It’s my ARC, and I’ll give it away if I want to…

…give it away if I WAAAANT to! You’d give one away too if it happened TO YOU! Okay. Phew. Enough with the goofy “It’s My Party” rendition because this is no goofy situation, my friends. Not. At. All. In fact, it’s very, very, very serious. Tomorrow is my birthday. Birthdays are incredibly grave affairs in my book. I blame this attitude on my mother, who used to allow my siblings and me to be “Queen/King for […]

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Interview with Kiera Cass, author of The Selection

Today Kiera Cass joins us, to talk about her upcoming YA debut, The Selection (which is simply enchanting, if I do say so myself!). The Selection For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince […]

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What About Book 3?

When I first started writing the sequel to Legend (my debut novel and the first of a trilogy), I kind of knew to brace myself for the next one. After all, every writer I know has struggled with the dreaded Book 2. Book 2 is the sophomore slump. Book 2 is full of all the things you never had to deal with in Book 1: continuing the arcs for characters that you’ve already developed, introducing […]

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Finding Inspiration Outside of Your Usual Genre

When I tell people that I’m a YA fantasy author, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is “Where do you find your inspiration?” I’m asked it often enough that I usually have to suppress some sort of groan. Not because it’s a dumb question (I’m certainly interested in other people’s creative processes, too!), but rather because there is NO simple answer and to try to sum it all up in a few sentences […]

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

There’s something to be said about a book that stays with you long after you’ve read it. Or when you pawn your copy off on every friend you know is capable of reading. And then your book club reads it, and you’re just thrilled to have another excuse to talk about it. It’s been nearly two months since I finished reading The Night Circus, and yet I still find myself singing its praises on a […]

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