I'm Diana Fox, a literary agent living and working in New York. Fox Literary is a boutique agency which represents commercial fiction, along with select works of literary fiction and nonfiction that have broad commercial appeal. You can find out more about me and Fox Literary by visiting my Publishers Marketplace page at www.foxliterary.com.
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So, the shiny ARCs of Steadfast just arrived in the office, and I realized I’d never shared the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? And yes, I will be doing at least one ARC giveaway!

So, the shiny ARCs of Steadfast just arrived in the office, and I realized I’d never shared the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? And yes, I will be doing at least one ARC giveaway!

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS ARC GIVEAWAY CONTEST

So Cristin made this amazing web series, and you can enter to win an ARC of ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by telling people about it. 

To participate:

Post a link or embed the video and mention this contest and/or the book on your Tumblr/Twitter/blog/Facebook/social media outlet of choice. (Reblogging and retweeting counts!)

Email a link to your post to giveaway at foxliterary dot com.

That’s it!

Bonus entries: if you post in multiple places, you get one bonus entry for each post for up to a total of four entries. If you do this, please include all the links in your email so I can count the extra entries.

The contest is open through Monday, August 12th, and the winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, August 13th. I can only mail to the US and Canada at this time, sorry.

Let the reblogging commence! 

cristinterrill:

PAST IS PROLOGUE is the prequel web series to Cristin Terrill’s YA time travel novel ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, coming from Disney-Hyperion on 9/03/13. Meet Em and Finn, two imprisoned teens who are keeping a secret from the man they call only “the doctor” in this story that takes place in the days leading up to the beginning of the novel.

cristinterrill:

Mystery Project is out in the world at last!

We’ve made a web-series called PAST IS PROLOGUE that serves as a prequel for ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. Want to learn a little about Em, Finn, and why they’re in those cells? The first episode is here! We’ll be unveiling one a week until the book launches!

I promise I’ll eventually try to post something other than book covers again, but in the meantime feast your eyes on the cover to Elizabeth Loupas’s forthcoming The Red Lily Crown (NAL, April 2014).

Elizabeth Loupas returns with her most ambitious historical novel yet, a story of intrigue, passion, and murder in the Medici Court… 
April, 1574, Florence, Italy. Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici lies dying. The city is paralyzed with dread, for the next man to wear the red lily crown will be Prince Francesco: despotic, dangerous, and obsessed with alchemy. 
Chiara Nerini, the troubled daughter of an anti-Medici bookseller, sets out to save her starving family by selling her dead father’s rare alchemical equipment to the prince. Instead she is trapped in his household—imprisoned and forcibly initiated as a virgin acolyte in Francesco’s quest for power and immortality. Undaunted, she seizes her chance to pursue undreamed-of power of her own. 
Witness to sensuous intrigues and brutal murder plots, Chiara seeks a safe path through the labyrinth of Medici tyranny and deception. Beside her walks the prince’s mysterious English alchemist Ruanno, her friend and teacher, driven by his own dark goals. Can Chiara trust him to keep her secrets…even to love her…or will he prove to be her most treacherous enemy of all?

I promise I’ll eventually try to post something other than book covers again, but in the meantime feast your eyes on the cover to Elizabeth Loupas’s forthcoming The Red Lily Crown (NAL, April 2014).

Elizabeth Loupas returns with her most ambitious historical novel yet, a story of intrigue, passion, and murder in the Medici Court… 

April, 1574, Florence, Italy. Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici lies dying. The city is paralyzed with dread, for the next man to wear the red lily crown will be Prince Francesco: despotic, dangerous, and obsessed with alchemy. 

Chiara Nerini, the troubled daughter of an anti-Medici bookseller, sets out to save her starving family by selling her dead father’s rare alchemical equipment to the prince. Instead she is trapped in his household—imprisoned and forcibly initiated as a virgin acolyte in Francesco’s quest for power and immortality. Undaunted, she seizes her chance to pursue undreamed-of power of her own. 

Witness to sensuous intrigues and brutal murder plots, Chiara seeks a safe path through the labyrinth of Medici tyranny and deception. Beside her walks the prince’s mysterious English alchemist Ruanno, her friend and teacher, driven by his own dark goals. Can Chiara trust him to keep her secrets…even to love her…or will he prove to be her most treacherous enemy of all?

Happy launch day to Seanan McGuire’s new Amazon Kindle Serial, Indexing!

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"Never underestimate the power of a good story.”

Good advice…especially when a story can kill you.

For most people, the story of their lives is just that: the accumulation of time, encounters, and actions into a cohesive whole. But for an unfortunate few, that day-to-day existence is affected—perhaps infected is a better word—by memetic incursion: where narratives the rest of the world considers fairy tales become reality, often with disastrous results.

A motley team struggling with their own unfolding narratives, they are tasked with identifying potential outbreaks using the Aarne-Thompson Index and making sure the story doesn’t reach “ever after”… because if it does, someone is usually dead, broken—or worse. When you’re dealing with fairy tales in the real world, it doesn’t matter if you’re Cinderella, Snow White, or the Wicked Queen: no one gets a happy ending.

Indexing is bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s new urban fantasy where everything you thought you knew about fairy tales gets turned on its head.

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(Or as I like to describe it, Indexing is Grimm and Once Upon a Time crossed with Criminal Minds.)  Go here to buy it now!

Claudia Gray has a new story in this anthology about young aspiring performers with a paranormal twist, which also features bestselling authors Kiersten White, Alex Flinn, Cynthia Hand & more! Starry-Eyed goes on sale in October 2013 and is available for pre-order at B&N and Amazon or through IndieBound now.

