The third and final book in Ally Condie’s MATCHED trilogy will soon be available in paperback!
REACHED will be released in paperback on November 19! You can pre-order your copy now via Amazon at a 40% discount!
To celebrate, Ally Condie will be making her first book tour stop in New Mexico!
Ally Condie announced via Twitter that Matched has won the California Young Reader Medal in the Young Adult category!
The Young Adult CYRM is based on nominations and votes from teens in Grades 9 through 12.
Matched beat out Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures as well as Dana Reinhardt’s The Things a Brother Knows to win the prestigious award!
Matched author Ally Condie has a couple of great events coming up!
First, she’ll be speaking and signing at the Boise Public Library in Boise, Idaho on August 15th! The event will begin at 2pm and is free to all visitors.
Ally will also be featured at YALL Fest 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina on November 9th! The event, held annually by fellow authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, is a celebration of Young Adult literature featuring 50 top authors, 25 of which are New York Times Bestsellers (including Ally!)
Most panels are free, however there is a $7 fee to attend the Keynote Speaker event and a $6 fee to see the infamous Author Smackdown challenge. You can buy those tickets here.
Ally Condie’s panels at YALLFEST will not be announced until late October.
Ally Condie announced via her blog that she’s finished the draft of her first book post-Matched trilogy, tentatively titled Rio.
Here’s what she said about the writing process:
Right now we call it RIO but I’m quite sure that that title will change. This book has taken me a full year to draft, which is longer than it takes most people to draft a novel but right on target for me. I’m trying to apologize/angst less about this and just accept that this is how long a story seems to need to me to spend time in it, to get it down and get it right(isn)–there is so much editing and revision ahead, because I am also one of those writers who requires extensive revision.
Here’s the description of Rio from the original press release:
The first book, scheduled for publication in fall 2014, tells the story of Rio, who has waited her whole life for the opportunity to leave her safe, underwater city of Atlantia for life on the surface. But when her life takes an unexpected twist and Rio must remain below, she is left with increasingly dangerous questions about the complex political and religious system constructed to govern the fragile divide between land and sea.
We already let you know that Ally Condie will be at San Diego Comic-Con International this year to discuss “the delicate balance between kissing and killing” for young female protagonists with other top notch female authors, but there’s more!
Ally will also be taking part in a signing at the conclusion of the panel from 12:30pm to 1:30pm!
If you’re attending SDCC, you can check out all of the details, as well as RSVP for the event, HERE!
Ally Condie will be attend San Diego Comic-Con International this year to discuss what it takes to create a young adult heroine who loves as fiercely as she fights!
Sherri Smith, who will be hosting the panel, posted all the information on her website:
When Grrls Fall in Love
Saturday, 7/20/13 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
From The Hunger Games’ Katniss to Divergent’s Tris, no one knows how to give a solid ass-kicking like a young adult novel heroine. But when these young ladies aren’t saving the world, overthrowing powerful regimes, or slaying everything from zombies to dragons, they still find time for romance. Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments), Ally Condie (Matched), Veronica Roth (Divergent), Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown), Marissa Meyer (Scarlet), Lissa Price (Starters), and Veronica Wolff (The Watchers) discuss the delicate balance between killing and kissing, and what it takes to properly woo a YA heroine.
Let us know if you’ll be attending! Be sure to send us any photos or video if you do!
Only ten days way form the convention, and its important to make sure that everyone is registered.
Registration is only $10. Participation includes music listening/discussions, session viewing/participation, authors interviews/Q&A as well as musical viewings.
The series that will be taking part in this convention are The Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium, and Matched. Authors able to be interviewed are Ally Condie, Lauren Oliver, V. Arrow, and Mark Oshiro. There will also be a period of time where all recored sessions will be available after the live convention.
There will also be some session leader availabilities if you are interested.
Be sure to register in time!