I stole this cute picture of me, Richelle Mead, and Melissa de la Cruz from Richelle’s blog. (Even I look pretty good in it, and not totally delirious from heat and foot pain.) I love how Richelle and Mel match! This was from the Fire & Ice luncheon Penguin hosted to celebrate the fourth book in Richelle’s Bloodlines series (THE FIERY HEART! WHICH IS SO AMAZING I LOST A FULL DAY OF A FOUR-DAY MEXICAN VACATION TO DEVOUR IT!) and the first book in a new sci-fi/fantasy series Mel is writing with her husband, Mike, called FROZEN, which you will love because magic+dystopia+dragons! (Get it? Fire & Ice? Fiery Heart/Frozen? You get it.) I had the extreme pleasure of getting to moderate a conversation between Richelle and Mel, and it was delightful and fun. One of the highlights of my BEA experience this year.
Best quote page 239: “The past doesn’t disappear, but it doesn’t have to define your future. That’s up to you.
I recently reached the last page of one of my notebooks and found this note to myself that may in fact be the very first note I took on the book that would become Tandem, probably back in January 2011. Originally, Sasha’s name was Miriam, but that met with some opposition and I have to admit that Sasha is a much, much better name for the character than Miriam (no hate on the name Miriam, of course).
Oh I am INTO THIS. Reminds me of a scene in TETHER (forget it; I’m over pretending that the second Many-Worlds book doesn’t have a title when it has for like two years. It’s called TETHER) although it isn’t raining in that one, but you know.
If you’re in the NY metro area and would like to meet me (or the authors of any of these other awesome books; I won’t ask you who you’re there to see, I promise), I’m doing an event on May 19th with Lurlene McDaniel (pretty sure you’ve heard of her), Shawn Goodman, and Deborah Heiligman at Oblong Books. It’s their monthly Hudson Valley YA Society event and I’m VERY EXCITED about participating because I’ve never been to Oblong but I hear it’s amazing and this is my first time doing an event for THE OPPOSITE OF HALLELUJAH. Plus, I just love being on panels. I’d do it every day if I could.
So if you’re local and you’re free that evening, stop by and chat with us about contemporary YA novels, or Game of Thrones* or whatever.
*I cannot guarantee that any of the other authors watch Game of Thrones, only that I do.
Spent a little time on my much-neglected Pinterest board for The Many-Worlds Trilogy yesterday and found some pretty cool stuff. I would say that a lot of this is kind of spoilery except out of context it tells you nothing, so it’s not really spoilery, although I’m posting stuff that reminds me of/inspires all the books. So if you want hints about what you’ll find in TANDEM or what’s to come throughout the series, I’m going to keep updating it!