A Thousand Faces
Hey, all. I’ve just finished revisions on Calamity, and have turned the book in to my publisher. Which means the Reckoners as a series is a wrap! I’m very pleased with the result and with the beta reader reactions, and am very much looking forward to you all getting to read the book.
It’s not out until February, however, so I thought I’d make you aware of a book (that is out right now) by an author friend of mine. Janci Patterson is a wonderful author whom some of you may know from her guest spots lecturing at my writing class when I’m away on tour. She’s one of the best writers I know. Her stories are frantic, fun, and thoughtful all at once.
Her newest book, A Thousand Faces, is a teen thriller about a shapeshifter who, with her family, gets hired to do jobs—mostly corporate espionage. I read it about a year ago, when it was in an early draft, and fell in love with it. Janci has this way of writing teen characters that avoids the stereotypes of the genre. When there are romances, they are messy and authentic. The characters stick with me, get into my head, and I find myself thinking about them even months later. And Janci’s plotting is top-notch.
She’s self-publishing this one, after beating her head against New York publishing for a number of years, but the book is as professional as anything I’ve read from a major publisher. If you’re interested in thrillers, teen novels, or just like supporting independent writers of quality and merit, I suggest you take a look at this book. (And Janci’s other works.)
My next project is the revision of The Bands of Mourning, Mistborn #6. (Which is coming out in January.) Don’t forget my upcoming tour for Mistborn #5 in October, where at every stop I’ll be doing a reading from the new Stormlight book.
As always, thanks for reading.