About Me

Hi! I'm Becca Fitzpatrick, the author of the internationally bestselling HUSH, HUSH saga. When not writing, I'm most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes (stilettos, please!), or enjoying one of life's many little indulgences: Ice cream, Veronica Mars, losing myself in a book, painting my toenails, or simply daydreaming. I do my best to update this blog as frequently as possible with news on upcoming events, tips for writers, and all things pertaining to my books.

27 May 2011

Four Things on Friday

  1. 1. Apparently when my husband leaves town, not only do I end up eating lots of salmon, avocados, mangoes and mushrooms (and other foods he dislikes), and staying up far too late watching Felicity and Brothers & Sisters, but I get lots (and lots) of writing done. My husband flew to Oregon this week for business, and three days later when he returned, I had 20,000 words written in a new story. To put this in perspective, most of my novels are around 90,000 words in length. Needless to say, I feel accomplished! I can't wait to share more details about this story. Mostly, I can't wait to figure out what it's about, who these characters are, what they want and what they'll have to overcome. Right now there's a boy, a girl, and lots of sexual tension. That's it :)

  2. 2. Let's talk about the SILENCE character-naming contest. I've been getting lots of queries on Twitter and Facebook, so here's the latest. I have NOT yet selected a winning name. There were nearly 3500 entries, and I'm still carefully going through each name. I promise I will announce a winner here, there and everywhere as soon as I can. Also, to answer another common question, yes I've found several names I like. It's going to be a tough decision!

  3. 3. This week SILENCE cover proofs came in the mail! Aren't they gorgeous? An excerpt from the book will go in the red box on the back cover, but I haven't yet heard from my publisher which excerpt it will contain. Maybe some dialogue between Patch and Nora...?

4. Finally, I'll leave you with some pictures of CRESCENDO from around the world. It never ceases to amaze me that there are people thousands of miles from my home country reading my books, and in all different languages. It's incredible, and I feel so very lucky! The first two pics are from the Lisbon Book Fair in Portugal, and the second two are from Venezuela.

25 May 2011


Hey guys!

WriteOnCon is hosting a live chat with my agent, Catherine Drayton, and me on Tuesday, June 14. Everyone is welcome! Feel free to ask us questions about the journey to publication and/or the agent-author relationship. Lurkers are also welcome :)


The sun’s shining, school’s out (or will be) and we’re welcoming two incredible guests into the WriteOnCon Live Event ‘hood this month!

When: Tuesday, June 14th

Time: 9 PM Eastern Time

Where: www.writeoncon.com

Who: Catherine Drayton of Inkwell Management AND her bestselling client Becca Fitzpatrick of HUSH, HUSH fame!

Read on…

Catherine Drayton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts/Law from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from University of New South Wales. She worked as a copyright and defamation litigator in Sydney for four years before moving to the United States in 1995. She had a brief stint as a literary scout and then joined Arthur Pine Associates in 1998. She represents women’s fiction and books for children of all ages. Her clients include New York Times bestselling authors and a number of internationally successful writers. She represents Markus Zusak, John Flanagan, Becca Fitzpatrick and Beth Hoffman, amongst many others.

Becca Fitzpatrick’s first book, Hush, Hush, debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes, or fulfilling her mission to taste every flavor of ice cream under the sun. She lives in Colorado, the lone girl in a house filled with boys.

Come armed with questions for a fun-filled event where Catherine and Becca will be hashing out the agent-author relationship. We’ll see you there!

22 May 2011

Hush, Hush Graphic Novel

Hi there -

First off, a big thanks to all of you who helped shape the final version of Patch for the HUSH, HUSH graphic novel (October '11). I am so pleased with this latest sketch - and look! Patch is wearing his trademark blue ball cap. Love, love, love.

This exclusive design was revealed on MTV.com along with a few thoughts from yours truly! You can read the entire interview here.

I can't wait to share more sketches (I've seen an early draft of Vee, and got to send the artist my thoughts on Chauncey's wardrobe), so stay tuned!


10 May 2011

FallenArchangel Dinner

Happy Tuesday! Normally Tuesday is not my favorite day of the week, but since SILENCE heads to copyedits today, I can say HAPPY TUESDAY INDEED!!

And more great news! The ladies who run FallenArchangel.com, the official HUSH, HUSH fansite, are planning a special evening for fans of the HUSH, HUSH saga: A fan dinner in New York City. So cool. I really wish I could be at this event and enjoy a relaxing evening out with some of you. Unfortunately, I will not be at the event. But if you are a fan of the HUSH, HUSH saga and want to spend a fun night out with other fans, please have a look below. Even though I'm unable to make the event, I do know that representatives from Sea Lion Books, the publisher of the HUSH, HUSH graphic novel, will be at the dinner. Exciting!

When: Monday, May 23 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: New York City (exact place to be announced)

Hosted by: FallenArchangel

Details: Meet with other HUSH, HUSH fans for dinner, fun times, giveaways, and much more!

RSVP: Please let Jenn and Rebecca know (admin@fallenarchangel.com) if you'd like to attend, but please don't say yes unless you really can come. They'll need an accurate number to make plans :)