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A New Neil Gaiman Television Series is Coming!

Happy Monday and welcome to September! It’s such a lovely time of year. We’re gearing up for some amazing fall news, and as always, there’s lots of exciting stuff going on. I hope you find something below that piques your interest. Be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

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In this revealing exploration of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, bestselling author Marta McDowell shares intimate details about the pioneer writer, following the trail of the Little House series—from New York and Wisconsin to the Dakotas and Missouri. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light a profound appreciation for the plants, animals, and landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Garth Williams and Helen Sewell, The World of Ingalls Wilder is a treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura’s wild and beautiful life.

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

locke & keyIt co-star Jackson Robert Scott to play Bode Locke in the Locke & Key pilot.

Fall television premiere dates are out, including new and returning shows based on books!

There’s an all-female Lord of the Flies remake in the works. Or you could just read this.

New deals: Upcoming books from Justine Bateman, Ally Carter, Jill Mansell, and more.

Cover Reveals

Lovely cover for City of Bastards by Andrew Shvarts, the sequel to Royal Bastards. (Hyperion, June 5, 2018)

Gorgeous artwork design for Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. (Apex Book Company, December 12)

Paste Magazine has the exclusive look at The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan. (Little, Brown, March 20, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

Lockjaw-Inhumans-PosterThe trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans is up. (And just look at that dog!)

Check out the trailer for Shudder: Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories. (I hadn’t heard about this until now!)



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At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

they can't kill usThey Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (Two Dollar Radio, November 14): Poet, writer, and critic Willis-Abdurraqib has written a series of smart essays about music and his thoughts and feelings about it in relation to current events and culture, including the Springsteen concert he attended the day after visiting Michael Brown’s grave and seeing PDA at a Carly Rae Jepsen show. AND THAT COVER. W-o-w!

malagashMalagash by Joey Comeau (ECW Press, Oct. 3): Comeau has written wonderful books about zombies and summer camp blood baths, but his latest release is a touching, sweet novel about a teenage girl who records her dying father’s words in the hopes of giving him immortality by turning his words into a computer virus. It’s both funny and sad, and wholly original.

And this is funny.

Some people are reeeeeeally unhappy that It is coming back. This guy is not down to clown.