Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paranormalcy in UK and in Paperback

January 6th is the date to mark in your calendar if you live in the UK, since that's the release date for Paranormalcy in the UK.

And since it's also the paperback version I have already pre-ordered my copy. Finally a version I dare to bring everywhere. Then my precious hardcover can stand securely tucked away in my bookshelf where noone can touch it but me.

Will you be getting a Para-Paperback?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Paranormalcy's Cover Story

Melissa Walker has a section of her blog in which she features Cover Stories, where authors get to talk about how their cover came to be. And today she posted the cover story for Paranormalcy.
The one idea I had was two arms crossing the cover and holding hands in the middle--one glowing slightly, and one a nearly invisible outline, to represent the two main characters. I'm really, really glad they didn't listen to that. I also suggested a hand rising out of a grave and a pink booted foot standing on it, but it was way too Buffy-esque, and I'm again glad they didn't even consider it. At one point they told me they were playing with an extreme close up of eyes, which I liked because eyes are very important in the book.
Read the rest over at Melissa Walker: The Blog. (And don't miss the shot from the shoot.)

Kiersten White in Publishers Weekly

This weeks issue of Publishers Weekly has interviewed "four children's and YA novelists who had noteworthy debuts this fall". And, of course, Kiersten White is one of them.
The success of her first published book hasn't changed White's sense of what YA is about: fun comes first. But she also emphasizes that she writes for teens because she remembers "what it felt like to be there." Magical beings from folklore are a natural fit for her, she says, since "these creatures are essentially personifications of adolescent problems," and give her the freedom to explore YA issues in a dramatic, imaginative way.

Read the rest of the interview; Flying Starts 2010. Kiersten White is directly after Adam Gidwitz.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Win Paranormalcy and 11 other books

HarperTeen is giving you the chance to win Paranormalcy and 11 other books this Christmas. If you are here, chances are you already own Paranormalcy, but think what a great Christmas Gift to your friend it could be if you won it.
 And it's really easy to enter (quoting HarperTeen):

Entering for a chance to win one of 10 HUGE holiday prize packs is easy!

1.Follow @HarperTeen on Twitter so we can Direct Message you if you win!
2. Click here to automatically tweet to enter, or copy/paste the message below into your Twitter update:

My holiday wishlist: 12 days of #yalit from @HarperTeen! Great gift ideas http://ow.ly/3pECc

Unfortunatelly, there are some limitations: You have to be a legal resident of the United States and at least 18 years old. But if you fit those two criterias, head on over to the "Twelve days of Fantastic YA from your Secret Santa @HarperTeen"-page, where you can find all of the rules and details along with a list of the books you can win.
 Good Luck!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Book signing at Barnes & Noble Oceanside, CA

If you are in the vicinity of Oceanside, CA, you should stop by Oceanside Barnes & Noble (El Camino North Shopping Center, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054) where Kiersten White will be signing books alongside Nancy Holder (the New York Times Bestselling author of the Wicked-series and so many other books).

Another update from Kiersten White; the signing will start at 5.30PM
The signing will take place at 6-8PM, December 14th, it has been confirmed by Kiersten White, so don't go there at 5am and expect to find her. You just wont.
Barnes & Noble has listed two times for Kiersten White; 5AM and 6PM, December 14th, while Nancy Holder says they'll be there 6-8PM.

Kiersten has done a signing at Oceanside Barnes & Noble before, here's a quick look at what it looked like back then (and click the link for pictures):

Oh, yes. I do wish I didn't live all the way over on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances

You probably already know about Kiersten White's contribution to A Visitor's Guide to Mystic Falls: Your Favorite Authors on The Vampire Diaries, which, if you haven't already, you can read over at SmartPopBooks.com.
 Today Kiersten posted the cover of a new collection of short stories that she features in; Corsets and Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances.

It's gorgeous, isn't it?
It is set for release on May 10th, next year. Make sure to mark it down on your "to read"-list, you know I have. And I am very exited to see Kiersten writing steampunk.

Kiersten White at the King's English

This video is a bit old, it was shot during Kiersten White's signing at The King's English in September. But I actually haven't seen it before, so maybe some of you haven't either.
This is from the Q&A session where Kiersten talks about how she, unlike Evie, didn't want to be like everyone else in High School; about a new character (Jack) who will appear in the sequel Supernaturally and what her favorite paranormal creature is. Among many other things, of course. The video is recorded by Emily at Emily's Reading Room.com.

The sound is quite low, so, after the intro, be prepared to turn those volume buttons.

There is also some talk about (im)possible love triangles. Did you find any while reading Paranormalcy? If you did, feel free to vote on the new poll over at the forum. I'm eager to hear your thoughts on that.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Interview from the Austin Teen Book Festival

Girls In The Stacks just posted this interview with Kiersten White from when they met her at the Austin Teen Book Festival. They talk about dialogue and what Kiersten is reading herself, among other things.

I'm not the only one wondering what the "Ultra Top Secret Project" is, am I? Kiersten is such a tease!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kiersten White in Daily Herald

The Daily Herald posted an interview with Kiersten White about a week ago. She talks about the pressure in writing a sequel to a book that hit the New York Times Best Seller List, and her reaction when she found out about Paranormalcy being on the list.

She was with her father in the car when she got the call her book had hit the best seller list. She was so excited she started hitting him.
Her father, Patrick White, said, "I was so thrilled for her. She started writing stories when she was just a little girl. Of course, I am prejudiced, but I thought they were more than great. It had been a long time for her with a lot of sad phone calls when she got rejections." 
However, with "Paranormalcy" being published in more than a dozen foreign countries there is little chance that the second book in the series will not do as well.

Read the rest of the interview over at HeraldExtra.com

Do you watch the Vampire Diaries?

Kiersten White has written a recap of the latest The Vampire Diaries episode; The Sacrifice, for Smart Pop Books. Smart Pop Books are the publishers of A Visitor's Guide To Mystic Falls: Your favourite Authors on The Vampire Diaries, in which you can find an essay about the real bad boy of Mystic Falls written by Kiersten White.

But back to the recap, here is a sample:
Beautiful Elena sleeping in full makeup! Yes, we don’t get enough of those shots. But wait! There’s a guy watching her. Edward! Wait, no, it’s the Big Daddy Warlock, creeping on Edward’s trademark move.  Stake your own territory, Big Daddy Warlock, that’s so been done.

Also, shouldn’t Elena have learned by now to never, ever sleep? She does the, wait, is that someone creeping around my room who is neither my boyfriend nor another variety of vampire that goes all glitter-tastic in sunlight? look and turns around to find … no one. So she tiptoes out into the hall and…

Oh, hey, shirtless Alaric and embarrassed Jenna. Can’t we let Jenna be sexy instead of awkward? SO AWKWARD. Apparently only the teens (or, well, the people older than I am playing teens) are allowed to have hot scenes instead of awkward encounters. Also, I love Alaric. So, so much. If the writers ever kill him I will sneak into their rooms and watch them sleep and see how they like it.

Read the rest over at SmartPopBooks.com