People. PEOPLE. I’m headed to Chicago for two amazing events. Plus, I have a crazy secret awesome content to announce! Read on. IF YOU DARE.
Five Good Reasons to Read at Andersons Bookshop, 7pm
With Susan Dennard, Veronica Roth, Dan Krokos, Me, and Erica O’Rourke.
We have a limited number of SECRET CONTENT booklets to give away that feature deleted scenes, alternate POV scenes, new pages from upcoming sequels. My contribution? TWO NEVER BEFORE SEEN GRISHA POSTERS!! (You only get one and you can’t pick which one so don’t get grumpy.) I’m not going to reveal the art just yet, but they are BEAUTIFUL. Only 240 to go around, first come, first serve, so get on in there early. Details here. (And don’t worry, even if you can’t attend the event, you can still order signed books online and get the secret special treats!)
If you are coming out to Andersons, in addition to the secret special content, I’ll have Shadow and Bone swag on hand, including the official nail polish (so purty). AND I’ll have a few limited edition Darkling buttons (we only made 100 and I’m quite stingy with them) for any fans who go above and beyond.
If you want to know why I’m so bloody excited about WorldCon, click here.
Friday, August 31
10:30 am Signing
Even if you don’t want a book signed, come by and keep me company won’t you? I’ll have swag on hand. *lures you with gestures*
Location: Autograph Tables
1:30pm What’s Hot in YA
with Aurora Celeste, Bryce Moore, Emily Jiang, Gwenda Bond
7:30pm YA Movies: What’s Worked and What Hasn’t?
with Anna Sheehan, Deirdre Crimmins, Michael Levy
Saturday, September 1
Schedule permitting, Rae Carson will be joining me!
6pm Turn Up the Steam: the Steampunk Continuum
with David Malki and Kenneth Hite
Location: San Francisco Room
After that, I head to Germany, then Belfast, then London, then Austin Teen Book Festival! Let’s jet set, lovelies.
This month, Book 1 of the Grisha Trilogy will be published in Germany under the title Grischa: Goldene Flammen!!
1. In September, I’ll be visiting Germany for the first time to visit the Harbourfront Festival in Hamburg to celebrate the launch! SO. MANY. WOOTS.
2. Can I just say that I love the German cover? I’m not sure it could be more different from the US version, but it has this lovely retro feel and there’s something so haunted in Alina’s expression.
3. My wonderful German publisher is doing a little scavenger hunt for their bloggers, and they sent me this to put up on the blog:
“Das Problem mit dem Verlangen ist, dass es uns schwächt”, flüsterte er und ließ die Lippen über mein Kinn gleiten. Vor meinem Mund hielt er inne. Und dann – ich konnte es schon fast nicht mehr ertragen – drückte er seine Lippen endlich auf die meinen.”
In case you were wondering, here’s the English translation of the excerpt they chose:
“The problem with wanting,” he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, “is that it makes us weak.” And then, at last, when I thought I couldn’t bear it any longer, he brought his mouth down on mine.”
And… I just found out that my short story Witch of Duva
will be available in German as well!
Can’t wait for September. And if people have recs for Berlin, Hamburg, or Belfast (yup, headed there after), I’d love to hear them!
I hope to have some new giveaways and awesome art to share with you soon in honor of Shadow and Bone going into its THIRD PRINTING. Woots!! *tosses confetti*
For now, I hope you’ll check out my appearance on The Big Pull Podcast with host Kurt Mattila, Brent Woods (American Dad), and Mike DiMartino (co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra— OKAY??). I’m not going to lie, I was REALLY nervous and there’s a lot of giggling.
Part 1 on iTunes or here
We debate The Dark Knight Rises vs. The Avengers, female villains, and we discover that Brent really digs Voldemort.
I explain the word “squee.”
Favorite Quote: “The ladies love Loki… and his pointy, pointy hat.”
Okay, here’s the thing. I don’t think I can link to this segment here because it is just NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Lots of swearing, bizarre and salacious Bane imitations, and the discussion of… um, blue appendages in The Watchmen. I sing. Twice. This is what happens when you put a bunch of nerds in a room and feed them wine.
Fanfic and the appeal of the badboy, the possibility of a Wonder Woman movie, and the Man of Steel trailer.
Mike and I bond over our love of the Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.
I try to make sense of the claim that my book shares themes with 50 Shades of Grey.
If you want it, you’ll have to go hunt it down for yourself.