Book Release/Site Update

In celebration of September 15 (Lock & Mori Release Day), here are 15 places where you can now purchase the book:

Amazon Green Apple Books Octavia Books
Barnes & Noble IndieBound Overstock
BAM Inkwood Books Powell’s
BookWorks Kobo eBooks Target
Carmichael’s Northshire Bookstore Walmart

Please be sure to drop by our press page where you’ll find interviews, guest posts, and all sorts of promotional goodness. It’s a great way to find out what Heather’s been up to lately and learn more about the Lock & Mori series. You can also find out if Heather is attending any events in your area by checking the events calendar.

We’ll have more updates for you soon!

LOCK & MORI Cover Reveal and Release Date!

Here’s the cover for LOCK & MORI, due to be released by Simon & Schuster on September 15, 2015.



By: Heather W. Petty
Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: September 15th, 2015
Series: Lock & Mori #1
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From the Top Flap of the Book:

FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.
FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.
FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.
FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.
OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.

Heather’s cover reveal was also a feature story on Mundie Moms today, so head over and check it out!

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A Teenage Sherlock Holmes? Yes, please!

Heather’s agent, Laurie McLean, wrote a lovely blog post detailing her experiences in securing such an unprecedented publishing deal for Heather, in addition to explaining why she’s so excited about the upcoming series.

Today I announced a humongous six-figure deal for a debut YA author, one Heather W. Petty. Follow her on twitter, folks, @heatherwpetty, because she’s achieved lift off and will be rocketing to fame, of that I have no doubt.

Now the only hard part is waiting until 2015, because that’s when this amazing mystery/adventure is going to debut. In the meantime, say howdy to Heather and keep LOCK & MORI on your TBR pile. Trust me. You’ll love it.

Please check out the full post here; it’s definitely worth the read!

Publishers Weekly Announcement

Publishers Weekly: Christian Trimmer at Simon & Schuster’s Books for Young Readers bought world rights to debut author Heather Petty’s LOCK & MORI, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes origin story, in a three-book, six-figure pre-empt. The young adult trilogy is told from the perspective of 16-year-old Miss James “Mori” Moriarty, who, in looking for an escape from her recent past and spiraling home life, takes classmate Sherlock up on his challenge to solve a murder mystery in Regent’s Park. Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary brokered the deal. Dramatic rights will be handled by Brandy Rivers of ICM Partners. (source)

Publishers Marketplace Announcement

Publishers Marketplace: Debut author Heather Petty’s LOCK & MORI trilogy, in which a female Moriarty teams up with Sherlock Holmes to solve a mystery in modern-day London, until the answers lead him too close to all that she’s been hiding, to Christian Trimmer of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, in a six-figure three-book pre-empt, for publication in 2015, 2016, 2017, by Laurie McLean at Fuse Literary. Dramatic rights inquiries to Brandy Rivers at ICM Partners.

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