FUTURE SHOCK Cover Reveal + ARC Giveaway!

It's here! The FUTURE SHOCK cover reveal! Plus, some exciting news about the book - and you can enter to win one of five ARCs!


Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life--or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life.

Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates.

Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.

Coming April 1, 2016 from Albert Whitman & Company.
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When my editor at Albert Whitman sent me this cover, I was completely blown away. I was thrilled to discover they’d hired a photographer and a Latina model to make sure that Elena Martinez, my Mexican-American heroine, was represented properly on the cover. Plus, she’ll be on the cover of the sequel too!

The attention to detail on the cover is truly stunning, and I’m so impressed by what they came up with. Elena looks fierce and determined, and her tattoos are exactly as they’re described in the book, from the flowers on her inner arm to the birds flying across her back. Behind her, you can see the rainy, futuristic Los Angeles she time travels to (in fact, the office building I used to work in is on the right!).

When I wrote FUTURE SHOCK, I was heavily inspired by the sci-fi noir feel of the movie Blade Runner, and I think this cover perfectly captures that! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Now I have some exciting news about FUTURE SHOCK! First, it got three amazing blurbs:

"Intense and romantic, FUTURE SHOCK is a gripping mystery you won't want to put down." – Amy Tintera, author of REBOOT

“A thrilling page-turner that’ll keep you guessing until the very end!” – Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated and Starflight series

“Buckle up–FUTURE SHOCK is a full-throttle thrill ride of a murder mystery. With twists at every turn, Elizabeth Briggs will keep you guessing until the very last page.” – Karen Akins, author of LOOP and TWIST

I'm so grateful to these authors and will be doing a giveaway next year featuring their books, so watch for that!

Second, the audio rights for FUTURE SHOCK and the sequel have sold to Audible! Yay!

And third, I have a film agent! Mary Prescott from United Talent Ageny will be representing FUTURE SHOCK! Woo!

Now head on over to YA Books Central and to enter to win an ARC!