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Earth & Sky Readers Live Chat

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The live chat is starting at 8pm EST!

Chat now over–thanks to those who came!

I’m signed in but in the midst of doing other things–will be there to actively chat at 8! :)

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Those Who Lived is out in the world!

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It’s book birthday time for Those Who Lived, my collection of Fallen World stories!

A collection of stories giving a new voice to three characters from Megan Crewe’s Fallen World trilogy, and a glimpse of life beyond The Worlds We Make.

“Carry the Earth” – When Kaelyn’s news about the vaccine stirs up unrest at the artists’ colony, Tessa struggles to protect the sanctuary she’s carefully constructed.

“Trial by Fire” – Drew tackles a new assignment that not only puts him at odds with his most vicious colleague and his life on the line, but may also determine the entire future of the Wardens.

“Water Song” – After he convinces a boy to leave his sick mother, Leo commits to helping the now hostile kid settle into life with the surviving islanders while confronting his own self-doubts.

The ebook and paperback are available here. For details on ordering a signed paperback, see here.

And for those who missed the initial announcement, you can find out more details about the collection here.

I’d love to hear what you Fallen World fans think of the stories, so if you read them, feel free to share your comments!

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Signed copies of Those Who Lived

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For those who were interested in getting a signed copy of Those Who Lived, my Fallen World short story collection, I now have my first batch of finished copies and shipping costs confirmed!

(Listed prices include the cost of the book + the cost of shipping)

I can send within Canada for $12.

I can send to the US for $18.

I can send internationally for $21 (surface mail, may take several weeks) or $28 (letter mail, should get just about anywhere within a week).

I should be able to offer a lower price per book to the US and internationally if you want more than one or order with a local friend, since the shipping is the main cost, so feel free to ask about that.

If you expect to see me at a Toronto meet-up or one of my appearances, ask me to bring a copy for you and it’ll only cost you $8.

Unfortunately the paperback version is not yet available on Amazon.ca, but honestly, with the exchange rate it could end up costing you around $12 on there anyway, so if you’re in Canada and want the paperback, signed or not, it may be easiest just to order from me. If you’d rather buy it from an official source, I expect it’ll be up there in the next month or two!

To request a signed copy and make payment arrangements (I can take Paypal or check), please e-mail me.

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Earth & Sky Live Chat – December 3rd!

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Hey Earth & Sky readers! I’m scheduling a live chat on Wednesday December 3rd from 8-9pm EST (may go later if there’s enough interest). As with the launch party, I’ll be posting a link to the chat room here on my blog and on the Facebook event page (where you can RSVP if you so desire) shortly before the chat starts.

I’ll be happy to answer any and all questions about Earth & Sky. I’m also open to sharing some info about what’s to come in books 2 and 3. And you can chat with fellow readers as well, of course!

Since this chat is specifically for discussing the book, the conversation may contain spoilers for Earth & Sky. So if you’d like to join in but having finished reading yet, you’ve got a week and a half to get on it! :)


Available in stores and online at:
Amazon ~ Chapters/Indigo ~ B&N ~ Powells ~ BookDepository (international)

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Attention, Fallen World fans — new book!

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I have been sitting on this news for a while (and slowly sharing bits and pieces with the Fallen World mailing list :) ), and I’m so excited to finally share it with all of you!

When The Worlds We Make first came out, I couldn’t help reading some of the reviews (I’m always curious to see how readers respond). I noticed several people commenting that they wished they’d gotten more after the ending–about what had happened to certain characters’ whose fates we hadn’t seen, about what would happen next to others. I knew that Kaelyn’s story had ended in what felt like the right place to me, so I wasn’t tempted to write more of her journey, but the thought started to niggle at me: What about the rest of the characters? What tales would they have to tell? An idea sparked, and then another, and I found myself jotting down notes for three stories from the perspectives of Tessa, Drew, and Leo. And then I found myself writing those stories. And liking them.

And now I can share them with whomever wants to read them!

On December 2nd, as my early Christmas present to Fallen World trilogy fans, I’ll be releasing Those Who Lived, containing Tessa, Drew, and Leo’s stories, in both ebook and paperback format.

A collection of stories giving a new voice to three characters from Megan Crewe’s Fallen World trilogy, and a glimpse of life beyond The Worlds We Make.

“Carry the Earth” – When Kaelyn’s news about the vaccine stirs up unrest at the artists’ colony, Tessa struggles to protect the sanctuary she’s carefully constructed.

