Beth Revis


Beth Revis is the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound bestselling author of the Across the Universe series(Razorbill/Penguin ), as well as several in-world short stories published in various anthologies. The books are currently available in more than 20 languages.

The Across the Universe books blend mystery with science fiction as they follow the voyage of a generation spaceship to a new world fraught with danger. The first book in the trilogy, Across the Universe, is a “cunningly executed thriller” according to Booklist, and the second book, A Million Suns, was hailed by the LA Times as “a fast-paced, action-packed follow-up.” Shades of Earth, the final volume, was called a “tense and delicious ride” by The Examiner.

Across the Universe was selected as a YALSA Teen Top Ten novel, recipient of the Seal of Excellence and the Futuristic Novel of the Year Award from Romantic Times, long-listed for the Carnegie Medal, and featured on several state reading lists. The second book in the trilogy was selected as a Kirkus Best of 2012 novel and a Best Book of 2012 from Wired Magazine, and the third book was featured as a Book of the Month from Seventeen Magazine and an Indigo Must-Read Novel.

A former teacher, Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog. Currently, she is working on a new science fiction title for self publication and two forthcoming novels for Penguin/Razorbill.

Beth is represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The inspiration for THE BODY ELECTRIC comes from a lifetime of reading and a lifelong fascination with the mind. What makes us human? If we lose all our memories, are we still the same person? It's these sorts of questions that keep me up at night, so that is the base of this story: a girl who can manipulate memories cannot trust her own.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It was about getting the book to my readers as quickly as possible. Traditional publication is limited by the market and has a long production time. I know my fans want this book, and I want them to have it as soon as possible!
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Don't Ever Give Up
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Paper Hearts, Volume 3: Some Marketing Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,790. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Get your book exposed to larger audiences with this guide to the basics of marketing.
Paper Hearts, Volume 2: Some Publishing Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,650. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
After you've written the book, you need PAPER HEARTS to help you get it published.
Paper Hearts, Volume 1: Some Writing Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,770. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts » General, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Composition & creative writing
Practical advice meets real experience as NY Times bestselling author Beth Revis speaks on writing. A combination of philosophy and hands-on activities, this book is perfect for the aspiring author. Save the Cat meets Bird by Bird in the first of three volumes on writing, publishing, and marketing.
The Future Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,230. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
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A collection of short stories by NY Times bestselling YA science fiction author Beth Revis. These stories explore weird futures, new technology, space, and more. Includes previously unpublished stories and sample chapters of Beth's latest sci fi novel.
The Body Electric
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,820. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ella Shepherd can slip into other people’s minds. Using technology invented by her parents, Ella has the ability to experience–and influence–the memories of others. She’s used this ability to help ensure the safety of the world from a dangerous terrorist group, but not all is as it seems…because someone’s been inside Ella’s head, too.