July 29, 2015


UPDATE: Congratulations to our Twitter winners: @stormydawnc and @ReadWriteLove28

Hello and welcome to our new website!

We are the Class of 2k16, a group of twenty Middle Grade and Young Adult authors debuting in 2016. We’re a diverse group, with works spanning multiple genres, contemporary to fantasy, historical to science fiction, we have your literary tastes covered.

The very first Class of 2k was founded by Greg Fishbone in 2007, as a way of connecting debut authors to booksellers, librarians, and teachers. Here are some 2k alumni you might be familiar with: Jay Asher, Melissa Marr, Rebecca Stead, Sara Zarr, Jo Knowles, Nancy Viau, Sydney Salter, Rhonda Hayter, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Hubbard, Mindy McGinnis, and Stephanie Kuehn among many other talented authors.

The goal then is the same we have today: to put great new books into the hands of readers. On this website we’ve provided information about our books and authors, but also how to schedule us for events, classroom visits, panels, etc. Other resources—such as discussion guides and curriculum materials for some of our works—are forthcoming.

In addition, you’ll find regular giveaways here on our site, featuring books, swag, gift cards, and other awesome prizes. To sweeten the deal today, we are giving away two treats tailored to your taste buds:

Two $50 gift cards to Barnes & Noble!

To enter the drawing, all you have to do is:

1. Retweet our launch tweet @Class2K16books

2. Follow us on Twitter.

That's it! That's all you have to do, and then you're entered in this tasty giveaway!
The giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 2.

Check back soon for our weekly giveaways of the Class of 2K15’s books!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out our author and book pages for more detail. 2016 is going to be a delicious year for reading.

Best of luck!

You can discover more about our class alumni through the following links:
(Class of 2k7, 8, 9, 11, & 12 websites no longer available.)