“Trial by Fire” – Drew tackles a new assignment that not only puts him at odds with his most vicious colleague and his life on the line, but may also determine the entire future of the Wardens.

“Water Song” – After he convinces a boy to leave his sick mother, Leo commits to helping the now hostile kid settle into life with the surviving islanders while confronting his own self-doubts.

The ebook is already available for preorder here. For the first three months it will be exclusive to Amazon, which means it should be available through the Kindle Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited programs from the release date as well. If you wish for a different ebook format, let me know so I can keep that in mind for after those three months.

The paperback should be available for preorder shortly via the same Amazon listing, as well as other Createspace channels.

Other information of interest:

1. When I say “short stories,” what I really mean is “shorter than a novel.” There’s a reason I don’t usually do short. :P Tessa’s story clocks in at about 40 pages in standard manuscript format and Drew and Leo’s at around 70 each. So this collection is only about a third shorter than the novels in the trilogy.

2. The books come not only with the stories, but also a full-page illustration of each character, done by my longtime friend Ludi Price, who I have been wanting to work with on a published book since she did some illustrations for an online story I wrote waaaay back in 2000. The pictures have turned out so well–I can’t wait for you to see them!

3. I have two paperback proofs of the book that I can offer to reviewers. These were early “drafts” of the paperback in that I was working out some of the formatting and cover options–the story text is exactly the same as the finished version, but they have a few formatting errors, the cover isn’t exactly the same, and they don’t include the illustrations. If you’d like one of those proofs in exchange for an honest review, please let me know, along with a link to your blog or Amazon/Goodreads reviewer account. The one essential criterion is that you’ve already read and reviewed the three books in the trilogy.

4. If you would like a signed and personalized copy of the final paperback, I can provide that for at a slightly higher cost than buying direct through Amazon. I’ll need to check the exact mailing costs once I have the finished copies, but based on my current estimates, to cover the cost of the books themselves (at my author discount + the shipping to me) and the shipping to you, I am guessing I’d need to ask for $11 in Canada, $15 to the US, and (if you’re really eager) $25 internationally. Comment here or email me if you think you’d be interested in that, which’ll help me decide how many copies to order in.

5. In case that isn’t obvious, because these stories are all set after the trilogy, they contain spoilers for all the major events through The Worlds We Make. If you haven’t finished the trilogy yet, I highly recommend that you do before reading these. But if you don’t mind being spoiled (or possibly confused–I don’t recap past events in a lot of detail since these weren’t intended to stand alone), feel free to dive in anyway!

Just two weeks until launch! So looking forward to hearing what you think. :)

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Earth & Sky live chat!

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During the launch party live chat, several readers asked if I could set up another chat for us to talk about Earth & Sky after they’d had the chance to read it. That sounded like a lot of fun to me, so it is happening!

You’ll be able to discuss the book with me and other readers, and also to find out some inside info on the rest of the trilogy. :)

First, though, I need to determine which date the most people can make it to. So if you’d like to join in, please let me know on which of the following days you’d likely be available between 7pm and 9pm EST:


On what day could you participate in a live chat?

 
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I’ll announce the date and definite time next week!

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Earth & Sky quote graphic #7

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Time for another Earth & Sky quote graphic! If you’d like to share, you can grab the image below…

…or share/reblog/retweet/etc. via these links:

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Enjoy!

Previous quotes:
Graphic #1
Graphic #2
Graphic #3
Graphic #4
Graphic #5
Graphic #6

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International blog tour!

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The Canadian blog tour for Earth & Sky has wrapped up, and now it’s time for the international version! Over the next two weeks, you’ll be able to find interviews, guest posts, and/or reviews at the following blogs:

Nov 4 – Book Hounds YA (interview and review)
Nov 5 – Books and Bark (guest post)
Nov 6 – Curling Up With A Good Book (guest post)
Nov 7 – A Life Bound By Books
Nov 10 – Fic Fare
Nov 11 – Katie’s Book Blog
Nov 12 – A Dream Within A Dream
Nov 13 – The Book Smugglers
Nov 14 – Wondrous Reads

And to go with this blog tour, I’m holding one last big international giveaway for the fall! My third and final Kindle Paperwhite with custom case (and Earth & Sky ebook) is up for grabs, along with nine paperback copies of the novel. You can find the Rafflecopter entry form at each stop. And note that you can enter by commenting once per day, which means you can get extra entries if you follow the tour and comment all the stops. :)

Happy reading!

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Announcing the Aliens and Apocalypse tour!

