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Crown of Feathers on WEBTOON

Crown of Feathers is being adapted into a digital comic by WEBTOON! Check it out!

COF Nominated for 2021 MYRCA Northern Lights Award

Crown of Feathers was nominated for the 2021 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Northern Lights Award!

Best YA Books of 2020

Heart of Flames was named one of Indigo’s Best YA Books of 2020!

The Best Books to Read After Binging The Witcher

Crown of Feathers was featured on Riveted Lit!

39 YA Sequels You Won’t Want to Miss in the First Half of 2020

Heart of Flames was featured on Epic Reads!

Shelf Awareness Image of the Day

One of my Canadian events for the launch of Heart of Flames was featured on Shelf Awareness!

All the Brand-New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Know About for February

Gizmodo included Heart of Flames on their February SFF list!

Noteworthy Novel Sequels: February 2020

Publisher’s Weekly listed Heart of Flames as one of 12 Noteworthy Novel Sequels for February!

The 21 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in February

Heart of Flames made Epic Reads’ 21 Most Anticipated list for February!

OwlCrate Special Edition of Heart of Flames

OwlCrate will be selling a limited edition of Heart of Flames that matches their Crown of Feathers edition! It will be signed, feature an exclusive cover and sprayed edges, and come with an enamel pin!

Lumen buys the full Crown of Feathers trilogy!

The entire Crown of Feathers trilogy will be released in French by Lumen! Book 1 will publish on February 13, 2020!

CCBC 2019 Best Books Of The Year

Crown of Feathers was named one of the best books of the year by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre!

Indigo Best Books of 2019

Crown of Feathers is named one of Indigo’s Best YA Books of 2019!

5 Of The Most Useful Animal Sidekicks In Fiction

In a guest post on Book Riot, author Kendare Blake lists Xephyra from Crown of Feathers as a favorite animal sidekick! See the post here.

White Pine Award nomination!

Crown of Feathers was nominated for the prestigious White Pine Award for young adult fiction in Canada! See the full list.

Forbes: The Best Young Adult Fantasy Novels Of 2019

Crown of Feathers is one of seven amazing fantasy novels listed by Forbes! See the article here.

18 Books That Prove the Bond Between Sisters is Eternal

Epic Reads highlights a variety of sister relationships in YA, including Crown of Feathers: “Ambition has turned the world of these two sisters upside-down, as they fight for power, what’s right, and come to realize that they’re more closely tied together than they even realized.” See the full list!

15 Fantasy Books Like Throne Of Glass

BookRiot recommends Crown of Feathers to fans of Sarah J. Maas’s popular Throne of Glass series! See the full list.

Crown of Feathers is one of 2019’s most popular debuts!

Goodreads released their list of most popular YA Debuts for 2019, including Crown of Feathers! See the full list.

Cover Reveal for Heart of Flames!

Paste Magazine has the exclusive reveal of the cover of Heart of Flames, the sequel to Crown of Feathers coming February 11, 2020. See the full cover plus read an excerpt!

Crown of Feathers is going to be TRILOGY!

The third and final book in the Crown of Feathers series is coming in spring 2021!

COF is an AudioFile Earphones Award Winner!

See the full review here.

Lit Service Podcast

I was a guest on Lit Service Podcast talking all things world building! Check it out here, where there’s audio and a video recording!

Contribution to The Reading Lists

Myself and some of the most exciting authors in the fantasy genre have chosen our top three fantasy books of all time. Read the full list.

Shelf Queens Feature on Deseret News

Authors Kiersten White, Jessica Brody, Suzanne Young and myself discuss their YA books that star fierce female protagonists ahead of their Shelf Queens author event at King’s English’s in Salt Lake City. Read it here.

Interview with Bookishly Brittany

Check out my interview with Brittany where I talk about writing advice, inspiration, and my favorite part of the process (hint: world building!). Read it here.

Crown of Feathers on Epic Reads

18 Books to Read While You Recover from the Epic Action of ‘Captain Marvel,’ including COF! See the full list.

The best books for your kids—and you—to read this spring

Crown of Feathers was featured in on CTV’s Your Morning show as a part of their Spring Reading segment. Watch the full video here.

COF is OwlCrate’s February 2019 Pick!

I’m so excited that Crown of Feathers was chosen by OwlCrate for their February “Whimsical Beasts” subscription box. It was a special edition of COF featuring a gorgeous new cover and sprayed edges! Check out the #owlcrate hashtag on Instagram to see the stunning pictures!

Photo by @storiesatstarfall

Brazos Bookstore Interview

I did a lovely interview with Laura from Brazos Bookstore, and we got really in-depth on fascinating topics like sisterhood, history, romance, and phoenix lore! Please check it out!

COF is Uppercase Box’s February 2019 Pick!

I’m thrilled that Crown of Feathers was chosen by Uppercase for their February subscription box. Check out the #uppercasebox hashtag on Instagram to see the stunning pictures!

Photo by Lisa @lifeinlit

Interview at Utopia State of Mind

I did an interview with Lili in which we talked about phoenixes, sisters, and finding your community. Read here.

The Morning Show on Global TV

I was a guest on The Morning Show on Global TV. Watch here!

Bradford author’s Crown of Feathers soars into a world of fantasy

I was featured in the local newspaper Bradford Today. Read the article here.

Interview on Ink Feather Podcast

Podcast Episode 24: Clearing up mental space to write, beloved tropes, and balancing darkness and light! Listen here.

Crown of Feathers Canadian Blog Tour

During release week I was featured on the blogs Pretty Little Library and Books and Ladders.

COF is Featured on Paste Magazine’s 10 of the Best Young Adult Books of February 2019

Why You’ll Love It: A thrilling fantasy full of complicated families, epic betrayals and fiery phoenixes, Crown of Feathers is not to be missed. This gorgeous novel kicks off your new favorite series. Read more!

The Bookseller: Black & White buys first fantasy novel from Pau Preto

Black & White Publishing will publish its first fantasy novel, Crown of Feathers, under its Ink Road imprint. Read more here.

COF is Named One of Book Riot’s 50 Must-Read Debut Books

Crown of Feathers is named one of Book Riot’s 50 must-read debuts for January-June 2019! See the full list.

COF is featured on Epic Reads!

Crown of Feathers is featured on Epic Reads as one of their 18 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in February.

COF is a Bookish Winter 2019’s Most-Anticipated Pick!

Crown of Feathers was selected by Bookish as one of Winter 2019’s Most-Anticipated Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy books! There are so many great authors on this list, and I’m thrilled to be included! Check out the full list here.

Interview at Holed Up In A Book

I was interviewed as part of the Author Fridays series!

Foreign Rights

I’m thrilled to announce that CROWN OF FEATHERS has sold foreign rights in the UK/Australia, Germany, and Russia!

Interview at Written Infinities

I did an interview with Megan Manzano called “Sisterhood, Multiple POVS, and How Cool Phoenixes Are: Q&A with Nicki Pau Preto.” Go check it out!

Exclusive Cover Reveal on Paste Magazine!

The cover for CROWN OF FEATHERS was revealed on Paste Magazine! I talk about what it felt like to see the cover for the first time, and how important a cover is to a book’s success.

CROWN OF FEATHERS sells at Auction!

My debut YA fantasy, CROWN OF FEATHERS, sold in a two book deal to Simon Pulse!!! The books are set to release in 2019 & 2020!