Alexandra Bracken is the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of The Darkest Minds series and Passenger. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study English and History at The College of William & Mary in Virginia. After working in the publishing industry, she now writes full time. You can visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com or on Twitter (@alexbracken).
Lately, all I've wanted to do is go back and revisit old favorites. I have no idea how or why this started--actually, no, I take that back! I know exactly when: November 9, 2016, when I sat down in front of the TV and started rewatching The West Wing from the beginning, because I literally needed to delude myself into thinking that the world was still sane, and everything would be fine. And, really, what I've discovered is this: old favorites are pop culture comfort food, and I have basically
I was thinking the other day that it's been years--like, six--since I kept up a regular blog.
Once social media kicked into high gear, it felt like a lot of us lost the patience to sit down and write out posts the way that we used to. It was easier to chat with friends on Twitter,
It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been somewhat better about keeping newsletter subscribers updated (but not by much... I've had deadlines, I swear!) but I really need to check in here more as well!
My new Middle Grade series kicks off on September 5th with The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding! I'm so excited for you guys to read this one--it truly is a product of my intense love of Halloween (and Halloween movies!), spooky tales, curses, and other witchy thi
I've been very quiet post-WAYFARER's release because I've been busying writing my little heart out and working on a few new projects for you to read! I'm really excited to tell you about them--including THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING, which is out THIS SEPTEMBER 5th!!--but I wanted to pop in now for a quick TDM movie update!
If you're subscribed to my newsletter, or follow me on social, you already know that we have the Black Betty gang assembled. I am freaki
With less than a week until WAYFARER comes out (!!!), I'm so excited to share what I've been calling the MEGA GRAPHIC of PASSENGER! It recaps everything from the plot, to the terminology of the travelers, to the time travel rules, to the characters themselves.
You'll notice that it looks super daunting when you first open it, but its really meant to function however you need it--you can skim the sections you remember and refresh everything you don't. If nothing el
Hey y'all! I'm very happy to post the tour dates for WAYFARER next January, and I'm so thrilled I get to do a week of events with my pal Sooz. :) I hope to see you guys there!!
We might be adding one or two more stops, so stay tuned!
In other exciting news... some of you may know that I've been hoping beyond hope to one day have a UK edition of TDM trilogy
I'm so excited to be participating in YALLFest again this year! The full schedule went live yesterday, and YAY! Time to share panels and signing times. (Remember that you can always check for upcoming events on my Events page!)
As a special treat, I'm bringing 150 exclusive WAYFARER prints to my signings! They were done by Hayley Mayne, who did the art for the other pre-order giveaway prints. 50 will be available at my signing during YALLCrawl on Friday, and the o
Hey all! Just stopping in to tell you that there will be an exclusive edition of WAYFARER available for purchase through Target! YAY! This edition is signed by moi (you may remember me signing thousands of these sheets) and will also come with a short story called Pathfinder, which is centered on a seventeen year old Rose Linden reconnecting with Henry Hemlock... aka Etta's dad, who you'll get to know in WAYFARER. I had a wonderful time writing their story and exploring who they were bef
Hi guys! I've had so many people ask over the years about potentially having Litographs merchandise available for The Darkest Minds series, and I'm very, very pleased to tell you that they heard your requests! And they want one of you to be the designer! WHAT IS A LITOGRAPH?
A Litograph is art created from the text of a book. Litographs then takes this art and prints it on t-shirts, tote bags, and posters, meaning you can now wear your favorite book! Check out www.Litographs.com to see
Hi guys! There's so much to catch you up on, but I wanted to quickly share my schedule for SDCC next week. I hope to see you there! One more thing--I always love to see you guys and I'm happy to sign anything you'd like and take photos if you spot me walking around. But if it looks like I'm trying to get some place in a hurry, I might not be able to stop. I just want to put that out there because I always feel like an a-hole when I have to say no, usually because I'm already running a little
Hi guys! I just wanted to let you know that three additional signings have been added at the tail end of #PassTruthTour. Unfortunately the amazing Sooz will not be joining me for them (waaaah) but I hope you guys will still come out and hang with me! Please be sure to check whether or not the store requires a ticket entry--usually this comes in the form of buying a book from the store, especially if you're bringing your own copies to sign. I hope this goes without saying, but Sooz and I are b
Hi guys! I'm so excited to be sharing two big pieces of news with you! Up first, my events for for PASSENGER next January! This is a very special tour because I get to share it with my amazing friend (and book birthday twin!!), Susan Dennard for TRUTHWITCH. And if that's not enough awesome for you, the greatest wordslinger in the west and author of VENGEANCE ROAD, Erin Bowman, will be with us in New York at the launch event. We are going to have a blast and I can't wait to see
Hi all! Interested in getting your new copies of THE PRINCESS, THE SCOUNDREL, AND THE FARM BOY and THROUGH THE DARK signed? (Or any of your copies of TDM series?) Come say hi!
Glendale, California FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd @ 7:00 PM B&N Store #2303 LA/Glendale Americana 210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210 7:00 PM
Signing THE PRINCESS, THE SCOUNDREL, AND THE FARMBOY with Adam Gidwitz (SO YOU WANT TO BE A JEDI?)
Virginia/Maryland/DC THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15th @ 6:30 PM Hoora
Woo hoo!! Or should I say... YEEHAW! My friend Erin's new novel, Vengeance Road, hit shelves yesterday and we're celebrating with a BIG giveaway!!
Vengeance Road is a true gem: a western YA! The main character, Kate, is off to seek revenge after a band of criminals murdered her Pa. Along the way, she teams up with a lovable duo of brothers and learns of the possibility of gold hiding in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. It's a true page-turner and this Arizona kid loved
I'm so excited to be going to my first ever SDCC to promote The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farmboy (and a little bit of Passenger, too)! Here's where you can find me: FRIDAY, JULY 10th
Panel: Star Wars Publishing 2015 Room 7AB 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Signing: Star Wars Samplers 1:00 - 2:00 PM Disney-Hyperion Booth #1129
SATURDAY, JULY 11th Signing: Passenger Samplers 10:00 - 11:00 AM Disney-Hyperion Booth #1129
Man, I’m so excited for you guys to finally see this cover! We went through so many different options, but this one was always my favorite for its classic simplicity, and I am mega excited that Leia is my big featured character. As I mentioned before re: the hair, there wasn’t really a way to make the double buns work because of where they’re positioned on her head and the angle of the silhouette. The book touches on Leia, Han, and Luke’s lives before the film, so I l
Hi guys! I'm so thankful to have a number of opportunities to hang out with you guys and at BEA/BookCon this year. Here's my full schedule:
Thursday, May 28th
9:30 AM, Disney Booth #2757
I'll be signing 200 early special edition ARCs of PASSENGER in the Disney Publishing Booth, #2757. Please note that this is a new add (my editor made some magic happen in getting these ARCs printed) so this won't be listed in the program or on the BEA web
Hi guys! I'm so excited to share the cover of my next YA book with you! You've heard me talking about Passenger here and there, but I can finally, finally give you some more details! The cover, summary, and first chapter were all released over on Entertainment Weekly's website, so be sure to check that out.
First, the jacket copy:
Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical ski
Hi guys! I hope your 2015 is off to a great start... I've been busy finishing up a draft of PASSENGER (more information soon!) and trying to get my head on straight for the upcoming year. I should have A LOT of fun stuff to share with you soon! In the meantime... If you're in the Philadelphia area, I'll be in your neck of the woods at the end of February for ApollyCon!
When: February 28th
Where: Embassy Suites Philadelphia Int Airport
What: I'll be signing paperbacks o
Okay, lots to cover in this post BUT FIRST:
The Darkest Minds is iBooks' Book of the Week... which means that you can download this 500 page beauty FOR FREE on all of your iOS/Apple devices!! Here is the link to the iBooks page. Go forth! Download! Tell your friends to download! Force it on your family members! ;)
If you're new to the series, or thinking about starting, here's the order:
Book 1: The Darkest Minds
e-novella: In Time