EgmontUSA Notes from Ghost Town   by Kate Ellison
On Sale Date: February 12, 2013
9781606842645, 1606842641
$17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Ages 14 And Up, Grades 9 And Up
336 pages
6.130 in W | 8.530 in H | 1.170 in T
156mm W | 217mm H | 30mm T
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Olivia Tithe was excited for the summer and spending it with her best friend, Stern. But that was ruined when he was mur­dered...by Olivia's mother. Flashing forward, Olivia's life has been transformed since that awful night.

After her mother's incarceration, Olivia must move on, but she hates her father's new fiancée, Heather, and with her dad's new real estate development (she calls it Ghost Town) in the works, she barely sees him. But a new boy, Austin, has kindled feelings inside her that she hasn't felt since Stern's death.

Arriving at the same time as this new guy is a mysterious note that brings Stern's murder back to the forefront; Olivia knows that she must discover the truth behind her friend's death once and for all.
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Kate Ellison trained as an actor in Chicago and has walked across the entire country of Spain. She is a painter and jewelry-maker. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Butterfly Clues was her first novel. You can visit her online at www.kateellison.com.
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The Butterfly Clues by Ellison, Kate
2/14/2012, 9781606842638, $17.99, Hardcover, Juvenile Fiction
The Butterfly Clues (EBK) by Ellison, Kate
2/14/2012, 9781606842683, , E-Book, Juvenile Fiction
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Praise for The Butterfly Clues:

"Fascinating. Ellison has the art of page-turning down flat, and readers will be swept up by both the terror-and the romance." - Booklist, starred review

"This book casts a spell over its readers." - SLJ, Starred Review

"A debut worth picking up, this excels...in its narrator, obsessive-compulsive teenager Penelope "Lo" Marin." - RT Book Review

"In a strong, twisty thriller of a debut, Ellison builds tension effectively, creating credible [portraits of] compulsions that make Lo such a complex and memorable heroine."-Publishers Weekly


2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee

Booklist Top Ten Teen Mystery Pick

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Marketing: Industry banner advertising on publications such as Shelfawareness and PW Children's Bookshelf

Promote direct to teen readers by partnering with an online teen outlet such as Figment.com or teenreads.com

Featured title at all conferences in 2012

Extensive galley distribution at ALA Midwinter

Select print and online advertising based on review coverage

Submission to all appropriate awards

A YALSA Galley Title

NetGalley e-galley blast to subscriber list

Title feature in the March Egmont USA March newsletter

Author blog tour

Downloadable discussion guide available on the Egmont USA website

Galley for sell-in

IndieBound White Box Mailing

$1 per book preapproved newsletter allowance and $50 newsletter co-op

Publicity: Industry big mouth buzz mailing

Galley and finished book mailing to top print, broadcast, and online media

Select local author appearances

Pitch Kate for summer book festivals

Pitch for serialization across popular YA blogs

Teaser chapter in Paperback of The Butterfly Clues
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CRITICALLY ACLAIMED AUTHOR: Kate Ellison was a much buzzed about debut author. Her first novel received two starred reviews, was a Booklist Top YA Teen Mystery Pick, and nominated for the 2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List

HEART-RACING THRILLER: Who really murdered Olivia’s friend Stern? And if it wasn’t her mother, then why was she convicted of the crime? Solve the mystery—if you can.

PAPER LANTERN LIT: Kate Ellison’s novels from Lauren Oliver’s literary development company. Her YA expertise and name in the industry brings the novel a lot of cache.

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