After many miles and many moons, the followup to Atlanta Burns is out!
This is: The Hunt.
It’s Atlanta’s senior year of high school, and she is officially infamous. Not only has she saved herself from a predator, brought down an untouchable dogfighting ring, and battled a pack of high-school bullies, but she’s also proclaimed to the Internet her willingness to fight for anyone who needs help. And Atlanta can’t believe what’s coming out of the woodwork. From an old friend to a troop of troubled girls with connections to a local fracking company, there’s definitely fire in the water. As always, the girl with the unforgettable name is not afraid to burn it all down if it means making things right. But as high school races toward its inevitable end and the hornets begin to swarm from all directions, Atlanta must decide how much of herself and her growing group of friends she is willing to risk… before it’s too late.
(You can also check Indiebound, though I didn’t find it listed there. It is an Amazon-specific release, published by an Amazon publisher, Skyscape.)
And so continues the story of Atlanta Burns, a high school girl with an Adderall problem, a .410 squirrel shotgun, and a penchant for stirring up trouble, solving mysteries, and helping those who need it the most. Atlanta’s like if Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars smooshed together and high-tailed it to the hills and towns of Pennsyltucky.
(The first volume is on sale now for just $1.99 if you haven’t checked it out.)
It’s really great to have this book in the wild, and I hope you like it.
Two more things, though —
This book and the first one require trigger warnings. For what? Let’s just assume a little bit of everything. They’re young adult, but they’re pretty tough stuff. Be advised!
Approximately one glacial epoch ago, I did a Kickstarter to fund the book Bait Dog, which would eventually become part of Atlanta Burns (book one). Stretch goals added on an extra book, a book that was originally called Frack You but has now become this book, The Hunt.
If you were one of those Kickstarter backers who pledged at that level — email me, will you? Terribleminds at gmail dot com. I’d sure like to get you a copy of this book.
Other News Num-Nums
Hey, Atlanta Burns isn’t the only book of mine on sale digitally — check out the list here.
Also, I gave an interview to the kind folks at CBR about Hyperion, upcoming next month from Marvel! (I am loving writing this book. Fingers crossed you’ll dig it, too.)
Finally, LitReactor ran a column called the Anatomy of an Action Scene, and the writer talked about the positive use of present tense — and Star Wars: Aftermath gets some lovely dissection in that regard, so make with the clicky-clicky, motherclickers. (Aftermath also is on the Locus Bestsellers list again, which is very exciting, so thanks to folks for picking up the book.)
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