You can go here to my Appearances page for all the gnarly specifics.
Hope to see you on the road. I’ll sign anything!
The second book of the Zeroes trilogy, Swarm, is almost out!
As per my autumn tradition, I will be on tour, hitting the San Francisco/Bay Area (Menlo Park, Santa Rosa, and SF) the Phoenix/Tempe area, Chicago, Princeton NJ, and New York City.
I’ll also be at New York Comic Con in early October. See the end of this post for details.
Here are the dates. Hope to see you somewhere!
Note: the time for the Wednesday event at Book Passage was incorrectly listed previously as 7 PM. It takes place at 6 PM.
Monday, September 26
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tuesday, September 27
Montgomery Village Shopping Center
775 Village Ct.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Wednesday, September 28
6PM – Please note: this was incorrectly listed as 7PM previously
1 Sausalito – San Francisco Ferry Bldg #42,
San Francisco, CA 94111
Thursday, September 29
BARNES AND NOBLE
189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Friday, September 30
6428 So. McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85283
Monday, October 3
5112 Main St
Downers Grove, Il 60515
Tuesday, October 4
BARNES & NOBLE
3535 US Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
Wednesday, October 5
BOOKS OF WONDER
18 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
This appearance will be with Krystal Sutherland, a fellow Australian and author of Our Chemical Hearts. I’m really excited for you to meet her!
Friday, October 7
Let’s Get Lost Panel
Hudson Mercantile Bldg.
500 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
It’s been said that a good book can take you places…and no one knows that quite as well as readers of fantasy and science fiction. In this panel, travel to new (and occasionally familiar) worlds with MG & YA fantasy and sci-fi authors as they discuss the challenges of crafting an entire world out of thin air. Featuring me, Delia Sherman, Danielle Paige, James Dasher, Cristina Arreola, Jeff Giles.
You need a Bookcon ticket to attend this event.
1:45 – 2:45pm
Location: same as above.
Notes: wristbanded, 150-person maximum signing. I’ll be giving away and signing posters as well as any books you bring!
Friday, October 7
Scott Westerfeld Poster Signing!
Location: First Second Booth in Javits Center
I’ll be signing and giving away Spill Zone posters and 25 Spill Zone galleys! (You need an NYCC ticket, of course.)
Sunday, October 9
First Second 10th Anniversary
2016 marks graphic novel First Second Books’ tenth anniversary. Publishing books like American Born Chinese, This One Summer, and The Sculptor, First Second has taken graphic novels to a new level — and to new readers. Join publisher :01 in this tenth anniversary celebration! Featuring me, Mark Seigel, Penelope Bagieu, Box Brown.
You need an NYCC ticket to attend this event.
In November, I’ll be at YALLfest in Charleston, SC!
Specific schedule TBD.
That’s it for now. If I’m missing your city, town, or local iceberg, I apologize. I love you all, but you outnumber me.
The New York Teen Author Festival is here, and I am in it.
For the next ten days, over a hundred authors will be appearing at a dozen venues across New York City. Come join us for a cavalcade of signings, discussions, and readings. (And one rock band.)
Click here for the full schedule!
These are the bits I’m in:
Thursday, March 17
Dixon Place, 161 Christie Street
NYCTAF is proud to be a part of a new series, SPINE OUT, where novelists read personal essays. David Arnold, Jessica Brody, VC Chickering, Emmy Laybourne, David Levithan, Scott Westerfeld. Hosted by Emmy Laybourne.
(Note: All other events are free, but Spine Out is ticketed. $13 exclusively for the festival attendees! Use code “NYTAF” at Dixonplace.org.)
Saturday, March 19
What Can YA Do About It?
42nd Street NYPL
Kicking off the NYTAF Symposium, a discussion of how YA literature (and literature in general) can help social change, and the role this plays in works across a variety of genres. Michael Buckley, Donna Freitas, IW Gregorio, Brendan Kiely, Daniel José Older, Marie Rutkoski, Scott Westerfeld. Moderator: David Levithan
Sunday, March 20
Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th St. NY, NY 10011
I’ll be signing at the 1PM segment, but look at everyone else who’s showing up. Just look at them!
