August 28, 2014
walkingnorth:

Best ship name ever <3
Holly and Angela are from The Lynburn Legacy by sarahreesbrennan

Angela has such beautiful hair. Holly has such beautiful eyes!
I guess either of them could say…

walkingnorth:

Best ship name ever <3

Holly and Angela are from The Lynburn Legacy by sarahreesbrennan

Angela has such beautiful hair. Holly has such beautiful eyes!

I guess either of them could say…

August 28, 2014
UNMADE SNIPPET

So I put up an Unmade snippet in honour of mine and Maureen Johnson’s London event tonight, at which exciting things may—probably will—occur! 

And also all my tourinatin’ dates for the year… see you guys in Vegas! Or maybe New York. Or maybe Boston…

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/217054.html

August 25, 2014

tanaudel:

Monstrous Affections has arrived!

Oh Lord, look at how much longer my story is than everyone else’s. Well-chosen… words? Virtue in brevity?

I’m a monster and I must be stopped.

August 8, 2014
AUGUST UK TOUR WITH MJ AND FRIENDS

maureenjohnsonbooks:

I will be coming to the UK in August and TOURING AROUND with some FRIENDS of mine. Won’t you come and see us? WON’T YOU???

EDINBURGH, AUGUST 24th, 3:30pm

Alternative Worlds with me and LEIGH BARDUGO. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here!

NEWCASTLE, AUGUST 25th, 6:00pm

Seven…

If Maureen hasn’t brought her Segway I am going to attempt to crowdsurf. I require MOVEMENT, glorious movement, the wind in my hair…

Also if you’re anywhere around you should see them! Maureen is a joy forever. James is the queen of teen. Leigh is the queen of darkness.

August 8, 2014
Shadowhunter Academy titles

cassandraclare:

COHF SPOILERS

Hello, CC! Do you have any news for us about The Secret Treasons and The Shadowhunter Academy? Thank youuu! <3 — yssaoeyt

Well, TST is a big art project, so, it happens when it happens. I don’t know when it’ll be exactly.

I’m holding off also on saying too much about Academy

August 7, 2014

reallyits-oursnow said: maureen johnson has led me to believe that in person you sound like a cross between an old lady, a small child, and luna lovegood. i had to look up a video of you speaking and was very sad to learn that that was not the case.

Maureen Johnson is a filthy liar, a well-known noodle thief, a dangerous driver and a waste of God’s best poker face. Soon we will meet in the skies over London and settle our disputes once and for all. 

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayDetailEvent.do?searchType=1&author=Maureen|Johnson

Mine will be the victory! She is very tiny and I can put her in my pocket and then squish her. (That’s wrong to do usually but in this case I shall make an exception. ;))

July 31, 2014

viceroykim:

his voice scraped on her name — kami and jared throughout untold

[LISTEN]

1. landfill — daughter // 2. poison & wine — the civil wars // 3. brothers on a hotel bed — death cab for cutie // 4. crave you — teemid & daniela andrade // 5. fiction — the xx // 6. still — daughter // 7. take care — florence + the machine // 8. little dreams — ellie goulding // 9. maps — maroon 5 // 10. breathe me — sia // 11. btsk — ms mr // 12. animal — ellie goulding // 13. buzzcut season — lorde // 14. find a way — safetysuit // 15. crosswinds — j. tillman

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original art by cassandra jean

Beautiful thoughtful song choices! Loved specially, for Lynburny reasons:

'That boy's got my heart in a silver cage
Why can’t you want me like the other boys do?
They stare at me while I crave you

I walked into the room dripping in gold’

And since I always try to play around with how we talk about gender and desire:

'You know I'm gonna find a way
To let you have your way with me’


July 21, 2014
LONCON SCHEDULE

As I pack for Texas and RWA, I remember I have not yet shared the deets for my next convention, Loncon, here in London! (So little travel, huzzah!)

And girl, look at these panels.

