Happy Book Birthday!

Hello fabulous readers,

I can hardly believe that today is the long awaited release of A Game Most Foul!

I am not sure if there are any words that can describe how thankful I am to have had the support of the amazing team at Blink YA throughout this process, as well as my fabulous literary agent, Shannon. But, in summary, THANK YOU!

Now that the game is afoot… make sure to pick up your copy of A Game Most Foul from your favorite bookseller today (click here!) And when in doubt, requesting a copy of the book from your local library is equally as amazing and much appreciated by this author.

The next few weeks will be full of plenty of bookish fun that I sincerely cannot wait to share. ALA Annual is also just around the corner and boy, do we have something planned for you all… stay tuned!

And, perhaps most importantly, happy reading!

Lots of love,

Alison

The Game is (Almost) Afoot!

Dearest gentle reader,

Can you tell I’ve totally been caught up watching the latest season of Bridgerton?

These past few weeks been a whirlwind to say the least. We are now less than one month out from the release of A Game Most Foul and the excitement (and nerves) is only increasing. The other day I was showing my four-year-old an Advanced Reader Copy of the book, and her response was a nonchalant, “That’s cool, mom.”

Nothing quite like a child to keep you humble.

But to celebrate the release, I’ve partnered with the amazing team at the Pueblo City County Library District to host a launch party!

Join me at Rawlings Library for an afternoon full of bookish mysteries and fun that you won’t want to miss.

In the meantime, stay tuned for further updates as we get closer to release day — my calendar of events is quickly filling up. A huge shout out to the crew at Blink YA, who have done a fabulous job in supporting me along the journey to publication here, and I can’t wait for what comes next!

Lots of love,

Alison

PS – Don’t forget to preorder!

ALA Annual — San Diego, CA

Hello lovely readers,

And the events just keep coming!

I’m thrilled to share that I will be attending the American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference in San Diego, California this June!

Seeing as San Diego is my hometown, I’m even more excited to share A Game Most Foul with everyone, so please stay tuned for further info on book signings and panels.

It’s hard to believe we’re less than two months away from the release of A Game Most Foul, but I CAN’T WAIT!

Best,
Alison

PS — don’t forget to preorder!

School Library Journal | Day of Dialog

Hello, lovely readers!

If you’re looking for a bookish event to sign up for, please consider joining me for the virtual School Library Journal (SLJ) Day of Dialog event: Cryptic Clues and a Few Dead Ends!

The amazing folks at SLJ have (again!) invited me to participate in one of their Day of Dialog panels and I can’t wait. We’re almost two months out from the release of A Game Most Foul and I am so excited for the opportunity to talk all things book with you everyone.

This virtual event will take place May 23, 2024, 3:55 pm – 4:45 pm EST.

I’ll also be joined by the following fabulous authors who’ll also be discussing their latest novels:

Preston Norton, The House On Yeet Street (Union Square Kids) 

Mark OshiroJasmine Is Haunted (Macmillan Children’s)

James PontiThe Sherlock Society (Simon & Schuster)

Samantha San MiguelFathomless (Union Square)

If you’re interested in signing up for this free event, you can click on the link here. Make sure to check in regularly as more panels with other amazing authors are added to the lineup!

As always, take care, and happy reading!

Best,

Alison

PS — haven’t preordered A Game Most Foul yet? Click here to preorder from your favorite bookseller!

Back At It

Hello, lovely readers!

It’s been two years since my last post here and wow, how things have changed! Not only did I welcome my second daughter in September 2022, I relocated back to Colorado and am once again working with the disability community! Perhaps most importantly though…

…. I have a third book being published! It’s been fabulous working with the team at Blink YA again to get ready to share A Game Most Foul with you all, which is set to be released June 18, 2024.

You’ll definitely want to stay tuned over the next few months… needless to say, this is going to be one wild adventure!

From award-winning YA author Alison Gervais comes a contemporary mystery about a teen writer determined to discover what happened to a missing classmate, who finds herself caught up with a pair of very familiar detectives named Watson and Holmes. All her awakening powers of observation will be put to the test as she finds that the thing she thought was holding her back just might be her greatest strength.

Attending the prestigious Ashford College’s writing seminar is a dream come true for Jules Montgomery, but the summer isn’t unfolding as she hoped. Navigating London with her recent hearing loss is difficult, and hiding it from her classmates is a challenge. Even worse, she can’t seem to shake a case of writer’s block. When a fellow student goes missing, neither the police nor their teacher, Professor Watson, seem that concerned. Jules and her new friends Percy and Suruthi are determined to get to the bottom of the case and they’re not alone: the strange man who frequents Jules’ aunt’s antique shop is eager to help—and his name is none other than Sherlock Holmes.