Jeff Zentner (The Serpent King, RH)
Allen Zadoff (I Am the Traitor, LB)
Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything, RH)
Liza Wiemer (Hello?, Spencer Hill)
Alecia Whitaker (The Road to You, LB)
Scott Westerfeld (Zeroes, S&S)
Sandra Waugh (Silver Eve, RH)
Will Walton (Anything Could Happen, Scholastic)
Len Vlahos (Scar Girl, Bloomsbury)
Amalie Howard (The Fallen Prince, Sky Pony)
Andrea Cremer (The Conjurer’s Riddle, Penguin)
Sharon Cameron (Rook, Scholastic)
Tommy Wallach (Thanks for the Trouble, S&S)
Sharon Biggs Waller (The Forbidden Orchid, Penguin)
Jessica Spotswood (Tyranny of Petticoats, Candlewick)
Sarvenaz Tash (Three Day Summer, S&S)
Lindsay Smith (Dreamstrider, Macmillan)
Natasha Sinel (The Fix, Sky Pony)
Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not, Soho)
Tiffany Schmidt (Hold Me Like a Breath, Bloomsbury)
Gavriel Savit (Anna and the swallow Man, RH)
Lance Rubin (Denton Little’s Death Date, RH)
Emily Ross (Half in Love with Death, Merit)
Sharon Huss Roat (Between the Notes, HC)
Randy Ribay (An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, Merit)
Rajdeep Paulus (Soaring Through Stars, Birch House)
Suzanne Myers (I’m from Nowhere, Soho)
Hannah Moskowitz (A History of Glitter and Blood, Chronicle)
Kass Morgan (The 100: Homecoming, LB)
Meredith Moore (I Am Her Revenge, Penguin)
Goldy Moldavsky (Kill the Boy Band, Scholastic)
Lisa Maxwell (Unhooked, S&S)
Carolyn Mackler (Infinite In Between, HC)
Barry Lyga (After the Red Rain, LB)
Sarah Darer Littman (Backlash, Scholastic)
David Levithan (Another Day, RH)
Kerry Kletter (The First Time She Drowned, Penguin)
Brendan Kiely (All-American Boys, HC)
Kody Keplinger (Lying Out Loud, Scholastic)
Beth Kephart (This is the Story of You, Chronicle)
Lee Kelly (A Criminal Magic, S&S)
AR Kahler (Shades of Darkness, S&S)
Cordelia Jensen (Skyscraping, Penguin)
IW Gregorio (None of the Above, HC)
Lauren Gibaldi (The Night We Said Yes, HC)
Amy Ewing (The White Rose, HC)
Robin Epstein (H.E.A.R., Soho)
Jaclyn Dolamore (Glittering Shadows, Hyperion)
Katelyn Detweiler (Immaculate, Penguin)
Tara Crowl (Eden’s Wish, Hyperion)
Zoraida Cordova (Vast and Brutal Sea, Sourcebooks)
Susane Colasanti (City Love, HC)
Sona Charaipotra (Tiny Pretty Things, HC)
Selene Castrovilla (Signs of Life, Last Syllable)
Jessica Brody (Unchanged, Macmillan)
Martina Boone (Persuasion, S&S)
Patty Blount (Nothing Left to Burn, Sourcebooks)
Lisa Amowitz (Until Beth, Spencer Hill)
Ami Allen-Vath (Liars and Losers Like Us, Sky Pony)
Today I’m happy to share with you the awesome US cover of book 2, which is called Swarm! (Out in Sep/Oct 2016.)
Pretty cool, huh? I like the way it doubles down on the lurid color scheme of the first cover.
Here’s the (slightly spoilery) book description:
They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.
These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they’re trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground.
But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.
Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him.
Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?
UPDATE: My SDCC panel has already happened, but I’ll also signing on Saturday!
Mysterious Galaxy (Booth 1119)
SATURDAY, July 11
There will be free Zeroes samplers and many of my books for sale!
I’ll be talking about my next novel, ZEROES, at San Diego Comic Con next week, in company with my co-authors, Deb Biancotti and Margo Lanagan. We have our own panel to discuss the book!
We’ll have swag and chapter samplers there as well. The details:
“From Zeroes to Heroes”
Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deb Biancotti
Thursday, July 9, Noon
Horton Grand Theater
444 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA
Also I’ll be signing after the panel, 1:30-2:30, at the San Diego Convention Center Autographing Area, AA09. And Mysterious Galaxy will be on hand to sell copies of my books!
Please share this graphic with ALL YOUR SDCC-GOING FRIENDS!
Time Magazine has a cover story about ubiquitous plastic surgery this week, and I am quoted in my capacity as Author of Uglies and Fake Expert on Body Image Stuff.
At Book Expo America, I spoke with Jessica Mazo about Zeroes, my next novel, cowritten with Deb Biancotti and Margo Lanagan.
Razorhurst, the latest novel from my lovely wife, Justine Larbalestier, is finally out in the US and Canada! (It came out in Australia last July.)
It’s about Kelpie, an orphan in 1932 Sydney, who can see ghosts. Raised by restless spirits on the streets of Razorhurst, a crime-ridden slum, she stumbles into the middle of a gang war. To survive, she must forge an alliance with Dymphna, a young call-girl who’s being pursued by one of the city’s crime bosses. It all takes place across one bloody day in the neighborhood where Justine and I live in Sydney. (Which is much nicer now. Lots of coffee shops, hardly any razor gangs.)
Razorhurst was inspired partly by police photographs of period, like this one:
See, that’s when they made crims that looked like crims.
If you want to know more, here’s a post about the book on Justine’s blog, including a link to read the first chapter.
And a guest post on the Whatever about how Justine got the idea for the book.
And finally, here are some cool cover-related pix for sharing on social media, which is what the kids do today with their memes, I’m told.
Hope you get a chance to read it!
Behold, the cover for the Afterworlds paperback! We figured we would go for a change.
I really like the background, to go with the gray afterworld in Darcy’s book, and how it contrasts with that splash of color that is NYC. And, as with the first cover, the teardrop is a great symbol for the novel as a whole.
Check it out: