There are a bunch of things going on that I really want to blog about, but work is very consuming right now. I keep telling myself I’ll just wait until I have a long moment, then blog them all at once, but I’m finally accepting that this is not going to happen. So instead, I’ll… Read more »
Rebecca Stead texted me this picture she took near a canal somewhere-or-other in Amsterdam (I have explained before about the sense of direction we both share) with the comment that it immediately struck her as a topless Graceling cover. Publishers: get on it.
A couple years ago, we had one of those winters that never really got started… hardly any snow, and the temperatures weirdly high. Spring came and I felt like I’d been cheated. That’s certainly not happening this year. And here in Cambridge, our frequent temps of 10 and 20°F (-12 and -7°C, approximately) are downright… Read more »
Bulgarian cover for Fire! Published by Emas, designed by Zlatina Zareva. Click to enbiggen! ——> ****** My dear nieces (accidentally and with great affection) gave me a Christmas present of a terrible cold in which my head was like a TARDIS of snot, so I’ve fallen behind in some things, including blogging. (The TARDIS, for… Read more »
Cover love: this is the Indonesian cover of Fire, published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama. This one is a great example of how a cover doesn’t have to be particularly accurate to feel right. I’m pretty sure Fire never wears skintight sleeveless footie pajamas, but I LOVE this cover – I love the simplicity of lines… Read more »
My Bulgarian publisher, Emas Publishing, has released Graceling, and their cover is one of my favorites. I particularly like the grim color scheme, only broken up by the subtle colors of Katsa’s eyes. The artist is Zlatina Zareva. Thank you, Emas!
(Chinese cover of Graceling, published by Yongzheng —>) Have a manuscript that isn’t working? Might these suggestions help? 1. Divide it into its smallest components.Print out your manuscript. Sit down with a big pile of paper clips. Then, start pulling the manuscript apart and dividing/clipping it by scene. (Is your beginning more of a mess… Read more »
Serbian cover of Graceling, published by Carobna knjiga. I didn’t even know this book was out until Carobna knjiga’s Fire landed in my mailbox. Click to enbiggen, this is a cool one! I love the blood in the font. —–> For those who’ve been wondering, my ankle is feeling better every day. I’ll just be… Read more »
Guys, look what you can get at Crate & Barrel for only $400. *……* NEVER SKIMP ON YOUR WHITE RECTANGLE. So, I recently realized that a problem in my house can be solved by getting a new bookcase. I’m very excited to have an excuse to get a new bookcase. It also gives me an… Read more »
The mailman left me a package slip, and in the space where he was supposed to write down the name of the sender, he wrote “Poland.” …? Poland sent me a package? I’m guessing it’s copies of Fire (see snazzy cover —->) from my Polish publisher, Wydawnictwo Nasza Ksiegarnia. Can’t think why he didn’t just… Read more »