Saturday, August 4, 2018

#1st5pages Workshop and Mentor News!!!

We are on hiatus for August, so our next workshop will open on Saturday, September 1, at 12:00 pm EST. We'll be hosting a workshop twitter chat on August 29, from 8-9 p.m. EST, and we hope you can join us! Just use the hashtag #1st5pages.

In the meantime, we have some exciting Mentor News!!!

We are so thrilled that NYT, USA Today, and WSJ bestselling author of both YA and adult fiction, Rachel Caine, has joined the workshop as a permanent mentor!! I love Rachel's books, and I absolutely devoured THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES! The fourth book in the series, SMOKE AND IRON, came out in July, and I can't wait to get my hands on the final book! And HONOR BOUND, the second book in the wonderful series Rachel wrote with Ann Aguirre, comes out in February, 2019. You can add it to your Goodreads shelf here. DEAD AIR, the adult novel/audio/podcast, which Rachel co-wrote with Gwenda Bond and Carrie Ryan, releases on August 15th. And WOLFHUNTER RIVER, the third book in the Stillhouse Lake series, comes out March 26, 2019 (I loved Stillhouse Lake - but don't read it before bed unless you want nightmares!)

We are all SO excited for IF THIS WERE A STORY, a middle grade contemporary by Beth Turley, releasing August 28! Beth isn't just a wonderful mentor, she was a workshop participant!

Brenda Drake has two books to add to your TBR pile! I love the Fated Series, so I can't wait for SEEKING FATE coming in September! And her new series looks fabulous - starting with ANALIESE RISING in January, 2019!

And Pintip Dunn also has two books coming out! I'm so excited for STAR CROSSED coming in October, and MALICE in January!

Then there's THE DEVIL'S THIEF - the sequel to THE LAST MAGICIAN by Lisa Maxwell - which comes out October 9th. I adored THE LAST MAGICIAN so I can't wait for this one!

I was lucky enough to read SVEN CARTER AND THE ANDROID ARMY by Rob Vlock - the second book in this series - and I adored this hilarious, middle grade, sci-fi adventure! It releases October 16th.

I loved REIGN OF THE FALLEN, so I can't wait until January to get my hands on SONG OF THE DEAD by Sarah Glenn Marsh!

As a big Ron Smith fan, I'm so excited for his new MG sci-fi, THE OWLS HAVE COME TO TAKE US AWAY, releasing February, 2019. I absolutely love the cover - and the title!!

And I'd love it if you added my contemporary YA fantasy, UNCHARTED, coming September 4th, to your shelf on Goodreads! I also have a big preorder campaign going on - with a giveaway that includes signed books from several of our mentors, if you want to check it out here!

Lastly, FAT GIRL ON A PLANE, by Kelly deVos, was named one of Readers Digest's Best Summer Books OF ALL TIME!!!! And well-deserved! You can read the list here!

Happy reading, writing, and revising! 

About the Author:
Erin Cashman is AYAP's 1st 5 Pages Workshop coordinator, and a permanent mentor. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three kids, and an energetic rescue dog. She writes YA fantasy. UNCHARTED will be published on September 4, 2018, and THE EXCEPTIONALS, a Bank Street College of Education best book of the year, is available now. For up to date information about the workshop, you can follow Erin on twitter here

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