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Deviants inspired Halloween Costumes

Today, I’m guest blogging at addicted2heroines.com as part of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop.

Want to dress up as a Shredder for Halloween?

How about a Comp?

Even if you haven’t read Deviants yet, you can get a preview on how some of the characters might look.


And, they’re giving away lots of great prizes as part of the hop, including a signed copy of Deviants.

Stop on by!


The release date for DEVIANTS is fast approaching! I can’t believe it. It will be out three weeks yesterday!

To celebrate the release, I’m doing a Goodreads giveaway.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Deviants by Maureen McGowan


by Maureen McGowan

Giveaway ends November 09, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

For those of you who might live in Southern Ontario… I’m participating in a pre-Halloween Bash at the Chapters on Stone Road in Guelph this Saturday.  435 Stone W, Guelph, ON N1G 2X6

Here is a hilarious promo video that the store did for the event.

I’ve also planned a launch party to be held on Saturday, October 27th. And have fabulous plans to do a group YA Apocalypse Tour with other authors, including Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Leah Bobet and Cheryl Rainfield starting October 30th.

More on those events in a later post!


The snip tease is over! I can finally reveal the cover for DEVIANTS, Book One in The Dust Chronicles.

Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT Bestselling author of the Darkest Powers Series, says:

“A deliciously dark, harrowing world, brightened by dazzling characters and sparkling prose.”

I say:

“I’m so thrilled this book is coming out in October! Can’t wait! And, um, it’s up for pre-order. Just saying.”

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To make sure you get your copy first (and to make me very happy) you can pre-order it at:

(It’s not up at Chapters/Indigo or IndieBound yet. I’ll post links when it is.)

And here are some links where you can find/follow/like me (because I know you can’t get enough of me)….


Follow @MaureenMcGowan

Goodreads profile

Listed in Publishers Weekly!

I am excited that DEVIANTS made the list of “Galleys to Grab” for the upcoming BEA trade show/conference. 

The proof is below, but in case it’s too small to read,  here’s what it says, listed under Thrills, Chills and Fantasy:

Deviants by Maureen McGowan (Amazon Children’s Publishing). Book one of the Dust Chronicles is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which a 16-year-old orphan with mutated DNA must protect her younger brother.

It’s all starting to feel real. Can’t wait to reveal the cover art. :)

My Book Deal!

This news has already been disseminated on some (most?) of my writers’ loops and on Twitter and Facebook but for some bizarre reason I failed to blog about it.

I really have become a slacker blogger. I will get back to it. I will.

But for now…. For those of you who haven’t heard…

I signed a three book deal with Amazon Publishing! (Imprint and details to be revealed at a later date.) And for those of you who don’t read the publishing press… Yes, Amazon is now a publisher. And no, this isn’t anything to do with their self-publishing. And yes, the books will be in both print and e-book form.

The deal is for a YA trilogy, that can best be described as a sci-fi thriller. Think Divergent (although that book didn’t come out until after I wrote mine, so I definitely wasn’t thinking Divergent… but if you liked Divergent, I think you’ll like my new trilogy.)

Book one is called Deviant and will likely be released in the early fall of 2012. Books two and three are tentatively titled Shredder and Chosen.

The trilogy is set in a post-apocalyptic world and the heroine is a 16 year old girl who can kill with her eyes.

Here are a couple of tweets by my fabulous agent, Charlie Olsen, sent the day I could finally spill the beans. (I had to sit on the news for MONTHS.)

“Head-bursting action, dark post-apocalyptic world building, lip-biting sexual tension…Deviant’s got it all!”

“#FF Hey. You.Yes, you! C’mere. You like action, yes? Romance? Scab-covered mutants that kill humans for fun? Follow @MaureenMcGowan

Too bad he can’t give me a cover quote!