This week marks the eagerly awaited release of long-time DFWWW Member, Jenny Martin's debut novel, TRACKED!
Jenny's release celebration will be held this Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Irving Public Library.
There will be food, book signing, swag, and lots of happy tears.
More about TRACKED:
The Fast and the Furious gets a futuristic twist in this action-packed debut!
On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn’t stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks losing Bear as she falls for Cash, her charming new teammate. But when she discovers that Benroyal is controlling more than a corporation, Phee realizes she has a much bigger role in Castra’s future than she could ever have imagined. It’s up to Phee to take Benroyal down. But even with the help of her team, can a street-rat destroy an empire?
According to Publisher's Weekly:
TRACKED is "a wholehearted adrenaline rush when it comes to the thrill of the run, making it easy to get drawn into a fast-paced, high-stakes story."
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: South Irving Library Program Room
601 Schulze Dr.
Irving, TX 75060
Starting with a Bang
Dial Penguin will release Jenny’s book, Tracked, in May of this year. We’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival, and it turns out we’re not the only ones.
Huffing Post recently listed Tracked on their shortlist of the most anticipated YA debuts for 2015. Catch the article here.
And while you’re waiting until May to get your hands on the goods, watch the book trailer and join Tracked’s official crew. Jenny has swag, exclusive content, and prizes for the team…one we’re proud to be a part of.
In the near future, you can catch her at the YAK Fest (Young Adult Keller Book Festival) on January 25th. It will feature over two dozen YA authors, including our very own Jenny. Details can be found on the website, and it looks like it will be a fabulous event.
If that date doesn’t suit you, then swing by and see her speak on Monday, January 27, from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Richardson Public Library. The Texas Writer’ Guild of Texas is hosting her, and she’ll be talking about finding and strengthening your writing voice.
If all else fails, and you can’t make any of those offerings, just swing by her blog and read her latest musings. This will have to hold all of us over until her book’s much anticipated release!
Free Education, à la Mrs. Martin
DFWWW Member Jenny Martin, who has a two book deal with Penguin, the first of which is due in 2014, will be teaching a free 2-part class at the Allen Public Library.
The first class will focus on the craft of writing, while the second will unlock the mysteries of publishing. Don't miss it -- especially if you’re searching for some pointers on finding your voice, or want an insider look into the world of agents, editors, and contracts. And if you think you've already got a handle on all that, remember what good ol' Daniel J. Boorstin said: "Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. " In other words, come enjoy anyway.
The hard and fast facts are...
It’s FREE. (Did we already mention that?)
Where: Allen Public Library (map)
When: February 9th and 23rd, starting at 2:00 pm both days