August 12, 2014
Coldtown Paperback Out 8/12!

alyxandraharvey:

kierstenwhite:

hollyblack:

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The Coldtown paperback is coming out 8/12, which if you live where I live, means right now!

It’s super pretty and has two fancy new blurbs on it.

This one on the front:

No one writes like Holly Black. [Coldtown] is one of my all-time favorite fantasy novel settings.” – John Green

I luuuuuuurve this book. No one writes like Holly. If you love vampires, this is the book for you. If you hate vampires, this is the book for you. If you neither love nor hate vampires, but wonder at their enduring allure, this is the book for you. If you neither love nor hate nor wonder at anything, are you a robot? I don’t care. It’s still the book for you.

yeah this book just plain old rocks. read it. a lot.

all praise her because it is troof. ;)

August 11, 2014
moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

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August 11, 2014

harrietvane:

People who don’t like Emma Woodhouse as a character because: she’s too rich for anything to really go that wrong in her life, and she’s an insufferable know-it-all, and she meddles in the love-lives of her friends because ‘she knows best’?

Idk man, that’s pretty much Mr Darcy though. And he’s on merchandise tote bags. People seem to like him just fine.

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August 11, 2014

scarlettajane:

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Am I taking ‘ties of red and gold’ too literally here?

Don’t worry, Jared, Kami’s on her way to save you!

I’m clawing my way out of this drawing slump guys :) 

Kami’s taken a few months. ;) 

(TOO MEAN! Fire this author!)

I really like the ties! Fun fact: I remember searching for pictures to show what I wanted in a cover and I had a whole set that was people tied up with red ribbon.

Yes. People being tied up. I am so great at being a YA author. Filth, filth, endless filth. ;)

August 11, 2014
teacupdream:

Turn of the Story, by Sarah Rees Brennan.
Andrew Garfield | Elliot SchaferJosh Hutcherson | Luke SunbornChloe Bridges | Serene Heart in the Chaos of Battle

I have never seen Chloe Bridges before but she is BEEEautiful! I love her elven ears! I love the weapons and the scrolls and the camera! (And of course I love Josh Hutcherson but I’ve been told to stop calling him my sweet shortbread prince BUT I WON’T!) 
Aw, this is lovely and I love to see people lovin’ on this!

teacupdream:

Turn of the Storyby Sarah Rees Brennan.

Andrew Garfield | Elliot Schafer
Josh Hutcherson | Luke Sunborn
Chloe Bridges | Serene Heart in the Chaos of Battle

I have never seen Chloe Bridges before but she is BEEEautiful! I love her elven ears! I love the weapons and the scrolls and the camera! (And of course I love Josh Hutcherson but I’ve been told to stop calling him my sweet shortbread prince BUT I WON’T!) 

Aw, this is lovely and I love to see people lovin’ on this!

August 10, 2014
lorvikk:

COLOR PALETTE CHALLENGE
Jared Lynburn and Kami Glass in palette 8, requested by Unahbelle on Instagram (I made a pink-haired Jared! I regret nothing)
Characters (c) Sarah Rees Brennan

See how cool this is! I love the funky (IS THAT AN OLD PERSON THING TO SAY?) vibe of the colours, and I love his jeans and her take-charge attitude and her headband!

lorvikk:

COLOR PALETTE CHALLENGE

Jared Lynburn and Kami Glass in palette 8, requested by Unahbelle on Instagram 
(I made a pink-haired Jared! I regret nothing)

Characters (c) Sarah Rees Brennan

See how cool this is! I love the funky (IS THAT AN OLD PERSON THING TO SAY?) vibe of the colours, and I love his jeans and her take-charge attitude and her headband!

August 10, 2014
Monstrous Affections giveaway!

monstrousaffections:

Dear Human Shaped Reading Machine,

We have TWO galleys of Monstrous Affections to give away. (This is not a Small Beer book! It’s an anthology that Kelly and I edited and it comes out in September from Candlewick.) There are fifteen stories (and more than 15 monsters) — I’ll put the…

I WILL BE THERE FOR… SOME OF THESE EVENTS. I just do not know… WHICH ONES QUITE YET. ;)

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August 10, 2014
Jane Eyre, Or: The [SPOILER] of Edward 'Crazypants' Rochester

whoilluminatedpotter:

kyrie-anne:

sierrasanator:

This has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever read
*WARNING* SPOILERS

This is by Sarah Rees Brennan, who wrote Unspoken, which is a YA reverse Jane Eyre story. 

Also, I LOVED THIS. To the moors! 

MR ROCHESTER: Jane, Jane, Jane. Why does it always have to be about ‘who the arsonist is’ and ‘who’s laughing up in the attic’? Can’t we just LIVE, Jane? Can’t we just smile as our beds burn around us?

August 9, 2014

the-allie-cat said: After the final instalment of Turn of the Story, and the release of Wings in the Morning, will you be writing anything else set in Elliot, Luke, and Serene's universe? ( not that you owe us any more stories! Everything you write is a deeply appreciated gift :-) )

Sweetheart, munchkinface, my petal. Thank you for asking! Don’t worry about the disclaimer—I totally did not and would not have read you as thinking I owed you any stories. I think you are a love to ask!

And I am sorry if I made you feel you should add a disclaimer.

(Ahem. I am also sorry if weird endearments sound condescending! I literally use them on everybody I am feeling fondly toward. Many a dude friend of mine has learned to embrace being called petal on the reg despite initial startlement. But if you do not like it, I will stop!)

I do believe in writers saying ‘Look, do not treat me like I am worthless/a nonperson’ because there are always a few bad apples in this land who don’t treat other people as people, and the internet makes interaction easier but also makes interaction complicated. (See a lot of my thoughts about that here. http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/190612.html ) I spent a lot of my time years ago pretending everything was fine, as I think many people do, specially women (just smile!) when it would be better to be up front and go ‘If you cut me, do I not bleed? Hell yes I do! Ouch ouch ouch! Oh god that hurts! Someone please fetch me a plaster. I cry because I am a weakling.’

But… it’s really hard to say, because you know as with many things a) the people who need to hear it won’t take it to heart, and will go: shut up, machineface! and b) the people who WILL take it to heart are lovely, lovely readers, who should never be made to feel ashamed or like they can’t come and be connected to art and the creators of art. 

That is a terrible thing to think about, because I owe so much to those people. 

If someone reads my book, and likes it fine, and goes on to buy/borrow the others and always likes them fine: great, I have kept them entertained and they have kept me in business, and we are even stephens. I am very grateful to them, but that is between me and my god: the reader will never know of this gratitude I feel!

But there’s another level here: readers who like your stories so much that they’ll take extra time: to tell you they like them, to write reviews telling the world, to make art of various kinds, to talk about them with other people. Those readers become visible to you: you know what they like about your work, and that they’ve put their time and effort into your work, just because they care about it, too. They care about the thing that you feared only you would ever care about. It’s a strange miracle: it seems impossible that it really happens, but they care about something you made up in your head.

I can’t pay people back for love like that: being paid back is not even how love works. 

But one thing I never want to do is make the lovely people who care about my writing and my characters, who have done me that inestimable honour, feel like they can’t talk to me (because they are welcome to do so! COME UNTO MY ARMS) or that they owe me some sort of special treatment other than the general do-no-harm-let-us-be-excellent-to-each-other treatment we all owe other people.

So! I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS, never hesitate to ask me things, please forgive me if I ever make you feel bad.

Um…

This is the moment where a dark realisation comes crashing in upon me: I have actually managed to not answer the beautimous Allie-Cat’s question yet. So I should do that forthwith.

The answer is: I don’t know.

I do know the story of what happens soon after to those characters, and a story of what happens to those and some new characters, several years down the line. (Holly has furthermore suggested I should write Wings in the Morning from Elliot’s PoV, because Holly Black is Satan.) Holly is also the only one who knows what happens in the several-years-in-the-future story, because I told her once on a car trip: riding in cars with girls, talking about imaginary adventures, is not a bad way to live one’s life.

But I have many stories in my head and I really want to write all of them and fear that I will not be able to write most of them, so the continuing chronicles of Elliot and the Borderlands are in a holding pen with the six more books of the Lynburn Legacy I’d love to write, the Ice Queen of Boston series, and other stories I’ve never talked about like the vampire saviour book and the ghouls books and the theatre shenanigans book. ;) Plus the, uh, two books and assorted other things I’m currently working on. I can’t know what will jostle to the front of my mind, aside from the fact I do sometimes pick from the bevy of stories going ‘Well, I think people might like that one—and I both sure want people to like my stories and sure need money to pay the electrics bill.’

So… I don’t know, but maybe. I do hope, and have tried, to give closure both at the end of Turn of the Story—which, the estimable and lovely romance writer Rose Lerner was right at RWA, curse her!, is probably going to have two more parts—-and at the end of Wings in the Morning. I don’t want to leave readers hanging. I want to leave them happy, and always wanting more happiness.

(Okay, and sometimes I want to leave them tormented, and kind of wanting more torment, but I have issues.)

I am very glad if you would like to see more! As I may have indicated, readers of my heart, I APPRECIATE YOU.

August 9, 2014
Is this not a FANTASTICALLY AMAZING (fantamazing?) picture! I imagine it as the poster for Disney’s girls’ own mystery adventure! I love all their outfits and their expressions and how deeply characteristic of the characters they are! I love Angela, Kami and Holly and I love this! I am so grateful and delighted!
(More of Lia Marcoux’s amazing artwork to be found here: 
http://liamarcoux.com/ )

Is this not a FANTASTICALLY AMAZING (fantamazing?) picture! I imagine it as the poster for Disney’s girls’ own mystery adventure! I love all their outfits and their expressions and how deeply characteristic of the characters they are! I love Angela, Kami and Holly and I love this! I am so grateful and delighted!

(More of Lia Marcoux’s amazing artwork to be found here: 

http://liamarcoux.com/ )

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