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Realm Breaker is out today!

My final book in the Last Dragon Charmer series is available today! That means that all three books are ready to be read!

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That’s all for now!kermit

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QUEST MAKER paperback is available today!

Today is pub day for the paperback for QUEST MAKER (The Last Dragon Charmer #2), and the paperbacks look great. Copies can be ordered at your local independent bookstore (see list to the left), AmazonB&N, and wherever books are sold!

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Not only that, there is a sneak peek  – the first 15 pages – of book three, REALM BREAKER, in the back. And there is some lightning.

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Cover Reveal for REALM BREAKER

YA (and Kids) Books Central is revealing the cover of the final book in my The Last Dragon Charmer series: REALM BREAKER tomorrow at 10 am. Yay!!! (And thanks very much to YABC!)

The link will be live 10am on June 21st. Once the time comes, check it out here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-realm-breaker-by

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SIBA and The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Long List 2016

VILLAIN KEEPER is on the long list for the SIBA Poppy’s Pants Jr. award (named this year in honor of Pat Conroy). It’s the cat’s meow to be in such great company! http://sibaweb.com/siba-book-award

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Villain Keeper ebook is on sale!

The e-version of VILLAIN KEEPER (kindle, nook, kobo) is on sale right now for under two dollars! It snows a lot in the book so here is a pretty snowflake to celebrate the story…

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First Review for Book Two…

Yay! It was great to see this from Kirkus for book two QUEST MAKER in my The Last Dragon Charmer series. I’m really excited about the second book so I hope others will be too. Beware, though, spoilers abound in the middle paragraph of the review!

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/laurie-mckay/quest-maker/

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Cover #2

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QUEST MAKER galleys!

Look at all the lovely box o’ arcs I got in the mail today. I don’t think the UPS person knows how happy he makes me some days.   20150721_181106 20150721_181117 20150722_101716

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The Last Dragon Charmer #2: Quest Maker Cover Reveal

The cover for the second book in my series will be revealed Wednesday, June 24th, at the HarperCollins Children’s Tumblr. The book two cover has great colors in my opinion and is very striking.  I can’t wait to link it and show everyone.

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A nice Sunday at Malaprops

MalapropsIt’s always exciting to me to visit the wonderful bookstores in Asheville, NC. I’ve never met a bookstore I didn’t like, but the ones in Asheville mean a lot to me because my debut book is set in their city. Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to spend time at Malaprops. It’s a cool store with a cafe. It’s always heart-warming when someone reads and likes my book. I must admit, one of the most exciting things about visit was seeing my book as a staff pick!

The booksellers made me feel welcome. I also got to discuss my book. As a writer, that is always a good time. The other thing about answering questions and chatting about my book is it makes me think about it more. Sometimes, I realize, oh hey, this book I read a long time ago about a girl with telekinesis inspired me some.

If you’re curious about the Malaprops name, they have a nice explanation here.

It looks like my book is in great company, too!

 

 

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The Mini Page

Cool thing – my debut book is in The Mini Page. And it’s in great company, too!

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