Denver Author - CHRIS HOWARD - New Novel - NIGHT SPEED - MAY 3rd
Chris is the author of the critically-acclaimed ROOTLESS trilogy, and regularly teaches fiction-writing workshops for children and teens, at schools, libraries and non-profit writing programs throughout the Colorado Front Range.
In Howard’s most captivating book to date, only those young enough can survive the pulse-pounding rush of tetra, a dangerous and addictive new drug that fuels a nine-minute burst of superhuman strength and speed. But Alana West has been trained to use the drug so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power—criminals like the breakneck who nearly killed her kid brother.
NIGHT SPEED is already garnering praise from authors and reviewers alike, with New York Times bestselling author of The 100, Kass Morgan, calling Howard’s writing ‘Full of high-octane action and gut-punching emotion’ and the School & Library Journal describing the book as ‘Full throttle… A chase-filled novel that deals with real life issues.’
Born and raised in England, Chris is a graduate of Colorado State University, and has worked for Rocky Mountain National Park and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He also spent eight summers leading adventure trips for teenagers in the Colorado wilderness.
Chris was awarded a Publishers Weekly "Flying Start" in Fall 2012, following the release of his debut novel, the starred-review garnering ROOTLESS (Scholastic Press), which has been published in seven different languages to date.
In support of his new novel’s release and Children’s Book Week,
Boulder Book Store, Boulder, Wednesday May 4th, 6:30 PM
Tattered Cover Book Store, Colfax Ave, Denver, Thursday May 5th, 7:00 PM
Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, Friday May 6th, 6:30 PM
Denver Book Bar, Denver, Sunday May 8th, 6:00 PM
NIGHT SPEED BLURBS:
“Full of high-octane action and gut-punching emotion, Night Speed will make your heart race, break it into a million pieces, and then put it back together again.” (Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100)
“Tighten up that seatbelt, kids, because Chris Howard has his foot on the pedal and doesn’t let up, from page one to the end. This is superpower made real, made consequential, with characters you care about and a story that is pure adrenaline. An absolute must-read.” (Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series)
NIGHT SPEED SYNOPSIS:
Only those young enough can survive the pulse-pounding rush of tetra, a dangerous new drug that fuels a nine-minute burst of superhuman strength and speed. Tetra is addictive. It’s hard on the body and hard to control. But Alana West has been trained to use the drug so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power—criminals like the breakneck who nearly killed her kid brother.
On tetra, Alana is unstoppable. The rush makes her an explosive blur as she surges through New York City, battling to bring down breaknecks before they leave more people dead or injured in their wake. But with the clock ticking down to her eighteenth birthday, Alana will soon be too old for the rush… then just one more dose will prove deadly.
Supported only by her strong and steady handler, Tucker, Alana goes undercover, infiltrating an elite gang of breaknecks to locate their source of the drug and end the supply. But when Alana gets trapped on the wrong side of the law, she learns the breaknecks are not quite what they seem—especially Ethan, the artistic boy whose bottomless brown eyes seem to see the truth inside her. And with her own dependency on tetra increasing, Alana must decide where her loyalties lie before the rush ends. Forever.
NIGHT SPEED DETAILS:
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 3, 2016)
Hardcover: 416 pages
NIGHT SPEED COVER CREDIT:
Art & Design by Joel Tippie
Chris Howard was born and raised in England, and it was there he first began writing stories and songs. He now lives in Denver, Colorado, where he and his wife enjoy mountains, music, and mugs of good coffee.
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