Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Shifter Spotted at IRA

Super Spy Writer Ally Carter spotted a display copy of "The Shifter" on the shelves at the International Reading Association Conference today. The fact that she's my favorite YA author makes this about the coolest thing to happen to me all month. I know you can't actually see her, just her hand, but trust me. That's Ally Carter's hand. Holding my book.

I'm all aflutter.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Only Five More Months

Hard to believe "The Shifter" will be out in just five short months. It's been an exciting ride so far, and I expect the next few months will only get wilder. I'll be updating everyone on what's going on with the book, letting you know where I might be popping in for a visit, and anything cool that happens along the way.

Right now, I'm busy at work doing the final draft of Shifter 2. Feels weird to be almost done with the second before the first is even out!

I'm also working on the U.K. version of the book, which comes out on October 6th as well. I'll share cover art when I can. (They do a totally different cover over there. Even a different name! "The Pain Merchants.")

I'll also be announcing some fun contests and things as we get closer to release, so peek back from time to time and see what's going on.

Let the countdown begin!

All the News That's Fit to Post

We've got the good news going on!


Saturday, October 23, 2010, 2pm
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September 6, 2009
Awesome review by Attackfish. Thanks so much!

July 14, 2009

The gang over at Teens Read and Write have nice things to say about The Shifter. Thanks guys!

July 11, 2009
Check out Real Toads to hear what they said about The Shifter. Thanks!

June 11, 2009
Oleander said nice things on Shelfari. Thanks!

June 1, 2009
The folks over at A Million Words said nice things, so, thanks guys!


September 19, 2009
Great questions over at YA Highway.

April 12, 2009
They're talking about me over at Tall Tales & Short Stories!


February 13, 2009
Foreign Rights: UK Children's

Janice Hardy's fantasy debut THE PAIN MERCHANTS, about a teenage war orphan who discovers an uncanny ability to heal by drawing pain from others, and becomes a pawn in a political game when her skill attracts the attention of the two most powerful groups in the city to Stella Paskins at Harper Children's UK, by Balzer & Bray, on behalf of Kristin Nelson at the Nelson Literary Agency.

June 26, 2008
Book sold!!

Janice Hardy's debut fantasy trilogy beginning with THE PAIN MERCHANTS, about a teen war orphan who becomes a pawn in a bigger political game when her uncanny ability to heal by drawing pain turns out to be the only weapon she has to save her sister, to Donna Bray at Balzer & Bray/Harper Children's for their launch list, in a very good deal, in a pre-empt, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (world English).