We’ve been talking here at Fierce Ink, and we decided that it’s not fair to make everyone wait until July 21st to meet Nefertari Hughes. So, in her infinite awesomeness, BR Myers herself put a little introduction together for the more curious among you.

But we have to admit, we’re also using this video to lure you over here so that we can remind you that…

It’s the last day to order your limited edition Asp of Ascension tee (or tank, if that’s what floats your boat)!

Bonus: they’ll be shipped out in time for you to wear your new threads to the Asp of Ascension launch party on July 25th.




Ever wonder how your favourite book came together? In this brand new video, B.R. Myers offers a glimpse at how Asp of Ascension came together. Get ready to be inspired!

Can’t hardly wait? Preorder the book today.

Great news!

Our t-shirt campaign for Asp of Ascension has met its minimum number of orders to print! What does that mean? It means that no matter what, if you order, you’re getting a shirt. No sad trumpets for you, B.R. Myers fans.

Haven’t ordered your shirt yet? Not to worry–there’s still time!


Today’s the day! It’s time to reveal the cover for our next book, B.R. Myers’ Asp of Ascension. And guys, the amazing Emma Dolan has done it again. The cover’s stunning, and reminds us a lot of the old Lois Duncan covers from the 70’s, and well, since Lois Duncan was kind of a YA pioneer, that makes us pretty happy.

Here it is:

Asp of Ascension BR Myers

Catch your breath yet? Good, ’cause there’s more good news. You can buy the t-shirt!

Today, we’re also launching our Asp of Ascension T-shirt campaign. There are lots of options–men’s, women’s, tank tops, and youth sizes. But we need you to help spread the word, because we can’t print until we meet our minimum!

About Asp of Ascension

Nefertari “Terry” Hughes has three rules for surviving high school:

#1 Don’t attract attention.

#2 Don’t get involved.

#3 Don’t make trouble.

A year after the accident that left her disabled and took her mother’s life, sixteen-year-old Terry just wants to keep her head down and survive her new high school. When she catches the eye of cute basketball star Zach, all hopes of flying under the radar are gone.

She is thrust even further into the spotlight when Fraser, the editor of the school newspaper, learns her father Mr. Hughes is the renowned archaeologist overseeing the new Egyptian display at the museum, which is rumored to include Cleopatra’s sarcophagus. When Fraser stumbles upon the fifty-year-old mystery of a girl who vanished in the museum and Terry’s father falls into a mysterious coma, Terry’s caught up in a whirlwind of events that leads all the way back to ancient times.

Before long, the stakes become too high for Terry to ignore. Tossing aside her rules for survival, she teams up with Fraser and her candy-loving new friend Maude to solve the mystery and save her father — before she loses everything.

How to preorder

Preordering is pretty easy these days. If you prefer print, order from your local indie bookstore, Chapters or Amazon.

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In a new Fierce Short titled Amy Abbot is Having a Party, Vikki VanSickle shares her story of what it’s like to be a “Gold” in high school. In career counselor language, that means she’s traditional, responsible and organized — and totally different from the vivacious Oranges that dominate the school’s social scene. In fact, apart from her friend Rebecca, she may actually be the only kid in the school who’s never been to a parent-free party.

Underneath that Gold exterior, Vikki has an artsy streak of Blue; more than anything else, she wants to be an actor. But when she goes to Toronto to audition in front of an audience of agents, all they see is Gold, and she’s advised to go back home and learn to loosen up.

So, with no small amount of trepidation, when she hears about Amy Abbot’s party, she decides to grab some of the life experience that her peers — and the agents — think she so desperately needs.

The night of the party, Vikki tries to step into the role of Cool Girl, but she quickly learns that the costume doesn’t quite fit. Plus, she looks better in gold.

“One of the most inspiring events I have ever attended was a Girls’ Rock Camp Toronto showcase,” says VanSickle. “I was floored by how confident, unique, and supportive the young musicians where. This is exactly the kind of programming we need to foster strong women and strong artists. My story is about learning to be comfortable with who you are, and Girls Rock Camp Toronto gives young women a safe space that allows them to figure that out.”

Amy Abbot is Having a Party is a lighthearted look at what it’s like to try and become the person everyone else thinks you should be. Twenty percent of proceeds will go to  Girls Rock Camp Toronto, VanSickle’s charity of choice.

Amy Abbot is Having a Party by Vikki VanSickle

What is it about?Trying to be someone you’re not, and realizing that you’re happy with who you already are.Who will read it?

Young adults and adults who remember what it was like to be a teen.

When is it releasing?

March 12, 2015

About the Author

Vikki VanSickle is the author of the acclaimed Clarissa books, including WORDS THAT START WITH B (CBA Libris Awards Children’s Book of the Year Finalist), LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD (Indigo Best Kids’ Books of 2011) and DAYS THAT END IN Y (Best Books for Kids and Teens selection). Frequently referred to as ‘Canada’s Judy Blume,’ Vikki’s most recent novel SUMMER DAYS, STARRY NIGHTS has been called ‘Summer reading at its best’ and is a finalist for the 2015 Red Maple award. After obtaining an MA in Children’s Literature from UBC, Vikki’s career began in book selling at Toronto’s beloved Flying Dragon Bookshop, which earned her the 2011 CBA Young Bookseller of the Year award. Currently she balances writing with her duties as the Marketing and Publicity Manager for the Young Readers’ program at Penguin Canada.
Find her here: https://vikkivansickle.wordpress.com or on Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads.


In order to increase the availability of its titles across Canada, Fierce Ink Press has signed a distribution agreement with Nimbus Publishing. Effective immediately, Nimbus Publishing will handle distribution to bookstores across Canada. Launched in June of 2012, Fierce Ink Press currently has eight full-length novels and one anthology in print, along with bi-monthly creative nonfiction pieces released under their charitable Fierce Shorts imprint.

“We’ve experienced significant growth over the last two and a half years, and this new distribution deal is the next logical step for us,” says Sarah Sawler, marketing and communications executive at Fierce Ink Press. “We’re truly excited to work with Nimbus Publishing, and we look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

Ordering information

Booksellers across Canada are now able to order any of the current Fierce Ink Press titles by contacting Nimbus Publishing. To order, call 1-800-646-2879, fax 1-888-253-3133 or email customerservice@nimbus.ca.

Fierce Ink Press prefixes include 9780988106 and 9781927746.


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