I have some exciting news that went live yesterday! In 2020 a new standalone fantasy titled By Grace and Blood will come out, and in 2021, another standalone will be released.

I’ve been completely honored with the responses to Mask of Shadows and Sal, and while I’m sad to see Sal’s journey come to a close in Ruin of Stars this August, I’m exciting to introduce new characters and worlds.


I’m going to NoVA Teen Book Festival in Arlington, VA!

You can pre-order a signed copy of MASK OF SHADOWS here even if you can’t make it & find out more about the schedule here !


The ebook is $1.99 today across all platforms and is a Kindle Daily Deal (and perhaps the perfect holiday gift for your friend who prefers stories of vengeance and murder to family gatherings).

Check it out at Barnes & NobleKobo, and Amazon!


 North Star. Deadfall. Riparian. Caldera. Winter.

They would know me. They would know Nacea, and they would never forget it again in the short, short lives I granted them before they died.

They’d taken my country and my life, and I would take their heads.


An Erlend winter is nearly upon us, and it’s time to announce the title of MASK OF SHADOWS #2. There’s also a giveaway, so check out the information below the title reveal!

Are you ready? Your bets placed? Your knives sharp?

Book #2 of the Mask of Shadows duology is called









Ruin of Stars

I really love this title, and I hope you all love it, too. RUIN OF STARS will be published in 2018, and I can’t wait for you to find out how Sal’s duology concludes. Thank you so, so much for making MASK OF SHADOWS and RUIN OF STARS possible.

And while we wait for our RUIN, I’m going to give away 2 signed copies of MASK OF SHADOWS!

For a chance to win, quote retweet this tweet and tell me what your most anticipated 2018 fantasy book is (debut, sequel, new series, whatever you’re looking forward to the most) by October 27th (10/27/17). The winners will be randomly selected the next day.

AND AGAIN THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. All of you. I can’t wait for you to find out what Sal has been up to.



I’m still reeling from the completely amazing fact that it’s out and about in the world, and thank you everyone for everything. I will be doing some events in the coming weeks!

Through some wonderful happenstance, I get to travel with Rin Chupeco, and we’re going to MA, PA, and NY! Find us here, here, and at Kerri Maniscalo’s launch with Traci Chee for a panel.










After that, it’s on to the Their Dark Materials panel at Boston Teen Author Fest on Saturday, September 23rd!