Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Program books

Want to know more about THE PROGRAM? Well, I have books for that. Here's a quick list of the books set in the Program world. There are two duologies and one e-novella from Michael Realm's point of view:

Original Series:
THE PROGRAM (available now)
THE TREATMENT (available now)
The Recovery--an original e-novella (February 24th, 2015)

THE PROGRAM
THE TREATMENT
The Recovery














If you've read THE PROGRAM and THE TREATMENT and want to know what happens after the last page, there's a Michael Realm short story called The Recovery. Here's the copy:

Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.
Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.

New Series:
THE REMEDY (April 21st, 2015)
THE EPIDEMIC (April, 2016)

THE REMEDY













THE REMEDY and THE EPIDEMIC will focus on a new cast of characters, but the stories are still set in the same world as The Program books. Tons of romance, fear, sadness--all the things I love to write about. Here's a quick look:
In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.


I'm kicking around some other ideas, but this is the entire Program world as I imagined it! Hope you enjoy!

Best,
Suz

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Season's Readings Giveaway

I'm crazy for the holidays, so when a group of YA authors got together to host a HUGE giveaway, I was all in! One lucky reader will get a box of advanced review copies of some of the most highly anticipated 2015 novels. Some of the ARCs will be signed by the authors!

Here is a list of the books to be given away: 






Book 1 - MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME edited by Stephanie Perkins (Macmillan, UK, 10/14)
Book 2 - ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven (Knopf, 1/15)
Book 3 - ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter (Scholastic Press, 1/15)
Book 4 - THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young (Simon Pulse, 4/21)
Book 5 - THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller (Bloomsbury, 6/15)
Book 6 - THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby (HarperTeen, 4/15)
Book 7 - THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin, 3/15)
Book 8 - ALL WE HAVE IS NOW by Lisa Schroeder (Scholastic Point, 7/15)
Book 9 - THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH (Arthur Levine Books, 4/15)

The contest runs for two weeks, ending on 12/3. Enter today!*: 
a Rafflecopter giveaway



*sorry, US only

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

POET ANDERSON

Pretty excited to announce that I'll be writing a full-length novel for Angels and Airwaves frontman and Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge. This project is freaking awesome, seriously, and I'm honored to work with such a talented group of artists.

POET ANDERSON: The Dream Walker will kick off with AVA's album The Dream Walker and include an animated short, a series of graphic novels, a full-length feature film, and a novel! Not to mention cool-ass merchandise. Expect me in Poet T-shirts for the next year.

The album drops December 9th, but for now, you can listen to the brand new single "The Wolfpack". Also, you have to see the trailer for the animated film. OMG, I'm so in love with it!





You can read and check out more art and updates on the AVA website: http://www.angelsandairwaves.com/

And here's Tom's interview with MTV.com about the upcoming project (and aliens!): http://www.mtv.com/news/1981560/tom-delonge-dream-walker-aliens-interview/

There's so much more to come! Have a great day!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fan-Made Trailer for THE PROGRAM

Basically, if you send me your awesome fan-made stuff, I'm probably going to share it. And this trailer is pretty extraordinary. It was on Twitter when I first saw a hashtag about a group making a Program trailer. They'd post stills and fun photos from the shoot. Then @Faith_Lauzon sent me the finished trailer, and I couldn't wait to show you!

Enjoy! Oh, and fun fact that Faith just shared--Sloane and James from the trailer are also a couple in real life... which is ridiculously adorable :)




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Book Covers

The second book in The Program series, New York Times bestselling THE TREATMENT, will be getting a new look! Although the original cover (and the case cover) were really cool, they didn't fit with the style of the other books in the series.

My next book THE REMEDY is set in the same world, but stands alone. Also, there may be some small changes made to the top of THE PROGRAM, as well.

But here is the cover for THE TREATMENT along with its book friends. :)





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

THE REMEDY and oh, hey! A Cover Reveal!

The cover for my next book THE REMEDY was revealed last week over at MTV.com.

THE REMEDY is a spin off from The Program, which basically means new characters in the same world. However, this book takes place before the suicide epidemic begins. Below is the cover and synopsis, plus a link to the fun article on MTV.com

THE REMEDY comes out April 21st, 2015!

http://www.mtv.com/news/1891654/the-remedy-cover-reveal/


Quinlan McKee is a closer, a person hired to play the short-term role of a deceased loved one in order to give their family closure. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears the dead person’s clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. Quinn is deft at recreating herself, but sometimes she confuses her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. 

When she’s given her longest assignment yet, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with Isaac, the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death.
And the epidemic it could start.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fiction

I saw a comment recently about The Program, stating that it's impossible for suicide to be contagious. That I was irresponsible for suggesting it could be, even if my book is fiction. Research it. Google suicide clusters and look at the articles. I do write fiction. I took a situation and spun it into a make-believe world.

