SHELTER FOR OKLAHOMA
In the past, I’ve done some fundraising for Shelterbox when disaster has struck. Shelterbox is going to Oklahoma to aid the people who lost their homes, so I am fundraising again, and asking for your help. What Shelterbox does is make up these LARGE GREEN BOXES that contain high-quality tents that can house up to ten people. The boxes also contain things that help you live, like a stove,...
THE RUNAWAY QUEEN IS ON THE LOOSE!
Friends, I am excited. As you may know, I have been working on a series called THE BANE CHRONICLES, based on Cassie Clare’s books—specifically, on the adventures of Magnus Bane. My first offering in the series, THE RUNAWAY QUEEN, is NOW OUT. It has everything a story really requires: Revolutionary Paris, a hot air balloon, great clothes, huge wigs, moving furniture, dashing counts,...
FRIENDS! I am doing ONE APPEARANCE in LONDON, on SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 2:00, at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival. WITH SARAH REES BRENNAN. You can get tickets HERE. I hope you DO. I’ll die if I don’t see you!
COVERFLIP: WHAT NOW?
Remember Coverflip? I hope so, because it just happened. But if you don’t know what I’m talking about, click the link or Google it or just make something up in your head. It got a lot of coverage. First in the United States, the article went slightly supernova on HuffPo, becoming one of the top articles on the site. Lots of other places started sharing the link (or mentioning it). It turned up on...
My post is now up on Huffington Post, along with the SLIDESHOW.
LET'S DO THE COVERFLIP
I had this little idea on Twitter today. I have lots of little ideas on Twitter. And I have no doubt that this idea has been had before, because it’s that kind of idea. But it’s also the kind of idea worth repeating. It started like this. I made a comment along the lines of, “Okay, Publishing. I get it. You want me to be a dude. That’s the message you’ve been sending...
Cassandra Clare: On writers getting paid to write →
cassandraclare: Hey Cassie, I love your books so much and I was looking forward to the Bane Chronicles. I was under the impression when you first posted about them that they would be a series of free e-books, however when I looked at them on Amazon today they were $2.99. I can’t afford that. Especially if there…
imshouting: YOU ARE AN EVIL BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ASFDKLFAJSDF the thing THE THING THE THING This is like a beautiful poem.
Hey, want to read an article about The Bane...
Want to see the first cover? Want to know all the release dates? Do you want any of these things? Well, I GIVE THEM TO YOU NO MATTER WHAT. They are HERE. Oh, here’s the first cover. I’ll just put it here as well. WHY NOT?
The Key To The Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson →
ktliterary: Letter from the editor It is so exciting to be able to bring Maureen’s first published title to the UK - especially while she is celebrating her reign as Queen of Teen. We’ve been cooking up some crazy stunts and can’t wait to unleash them on the unsuspecting British public. THE KEY TO THE GOLDEN FIREBIRD is classic Maureen Johnson - funny, honest and poignant, featuring characters...
euphi: So I just finished The Madness Underneath.
joriemeister: MAUREEN JOHNSON, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO END A BOOK LIKE THAT. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT I AM IN TGD BACKSEAT OF A RENTAL CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF WYOMING AND I AM IN SUCH A RAGE I DIDN’T KNOW THIS IS HOW IT WOULD HAPPEN FOR YOU CAN YOU GET OUT OF THE CAR MAYBE?
IN WHICH I TOUR WITH CASSIE CLARE AND SARAH REES...
Oh hey. So, I get on a plane TOMORROW (Monday) for the CLOCKWORK PRINCESS/MEET THE BANE CHRONICLES tour. I’ll link here to Cassie’s site, which has all locations and times and instructions. I will be in Mesa (3/19), Las Vegas (3/20), Los Angeles (3/21), and Mission Viejo (3/22). Then I go home. Cassie and Sarah will be at ALL DATES AND CITIES. I will have STICKER PACKS and TATTOOS on...
so, i wrote a thing →
jacesidentitycrisis: now that i’ve finally been able to leave the fetal position after finishing the madness underneath, i’ve entered full-scale denial. here’s a rory/stephen oneshot i wrote to keep me sane FANFIC! FANFIC! FANFIC! *does Muppet dance* FANFIC!
How do you deal with your religious values and more specifically expressing LGBT...– Well, first, watch this, all the way to the end. Okay, so. I’m not just saying that gay rights are a civil rights issue, though I believe them to be. I’m saying you don’t have to abandon your morals, but you do have to accept that “morals” are not static and never-changing, either on an...
A THERAPEUTIC POST FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE READ THE...
ATTENTION BEFORE READING THIS POST: This post is largely spoiler-free. However, reading it may give you CLUES as to what happens in the book, and therefore those who have not read the book yet may wish to avoid it. I will give VAGUE HINTS (no spoilers) about book three as well. I am putting in a read-more break so you won’t get spoiled in any way by accident. CLICK IF YOU WISH TO READ MORE. ...
SIGNED BOOKS AND YOU: A GUIDE
When I was on TOUR last week, I signed a lot of books at a lot of places. And not just Madness Underneath. I signed EVERYTHING. I signed 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and Let it Snow, and Suite Scarlett, and ALL my books, and plants and animals and rocks and people. I SIGNED A LOT OF BOOKS. So if you like signed books, here are just SOME of the stores I signed at. I say SOME because I signed at so...
This is your last day to PRE-ORDER Madness... →
And then tomorrow, it is OUT IN THE WORLD!
"Did you go anywhere fun over break?"
asadmanmyfriend asked: When writing, do you ever think about all the writers who have lived before you, like all the way from Douglas Adams to before Chaucer, to when man used pictures more than letters as a way of representing things? Then do you ever get really completely terrified about the burden that upholding the long tradition of writing, whether it's writing that lasts the ages, or simply writing because it...
lainey asked: This is a question that I probably shouldn't ask but how high is the body count we should be expecting for MADNESS UNDERNEATH? Just a ballpark figure?
pleasedonttellmeihavetosing asked: Hello! I really liked your book, it was the first time in a while that I've been able to actually read a book with people being around me. OK, so my question is, does the terminus release the ghosts into the afterlife, or does it eliminate them? Because there are a lot of moral issues with cutting off someone's existence(also, like, FReakin' scary, and I think they're probably...
IT'S NAME OF THE STAR READ-ALONG DAY
HELLO FRIENDS. THE DAY IS HERE. What does this mean? Well, since The Madness Underneath comes out on TUESDAY, this is a great day to read or re-read or re-re-read Name of the Star. And to AID you, I will be around all day on Twitter and here on Tumblr to answer questions, or just to hear how you’re doing. I also like PHOTOS of your reading experience. I’ll be giving away 15 copies of...
futuredudeman: The thing people who have never been to LeakyCon don’t understand is this: Maureen Johnson is literally running around the entire time Seriously. I remember at LeakyCon 2011 there was a super early signing for something and she walked up to every single individual person in that line, poked them, and said “WAKE UP”. IT’S TRUE. ALL OF IT.
THE NAME OF THE STAR READ ALONG DAY PARTY THING
Sundays are boring, right? NOT ANYMORE, CHUMPS. THIS SUNDAY IS A PARTY. It’s THE NAME OF THE STAR READ ALONG PARTY THING DAY! What? I’ll explain. The Madness Underneath comes out on TUESDAY, the 26th. So this SUNDAY, the 24th, I’m having an ALL DAY EVENT where you can READ the first book (for the first time, or as a refresher) to prepare for the SECOND. How does this work?...