It’s been nearly a month since the publication of Seven (the Series), and boy have these books taken off. In fact, we’ve already had to reprint the entire series because booksellers can’t keep them on the shelves! Shane Peacock (Last Message) reported that he recently dropped in to his local Chapters store to sign a few copies, but couldn’t because the store was completely sold out: Shane said, “They were very excited that a ‘7′ author was in the store…and said the series was selling extremely well, a sort of phenomenon for them. They said kids, mostly boys (!) were coming into the store regularly asking for it. Nice to see.”
The authors of the seven titles in the series, Eric Walters (Between Heaven and Earth), John Wilson (Lost Cause), Ted Staunton (Jump Cut), Richard Scrimger (Ink Me), Norah McClintock (Close to the Heel), Sigmund Brouwer (Devil’s Pass) and Shane Peacock (Last Message) have been visiting schools and bookstores across the country, including stops in Kingston, York, Hamilton, Peterborough, Mississauga, the International Festival of Authors in Toronto and the International Writers Fest in Vancouver.
Response to the series has been overwhelmingly positive from booksellers, teachers, and most importantly, from readers. Of Lost Cause, one teen reviewer wrote, “I had to force myself to take a break for food or sleep once in a while. I just wanted to keep reading. This was an excellent book and I’m happy I picked it up to read.” (YALSA YA Galley Teen Review). The titles have been featured in Kirkus Reviews (Devil’s Pass was named a Critic’s Pick!), CM Magazine, Canadian Children’s Book News, Quill and Quire and many more publications! Visit the In the News page at www.seventheseries.com to read review excerpts.
Individual titles and the Seven (the Series) bundle ($59.95 for all seven books) can be purchased online from Orca Book Publishers.