to be on the same list as their other targets:

  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (available at Forest and Lake Weir high schools)
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (available at all Marion high schools)
  • The Women of Brewster’s Place by Gloria Naylor (available at North Marion High)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (available at all Marion high schools)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison: (available at all Marion high schools)
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu(available at all Marion high schools)
  • Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (available at Dunnellon High School and West Port High School)
  • Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan (available at all Marion high schools except Dunnellon)
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin: (available at all Marion high schools)
  • Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess(available at Dunnellon, North Marion, Vanguard and West Port high schools)

South Carolina Young Adult Book Award

Posted on Saturday, 9th February, 2019

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DEACON LOCKE was nominated for the 2019-2020 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award!