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Step aside - the FALL DEBUT AUTHORS are here!

It's the start of the fall season. Here's what the Elevensies have lined up for you during the rest of 2011!

Congratulations, fall debut authors!


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Kendare Blake
It's just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story.

THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (Greenwillow) - Sep 20
Rae Carson
An unlovely, underachieving princess must become a hero when she is married off to a foreign king and swept into a world of courtly politics, dark magic, and war.

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THE FAERIE RING (Tor Teen) - Sep 27
Kiki Hamilton
A stolen ring, a threatened truce between the British and Faerie Courts and a pickpocket with an intriguing birthmark....

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THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER (Simon & Schuster BFYR) - Sep 27
Michelle Hodkin
About a sixteen-year-old girl who discovers she may be responsible for a series of murders, and the boy who falls in love with her, at his own risk.

WITCH EYES (Flux) - Fall
Scott Tracey
A modern, gay Romeo and Juliet story involving two rival witch families, and the sons that fall in love.

Merrie Haskell
In this medieval Romanian retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," an herbalist's apprentice must break a curse or become the bride of the Lord of Underworld.

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 WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE (Macmillan) - Sep 27
 Tess Hilmo
Ollie’s daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their  trailer into town for a three day revival.  On that first day, Ollie meets a boy whose mother is in jail for murdering his father and who asserts her innocence.  But, even if Ollie were to believe the boy, could she convince her daddy to stay long enough to help him?


MERCY LILY (Flux) - Oct 8
Lisa Albert
Dealing with the concepts of quality of life, natural death, and euthanasia are all part of being a veterinary assistant, but when Lily’s duties of caring for animals and being her mom’s caretaker become blurred, she’s faced with the hardest decision of her life—and her mother’s.

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Alex Epstein
How did an exiled girl named Morgan le Fay become the most powerful witch of her generation?

Lia Habel
Girls in pretty dresses with rail guns, making "dinner" plans with the sweetest of post-mortal guys...what's not to like?

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AUDITION (Viking) - Oct
Stasia Kehoe
What price would you pay to reach your dreams?

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VIRTUOSITY (Simon & Schuster) - Oct 18
Jessica Martinez
Carmen, a 17-year-old violin prodigy, falls for her biggest rival just two weeks before the biggest competition of her career.


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DON'T EXPECT MAGIC (Delacorte) - Nov 8
Kathy McCullough
A reluctant fairy godmother discovers that it takes more than magic to make wishes come true.

MY UN-FAIRY TALE LIFE (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) - Nov 1
Anna Staniszewski
Is your magical kingdom falling apart? Twelve-year-old Jenny is on the case -- whether she likes it or not.

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FETCHING (Disney*Hyperion) - Nov
Kiera Stewart
A crew of middle school nobodies secretly use dog training techniques on their classmates to go from eighth-grade underdogs to leaders of the pack, only to discover being top dog isn't all they expected it to be.


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FLYAWAY (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt) - Dec 20 
Helen Landalf
Fifteen-year-old Stevie suspects her mom, who works as a stripper in downtown Seattle, may be doing crystal meth.

The Illegal Blogger Tour

Welcome to 30 days of Illegal! 
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I've worked hard to get 30 different bloggers with fresh and innovative content.  Come play along (you've got 2 minutes, right?) and follow the conversation.

Commenters get entered into a drawing for (drum roll please.... now doing the Vanna White hand extend toward wonder prize)

A real, signed by the author (not my dog) copy fresh from the presses, 1st edition copy of ILLEGAL!  (could be worth a bazillion dollars)

Don't you want to do something Illegal today?

The host blogs on week #1 are:
2/17/201Angie SmibertAngieThe Tale of Two Nora's... and a cell phone 
2/18/2011Reading In ColorAri From the multicultural perspective - Interview 
2/22/2011I am a reader, not a writerKathy Silliness abounds 
2/23/2011Chick Loves LitShanynOkay, now we get semi-serious about Illegal 
2/24/2011Amaterasu ReadsKaiBettina interviews an International blogger about her immigration views! 

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In the publishing industry, spring starts early. Here's a list of what 2011 has in store for you between now and April.

Congratulations, spring debut authors!




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Shawn Goodman

Shavonne, a fierce and desperate 17 year-old who is trapped in a juvenile justice system that is corrupt and abusive, struggles to find a way out.


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TEENIE (Knopf)*
Christopher Grant

The funny stuff that happens in a West Indian family meets an after school special.


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WARPED (Delacorte)
Maurissa Guibord

A romantic fantasy about a girl, a unicorn tapestry and the threads of fate that bind them together.


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Unearthly (HarperTeen)
Cynthia Hand


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Terry Lynn Johnson

Rebecca dreams of becoming a famous sled dog racer.


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XVI (Speak)
Julia Karr

In the future, innocence expires at sixteen.

Karen Mahoney

Dark magic & twisted faeries.

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Beth Revis

When Amy wakes up from cryogenic freezing early, she must stop a murderer unplugging the other frozens.


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VESPER (Balzer + Bray)
Jeff Sampson

A geeky teen girl must figure out who’s committing a rash of murders in her small town...and what’s causing her to turn into a monster.


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Danette Vigilante

Thirteen year old Dellie learns about faith and healing from Miss Shirley, a mysterious new neighbor, and Corey, a five year old boy in need of love and rescuing.

*released in December 2010


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Crystal Allen
Lamar is the maddest, baddest bowler ever, but when it comes to girls, he doesn’t have game.  So over the summer, he vows to change his image from dud to stud!


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RIVAL (HarperTeen)
Sara Bennett Wealer

"Glee" goes to the opera in this novel about best friends, bitter enemies and one life-changing competition.


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HAVEN (Simon Pulse)
Kristi Cook

A paranormal tale set at a boarding school where everyone has psychic abilities.


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THE FOURTH STALL (HarperCollins)
Chris Rylander


THE END OF THE LINE (Holiday House)
Angela Ceritto


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CLARITY (Point/Scholastic)
Kim Harrington

A psychic teen must solve a murder when her brother becomes the prime suspect.


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Kirsten Hubbard

There's not much beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but Grace thinks she's found it in an unlikely friendship with wild girl Mandarin Ramey – that is, until Mandarin betrays her.


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Illegal (HarperCollins)
Bettina Restrepo

Nora, a Mexican immigrant, crosses the border illegally to find her father in Houston,Texas.

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THE LIAR SOCIETY (Sourcebooks Fire)
Lisa and Laura Roecker

Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails....  


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Ruta Sepetys

A fifteen-year-old girl fights for her life amidst Stalin's genocide.



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Stephanie Burgis

In Kat Stephenson's Regency England, magic is the greatest scandal of all - but Kat's not going to let that stop her when there are highwaymen to battle and true loves to catch for her older sisters!

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BLOOD MAGIC (Random House)
Tessa Gratton

A novel about two teens who meet in a cemetery and plunge into a dangerous world of dark magic, first love, and the deadly secrets that hide in blood.


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LIPSTICK LAWS (Graphia/Houghton Mifflin)
Amy Holder

Sometimes popularity comes with a price...especially when the Lipstick Laws are involved.

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MEMENTO NORA (Marshall Cavendish)
Angie Smibert

A teenage girl struggles to hold on to her memories—and her identity—in a world that finds it far more lucrative for everyone to forget—and keep on shopping.