In Which the Author Is So Grateful She Falls Over. Also, Here’s What to Do if You Have a Few Minutes

Today I’m starting with a thank you to my readers. THANK YOU for making Graceling a bestseller in Germany, and THANK YOU for putting the American paperback of Graceling on next week’s (Sep 27) New York Times bestseller list! I am overwhelmed. I am staring blankly like a slow loris. And giggling. *flops* So, how… Read more »

Intertextuality

Dutch cover for the YA edition —-> click to enlarge —–> So, I read Jane Eyre, first published in 1847, before I ever read Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca (1938) or Mary Stewart’s Nine Coaches Waiting (1958). Do you know those two books? Both of them are obviously influenced by Charlotte Brontë’s novel; I’d go so far… Read more »

New Things… Including a Cover from Denmark

Last week I did something I’ve never done before. Suffice it to say that I’m neither the next Marian nor the next Daine nor the next Katniss (read all those books!), nor was I able to move my left arm for the next two days; nonetheless, I really liked it, and I want to go… Read more »

On My Way (plus, a cover!)

I have officially lost my mind. But that’s okay, because very soon I’ll be in an airplane, communing with the gods. (Who are in the sky, you know. Airplanes bring you closer to the gods. And the gods give you back your mind if you’ve lost it [and if you happen to fly by].) Like… Read more »

Fabulous News and a Pretty Picture

Hi all! The news: Graceling is a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (the SFWA’s award for YA given concurrently with the Nebulas). Its fellow finalists are Lamplighter, by D.M. Cornish; Savvy, by Ingrid Law; The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson; and, with the best… Read more »

And Now, from the Department of Randutiae

Behold the final cover for the French edition of Graceling! Whaddya think? Quite a departure from the others, huh? I get a real kick out of it myself and would love to hear what you think :o) Also, want to listen to me talk about my name? (I can just hear the screams of excitement… Read more »

Stuff and Things and also a Starred PW Review

The best thing about Graceling tattoos is that if you happen to be two years old, they take up half your forearm. Behold my Gollancz cover, for the UK edition! I think it’s gorgeous and striking and I love the atmosphere. It isn’t faithful to the character’s actual wardrobe (no, I don’t generally clothe my… Read more »

My Cover Gallery

I update this as new covers come in. Click on any image to enlarge it! Please see my Contacts, Info, and Credits page for further information about my publishers. Graceling, Harcourt Children’s Books, and Fire and Bitterblue, Dial Books for Young Readers; U.S. and Canada editions. Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue, and the Bitterblue mass market edition;… Read more »