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School Visits with Amy McCulloch!

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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 2:17pm

The Newtown Bookshop is thrilled that we will be hosting area school visits with Amy McCulloch on Jan 27th and Jan 28th  throughout the day.  Bethany will be touring celebrating the release of her new book JINXED!   

The Newtown Bookshop is offering signed copies of her books to all our customers, please order below or call the store at 215-968-2400.  


The Golden Compass for the digital age! When a coding star enters an elite technology academy, she discovers a world of competition, intrigue, and family secrets--plus a robotic companion that isn't what it seems.

Lacey Chu has always dreamed of working as an engineer for MONCHA, the biggest tech firm in the world and the company behind the "baku"--a customizable "pet" with all the capabilities of a smartphone. But when Lacey is rejected by the elite academy that promises that future, she's crushed.

One night, Lacey comes across the broken form of a highly advanced baku. After she repairs it, the cat-shaped baku she calls Jinx opens its eyes and somehow gets her into her dream school. But Jinx is different than any other baku she's ever seen...He seems real.

As Lacey settles into life at school, competing with the best students in a battle of the bakus that tests her abilities, she learns that Jinx is part of a dangerous secret. Can Lacey hold on to Jinx and her dreams for the future?


Amy McCulloch is a Chinese-White author, born in the UK, raised in Ottawa, Canada, now based in London, UK. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. (Hons) in English, specializing in Old English and Medieval literature.

At the beginning of 2011, she signed with Juliet Mushens of Caskie Mushens Agency for her debut YA fantasy-adventure duology: The Oathbreaker’s Shadow and The Shadow’s CurseIn 2014, she signed a three-book deal with Simon & Schuster for The Potion Diaries series (under the name Amy Alward), the first book of which released in 2015. The Potion Diaries series has sold in eight languages around the world and was a Zoella Book Club pick in 2016. Her current sci-fi series, JINXED, is due out from S&S UK in August 2018 and from Sourcebooks US in January 2020. She has also contributed to the Winter Magic anthology curated by Abi Elphinstone, and has written for publications including SFX and the Guardian

Before becoming a full-time writer and freelance editor, she was editorial director for Penguin Random House Children’s Books, where she worked with many YA and MG authors and brands (including Doctor Who and Dennis the Menace) and published the #1 international bestseller GIRL ONLINE by Youtube sensation Zoe Sugg, and its follow-ups GIRL ONLINE: ON TOUR & GIRL ONLINE: GOING SOLO. Previously she was also commissioning editor for HarperVoyager, where she worked with some of the top SF&F authors in the world. In 2013, she was named one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of publishing.

An adrenaline junkie with a love of adventure travel, she’s never in the same place for long. Other addictions include coffee, ramen and really great books.


Event date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:15pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Jinxed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492683742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

"I raced through this book...a little bit Golden Compassand all adventure."--Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author