Author Q&A

AUTHOR Q&A: LORIE LANGDON AND CAREY CORP

4864215NY Times and USA Today Best-selling author, CAREY CORPwrote her first book, a brilliant retelling of Star Wars, at the prodigious age of seven. Since then, her love affair of reinvention has continued to run amuck. Writing both stories for young adults and literary fiction, she begins each morning consuming copious amounts of coffee while weaving stories that capture her exhaustive imagination. She harbors a voracious passion (in no consistent order) for mohawks, Italy, musical theater, chocolate, and Jane Austen.

Her Amazon #1 best-selling books, DOON and the sequel DESTINED FOR DOON, are the first of 4 books in her latest young adult series loosely based on the concept of the musical Brigadoon, used with permission from the Alan Jay Lerner Estate & the Frederick Loewe Foundation, and co-written with Lorie Langdon. book 3, SHADES OF DOON releases 9.01.15 with the brand HarperCollins imprint BLINK.


6591473LORIE LANGDON has wanted to write her own novels since she was a wee girl reading every Judy Blume book she could get her hands on. So a few years ago, she left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author and stay-at-home mom, she spends her summers editing poolside while dodging automatic water-gun fire, and the rest of the year tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word.

 Lorie Langdon is co-author of DOON, a YA reimagining of the musical Brigadoon, available now from Blink/Harper Collins!

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AUTHOR Q&A: KENDARE BLAKE

122276Kendare Blake grew up in the small city of Cambridge, Minnesota. She is a graduate of Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York and received a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in London, England. She loves to travel, is an advocate for animals, and cheats a lot when she plays Final Fantasy. Adopted from South Korea at the age of seven months, she arrived with the following instruction: “Feed her chocolate.” Though not medically advisable, she and her parents are eternally grateful for this advice.

Kendare Blake’s short fiction has appeared in numerous markets, including The Momaya Press Annual Review and Mirror Dance Magazine, among others. Her debut novel, Sleepwalk Society, deals with four friends coming of age post 9/11. ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (2011 NPR Top 5, Kirkus Top Ten), and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES (2012 Kirkus Reviews Top Ten), are YA horror chronicling the strange life of Cassio Lowood, a teenage ghost hunter who falls in love with the dead girl he was supposed to kill.

The Greek mythology-focused Goddess War series began in 2013 with ANTIGODDESS and continues with MORTAL GODS October 14, 2014. It will conclude with UNGODLY in 2015.

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AUTHOR Q&A: SARA RAASCH

SaraRaaschSARA RAASCH HAS KNOWN SHE WAS DESTINED FOR BOOKISH THINGS SINCE THE AGE OF FIVE, WHEN HER FRIENDS HAD A LEMONADE STAND AND SHE TAGGED ALONG TO SELL HER HAND-DRAWN PICTURE BOOKS TOO. NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN — HER FRIENDS STILL COCK CONCERNED EYEBROWS WHEN SHE ATTEMPTS TO DRAW THINGS AND HER ENTHUSIASM FOR THE WRITTEN WORD STILL DRIVES HER TO EXTREME MEASURES. HER DEBUT YA FANTASY, SNOW LIKE ASHES, CAME OUT OCTOBER 14, 2014 FROM BALZER + BRAY, AND THE SEQUEL, ICE LIKE FIRE, COMES OUT OCTOBER 13, 2015. NEITHER FEATURES HER HAND-DRAWN PICTURES.

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AUTHOR Q&A: ARI BACH

Me (1)Ari Bach is the author of the Young Adult, Science Fiction novels such as Valhalla and Ragnarok. Ari Bach runs a blog devoted to the Valhalla series at The Walrus Squad. Ari’s artwork can be found online at http://aribach.deviantart.com/. Ari also runs a webcomic at http://www.twistedjenius.com/Snail-Fa… and has a Tarot deck at http://surrealist.tarotsmith.net/. But Ari is probably best known for the humor blog “Facts-I-Just-Made-Up” at http://facts-i-just-made-up.tumblr.com/.

(The photo is what the author provided. Not the recent one but hey, now you got a glimpse of the legendary writer of the epic Valhalla and Ragnarok.)

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