A Few Tour Questions

Before I get to the questions, I love Justine Larbalestier’s recent blog post, written to her friends and extended family: “You don’t have to read my books.” Now seems like an appropriate time for me to link to it, since I have a new book that’s just come out. Friends and family who might be… Read more »

TV Roundup — It’s All about Writing Character

The Dowager Countess: Wasn’t there a masked ball in Paris when cholera broke out? Half the guests were dead before they left the ballroom. The Earl: Thank you, Mama. That’s cheered us up no end. (From Downton Abbey) Spoiler warning: Assume that all the following sections contain spoilers for whatever TV show the section is… Read more »

Frankie, Alpha, Matthew, Names, Power, and Squee

December 14, 2007 To: Headmaster Richmond and the Board of Directors, Alabaster Preparatory Academy I, Frankie Landau-Banks, hereby confess that I was the sole mastermind behind the mal-doings of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds. So opens one of my favorite books of all time, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart…. Read more »

Some FAQs!

Before I get to the FAQs: Check out readergirlz tomorrow; Graceling is the featured book in September. Okay, here goes. 1. Does Katsa loiter? Does she lurk in the corner of your mind and say things like, “That is so not how I would do it!” (for example)?*smile* No, she really doesn’t. None of my… Read more »