Faith Erin Hicks and I are coming to a city near you! (Well. If you live in America, east of the Mississippi River.)

These events are going to be so much fall-themed fun. I’ll sign up to five books, including Pumpkinheads. You can find more information about each event here.

I’ll have signed Wayward Son bookplates at these stops! And I’ll be heading out on a separate Wayward Son tour in September.

Faith and I are also coming to BookCon New York City in May. My events are listed here. My BookCon signings will be posted soon.

It’s been a few years since I’ve toured, and I’m really excited to see you guys!

Coming September 24 -- Wayward Son!

Wayward Son

WAYWARD SON ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 24, 2019. Pre-order here — or by calling your local bookstore!

If you would like a copy signed and personalized, you can order one from my local bookstore, The Bookworm. Those copies will be shipped the week after the book comes out.

Here's everything I know right now:

The ebook, audiobook and UK edition should come out about the same time as the U.S. hardcover. Canada will get the U.S. edition, also on Sept. 24.

If you’re outside of the U.S. or the UK, Book Depository is usually a safe bet for online ordering.

I’m working with DFTBA Records to offer signed editions of Wayward Son their site. They have reasonably priced international shipping. I'll announce on Twitter when that is available.

I do not expect a Carry On/Wayward Son box set this year.

I will be touring! My graphic novel, Pumpkinheads, comes out Aug. 27th. I'll be touring with artist Faith Erin Hicks. I'll tour again the week after Wayward Son comes out.


I want to thank you sincerely for waiting for this book. And for sharing Carry On with your friends. It really helped me justify writing a sequel.

And thank you for being so enthusiastic and open. This last year has been a blast.

New book: 'Almost Midnight' -- illustrated short stories

New book: 'Almost Midnight' -- illustrated short stories

I'm very happy to share more details about Almost Midnight, a book that collects "Midnights" and "Kindred Spirits," with illustrations by my friend Simini Blocker. Both these stories have been published elsewhere, but this is a very beautiful gift edition with a sparkling cloth cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Can you help defend Eleanor & Park from censorship?

Since Eleanor & Park came out three years ago, it's been challenged a number of times by people who don't believe it's appropriate for teens to read. These challenges can get ugly -- books banned, author visits canceled, librarians threatened. 
When this happens -- to my book and others -- the National Coalition Against Censorship swoops in heroically to defend the books and our freedom to read. 
But during these challenges, the voices of readers are rarely heard. Especially the voices of young readers. 
I can defend my book, the NCAC can say why the book is valuable for teens -- but that isn't nearly as powerful as testimonials from readers.
Could you help?
If Eleanor & Park was important to you -- or to your students -- could you write a letter saying so? 
It doesn't have to be long. And you don't have to be a teen to share your experience. (Though, again, the NCAC would really love to hear from young adults.)
If the book made you laugh or cry... If it changed the way you see yourself or other people...  If you thought to yourself, "I'm so glad to be reading this while I'm in high school"... Or "I wish that I'd had this book in high school ..."
Please, write it down and send it to the NCAC. They'll be so grateful.
And so will I.
Here's the address -- 
19 Fulton St., Suite 407
New York, NY 10038

Or email  --