WHILE YOU WERE GONE hits shelves today!

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Hey everyone! Exciting news around here. The second book of the Duplexity series, WHILE YOU WERE GONE, is officially released into the wild!

Here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t feasted your eyes on it yet:

And here’s what reviewers are saying:

“Danny and Eevee have off-the-charts chemistry. The nonromantic storylines…allow the characters to develop outside of their romance. The novel’s tense and exciting throughout…lots of fun on multiple levels.” – KIRKUS

“Nichols is clever in reimagining characters in the alternate universe, keeping readers entertained throughout. A great modern-day science fiction novel for fans of time travel or the television show Fringe… A fun great back-to-school series to introduce to students as they think about where else they could be and what their lives might be like elsewhere.” – School Library Journal

“Fans of the first book will flock to this one, but the books can easily be read in either order.” – VOYA

“Both Eevees are smart, daring, and attracted to the Danny in their universe. While science is not as prominent in this novel, the sci-fi backstory adds a thought provoking undercurrent to a sweet love story that revolves around larger societal issues.” – Booklist

Sound like something you’re wanting to read? You can get your copy at bookstores everywhere. Here are some handy links to streamline the process for you:


Barnes & Noble




What’s that? You say you want to a signed copy? And you want to get it in person at a book launch party? Well, you’re in luck!

I’ll be having a book launch party this Saturday, August 8th, at 5pm at Changing Hands Phoenix, alongside my friend Austin Aslan who is celebrating the launch of his second novel, THE GIRL AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD.

Changing Hands Phoenix is located at

300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ, 85013

The evening will be emceed by fellow author Ryan Dalton whose book THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING will be debuting in December. We’ll also be hosting a raffle of book-related items to benefit the amazing Kids Need to Read. Come along and bring your friends to this family-friendly event! It’s going to be a lot of fun. Oh! And you can get your autographed copy of WHILE YOU WERE GONE.*

(If you can’t make the event, you can still order a signed copy from Changing Hands online or by telephone.)

Thanks for your support! Hope you enjoy the books! <3

We have a winner!

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Advanced copies!
Advanced copies!

Thanks to everyone who participated in my WHILE YOU WERE GONE giveaway and signed up for my author newsletter!

The winner of the giveaway is….

Reneth Trinidad!

Congratulations, Reneth! You’ve won an advanced copy of WHILE YOU WERE GONE!

(Reneth, please check your email.)

WHILE YOU WERE GONE hits shelves August 4, but you can pre-order your copy pretty much anywhere online. Here are some links:

Barnes & Noble

***Shameless Author PSA: pre-ordering books is super helpful to authors, so if you’re planning to read WHILE YOU WERE GONE, please pre-order your copy today. It really does make a difference. ***

My first author newsletter will be arriving in your inbox in the next couple of weeks, stuffed full of goodies, so stay tuned. If you haven’t signed up yet but want in on the fun, just go to my website and fill out the form:

As always, you guys rock! Thank you for your support!

School’s out! Time to get your geek on at Phoenix Comicon!

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School’s out, which means it’s time to get your geek on! Phoenix Comicon is the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer.

Are you going? If so, come say hello! I’m a guest author again this year, participating in panels and signing books. Here’s where you can find me:

Also, be sure to attend the Drinks with Authors event Saturday night at the Sheraton Valley of The Sun, just down the street from the Phoenix Convention Center. Not only will there be a bunch of authors there to hang out with, there will also be book giveaways, including Now That You’re Here and an ARC of While You Were Gone. The event is loads of fun, and benefits Kids Need to Read.

Hope to see you there!


“Tense and Exciting”: Kirkus reviews WHILE YOU WERE GONE

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On sale August 4.
Pre-order your copy today!

The first professional review of WHILE YOU WERE GONE is out, and…

It’s good! 

*big relieved-author exhale*

Kirkus calls the novel “tense and exciting throughout”, and says it’s “lots of fun on multiple levels”.

But what really made me happy about this review was what they had to say about the characters.

“Danny and Eevee have off-the-charts chemistry.”

“The nonromantic storylines—Eevee’s competition for a shot at a foreign art school placement and Danny’s quick immersion in his parallel self’s light rebellion via graffiti—allow the characters to develop outside of their romance.”

Huzzah! Strong characters, just like in NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE.

This totally made my day. Heck, this made my weekend.

To read the full review (Caution: Spoilers!), visit WHILE YOU WERE GONE | Kirkus.

WHILE YOU WERE GONE hits shelves August 4. 

Pre-order your copy from Amazon, or select the bookseller of your choice.


The Schrödinger Sessions: Science for Science Fiction

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We officially hit our first 100° day here in the desert this weekend, so you know what that means.


electronThis morning I was updating my events calendar, and it struck me how cool this summer is going to be. For the last…I don’t even remember how many years…I’ve been jetting off to Los Angeles at the end of July for the SCBWI conference (which is completely awesome). But this year, I’m doing something a little different. I’ll be heading east instead of west, and attending The Schrodinger Sessions at the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland!

That’s right. I’m getting a crash course in quantum physics for science fiction authors. How crazy is that?! Apparently they received 100 or so applications, and chose 15. Mine was one of them. I can’t wait. I have no idea what to expect, but I just know it’s going to be awesome. I’ll be blogging and tweeting and status updating during the workshop, so stay turned.

Here are some links if you want to follow me on the interwebs:

Twitter: @amyknichols
Facebook: Amy K. Nichols
Tumblr: Amy K. Nichols
Instagram: authoramyknichols

Oh, and May the 4th be with you, always.