Here are a few I quickly pulled, but ultimately, I wish people would remember that their experiences aren't the only experiences that people can have. Your depression is not my depression. Your brush with suicide does not negate mine. Just my thought for today. 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201208/when-suicides-come-in-clusters

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/01/newspaper-suicide-clusters/8573239/

http://news.yahoo.com/teen-suicide-clusters-linked-newspaper-reports-071059205.html

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/suicide_clusters_NASSP_Sept_%2009.pdf

If you or someone you know needs help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24 hours a day at 800-273-TALK (8255)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BOOK FUN week of 6/22

Next week is going to have some super exciting, awesomely cool stuff!! Want to hear about it?? Stop by any of these signings and have pizza, candy, fun, and secrets!!! You can also call ahead and get personalized books if you can't make it. I'll be signing with awesome authors Sarah Ockler, Jody Casella, and CJ Flood. Hope to see you there!!!

*Sunday, June 22 at 3:00PM
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

*Monday, June 23 at 7:00PM
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
Suite 302
San Diego, CA 92111

*Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00PM
Barnes & Noble
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

*Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30PM
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Upcoming Events and Tour Dates

Hey! Want to catch up with me this summer?? I'll be making some stops for The Treatment--come say hi!

Upcoming Events

Phoenix Comicon
Friday, June 6th 1:30–2:30PM  Room: North 131

Tackling Difficult Subjects in Young Adult : Join our panelists as they talk about the hows, whens.whys, and ways to write about tough issues like grief, illness, and abuse in YA fiction   Panelists: Aprilynne Pike, Heather Brewer, Janni Lee Simner, Laini Taylor, Suzanne Young
Friday, June 13th at 6:00 pm
Barnes and Noble-Village Square at Dana Park
1758 South Val Vista Drive
Mesa, AZ 85204
480-545-8507
*SUMMER LOVIN’ 2.0 TOUR STOPS with authors Suzanne Young, Sarah Ockler, CJ Flood, and Jody Casella

*Sunday, June 22 at 3:00PM
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
*Monday, June 23 at 7:00PM
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
Suite 302
San Diego, CA 92111
*Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00PM
Barnes & Noble
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
*Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30PM
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
*Thursday, June 26 at 6:00PM
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
 
*Friday, June 27 at 7:00PM
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Sunday, June 29th at 4:00 PM with authors Suzanne Young and Kimberly Derting
Barnes and Noble
Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464
 July 19th 2:30-4:00
Mostly Books
6208 E Speedway
Tucson, AZ
http://www.mostlybooksaz.com/event/july-19th-ya-author-suzanne-young-talk-signing

Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE WILLING by Suzanne Young

Hey! So I have an adult horror ebook releasing on June 3rd! It's dark, romantic, and pretty messed-up and bloody. :) Hope you like it!

Check out the amazing cover (designed by Michael Strother) and the copy below!!







From the New York Times bestselling author of The Program comes a thrilling new novel about the lust and lure of darkness.

Amelia Cardone has spent her entire life under the guardianship of the Building, a cult of believers who made a pact with her father—the Devil. In exchange for protecting Satan’s child, the Building’s leader was promised untold power after Amelia completes the ceremony on her twenty-third birthday. A ceremony that will permanently raise the Devil from the depths of Hell. 

But the half-breed child of Satan has power of her own . . . and a secret that threatens to destroy them all. Betrothed since birth, Amelia defied the Building’s prophecy by marking another as her mate when she was a child. The boy—long-thought dead—has grown in captivity, and has now returned to kill the girl who cursed him. But, bearing her mark, Jonas Wells finds himself unable to harm her. 

The passion that ignites between them will bring forth the wrath of everyone in Amelia’s life, including her soulless half-brother (the only person she’s ever truly trusted), and a demon who is determined to make Amelia his own. Amelia knows that to survive she’ll either have to kill Jonas, or go against the Building, her father’s pact, and everything she was brought up to believe. 

In the end, her only way out might be to embrace the demon she was meant to become—and face the Devil’s consequences.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Treatment Student-Made Book Trailer

I'm so excited to post the student-made book trailer for THE TREATMENT!! My English 4 class (and friends) worked hard on their projects. In the end, they produced print ads, a GIF, and now an official book trailer!

Please feel free to share!

                          THE TREATMENT (The Program #2) coming April 29th from SimonPulse. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Treatment GIF

Check out this awesome student-made GIF for THE TREATMENT--coming April 29th, 2014.




Monday, April 14, 2014

Are you ready for THE TREATMENT?

Wow--it's almost time. The Treatment hits stores April 29th, just over two weeks from today. In preparation for the big day, I have some student-created advertisements to share! They. Are. Spectacular!!!

Are you ready for The Treatment?




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Treatment cover! The good news and... the good news!

A few weeks ago we debuted the cover for THE TREATMENT, the second and final book in The Program series. Soon after, I shared the case cover, which is an image printed directly onto the hardcover, under the jacket. This was done for THE PROGRAM and it became one of my favorite things to talk about with readers, like a secret surprise.

Well, the reaction to the case cover for THE TREATMENT was so overwhelmingly positive, we've decided to switch it to the jacket! That's the good news! The other good news is that if you liked the pill cover, that's still there too, printed on the hard case.