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I’ve been sitting on this news for a while and am excited to be able to share it! I’m going on tour around southern Ontario with three awesome YA science fiction authors: R.J. Anderson, Maureen McGowan, and Eve Silver. At each stop we’ll be holding a discussion about our stories and YA science fiction, answering reader questions, signing our books, and giving out swag.

Feel free to share our tour poster to spread the news:

And you can RSVP on the Facebook event pages:
Chapters London – Nov 8, 2pm
Chapters Barrie – Nov 9, 2pm
Chapters Brampton – Nov 22, 2pm
The Bookshelf (Guelph) – Dec 7, 2pm

I hope those of you who can’t come see me this Sunday at my Toronto launch will be able to drop on somewhere along the tour! :)

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Earth & Sky quote graphic #6

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Another Thursday, another Earth & Sky quote graphic! If you’d like to share, you can grab the image below…

…or share/reblog/retweet/etc. via these links:

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr

Enjoy!

Previous quotes:
Graphic #1
Graphic #2
Graphic #3
Graphic #4
Graphic #5

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Question of the week: Special powers

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Answer in as much or as little detail as you like:

If you had a special ability most people don’t have, what would you want it to be?

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The Earth & Sky online launch party begins!

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Earth & Sky is finally out in the world, and I’m eager to celebrate! So let’s get this party started. :)


Available in stores and online at:
Amazon ~ Chapters/Indigo ~ B&N ~ Powells ~ BookDepository (international)

-All day you can post questions or share your thoughts by commenting on this blog post, on the Facebook event page, or by tweeting them to @megancrewe. Remember, if you’ve already read the book and are asking or talking about an event from the story, please mark your comment with a SPOILER note so others who haven’t read yet can skip over it.

-I will also be posting a few questions here and on the FB wall which you can answer to win swag or books, so check back regularly!

-Watch my reading from Earth & Sky:

-Request a signed bookplate and bookmark to put in your copy of Earth & Sky over at the signing table.

-Join the launch party live chat from 8-9pm EST, during which I’ll be giving out a couple more prizes. Link and password to be posted here shortly beforehand!

-Enter to win the launch party prize pack, including a Kindle and three books of your choice. See the Rafflecopter form below–and note that there are now three new options that you can take advantage of to earn extra entries: commenting on this post, commenting on the FB event page wall, and posting a review on Amazon.com (for those who’ve read the book)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(books not shown in prize photo}

All giveaways and the bookplates are open to readers all around the world.

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The Earth & Sky online launch party begins!

me 2011

**Launch room chat now open here: http://us23.chatzy.com/37580947535228 No password required because that option is acting up for me, so we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed that no random spammers drop in. (If that happens, please come back here and I will have further instructions.)

You’re welcome to ask anything you’d like about my books, writing, reading, whatever. :) And I’ll be giving away books during the chat.

Earth & Sky is finally out in the world, and I’m eager to celebrate! So let’s get this party started. :)


Available in stores and online at:
Amazon ~ Chapters/Indigo ~ B&N ~ Powells ~ BookDepository (international)

-All day you can post questions or share your thoughts by commenting on this blog post, on the Facebook event page, or by tweeting them to @megancrewe. Remember, if you’ve already read the book and are asking or talking about an event from the story, please mark your comment with a SPOILER note so others who haven’t read yet can skip over it.

-I will also be posting a few questions here and on the FB wall which you can answer to win swag or books, so check back regularly!

-Watch my reading from Earth & Sky:

-Request a signed bookplate and bookmark to put in your copy of Earth & Sky over at the signing table.

-Join the launch party live chat from 8-9pm EST, during which I’ll be giving out a couple more prizes. Link and password to be posted here shortly beforehand!

-Enter to win the launch party prize pack, including a Kindle and three books of your choice. See the Rafflecopter form below–and note that there are now three new options that you can take advantage of to earn extra entries: commenting on this post, commenting on the FB event page wall, and posting a review on Amazon.com (for those who’ve read the book)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(books not shown in prize photo}

All giveaways and the bookplates are open to readers all around the world.

Originally published at another world, not quite ours - Megan Crewe's blog. You can comment here or there.

The Earth & Sky online launch party begins!

me 2011

Earth & Sky is finally out in the world, and I’m eager to celebrate! So let’s get this party started. :)


Available in stores and online at:
Amazon ~ Chapters/Indigo ~ B&N ~ Powells ~ BookDepository (international)

-All day you can post questions or share your thoughts by commenting on this blog post, on the Facebook event page, or by tweeting them to @megancrewe. Remember, if you’ve already read the book and are asking or talking about an event from the story, please mark your comment with a SPOILER note so others who haven’t read yet can skip over it.

