Hello, internet! My name is Caitlin — the newest addition to the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group — and I’m coming to you live from the tenth floor of the Flatiron Building, overlooking a crazy line at Shake Shack. You’ll be hearing a lot from me moving forward so I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself* and tell you a little bit about why I’m so excited to be talking books with you.
Working in publishing is literally being surrounded by stories. Having only landed at Macmillan recently, I am AMAZED by the number of great stories floating around and the impressive population of fellow book nerds in my department. In fact, there are so many great stories and campaigns coming down the pipeline that I’m SO excited about and can’t wait to get all of you excited about also!
Specifically, two super incredibly fantastic awesome books that I’m personally very excited about coming out this fall are Crewel by Gennifer Albin and Promised by Caragh O’Brien.
Crewel, the first in the Crewel World trilogy (Get it? Cruel World? Crewel World? Love it!) by Gennifer Albin, is a smart dystopian with a smart protagonist. This book is part of our fall 2012 Fierce Reads campaign and on sale October 16!
Promised is the final book in the Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh O’Brien. I’ve been a fan of these books since the reading Birthmarked in 2010. In this dystopian trilogy, the world is divided by those who live inside the wall, and those who live outside. The protagonist, a teenage midwife, must go inside the wall to try and save the lives of her parents. I’ve loved all three books and as a finale, Promised doesn’t disappoint.
For more information on these and many other Fierce Reads this fall, stop by the Fierce Reads Facebook Page.
What books are you looking forward to this fall?
*One of the many complications of being included in the latter part of Generation Y (which could also be called the special snowflake generation, those kids who think vampires sparkle, etc.) is that I cannot say or even think ‘allow me to introduce myself’ without Eminem’s “Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?” getting caught in my head forever (you’re welcome!).