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EDGE Signs YA Author Jane Ann McLachlan. "The Occasional Diamond Thief" to be released in the Spring of 2015

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EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

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EDGE To Release YA SF novel "The Occasional Diamond Thief" in Spring of 2015

(Calgary, Alberta) EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of YA author Jane Ann McLachlan. EDGE will release McLachlan's upcoming science-fiction novel, "The Occasional Diamond Thief", in the spring of 2015.

"We are excited to publish ‘The Occasional Diamond Thief’" says Brian Hades, owner of the EDGE imprint. "It is a fun, fast moving science fiction YA story with a mystery/save the world theme coupled with the challenges faced by 16-year-old protagonist, Kia Ugiagbe. Although this story is targeted to YA readers, it is a story to be enjoyed by all ages!"

About "The Occasional Diamond Thief"

On his deathbed, Kia's father discloses a secret to her alone: a magnificent and unique diamond he has been hiding for years. Fearing he stole it, she too keeps the secret. She learns the gem comes from the distant colonized planet of Malem, where her father caught the illness that eventually killed him.

During Kia's training to be a translator, she is co-opted by a series of events into traveling as an interpreter to Malem. Using her prowess in languages - and the ability to pick locks - Kia unravels the secret of the mysterious gem and learns what she must do to set things right: return the diamond to its original owner.

But how will she find out who that is? And how can she bear to part with this last link to her father?

About the Author

J. A. McLachlan is a former college professor who lives in Waterloo, Ontario. She released her first science fiction book, "Walls of Wind", earlier this year. This will be Ms. McLachlan's fifth book. In addition to writing science fiction, she also published a collection of short stories entitled "Connections: Parables for Today", and two ethics text books.

Praise for J. A. McLaughlan

"J. A. McLachlan is a terrific writer - wry and witty, with a keen eye for detail. I've been following her work with interest and delight since 2003. In a world where young-adult fiction is booming, 'The Occasional Diamond Thief' propels McLachlan to the front of the pack.” -- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of "FlashForward"

"The Occasional Diamond Thief" will be available in Canada on April 15, 2015, and in the US on May 15, 2015.

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For additional information, please contact:
Janice Shoults
Marketing and Events
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
P.O. Box 1714, Calgary, AB
Canada T2P 2L7
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 403-254-0160

Or Jane Ann McLachlan:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 519-888-7276

"The Occasional Diamond Thief"
978-1-77053-075-1
$14.95