-I will also be posting a few questions here and on the FB wall which you can answer to win swag or books, so check back regularly!

-Watch my reading from Earth & Sky:

-Request a signed bookplate and bookmark to put in your copy of Earth & Sky over at the signing table.

-Join the launch party live chat from 8-9pm EST, during which I’ll be giving out a couple more prizes. Link and password to be posted here shortly beforehand!

-Enter to win the launch party prize pack, including a Kindle and three books of your choice. See the Rafflecopter form below–and note that there are now three new options that you can take advantage of to earn extra entries: commenting on this post, commenting on the FB event page wall, and posting a review on Amazon.com (for those who’ve read the book)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(books not shown in prize photo}

All giveaways and the bookplates are open to readers all around the world.

Originally published at another world, not quite ours - Megan Crewe's blog. You can comment here or there.

Oct. 23rd, 2014

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Another Thursday, another Earth & Sky quote graphic! If you’d like to share, you can grab the image below…

…or share/reblog/retweet/etc. via these links:

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr

Enjoy!

Previous quotes:
Graphic #1
Graphic #2
Graphic #3
Graphic #4

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Question of the week: Aliens on Earth

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Answer in as little or as much detail as you like:

Do you think aliens have ever visited Earth? Why/why not?

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Earth & Sky online launch party + giveaway

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As promised, there will be an online launch party for Earth & Sky on its release date, October 28th! With just one week to go, I thought I’d share the details… and a special launch giveaway.

Because there’s going to be one BIG launch day prize, to get you warmed up I’m starting the giveaway today! The prize? A Kindle Paperwhite with a custom Earth & Sky cover, preloaded with the book, plus your choice of any three of my books or the books I’ve recommended here (see the first five links under For Readers), in whatever available format you prefer, and an Earth & Sky swag pack including star candies in Win’s favorite Earth flavors, bookmark, magnet, and sticker.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(books not shown in prize photo}

You can enter any time between now and the end of Oct 28th using the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open internationally. And even after you’ve entered, don’t forget to check back, because I’ll be adding a few more ways to earn entries on the day of the launch!

Online Launch Party details:

The online launch party will take place on the event page on Facebook and here in a new post on my blog. On the event page wall, you’ll be able to ask questions and add comments about the book, and I’ll be holding a few quick giveaways of books and swag throughout the day. Here on the blog, you can ask and comment too, as well as checking out a video reading from the book and heading to the signing “booth” to request a personalized signed bookplate and bookmark. From 8-9pm EST, I’ll be hosting a live chat (link to be posted at that time on both the Facebook page and my blog) during which anyone is welcome to drop in, discuss the book, writing, or whatever else strikes your fancy, and possibly snag another prize.

(Note: Those in the Toronto area can also attend the in-person launch; details here.)

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Earth & Sky Canadian blog tour

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Razorbill Canada has arranged a tour for Earth & Sky with a bunch of awesome Canadian bloggers over the next couple weeks. The first few posts are already up, and more to come shortly!

Oct 16 – Razorbill blog (interview)
Oct 18 – Me on Books (guest post on plotting the story + review)
Oct 20 – Cherry Blossoms and Maple Syrup (review)
Oct 21 – Read My Breath Away (review)
Oct 22 – Booking it with Hayley G (review and guest post about the importance of science fiction)
Oct 23 – The Book Wars (interview)
Oct 24 – Curling Up by the Fire
Oct 27 – CanLit for Little Canadians (review)
Oct 28 – Esther’s Ever After (review and interview)
Oct 29 – Bookish Notions (interview)
Oct 30 – Feisty Little Woman (review)
Oct 31 – Chapter by Chapter (review)
Nov 1 – Cozy Up with a Good Read (review)

The US/international blog tour will be running Nov 4-14: Details to come!

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Earth & Sky quote graphic #4

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Another Thursday, another Earth & Sky quote graphic! If you’d like to share, you can grab the image below…

…or share/reblog/retweet/etc. via these links:

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr

Enjoy!

Previous quotes:
Graphic #1
Graphic #2
Graphic #3

Originally published at another world, not quite ours - Megan Crewe's blog. You can comment here or there.

Question of the week: Changing your past

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Answer in as little or as much detail as you like:

If you could change how you acted in one moment in your past, what would you do differently? Why?

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My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Penguin Canada, 2014


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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