Meet The Lucky 13s

We are the Lucky 13s, a group of debut children's and young adult authors with books arriving in 2013. Join us as we roll the dice and navigate the world of publishing during the year leading up to our book launches. To view a contributors post here on our blog, click on their name.

Rachele Alpine - CANARY
Contemporary YA
August 28, 2013 from Medallion
Blog
Facebook
Goodreads
Twitter


Lenore Applehans - LEVEL 2
Paranormal Suspense YA
January 15, 2013 from Simon & Schuster BFYR
Website 
Blog
Facebook
Goodreads 
Twitter 




Cal Armistead - BEING HENRY DAVID
Contemporary Young Adult
March 1, 2013 from Albert Whitman Teen
Website 
Twitter
Goodreads


Mindee Arnett - THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR
March 5, 2013 from Tor Teen (MacMillan)
Website 
Blog
Twitter
Facebook





Contemporary YA
July 11, 2013 from Viking Children's Books (Penguin)





Romily Bernard
FIND ME
YA Suspense
September 24, 2013 from HarperTeen - US and Simon & Schuster - UK
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Scott Blagden - DEAR LIFE, YOU SUCK
Young Adult
March 26, 2013, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Website
Facebook
Twitter


Sci-Fi/Thriller
April 16, 2013 from HarperTeen
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Laurie Boyle Crompton - BLAZE
YA Contemporary
February 1, 2013 from Sourcebooks
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Barbara Brauner - THE GLITTER TRAP
(Book One in the OH MY GODMOTHER series)
(co-written with James Iver Mattson)
Middle Grade
May 14, 2013 from Disney-Hyperion Books







Lanie Bross - FATES
YA Fantasy
Summer 2013 from Delacorte
Twitter 
Contributer to YA Highway 







Caroline CarlsonMAGIC MARKS THE SPOT
MG Fantasy
September 2013 from Harper Children's
Twitter 
Website
Goodreads 


Contemporary YA
February 5, 2013 from Bloomsbury
MG Fantasy Adventure
April 1, 2013 from Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster



Middle Grade
April 2013 from Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky


Dystopian YA
February 26, 2013 from Random House

Contemporary YA
October 8, 2013 from Delacorte



Brandy Colbert - POINTE
Contemporary YA
Winter 2014 from Putnam/Penguin

Dark Contemporary YA
March 19, 2013 from HarperCollins, Katherine Tegen Books



YA Magical Realism
June 4, 2013 from Clarion/Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt







YA Thriller
Winter 2014 from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin
Middle Grade  
June 4, 2013 from Harcourt Children's Books
Blog  

Contemporary MG
April 2, 2013 from Amulet/Abrams   

Contemporary YA
November 12, 2013 from Simon Pulse








Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - HOW MY SUMMER WENT UP IN FLAMES
Contemporary YA
May 7, 2013 from Simon Pulse
Website
Twitter
Goodreads



Steven Dos Santos - THE CULLING
Post-Apocalyptic YA
March 8, 2013 from FLUX

Helen Douglas - AFTER EDEN
Thriller Sci-Fi YA
July 4, 2013 from Bloomsbury UK & US
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Debra Driza - MILA 2.0
Thriller Sci-Fi YA
March 12, 2013 from Katherine Tegen / Harper Collins
Blog
Goodreads
Twitter





MG Post-Apocalyptic Adventure
September 24, 2013 from Random House
YA Thriller
May 14, 2013 from Disney-Hyperion Children's
YA Mythological Paranormal
November 2013 from Amazon Children's
Contemporary MG
February 5, 2013 from Simon & Schuster BFYR

Contemporary YA
January 1, 2013 from Harlequin Teen
2013 from Walker Books For Young Readers
YA - Contemporary
YA Contemporary
February 14, 2013 from Simon & Schuster (UK) & Arena (Germany)

Multicultural YA Fantasy
February 5th, 2013 from HarperTeen
Goodreads





Julia Mary Gibson - THE COPPER HAND
MG Mystical Fantasy
2014, Tor
Website

YA Thriller
Summer 2013 from HarperCollins
Twitter





Ari B. Goelman - THE PATH OF NAMES
MG Contemporary Fantasy
May 2013 from Arthur A. Levine
Website
Facebook



MG Historical Fiction
June 11, 2013 from Delacorte Press/RHCB
Contemporary YA
July 2013 from Scholastic Press
YA Paranormal
Summer 2013 from HarperTeen
YA Thriller
May 14, 2013 from Little, Brown BFYR


Kit Grindstaff - THE FLAME IN THE MIST
Upper MG/Tween Fantasy
April 9, 2013 from Delacorte
Dystopian YA
2013 from Dial
YA Contemporary
January 29, 2013 from HarperTeen

Middle Grade
July 2013 from Little, Brown BFYR
Contemporary YA
July 23, 2013 from Simon Pulse
Contributor at Teen Writers Bloc

Polly Holyoke - THE NEPTUNE PROJECT
MG Sci-Fi
May 21, 2013 from Disney/Hyperion (US) & Puffin Books (UK)


