December News Release

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is in full swing! That’s right: the Christmas lights are now up, the music is playing all around, and it’s getting chilly here in Chicagoland. It’s the most wonderful time of year, and this December Medallion is adding to the holiday excitement by launching our new YA-YA line!

YA-YA, which stands for “Young Adults writing for Young Adults,” will showcase aspiring authors between the ages of twelve and nineteen. The YA-YA line will be comprised of a variety of fiction genres to be released in print and e-book formats.

Our first release in this line is from author James Bartholomuesz, who lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his parents and two brothers and is currently studying English literature at the University of Exeter. When not reading or writing, he enjoys karate, films, and British comedy and is also interested in politics. The White Fox is his first novel. He says if you were there, he’d buy you dinner for reading it.

By all accounts, Jack Lawson was a normal British teenager. He had few friends, no love life, and a horde of embittered teachers who seemed to be after his blood on a regular basis. In his Birchford home, a centuries-old overflow prison–turned–orphanage, life was excruciatingly mundane.

Then came the Cult of Dionysus, a sect of sorcerers at the head of an encroaching Darkness.

Then an old friend back from the dead.

And then the white fox.

Suddenly life wasn’t so mundane anymore.

Buzz about this new line and especially The White Fox has already started!

“A story written by a teenager for a teenage audience, this work encourages readers to reconsider their assumptions about the fantasy genre while deciphering the book’s parallels with real-world mythology and philosophy.”
Dad of Divas

“British university student Bartholomeusz capably executes a familiar premise in his strong debut, first in a planned trilogy and the launch title from Medallion’s YA-YA imprint, offering books for teens written by teens. . . . Adeptly incorporating the tropes of epic fiction, Bartholomeusz assembles his likably prickly cast and prepares them for adventure amid echoes of Tolkien, Lewis, and Rick Riordan.”
Publishers Weekly

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Also this month we are offering the first book in the Friends and Lovers Collection by Beth Ciotta for FREE in e-book format! Download your copy of Jinxed for FREE beginning December 1, but get it fast because this offer ends December 15!

From all of us at Medallion Press, enjoy a safe and Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!

Until next time . . .

Heather Musick
Vice President
Medallion Press, Inc.

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