The Bitterblue News I’ve Been Promising

(Click to embiggen) Bitterblue will be released on May 1, 2012 in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It will be released on the same day in a few other countries/languages as well; I’ll supply that information when I have it. A few reasons I love the (USA/Canada) cover above: It feels like… Read more »

Bleary Photo Essay

Let’s start with a new cover that I LOVE. Here’s Graceling in Japanese, published by Hayakawa: Can I have that outfit? At least the boots? Next, here’s one of my favorite things. Let me help you parse that picture: an orchid sits in a leather chair. (No, that’s not where I normally keep it. The… Read more »

Who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars?

Hi everybody. I’m still here, and I even have a list of things I want to blog about, but I have no time. In lieu of a real post, here are a couple of new covers I’ve loved recently. The first is for the Polish Graceling, published by Nasza Księgarnia. According to Google Translate, the… Read more »

Some Links for a Nearly-Solstice Monday

I just wanted to let you all know that my blog break is going excellently.  (How would you know unless I blogged it?) My publisher in Taiwan (Gaea) is releasing Graceling again with a new jacket that a lot of you will find familiar. Click to enbiggen ——–> I’ve been reading some good blog posts… Read more »

A Media Inventory

First things first: on the right is the Graceling cover for the Portuguese language edition published by Alfaguara Infantil & Juvenil in Portugal (not to be confused with the Portuguese language edition that will be published by Rocco in Brazil). —-> Okay, ready? Book most recently read and enjoyed:Kushiel’s Dart, by Jacqueline Carey. Book I’m… Read more »

Beauty for a Monday

Since this is a post about beauty, I wanted to use my most beautiful book cover as an icon. Not an easy choice, but I found myself returning to an old classic. So, I’ve got two things to show you today. The first is from NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day; it’s the photo from… Read more »

Covers + Periodic Tables + Baseball = Randutiae

Hi everyone! I’m tripping over un-unpacked luggage and drowning in unanswered mail, but it was a super trip. And now I’m happy to be back to — and overwhelmed by — my normal writing schedule. First, click on the photo to the right to see the large print U.K. cover of Graceling, just out from… Read more »

From Here You Can Almost See the Sea

The Italian cover of Fire, published by De Agostini. Click to enbiggen. The text means something along the lines of, “Her mystique is a gift as sharp as a blade.” 😀 ————> My subject heading is a David Gray song (click here to listen) that popped into my head the instant I walked into my… Read more »