Home from Turkey, off to England...

My husband and I got home on Sunday from two weeks in Turkey. Though we were there for vacation, I had the opportunity to stop by my Turkish publisher's offices in Istanbul to say hello. I was able to meet the Madman's Daughter's Turkish editor, Senem, and Dogon Egmont's foreign rights manager, Kerem. They were wonderful hosts. (Our first sample of Turkish coffee!) I took this photo of their other YA translations.

Now I'm home for a few weeks, working on the second book in THE CAGE trilogy, before heading to the UK at the end of the month to give a keynote talk at the International HG Wells Society Conference at Durham University. It'll be September 27, and if you live in the UK and are interested in attending, you can find more information here.

I studied at the University of Edinburgh in college and fell in love with the city, so I'm extending the speaking engagement by a week to rent an apartment and have a mini writing retreat, though I suspect I'll be doing just as much coffeeshop-visiting and castle-gazing as writing :)

Presenting...the Foreign Editions

Did I mention I love our mail lady?

She brought two big boxes of foreign editions! Which is fortuitous timing, since tomorrow morning my husband and I are hopping a plane overseas. Check out these beauties. Can you tell I'm proud?

Best mail delivery ever

Best mail delivery ever

The UK/Australian/NZ edition of Madman's Daughter

The UK/Australian/NZ edition of Madman's Daughter

UK/Australian/NZ edition of Her Dark Curiosity

UK/Australian/NZ edition of Her Dark Curiosity

French edition

French edition

Portugese edition

Portugese edition

Spanish edition

Spanish edition

Slovakian edition (Bascom's personal favorite)

Slovakian edition (Bascom's personal favorite)

And the one I'm particularly excited about, the Turkish language translation, because I'll be in Istanbul tomorrow!

Turkish edition

Turkish edition

A COLD LEGACY cover

Today I'm allowed to share the cover for the final book in the Madman's Daughter trilogy, A COLD LEGACY. This book is inspired by Frankenstein, and takes place at a remote Scottish manor, so the cover is a perfect fit. Foreboding, mysterious, dark. And it has a sense of finality to it, which I love, because this is the book where Juliet truly must confront her darkness. I think the tagline summarizes it perfectly:

What darkness began, only madness can end.

The book description:

After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.
 
Then she uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.
 
With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.

And here are all three covers together:

A COLD LEGACY comes out in hardback, e-book, and audio on January 27. You can preorder it now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, or your local bookstore. If you want to enter to win an ARC when they're printed, Young Adult Books Central is running a massive giveaway!