In the past week, I revealed TWO BRAND NEW DENTON COVERS. They were designed by Angela Carlino at Random House Children's, with artwork by Mathieu Persan, and I'm incredibly psyched about both of them. 

First, the paperback edition of Denton Little's Deathdate.

Look at that likable skeleton chauffeur! Love that guy. Read more about the cover and Denton at Me, My Shelf, & I, where it had its official cover reveal

Second, my new book, Denton Little's Still Not Dead, coming out February 7th, 2017.

It is the hilarious, thrilling sequel to Denton Little's Deathdate. It is all about how the skeleton chauffeur retires from chauffeuring and doesn't know what to do with his life so he gets really into chess. (See, you think the tagline is about Denton, but it's actually about the skeleton. That's the twist.) (OH SHOOT I JUST RUINED THE TWIST) Read more about the sequel at YA Interrobang, where it had its official cover reveal.

And then go listen to this song by Mates of State, which I listened to about 500 times while writing the new book.

Official Announcement About DENTON 2: NEW TITLE! RELEASE DATE!

Everything about this photo is a lie.

Everything about this photo is a lie.

Dearest friends and readers.

Many of you have understandably been quite perplexed as to the whereabouts of the second Denton book. You get to the end of the first one, you see the page that's pictured here, you head to the internet excitedly, and THEN YOU CAN'T FIND A SINGLE THING ABOUT THE BOOK. 

I wish I could say I planned that as part of some J.J. Abrams-esque secrecy marketing scheme (I'm realizing I seriously should have done that), but I did not. I most certainly did not.

In an alternate reality, the book was supposed to come out TODAY, actually. But in our actual reality, the book's release got delayed for various reasons, and then all info about it was temporarily obliterated from the world. Right now, however, I am excited to finally, officially tell you what's up.

First off, the book has a brand new title:

Denton Little's Still Not Dead

And secondly, it has a brand new release date:

February 7th, 2017.

Thank you for your patience, and huge thanks to everyone who reached out to ask me what the deal is with the second book. Can't tell you how much it means to me that you care.

More information and a cover reveal to follow in the coming months, but at least now you know THE THING EXISTS.

Because it does. It's written. And I really can't wait for you to read it.