Now there are two mysteries to solve. What happened to their missing classmate? And how can it be that Watson and Holmes—two fictional characters from the Victorian era—are alive and well in the 21st century? The only way to find answers might lie in a quote from one of Watson’s old stories: “You see, but you do not observe.” Jules may not be able to hear all that well, but without her hearing aids, she can certainly see more than the average person. And nothing about this is case is average.

Click here to order from your favorite bookseller today!

A Long Overdue Update!

Hello there, lovely readers!

Firstly, I hope you all are doing well and staying safe during these uncertain times.

Secondly, I’d like to apologize for my almost two-year absence! What a wild two years it’s been, full of plenty of changes and unexpected adventures.

The family and I relocated to the East coast in September of 2020, and it’s been quite the experience getting adjusted. I now have a two-year who has certainly been keeping us on our toes, and I recently started work in the Independent Living field again. It’s been such a joy getting involved with the disability community after a long break, and I’m excited to see where I’m headed on this new journey.

In terms of writing and/or any new projects…well, that’s been a little tough these days. Finding time to write while working 40 hours a week and taking care of a toddler with remarkable climbing skills doesn’t leave much free time for writing. It’s definitely not for lack of trying, so stay tuned for updates in the future.

One question I’ve been seeing a lot lately that I would like to address is…will there still be a TV series for In 27 Days? Well, I’m very happy to announce that yes, the TV series is still in the works! Unfortunately the pandemic has slowed the process down considerably, but the amazing folks at Fezziwig are still hard at work, and I hope to have an update to share with you all soon. Definitely stay tuned there!

I’m also very excited to share that the paperback edition of my second novel, The Silence Between Us, will be coming to bookstores near you this March 3, 2022!

(Please note the lovely tear in the cover, courtesy of my daughter).

There’s still time to preorder from your favorite retailer today!

Check out the “Books!” tab for links on where you can preorder. A million thanks to my publisher, Blink, my amazing literary agent Shannon, and all my friends, family, and you amazing readers who’ve helped make this happen!

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for hanging in there. Best wishes, and until next time…

Lots of love,

Alison

An Interview with the Pueblo West Library!

Hello all you lovely readers!

I hope you and yours are staying safe and as comfortable as possible during these uncertain times!

I just wanted to take a moment to share with you all a remote interview I was able to do with the amazing Rachel Salazar from the Pueblo West Library this past Monday. We chatted about The Silence Between Us, a bit about In 27 Days, and my wacky writing process.

Take a look!

Interview with the Pueblo West Library

Enjoy, and stay safe out there!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

A Busy New Year & Some Exciting News!

Hello, all you lovely readers!

I hope the New Year has been kind and pleasant so far with plenty of new books to dive into.

I just wanted to take a moment to share with you all some unbelievably awesome news…

The Silence Between Us was just announced as the 2020 Schneider Family Teen Honor Book!

I am still in awe over here, and so lucky to have gotten this far! I want to say thanks a million to everyone who helped make this possible, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

If you’d like to check out the other amazing authors who won or were honored with the Schneider Family Book Award – and I highly recommend you should! – take a look below:

Children’s

Winner: Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You  Sonia Sotomayor & Rafael Lopez

Honor Book: A Friend for Henry – Jenn Bailey & Mika Song

Middle Grade

Winner: Song for a Whale – Lynne Kelly

Honor Book: Each Tiny Spark – Pablo Cartaya

Young Adult

Winner: Cursed  – Karol Ruth Silverstein

So have fun reading, everyone!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

The Silence Between Us – one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019!

Hello, you fabulous readers!

I hope this holiday season is going swimmingly for you all. I know it’s been pretty hectic for me!

I just wanted to take a moment to share something pretty exciting – The Silence Between Us has been chosen as one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019!

Check the article below –

NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019

Thanks a million, NPR!

Happy reading, everyone!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

A Giveaway for The Silence Between Us!

Hello, you lovely readers!

I’ve got some exciting news here – a giveaway for The Silence Between Us has arrived!

With this amazing giveaway, you’ll have the choice to enter in to win a copy of The Silence Between Us in either audiobook format –

OR

hardback format –

Both prizes also include a fabulous bookmark, as well as an exclusive promotional poster!

This giveaway kicks off at 12 am on Wednesday, October 23, and will run for two weeks, ending at 12 am on Wednesday, November 6.

Entry for this contest is super easy too. All you have to do is make sure you’re following me on Instagram (@alisonauthorgervais) AND Twitter (@Ally_Gervais) and that’s it!

(And though it’s certainly not required, leaving a quick review on Amazon helps too! :D)

To enter, simply click on the link below:

The Silence Between Us Giveaway!

So make sure you set your alarms so you can enter on time and tell your friends all about it too!

I can’t wait to announce the winners!

Until next time –

Lots of love,

Alison <3

(Please note that at this time, the giveaway is open to US & Canada only – so sorry!)