Starting today, Heather will be offering a variety of critique services here on the site. Click here to see what she has to offer and please take a moment to read testimonials from other authors who’ve worked with her. She’s actively seeking new submissions, so this is the perfect time to place your order!
Here’s the cover for LOCK & MORI: FINAL FALL, the gripping conclusion to the LOCK & MORI series!
LOCK & MORI: FINAL FALL
Mori is out for revenge. Imprisoned in the English countryside, with her brothers held as leverage, she’s never felt angrier or more helpless. When an opportunity for escape arises, Mori takes it and flees back to the streets of London, where she is finally able to plot the demise of her recently freed father and his cohorts.
But after a bittersweet reunion with Lock, she discovers that he may not be the ally he once was. In the face of blackmail, threats, and Lock’s noble attempts to thwart her crusade, Mori has an impossible decision to make.
Can Mori wash the blood from her hands and walk away? Or will her final fall from grace be the end of everyone she loves?
If you pre-order a LOCK & MORI paperback (out Sept. 13th) or MIND GAMES (Lock & Mori 2, out Dec. 6th), please send proof to Heather’s email or mailing address and she’ll send you a set of Lock & Mori stickers! (shown below)
This promotion will go through the release week for each book!
Open to residents of the US and Canada.
Here’s the cover for LOCK & MORI: MIND GAMES, the highly anticipated follow-up to LOCK & MORI!
LOCK & MORI: MIND GAMES
Mori’s abusive father is behind bars . . . and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them.
Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing her, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.
Here’s the cover for LOCK & MORI, due to be released by Simon & Schuster on September 15, 2015.
LOCK & MORI
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 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!
This will be the place to find the latest announcements, in addition to all sorts of interesting news and tidbits as we draw closer to the release date of Heather’s debut novel, LOCK & MORI, which will be coming in Fall 2015 from Simon & Schuster, Books for Young Readers.
Please bear with us in the meantime, and be sure to check back often!
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: 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.