compass_rose_bw_144247 ADRIENNE starts her two week tour Tuesday April 25th! Come find her and say hey! 


compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS exists!! Look! A real life book!

The book launches Tuesday, but it has already been spotted in the wild! Check out the finished product in all its exploring glory!


compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS audio book preview!

You can now sample the first five minutes of THE EXPLORERS audio book (out also on April 25th and narrated by the sensational and charming Kristen Sieh) for free here



compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS Booklist Review!

Wonderful review for THE EXPLORERS from Booklist here!

Excerpt below:


compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – Adrienne interviewed in QUILL & QUIRE

Check out Adrienne’s interview with the Quill & Quire where she discusses her influences and what it was like growing up as a reluctant reader. And also obviously about THE EXPLORERS!

Read the full thing online here!


compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS School Library Journal Review!

Another great review for THE EXPLORERS! This time from the School Library Journal! Excerpt below:


compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS audio book has a narrator!

Adrienne is happy to announce that Kristen Sieh will be reading the audiobook of THE EXPLORERS! Her bio is in the pic below, and some of the other audio books she’s read can be found here.

Kristen is a fantastic actress who has the perfect reading style and voice to narrate this book. It’s downright whimsical! (Huzzah whimsy!) 🙂 

We are super excited to hear the finished result! 



compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS first review!

The first review is in for THE EXPLORERS and it’s a great one from Kirkus! Enjoy an excerpt below and read it in full here!

TE Kirkus Blurb



compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS cover!!!!

 Check out the AMAZING cover for THE EXPLORERS!!

Art by the amazing Matt Rockefeller.

The Explorers Cover



compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS CLUB has a new title!

Tis true! And the title is . . . wait for it wait for it . . . (are you waiting for it?) . . .

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(still waiting for it??)

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And it also has a subtitle! (subtitles are the best): THE EXPLORERS: The Door in the Alley

To say that Adrienne is thrilled by the new title would be an understatement. It is title-tastic!! 



It’s aaaaaaaalllliiiiiiiiiiivvve!!!! Hatter Madigan is officially out in the big wide world people!! Buy it now! Or later. . . or now. 🙂 

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indigo, Indiebound

(also up on Goodreads of course!)



compass_rose_bw_144247 NEWS – THE EXPLORERS CLUB coming spring 2017!

Adrienne has a new three book Middle Grade book deal with Delacorte Random House for her book THE EXPLORERS CLUB!

From Publishers Weekly:

Krista Marino at Delacorte has bought Adrienne Kress’s The Explorers Club, first in a middle-grade series. The story follows a precocious boy whose life is sent spiraling into adventure after he discovers a pig in a teeny hat and returns it to its home at the mysterious Explorers Club. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media negotiated the three-book deal for North American rights.

A little bit about the series: Yes the catalyst for adventure is a pig in a teeny hat but there’s even more to the book (can there be more after a pig in a teeny hat?? Need there be more??)!

Set in a similar kind of world to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate, two kids, Sebastian and Evie, set out to reunite the formerly famous explorer team the Filipendulous Five, who disbanded many years ago and no one knows why, in order to rescue their leader (who also happens to be Evie’s grandfather and only remaining living relative).

There’s a lot more to it but, you know, that’s why you need to read the book!



For the last several months Adrienne has been working/writing very closely with the incredible NY Times bestselling author Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars, Hatter M Graphic Novel Series) on a prequel series set in his magical version of Wonderland called HATTER MADIGAN: GHOST IN THE H.A.T.B.O.X.

It’s the story of 13 yearold Hatter Madigan who is training at the Millinery Academy with similar cadets to become one of Wonderland’s protectors: either a bodyguard, spy, strategist etc. 

The book will be out March 2016, and already has some great buzz surrounding it! The cover was even revealed on The View! 

Whoopi, Adrienne and Frank

Adrienne (in white) and Frank on The View with Whoopi Goldberg and Raven Symone! (along with some incredible cosplayers) Click image for larger version.