YA Science Fiction
June 11, 2013 from Simon & Schuster
Website
Twitter
Facebook


April 2, 2013 from Simon & Schuster

YA Supernatural Psychological Thriller
June 8, 2013 from Flux
YA Sci-fi
December 19, 2013 from Dial/Penguin

(co-authored with Meagan Spooner)
YA Sci-Fi
2013 from Disney Hyperion
MG Mystery/Comedy
June 18, 2013 from Harper Children's
Dark Literary YA 
June 11, 2013 from St Martin's Press
Contributor at YA Highway
Melissa Landers - ALIENATED
YA Sci-fi/Romance  
February 1, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion  
April 1, 2013 from Eerdmans BFYR
MG Mystery 
Picture Book  
June 4, 2013 from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster
YA Fantasy  
January 10, 2013 from Dial BFYR (Penguin)
Demitria Lunetta  - IN THE AFTER 
YA Sci-fi/Post-Apocalyptic
June 25, from Harper Teen 
Blog  
June 6, 2013 from Random House Children's Books 
Blog 
Post-Apoc YA  
September 9, 2013 from Katherine Tegen/Harper Collins
Website

Historical YA
May 7, 2013 from Simon & Schuster
Contemporary YA  
January 7, 2013 from Holiday House
Blog  
Paranormal YA
December 2014 from Medallion Press
October 2013 from Bloomsbury
Post-apocalyptic YA thriller  
May 7, 2013 from Balzer & Bray
James Iver Mattson - THE GLITTER TRAP
(Book One in the OH MY GODMOTHER series)
(co-written with Barbara Brauner) 
Middle Grade
May 14, 2013 from Disney-Hyperion Books
YA Urban Fantasy/Steampunk
May 30, 2013 from Chronicle Books/Gollancz






Pat Zietlow Miller - SOPHIE'S SQUASH
Picture Book
August 6, 2013 from Schwartz & Wade
Website
Blog: Emu's Debuts
Twitter


Emily Murdoch - IF YOU FIND ME 
Literary/Contemporary YA 
March 26, 2013 from St. Martin's Griffin  
Phoebe North - STARGLASS 
Sci-fi
July 23, 2013 from Simon & Schuster
Ellen Oh - PROPHECY
YA Fantasy
January 2, 2013 from HarperTeen
Contemporary YA
August 27, 2013 from Random House
Dystopian YA
April 25, 2013 from Corgi Children's Books/Random House
May 7, 2013 from Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster)
Contemporary YA
Goodreads



Sara Polsky - THIS IS HOW I FIND HER
September 1, 2013 from Albert Whitman Teen
Contemporary YA
Website




 
Contemporary YA  
April 18, 2013 from Dial  
YA Paranormal Romance 
March 21, 2013 from Dial / Penguin  
Goodreads 







Erin Richards - VIGILANTE NIGHTS
Contemporary YA
July 18, 2013 from Merit Press (F+W Media)
Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Contemporary YA
March 5, 2013 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Twitter






Elizabeth Ross - BELLE EPOQUE
Historical YA
June 11, 2013 from Delacorte/Random House
Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
YA Paranormal/Horror
June 11, 2013 from Harper Teen
Contemporary  
May 8, 2013  from Flux
Erica Lorraine Scheidt - USES FOR BOYS  
Contemporary YA  
January 15, 2013 from St. Martin's Press  
Gothic YA Thriller
January 29, 2013 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
MG Fantasy  
April 9, 2013 from Knopf/Random House







Eve Silver - RUSH
June 11, 2013 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Website
Twitter
Facebook
Goodreads
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Pinterest


Contemporary YA 
March 5, 2013 from Abrams/Amulet
Teddy Steinkellner - TRASH CAN DAYS
Contemporary MG/Comedy
August 20, 2013 from Disney-Hyperion
International Contemporary Middle Grade
June 27, 2013 from G.P. Putnam's Sons BFYR (Penguin) 
Twitter



Amanda Sun - INK
YA Paranormal
June 25, 2013 from Harlequin TEEN
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads


Young Adult Paranormal Romance 
July 8, 2013 from Flux 
Blog 
Twitter







Jamie A. Swenson - BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
May 28, 2013 from FSG
Website
Twitter
Facebook


YA Contemporary Mystery
July 30, 2013 from St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne Books





Cristin Terrill - ALL OUR YESTERDAYS 
Coming Fall 2013, from Disney-Hyperion
Website
Twitter
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YA Futuristic Thriller  
May 7, 2013 from Harper Teen
April Genevieve Tucholke
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA 
YA Mystery Horror 
August 20, 2013 from Dial/Penguin
March 26, 2013 from Clarion
Jessica Verdi - MY LIFE AFTER NOW
Contemporary YA  
April 1, 2013 from Sourcebooks Fire  
Contributor at Teen Writers Bloc
YA Paranormal
February 12, 2013 from HarperTeen






A.B. Westrick - BROTHERHOOD
YA Historical 
Fall 2013 from Viking/Penguin
Website
Facebook
Twitter



Paranormal/Historical YA
April 2, 2013 from Amulet/Abrams



MG novel in verse
March 5, 2013 from Houghton-Mifflin



Picture Book
August 13, 2013 from Candlewick