I Hunt Killers Cover…Revealed!

I’m really excited to show y’all the final cover to I Hunt Killers. I was trying to figure out what to write here, but hey — why not just show the damn thing and let it speak for itself?

Here’s the front (click for a bigger version):


I Hunt Killers front



And here’s the back (again, click for a bigger version), complete with embarrassingly complimentary blurbs from people who are far too kind:


I Hunt Killers back



And, in case you’re interested, here’s what the whole magilla looks like — front, back, spine, and flaps:


I Hunt Killers whole cover


Isn’t it just amazing? I am so in love with this cover. The folks at Little, Brown really outdid themselves here.

Some of you may be wondering: “Well, this cover is really cool, but whatever happened to that other very cool cover, the white one with all the blood spatter on it?” I’m happy to announce that that is also the cover to I Hunt Killers! That image is actually what’s called the “case cover.” In other words, it’s what you see when you remove the dust jacket. So, the book gets two incredible covers!

Memory Monday – More Flash Cover Madness

I love this stuff…


Flash and Reverse-Flash Cover
I swear, for about two seconds, I totally believed that if you cut someone in half, it would look like that…

(From Flash #281, January 1980. Cover by Dick Giordano.)

This Week in Rejection!: Porcupine




Archvillain 2: The Mad Mask Now Available!

Archvillain 2: The Mad Mask is now officially available! Who is the Mad Mask? Oh, yeah, right — like I’m gonna tell you here. Read the book!

Speaking of which: You can find the book at all the usual places: AmazonBarnes & Noble, and most especially your local, independent bookstore. What if they don’t have it on the shelf? Well, then I recommend you threaten to level the place with your plasma-powered nuclear bazooka.

Or you could just ask them to order a copy for you. Both methods work. I’m told.

Coolest of all? The book is available in hardcover and paperback at the same time! So if you want a nice, shiny hardcover, you can have it. But if hardcovers are a little pricey for your wallet in this post-holiday period, you can snap up the paperback! How freakin’ convenient is that?

And hey! Just in time for the debut of the book, Wired’s GeekDad blog has chimed in with a terrific review, which includes such gems as:

The second book in the Archvillain series is sharp and funny like the first. I loved getting in the mind of Kyle, the misunderstood genius, who’s only trying to help but somehow always ends up looking like the bad guy.


The Mad Mask is a great followup.

The only problem with the book, according to GeekDad? This:

Now I have to wait another year for Book 3!

Yeah, sorry about that…

Teen Author Reading Night — Winter 2012!

As I am wont to do, I now unveil to you the Teen Author Reading Night schedule for the months of January through April. Fear not — this is part of the normal order of the universe.

The readings take place each month at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, located at 425 6th Ave (at 10th St.). Each night’s event runs from 6-7:30 pm.

I’ll be reading from I Hunt Killers in April, and I strongly urge you to attend on September 7, when Paul Griffin will read from his phenomenal new book, Stay With Me. Here’s the complete schedule:

January 4 
Melissa Kantor, The Darlings in Love
Lucas Klauss, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse
Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Carol Tanzman, Dancergirl
Aleica Whitaker, The Queen of Kentucky

February 8
Kate Ellison, The Butterfly Clues
Madeleine George, The Difference Between You and Me
Jennifer Hubbard, Try Not to Breathe
Peter Lerangis, Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am
Barnabus Miller, Rock God: The Legend of BJ Levine
Carley Moore, The Stalker Chronicles
Maryrose Wood, The Unseen Guest

March 26 through April 1 – NYC Teen Author Festival (details to follow)

April 11
Josh Berk, Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator
Jen Calonita, Belles
Margie Gelbwasser, Pieces of Us
Barry Lyga, I Hunt Killers
Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Crooked
Jess Rothenberg, The Catastrophic History of You and Me
K. M. Walton, Cracked
Robin Wasserman, The Book of Blood and Shadow