Two things to celebrate on the blog today:
1. In just two weeks (+ one day), Shadow and Bone will be on the shelves! I’m thrilled! Giddy! Occasionally nauseous!
2. I get to reveal the titles of Books 2 and 3 of the Grisha Trilogy! As I mentioned in my recent post at Pub(lishing)Crawl, finding the right title can be a long, occasionally befuddling process. But this time? Everything just seemed to fall into place.
To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed, PERSONALIZED copy of Shadow and Bone, and a set of Grisha buttons (including one limited edition Darkling button). To enter, just leave a comment below– and yes, this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! So, without further ado…
THE GRISHA TRILOGY
SHADOW AND BONE
SIEGE AND STORM
RUIN AND RISING
I hope you guys like them as much as I do!
Don’t forget to leave a comment, and for an extra entry, tweet about the contest using #Grisha. (Contest closes on 5/28.) THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED!! WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED 5/29!
Recently, I got to announce the lovely, mind-boggling news that Shadow and Bone had been included on the Indie Next List and among ABA’s New Voices Titles. But now, I require more trumpets– cue fanfare!
The Grisha Trilogy has sold foreign rights to Hidra in Spain and Könyvmolyképző in Hungary! This means the series will be available in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Brazil, and now Hungary and Spain!
Also, one last reminder! Books of Wonder still has a few SIGNED COPIES of Shadow and Bone available for pre-order. The shipping is steep, but while supplies last, you’ll get Grisha buttons and a 16″ x 20″ poster of Keith Thompson’s map of Ravka. Plus, you’ll be supporting a great independent bookstore!
Yesterday, I got my first glimpse of the map of Ravka for Shadow & Bone. I’m not yet free to share it as it’s still a draft, but I can (at last) reveal the remarkable artist who will be bringing the world of the Grisha to life. You may know Keith Thompson from his incredible work on Scott Westerfeld‘s LEVIATHAN. If not, feast your eyes on this (and make sure to click on the image to get all the glorious detail):
While you’re at it, check out his creepy, ethereal Saint of Parasites:
To see the world I’ve imagined interpreted by an artist like Keith is really beyond all dreaming. I’m honored, giddy really, and I can’t wait to share the map with all of you.
Until then, very happy holidays to all! I wish you warm fires, strong drink, and all the magic you can summon on a cold winter’s night.
Yesterday, I got all kinds of amazing news that, unfortunately, I’m not free to share yet. (No, not a Grisha movie, keep your pants on… Actually, just because it’s not a movie deal, there’s no reason for us to be formal. Make yourself comfortable.)
But I am free to present a peek at the interior of the SHADOW & BONE ARC. These pages were designed by the marvelous April Ward. She captured the look and feel of my world so beautifully, and I am just in awe.
A list of Grisha Orders that will appear at the beginning of the book:
And, of course, the Title Page:
Coming soon: ARC release date, some incredible news about the Shadow & Bone map, and… COVER!!
It occurred to me that this blog isn’t just for crazed bleating about Game of Thrones or tinted foundation. I can actually post information about, you know, my BOOK. So prepare for your first Official Grisha Update.
A while back, I tweeted that the Grisha Trilogy had sold in the UK, France, and Germany. Well, Greece and Italy have joined the list! Edizione Piemme will be bringing Book 1 to Italy. Psichogios will be doing the same in Greece. I’m thrilled, delighted, and just generally quite giddy.
I can also share some of the details of the other European deals: The trilogy will be published by Carlsen in Germany and by Bragelonne in France. Orion will be bringing the trilogy to the UK as one of the first titles published by their new YA imprint, Indigo.
Three thoughts on all of this news:
1. It’s still hard for me to believe that I’ll be published in English, let alone in four other languages. I can’t wait to hold all of the translations in my greedy little hands.
2. These are wonderful houses with legendary science fiction, fantasy, and kidlit authors on their lists. I’m truly honored to be in their company.
3. How amazing are foreign rights agents Jaqueline Murphy and Kathleen Ortiz for making these deals happen? (I guess we already knew Joanna Volpe was The Stuff so I shouldn’t really be shocked at the badassery of her cohorts.)