Some FAQs for a Chilly Monday

Hi everyone! As I write this, it’s Sunday night, it’s snowing (yAt!), I’m curled up drinking hot cider, and I’m writing a dramatic scene in which two people are screaming at each other. (double yAt!)

Some answers to some questions.

1. I missed your signings. How can I get signed copies of your books?
Good timing — I’ve just set up an arrangement with my local indie. To purchase signed/personalized books, please place an online order at Harvard Book Store. Before you finish your order, a Comments box will appear. Please specify in the Comments box that you’d like the book signed, and to whom you’d like it personalized, if anyone. Kindly use the online ordering system rather than trying to order over the phone — this will eliminate confusion at the store! All orders are pre-paid and non-returnable. These instructions are also available on my Contacts, Info, and Credits page.

(Note: Please DO NOT try to mail me books or bookplates to sign! I regret that I am unable to accommodate such requests, and I would hate for your books to get lost in the process!)

2. Will there be a Fire ebook?
The UK ebook is available at Waterstones. I suspect there’ll be an American ebook too, and will update my Contacts, Info, and Credits page if I hear anything.

ETA 10/21/09: My publisher assures me that the Fire ebook is in production and will be distributed to ebook retailers shortly.

ETA 11/15/09: The ebook is now available; check Amazon,, or anywhere ebooks are sold.

3. What is your favorite Fire-themed widget?
Okay, no one has actually asked me this. But I just wanted to show you this cute movie widget Penguin has created. In anticipation of the question, no, I do not have a movie deal for Fire — this is just for fun. So, have fun with it! (And vote for Gael García Bernal! ^_^) Here it is:

4. How old are you?


5. Are you afraid of heights?
Actually, I LOVE heights. If the sun comes out sometime this week, I’m climbing a nearby tower to check out the fall foliage from way up high. But it’s funny you ask, because you know who is afraid of heights? Bitterblue.

6. What’s the best book you’ve recently read?
Zel, by Donna Jo Napoli.

7. Who’s your favorite character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Well, I’m just now wrapping up Season 4, and I love Willow in Season 4. However. Is it possible to love ANYONE more than I love Spike?

Have any answers of your own? Feel free to leave them in the comments!