Tuesday, December 29, 2009
CHASING BROOKLYN hits bookstores on January 5th!
Restless souls and empty hearts
Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.
Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.
As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.
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This year we are going to be as traditional in our Christmas day as possible. Since all our family lives elsewhere, we often are traveling or enjoying the holiday away from home. This year we are staying in Arizona for a cozy family time, just the four of us. Really looking forward to it!
And would you mind telling us one for your favorite things about the holiday season?
My husband tends to have several days off from work in December and that has been a lot of fun having him around the house. Also, work in publishing tends to slow slightly, which gives me a bit of a break just at the right time before the big push to the finish line for my February book release and tour. The holidays are a great time to take a breather.
Submitted by Brttmclv
I got the idea for the plot from a dream I had about being able to see into my husband’s dream. The characters (Janie, Cabel) we formed through years of my own reading – I ‘ve always loved the underdog and I tend to give my characters lots to overcome. I think that’s what makes characters interesting.
Submitted by Anya
What does your writing process look like? Outlining, revising, completion etc...
I don’t outline unless someone makes me. I write straight through, start to finish, and I write cleanly but sparsely. Rarely do I have to cut – most often I have to fill in.
Nature and heroic news stories of teens doing incredibly unselfish things.
Diet Coke in the morning. Ice water in the afternoon. That’s about it.
In the green chair by the slider door.
I write when my kids are in school, roughly 8:30-3:30. If it’s going well, I’ll keep going as long as I can.
I wrote it in summer 2006, got my agent in fall of that year, he sold it to S&S in Jan 2007. It published March 2008.
Submitted by Spidermonkey19
Have you always wanted to be a writer or was it something you had to find?
I pretty much always wanted to be a writer. At least since about 4th grade.
Submitted by Danidlion
Which book out of the three has been your favorite/most fun to write?
This is a tough question. I love them all in different ways. WAKE was probably most exciting because I really felt like I had something cool in mind. Discovering the characters was really fun. I loved writing FADE because I didn’t know what was going to happen to Janie until I was well into that story, and when I figured it out, it blew me away. Writing GONE was hard, but it was terrific watching the characters grow and get through some tough stuff.
Submitted by Nikkayne
Was it hard to let go of the characters after you finished writing Gone?
It was hard, yes. But I feel like they’re still there somewhere, growing up without me. It was sad while I was writing, but it was definitely right.
Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me this. People really seem to want a book from Cabel’s point of view, similar to the short story I offer on my website. I don’t know…I have no plans to write one at this point. But I won’t rule it out completely.
Submitted by svp
Will Carrie ever be able to move on from Carson's death or will she be haunted by what happened to him for the rest of her life?
I think people who have gone through what Carrie went through never truly get over it. But it’s not a central theme in the books after the story resolves in WAKE.
Because during the graduation scene in Fade, Janie looks at him but then looks away but she's not quite sure why. If i'm making something out of nothing, then just ignore the last question. Clearly i'm analyzing way more than is healthy. Ha! Yes, you probably are. I think that Janie is realizing that Captain’s married, and suddenly wondering if Captain’s husband knows anything about her. She’s feeling self-conscious there.
What are some of your favorite books to read? (besides ur own)
I wrote a list of recommendations recently and posted it as a note on my Facebook page. Feel free to befriend me and check it out! It’s here.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Barnes & Noble
Best Teen Books of 2009... #1 Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick!!
Top 10 Books .... #3 Hush Hush
Top Authors .... #2 Becca Fitzpatrick
Just Your Typical Book Blog
Top 10 Books .... #2 Hush, Hush
Chick Lit Teens
Top Books of 2009...#8 Hush, Hush
Fire and Ice
Top Books of 2009...... includes Hush, Hush
The Book Cellar
Top 15 Books of 2009.....#2 Hush, Hush
The Undercover Book Blog
Best Cover...Hush, Hush
Read This Book!
Top YA Couples of 2009.....Nora & Patch
Top Book Covers of 2009.....#1 Hush, Hush
Pixie's Favorite Cover.... Hush, Hush
Stacey's Favorite Books..... #4 Hush, Hush
Top 5 Reads of 2009, among Katie, Stacey & Andreas top pics....Hush, Hush
If you know of any "Best Of" lists that include Hush, Hush or Becca Fitzpatrick please let us know about them. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can include them on our site / blog. Thnx
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Jenn, Becca, Rebecca
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Best YA Cover
Best Male Only Cover
Most Unique Cover
Best Debut Cover
Go here to learn about the awards and prizes (available for voters).
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
When Jenn and I went to the midnight premiere of New Moon I saw a girl walking through the lobby with a copy of HUSH, HUSH in her hands. How exciting!!! I think reaching out to all the Twilight masses is brilliant because for all the fans looking for a new story to keep them up at night with a bad boy to steal their hearts, HUSH, HUSH is it. And just in case you haven't read it yet, I can promise you they are very different stories. The only similarities I see is that they are both awesome books with a good girl falling for a bad boy.
Now check out this video. How fun!