HERE is the new cover for THE TREATMENT, along with the full jacket! The case cover is still in process, but it looks great under the jacket!



Feel free to share! Hope you love it as much as I do!

Order now!
Pre-order now!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Treatment (Program #2) Cover and Case Cover

One of my favorite extras with The Program is the surprise under the hardcover jacket. There is an image of Sloane and James, exclusive to the hardcover.




I'm so excited to say that the hardcover of The Treatment will have the same effect! Check it out!!!!



Please feel free to share! I love it and can't wait for the finished copy!



Friday, October 25, 2013

THE PROGRAM Deal of the Day!

Today you can download THE PROGRAM for just $1.99 as Amazon's Deal of the Day!! Read it before the second and final book THE TREATMENT comes out this April!!

Order THE PROGRAM for $1.99 HERE 





Pre-order THE TREATMENT HERE




Thursday, October 10, 2013

Welcome to THE TREATMENT

MTV's Hollywood Crush revealed the cover and copy for THE TREATMENT--the second and final book in The Program series. You can read their entertaining write-up HERE

And now.... the official cover of THE TREATMENT, coming April 2014!


Enlarge it to check out the shadows and the reflection in the tray. Curious?? Here's the quick copy:


How do you stop an epidemic?

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

You can pre-order your copy of THE TREATMENT below, and THE PROGRAM is available now!

Amazon     B&N    Indiebound




Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT ON LAUNCH DAY: Ten Minutes with Cat and Suzanne (including the JUST LIKE FATE book trailer!)




CAT: It’s our book baby’s birthday! Yay! How have you celebrated so far?
SUZANNE: I'm wearing my JUST LIKE FATE t-shirt, designed by my creative writing class. They imagined the Electric Freakshow album cover.
(Electric Freakshow is the fake band in the book. Suz and I are groupies. A real band, The Social Fantastic, recorded their single. Preview it here.)
CAT: I love those shirts. Maybe when I take off my pajamas, I’ll put on the pink one.


SUZANNE: We do look pretty awesome in them.
CAT: We look pretty awesome in everything. Oh…I should explain that I’m kicking off a round of the game our characters play in the book, the Extreme Self Confidence Game, not being a narcissist. The characters play it to make themselves feel better when they’re having a bad day.
SUZANNE: Yes, they say positive things about themselves instead of talking about the negative. I know from personal experience, the positive is a lot more challenging.
CAT: We’re certainly hardest on the person in the mirror. But if we’re playing the game, instead of saying that I’m so lazy because I’m still in my pajamas, I’ll say that I’m awesome at easing into the day. How are you awesome?
SUZANNE: I'm awesome today because I'm teaching essay writing on the day our book comes out. I feel pretty legit. You?
CAT: Oh. I was going to say my hair looks good. Or maybe it will when I wash it. Instead, I’ll say that I’m awesome because I’m teaching my five-year-olds to read…on the day our book comes out.
SUZANNE: I did take an extra shower today, just so I could be extra shiny. My hair is like spun gold right now.
CAT: My hair is like spun yarn.
SUZANNE: I feel like your morning is so much more relaxing. Although...I do have powered donuts at my desk. Uh, powdered.
CAT: Powered is much better. Super powered.
SUZANNE: RIGHT? All donuts are filled with power.
CAT: Our next book...Just Like Powered Donuts
SUZANNE: Just Like Yum
CAT: Just Like Muffin Top
SUZANNE: We always default to food. I think it's why we're friends.
CAT: Also you make me laugh. And you have good taste in dresses. So, back to books: What would your ideal book launch party be?
SUZANNE: I would love to have a packed house, a live band, and, of course, some delicious food. Maybe mashed potato martinis?
CAT: YES. Also can Mark Ruffalo be my date?
SUZANNE: Of course. Speaking of celebs, remember that time at we stalked Jim Carrey at BEA and tried to make him leave his signing line and come to ours?
CAT: It totally didn’t work. But it was funny.
SUZANNE: SO funny. We probably won’t have Mark Ruffalo or Jim Carrey at our Seattle launch party. But what WILL we have?
CAT: Well, the book is like that movie Sliding Doors…sort of a “pick your path” situation. So, the launch will be different depending on the choices people make when they arrive. Or we’ll just read.
SUZANNE: It’ll be a Choose Your Own Adventure launch.
CAT: Indeed. What’s the plan for your launch at Changing Hands tonight?
SUZANNE: We'll have cookies, and my friend Bailey will actually come on stage and interview me. Like Oprah.
CAT: Will she give away a car or anything?
SUZANNE: CLOSE! JUST LIKE FATE t-shirts. Everyone should come. And then show up again in Seattle.
CAT: And then in Austin. And Las Vegas.
SUZANNE: Well, that's the bell! I have a class coming in. Hey, I’m proud of us. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.
CAT: Me, too, my friend. Happy launch day. xo


And now, the JUST LIKE FATE book trailer!! Featuring music from The Social Fantastic!