Tuesday, October 17, 2017

THE BONE THIEF in stores now!

Hey Everyone!

Just in time for Halloween, I'm So excited to announce that my new middle-grade novel, THE BONE THIEF, is in stores today! 

With plenty of creeps and chills and an ending that will leave your heart happy, here's what THE BONE THIEF is about:

Fans of Tim Burton and Wes Anderson will love this new fantasy novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël in which a ragtag team of eleven-year olds with otherworldly abilities set out to solve the mystery behind the sudden onset of ordinary events plaguing their very unusual town.
Compared to other more ordinary towns, Quiver Hollows is a very strange, very curious place. It is also home to longtime friends Grimsly, Ollie, Ming, and Penelope. In a town where everyone is spectacularly abnormal, Grimsly feels bad about being terribly, unforgivably normal, as the town's pet funeral director. So when a series of strange and disturbing mundane occurrences begins plaguing Quiver Hollows, well, Grimsly fears his growing celebrity just might be to blame since everyone knows that the things you focus on the most have an uncanny way of shaping your world. 
The group of friends also learn that the bones in the pet cemetery are thought to be the source of the strange magic that binds the town of Quiver Hollows. With the bones now gone, the town's magic is quickly dissipating. Will it ultimately become as common and ordinary as everywhere else?
What people are saying:
"The Bone Thief is an imaginative adventure chock full of surprises, featuring an engaging hero who is anything but ordinary. Great fun!"
   —J.A. White of the The Thickety series
"This is the kind of book that kids will get excited about it and want their friends to read to share in the adventures. She grabs your interest from the first page with vivid descriptions and makes you feel like there is someone sitting right in front of you spinning an intriguing tale of magic and fantasy...Described as the perfect story for Tim Burton fans, I'd have to say that's fairly accurate and would love to see what he could do with this on the big screen. Although there are some creepy parts it ends in this incredibly beautiful sunny way that leaves your heart happy."
THE BONE THIEF is my 25th novel, and I wanted to take this moment to THANK YOU for supporting me throughout my career- I couldn't have done it without you!
I had so much fun writing this book - I hope you enjoy reading it too! 
To learn more about THE BONE THIEF, click HERE!

Thanks again and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The SAVING ZOE Movie is Happening!

I've been waiting my whole career to see this burst on one of my books!

Dear Friends,

I'm so happy to announce that after 10 years in the making, SAVING ZOE is becoming a movie and it's all thanks to Laura, Vanessa, and Ellen Marano, pictured below. Simply put- they persisted and got it done. :)

With Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, and Ellen Marano-stars and producers of SAVING ZOE.

Way back in 2007/08 Laura read the book and passed it on to her sister and mom. Not long after, Ellen contacted me about possibly optioning the book for a movie starring her daughters. We met for lunch and they were so genuine, kind, smart, and funny I loved them immediately. The girls were a bit too young for the roles at the time, but over the years I watched them, along with their careers, blossom and grow. Two years ago, when Ellen reached out and said they wanted to try again I didn't hesitate to give my consent.

They hooked up with director Jeffrey G Hunt, along with Brian and Leanne Adams, who wrote the screenplay (which I read and loved!). Then fast forward to last week when my husband and I traveled to Augusta, GA to visit the set. It was a dream come true!

Watching my characters come to life was such a magical, slightly surreal moment. The first scene I saw on the monitor was of Vanessa playing Zoe and I broke down and sobbed.

Me sobbing. Photo by Jeffrey G. Hunt

Some news articles were written about the filming, which you can read HERE and HERE.

Shooting will wrap soon- I think by the end of this week - then edits and the rest will resume. I promise to keep you updated as I can regarding release dates, etc. But for now, I wanted to share some pics from the set. Also, don't forget to follow me on Instagram where I post even more pics.

With screenwriters Brian & Leanne Adams
On set with my husband and Echo's diary!

Annie Jacob is beautiful and funny and she's amazing as Abby!

With the SAVING ZOE bad boys, smokin' hot (and really nice!)  Nathaniel Buzolic (Jason) and Evan Castelloe (Tom)
With the gorgeous, smart, and talented Giorgia Whigham (Carly)

With handsome Chris Tavarez - he's amazing as Marc- and the director, Jeff Hunt

Lunch with the SAVING ZOE cast & crew

With Chris Tavarez - gorgeous and kind, he's a class act

With Vanessa (Zoe) and Chris (Marc)

And lastly, with these two beauties, Laura & Vanessa!

Thanks for joining me on this journey....more to come!

Peace * Joy * Love


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BLACKLIST-book 2 in The Beautiful Idols series- in stores 04.04.17!