Fresh Beasts

Thursday 15:00 - 16:30

YA writes seem particuarly keen on supernatural monsters. Have we mined out the traditional ones — the Vampires, demons and zombies? What fresh angles would breathe new afterlife into them? Or do we need a whole slew of fresh beasts to keep the reader’s interest?

Ellen Datlow, Tom Pollock, Sarah Rees Brennan, V. E. Schwab, Oisin McGann 

The Exceptional Girl Warrior

Friday 10:00 - 11:00

Some female warriors represent the norm in their fantasy or science fictional societies and are expected to train and fight alongside their men. Others are “exceptions”, who need to battle the prejudice of their colleagues just as much as their enemies. Panelists will discuss female fighters of every kind, taking examples both from real life and fiction. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the characters under discussion? How has representation of female warriors changed over time? How does the author’s treatment of these characters vary by genre if at all?

Elisabeth Waters (M), John Dodd, Kate Elliott, Sarah Maas, Sarah Rees Brennan

Teen Romance

Friday 15:00 - 16:30

Romance is in the air! Authors discuss the trend of weaving romantic entanglements into young adult literature. From true love to pining for that special someone, authors tackle the thorny subject of love, sex, and the supernatural—not to mention the fateful first kiss. What is it about a supernatural love interest that leaves mere mortals a distant second? Is there a discernible difference in how teen romance is handled between SF/F and its peer genres? And how far is too far when writing teen romance?

Mary Anne Mohanraj (M), Amie Kaufman , Mary Turzillo, Sarah Rees Brennan, Darlene Marshall

These Are Not the Elves You’re Looking For

Sunday 18:00 - 19:00

To what extent do modern fantasy novels play on readers’ familiarity - and fatigue - with genre tropes and conventions? For example, Andrzej Sapkowski, Justina Robson and Raymond E Feist have all created worlds in which the traditional Tolkienian model of benevolent, wiser-than-thou elves is challenged in various ways. Is deconstruction a new trend, or has genre fantasy been doing it for decades? How do recent debates about the cultural specificity of the English-language fantastic, and the lack of relevance of this aesthetic for audiences outside North America and the UK, affect our views of these issues?

Kate Heartfield (M), Ana Grilo, Stanislaw Krawczyk, Sarah Rees Brennan, Patrick Rothfuss

How fancy am I, fancying with these fancy people? I am VERY much looking forward to Lonconing it up!

July 11, 2014
Are you guys ready…

… for the next part of the Turn of the Story?

' The shop only stayed open until four on Saturdays. Elliot was going to have to go back to his house and his father.

Maybe he could go to Luke’s after all. Maybe Luke wouldn’t really mind.

Elliot shook his head at himself, and switched songs. The next was good, jaunty, with a clapping, swinging beat: Elliot vigorously strummed the guitar and sang at his own dumb feelings.

He looked down automatically at the touch of a hand on his: not in alarm, as Joe had tried to teach him the basics of guitar before.

When he looked down, the hand was definitely not Joe’s. Joe did not have barbed wire tattoos on his knuckles.

Elliot squawked, twisted around and brandished the electronic guitar in a threatening manner at a total stranger, some blond guy with a goatee and a few more tattoos.

“Whoa,” said the stranger. “Hi.” ‘

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/216147.html

July 2, 2014
equestrian4evrbooks:

Books-Cupcakes July Book Photo Challenge 
Day 2: Laughter
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. This book made me laugh out loud so many times! It’s beautiful and funny and witty and also soul crushing. I would recommend it to anyone!

Aw what a lovely thing. Picture&#8217;s nice too. ;)

equestrian4evrbooks:

Books-Cupcakes July Book Photo Challenge 

Day 2: Laughter

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. This book made me laugh out loud so many times! It’s beautiful and funny and witty and also soul crushing. I would recommend it to anyone!

Aw what a lovely thing. Picture’s nice too. ;)

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