Claudia Gray has a new story in this anthology about young aspiring performers with a paranormal twist, which also features bestselling authors Kiersten White, Alex Flinn, Cynthia Hand & more! Starry-Eyed goes on sale in October 2013 and is available for pre-order at B&N and Amazon or through IndieBound now.

teenauthorcarnival:

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May 29th. 6:30pm. Jefferson Market Library. New York, New York.

  1. Diana Peterfreund - Across a Star Swept Sea
  2. Suzanne Young - The Program & Just Like Fate
  3. Cat Patrick - Just Like Fate
  4. Cristin Terrill - All Our Yesterdays
  5. Ann Stampler - Where It Began
  6. Leila Sales -

Come meet Cristin Terrill, Elizabeth Scott & dozen other fantastic YA authors at Teen Author Carnival during BEA!

Sometimes you just need a picture of a baby bat.

archiemcphee:

Brace yourselves, it’s time for another visit to the Department of Debilitatingly Awesome Cuteness as we meet Blossom the bat in Queensland, Australia:

Blossom is a Blossom Bat who was rescued after a suspected cat attack and taken to Bat Conservation & Rescue Queensland where, if these photos are any indication, she was lovingly cared for by Louise Saunders.

“Blossom Bats are nectar specialists which feed and groom themselves with the aid of their long tongues. They are known to hover in front of flowers as they forage and are important pollinators of many rainforest plants. A baby at the time of arrival, the little bat was fed a nectar mix recipe and the occasional milk formula. Blossom gradually gained weight and began to practice flying during the night. Often she would dart in and out of rooms and even hover above Louise as she slept before retiring to her little brown bag at dawn.”

We’re pleased to report that the impossibly cute Blossom completely recovered and was eventually released back into the wild on Macleay Island in Queensland, Australia.

Head over to ZooBorns to learn more about Blossom Bats and view even more photos (and video!) of Blossom.

The cover for Chimes at Midnight, the seventh book in the October Daye series (forthcoming from DAW Books on September 3rd, 2013). Somehow I missed reblogging this cover a week and a half ago when Seanan first released it, but I still love it!

This still bothers me. Perhaps that’s why it inspired one of the longest conversations I’ve ever had on Twitter (with Cristin and the lovely Tiffany Trent).

cristinterrill:

So, the other day on Twitter, I made what turned out to be a VERY CONTROVERSIAL statement:

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I was watching The Empire Strikes Back at 3am because I couldn’t sleep, as you do, and maybe it was my fatigue but my EYES WERE SUDDENLY OPENED.

Luke can’t possibly have been on Dagobah with him for…

Orbit Books art director Lauren Panepinto designs another amazing cover for Parasite, the debut title in Mira Grant’s new duology (release date October 29, 2013). 

Favorite Authors ♥ Claudia Gray

faitherinhicks:

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is a physical book thing! My publisher posted photos of it here. It is so thick! 280+ pages!

… yes, I dedicated it to my fellow girl geeks. 
NCPGW will be out from First Second Books in May. If you are attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, it will be debuting there!

EDIT: oh, stupid me forgot! The cover was coloured by my amazing friend Noreen who is amazing at colours! 

If you live in New York, you probably know that apartment space is worth its weight in gold. Therefore any furniture that is compact, yet stylish is always welcome. With that in mind, designer Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL has created the “1.6 SM Of Life”, a desk that turns into a compact bed, which was inspired by her “experiences while studying and working in New York.”
During the day, the lid of the desk is pulled down in order to create more space. However at night, the front facade comes down to form the base and mattress of the bed. The right facade also slopes so that it can function as a headrest. The left side functions as a storage area. It’s also surprisingly compact at 2m x 0.8m x 0.8m, although the design varies depending on personal preference.
Speaking about her design, Athanasia said: “The main concept was to comment the fact that our lives are shrinking in order to fit into the confined space of our office. Eventually I realized that each civilization may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example this desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleeping at night between deadlines.”
The prototype took a month to conceptualize and build and was semi-inspired from the exhausting working hours of Athanasia’s classmates that did not have an apartment close to the university.
“My classmates were putting chairs together in order to take a nap during the night at the graduate school. As such, the desk can be converted into a bed for the hectic schedule of the contemporary working man (or woman).”
via shoeboxdwelling.com and inhabitat

If you live in New York, you probably know that apartment space is worth its weight in gold. Therefore any furniture that is compact, yet stylish is always welcome. With that in mind, designer Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL has created the “1.6 SM Of Life”, a desk that turns into a compact bed, which was inspired by her “experiences while studying and working in New York.”

During the day, the lid of the desk is pulled down in order to create more space. However at night, the front facade comes down to form the base and mattress of the bed. The right facade also slopes so that it can function as a headrest. The left side functions as a storage area. It’s also surprisingly compact at 2m x 0.8m x 0.8m, although the design varies depending on personal preference.

Speaking about her design, Athanasia said: “The main concept was to comment the fact that our lives are shrinking in order to fit into the confined space of our office. Eventually I realized that each civilization may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example this desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleeping at night between deadlines.”

The prototype took a month to conceptualize and build and was semi-inspired from the exhausting working hours of Athanasia’s classmates that did not have an apartment close to the university.

“My classmates were putting chairs together in order to take a nap during the night at the graduate school. As such, the desk can be converted into a bed for the hectic schedule of the contemporary working man (or woman).”

via shoeboxdwelling.com and inhabitat

Happy Valentine’s Day!

booksandnerds:

(By: Daisy Nguyen)