Hey Everyone!

The moment I’ve been waiting for is almost here! The release of BLACKLIST (Book #2 in the Beautiful Idols Series) happens on April 4 and I can’t wait to share it with you! 

Layla Harrison, Aster Amirpour, and Tommy Phillips always dreamed of the ultimate celebrity lifestyle. But Layla, Aster, and Tommy never imagined it would come with a cost—the involvement in the disappearance of Madison Brooks; a story that’s blinded the world like a starlet dazzled by paparazzi flashbulbs.

Now, Layla is receiving mysterious messages from an anonymous source, Aster faces a looming murder trial, and Tommy is retracing his steps as the last person who Madison saw alive.
You can dig up dirt about celebrities that the tabloids miss if you search long enough. But when Layla, Aster, and Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider to unearth the truth, they will find that some secrets are best kept in the grave.
Click to pre-order HERE!
Sunday, April 23, 3:30-4:30 PM
LA Times Festival of Books
USC Campus, YA Stage
Panel: LA Stories
With: Sherri L Smith, Margaret Stohl, Alyson Noël
Moderator: Aaron Hartzler
Signing to follow!

New York Times Bestseller!

And, in case you missed Unrivaled, Book #1 in the Beautiful Idols Series, there’s still time to get caught up before Book #2 releases on April 4! Unrivaled is now available in paperback, as well as hardcover and eBook – just click HERE to order your copy.

"Noel cycles among the stories of Layla, Tommy, Aster, and Madison in a gossipy, third-person narrative that makes for addictive reading ..." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Noël aims for the celebrity-hungry chick-lit crowd and scores...Chick-lit gold." -Kirkus

Like its predecessor, this is tailor-made for readers interested in getting lost in the glitzy, sexy world of Hollywood stars. Best-selling Nöel won’t stay on shelves long, and another cliff-hanger ending means that those hanging on to find out the truth about Madison’s disappearance should fasten their seatbelts: this ride isn’t remotely over.- Booklist

"What do you get when you mix highly attractive teenagers, dreams of fame, secrets, lies, and a nightclub promotions contest? You get a page-turner reminiscent of reality TV: an addictive combination of Survivor and The Apprentice, set in L.A....This is a suspenseful, scandalous, and consumable novel that is sure to gain instant fandom and leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment. VERDICT: A must-have selection for older teens."
   —School Library Journal

This second installment picks up where the first volume left off and reveals the vulnerabilities of the characters either loved or loathed in Unrivaled. Whereas the previous entry reveled in the excess and dog-eat-dog world inhabited by the teens, in Blacklist the setting is the background for a good old-fashioned whodunit. The scandalous, gossipy tone of the first book is underscored as the teens grapple with the underbelly of fame, notoriety, and the realization that nothing is as it seems. Like its predecessor, this is a suspenseful page-turner that is teasingly addictive; it works as a stand-alone entry in the series and as a worthwhile sequel.–Tamela Chambers, Chicago Public Schools

"Not all of LA's beautiful people lead beautiful lives. Alyson Noël shows us with the details of an observant insider what they're really up to, late into the night. Like a good celebrity, Unrivaled is mysterious and compelling and so gorgeous you won't be able to look away."
   —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl series
"This glitzy, suspenseful, shamelessly addictive read offers an all access pass to the glimmering world of Hollywood celebrity, where fame is a game, dark secrets are currency, and love doesn't come without a high price."
   —Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures
"Unrivaled will have you hooked from the very first page. Everything from the glitzy setting to the suspenseful plot is pure gold."
   —Jamie McGuire, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster
"If you love Pretty Little Liars, you'll love this sexy teen drama set against the backdrop of the glamorous LA club scene—where every choice poses a threat and nothing is what is seems."
   —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable
"Unrivaled is addictive! With a killer cliffhanger and twists around every corner, I couldn't stop reading this novel. Now I'm impatiently waiting for the second book in the Beautiful Idols series."
   —Anna Todd, bestselling author of the After series

And, as always, I want to give a BIG SPARKLY THANK YOU to all of my amazing readers! 
I feel incredibly blessed that I get to create these stories for a living. I've wanted to be a writer since I was 12, but this journey has surpassed even my wildest dreams!

So, in the midst of all my excitement about the BLACKLIST release, I want to take a moment to thank those of you who've been supporting me for years--I truly couldn't have done it without you! And also to welcome those who are just now discovering my books--I look forward to getting to know you, and hope you enjoy the books!

So much exciting stuff lining up between now through release day and beyond, so be sure to check in with me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest!