Hero-Type Paperbacks Arrive!

The doorbell just rang and guess what? It was my Friendly Neighborhood UPS Man (he really is friendly — I’m not just going for a Spider-Man riff) with a box for yours truly. And in that box…


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Yep, that’s me holding up a copy of Hero-Type in paperback. And when my comp copies arrive, that usually means that the book is either already on bookstore shelves or will be shortly. So if you missed Hero-Type when it came out in hardcover or if you were waiting for the paperback, now’s a great time to give it a chance.

It also makes an excellent holiday gift for the budding social activist in your life. :)

I flipped through the book and I have to say that the folks at Graphia (the imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that publishes my paperbacks) did a fabulous job. I absolutely adore the new cover, for one thing. They rewrote my original flap copy, keeping the spirit of it, but making it — in my opinion — much more effective. There’s now a very cool pictorial of my other books on the inside front cover. Plus, there’s a preview of Goth Girl Rising at the end of the book. It’s just a nice package.

You know, Hero-Type occupies a very strange place in my career-to-date. Fanboy is “the first book.” Boy Toy is “the controversial book.” Goth Girl Rising is “the sequel.” That leaves Hero-Type without an identity. It’s “the political book,” but that doesn’t sound sexy, does it? I think as a result a lot of people missed out on it when it first came out.

Hell, I feel like I missed out on it! When Hero-Type hit the shelves, I was swamped with the fallout from Boy Toy and I was also hard at work on Goth Girl Rising. I barely remember Hero-Type‘s debut. So for me, this is a nice opportunity to get re-acquainted with my third novel.

If you have yet to meet Kross, Leah, and the Council of Fools, it’s your opportunity, too. I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think of the book.


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