Back before I Hunt Killers hit shelves, I was told that Target might be taking the book, but I hadn’t gotten my hopes up — after all, Target was a big chain, but they don’t focus on books, so the odds of them choosing my book to take up some of their limited book-sellin’ space seemed slim. Especially when you consider that they hadn’t taken a single one of my other books.
But a few months back, a friend mentioned seeing Killers in a Target. I live in New York City, so I don’t make it to Target very often, but this past weekend, I was visiting family in that strange wasteland called “the suburbs.” And lo and behold: There, right off the highway exit ramp, was a Target.
I wandered in, figuring that even if Target had once carried my book, surely they were done with it now, moving on to newer titles, right?
It took a while to find it, actually. I walked past it twice. Because do you have any idea how many black covers there are in YA these days???