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.

17 June 2011

Friday, Friday

First, a little housekeeping. The Silence Jacket contest is now closed, the winners have been notified, and prizes are in the mail! Thanks to everyone who entered. I have a couple of jackets left, but they are special edition and I'm not allowed to reveal them yet. Once I am, I'll do a contest to give them away. I wish everyone could win, but the good news is, on October 4, everyone will have access to a copy of the SILENCE cover. That's less than four months from now, wow!

Also, thanks so much to everyone who came to the WriteOnCon chat this past Tuesday. Lots of great questions, and I did my best to answer as many as I possibly could in the time given. If you didn't get a chance to stop by, and want to read the transcript, it's up on www.WriteOnCon.com

Now for the real purpose of this post. I try to swing by my Facebook fan page and my Twitter account at least once a day, but I don't usually get a chance to answer all of the questions waiting for me in both places. I also get quite a bunch of questions through email and snail mail. I thought it might be a good idea (not to mention efficient!) to start answering one or two of these questions here on my blog each week. Here's where you come in. If you have a question you've been dying to ask me, go ahead and leave it in the comments. The questions can be anything: about my books, about the writing process, what I do in my spare time, my favorite vacation spots...you get the idea. I'll create a queue of questions and pick and choose from it weekly. And if I get really organized, I may even vlog my answers. Although that worries me a little, since I'll feel obligated to wear something other than a T-shirt and a ponytail, ha!

So...ask away!



Paulinha said...

Is SILENCE the last book of the HUSH HUSH series? Or you have more planned to Patch&Nora?

Mel.- said...

First of all, I love you, you're a BIG inspiration for me ♥
Here is the question: There's any possibility that Silence comes out at the same time worldwide? 'Cause I'm from Argentina and I'm dying to read it!
Again, I love you! Hope you'll have a good weekend!


Try to tell me what I shouldn't do said...

How can you describe Silence in two words? I am a brazilian fan of Hush Hush, and i love so much! Xoxo Becca, u are the best!

Barb Muro said...

Hey Becca!!
I love so much your books!! I bought hush hush last december here in México and since then is impossible to get the following books!! Do you know if they are going to be abailable in México? I don't care if they're in english!! (Althought, having them translated would be awesome)

Isabella_cullen said...

Hi Becca!
Another Argentina fan here!!! so first I wanna support Mel's idea,Argentina fans love you and we really cant wait to have Silence in our hands.
Second but not least:
It seems like a writer needs inspiration for her/his work, Who inspires you everyday?

manu said...

Will Crescendo and Silence be translated into German?

Codie Van Alen said...

Can I play Vee when you sell the film rights!? I AM HER PERSONALITY UP AND DOWN. (;

Devan said...

What is your favorite Greek Myth or Fairy Tale?

Karen Roth said...

Hi, Becca!
WARNING: SPOILERS OF CRESCENDO. My question is: Why Patch kiss Mercie??

Always-Believix-Jaskirat said...

Hi wow really cool post!!! It's gr8 dat ur so into making time 4 ur fans!!! Anyways my question is whether or not patch is based on sum1 u know and r u planning 2 come 2 Canada anytime soon??? Also what made u want to become an author like was it ur lifelong dream or something u thought u wanted 2 do afterwards??? Thanks

Becca said...

Hi Becca! I'd love to know what your inspiration for writing Hush, Hush was? Thanks - from a fan with the same name, Becca :)

Karen said...

Silence and Tiger's Voyage are two of the books that I can't wait to come out this year. Are there any books that you are dying to get your hands on that are not released yet? Stories or a series that captivates your attention that you just can't get enough?

FallenSource said...

Is there any specific reason as to why you chose Hush,Hush. Crescendo and Silence for the titles of your books

Smrtgrl821 said...

Are we going to learn about patch's first love and the reason he initially fell? Xoxo Sabrina

LoouiiseeH said...

Hi Becca! A huge fan fron Sweden here :)
So, what I'm wondering is:
How did you come up with the hush hush series? The whole fallen angel I mean. I'm a writer myself and I got very inspired by your books. Fallen angels and angels are one of my obsessions and it would be awesome to get to know how you came up with it all.

[_AnLuVe_] said...

Hello patch lovers!

another fan from Brazil here!

dear Becca, just as my fellas, i'd like to know about the possibility of a worldwide release of the books...

do u know what can be done?
cause usually takes too much time to the translation of a book to potuguese...

i just can't wait to read silence!as i said @ ur facebook page, i read each book in 1 day.
but, in english, i guess it will take more than that.


Anonymous said...


Why did Patch go out with Marcie? Was it to make Nora jealous? Or just for something to do or to show the archangels that there was nothing to worry about? Did he even like Marcie?

Sarah Susette said...

Hi Becca! I have a question for you.

I know some authors (eg Laurell K Hamilton, for instance) listen to music while they're writing. Do you enjoy listening to music while writing? If so, what bands do you like to listen to?

Elizeida said...

Hi Becca, i'm your fan. I'm from México
my question: Why Cipriano?
I mean Cipriano isn't a very common surname, but it is very interesting
greetings!Love your books! (:

Victoria Anne said...

Love you books Becca!! My question is would you ever do a short story or a little chapter in Patch's POV as an extra?

Lauramorrison said...

Hi Becca, my questions are to do with your writing process, firstly, how much rewriting do you do after your first draft? Like does it end up too long or short? Secondly, how long does it take? Thirdly, do you have a idea in mind for your next book after the Hush Hush series? Thanks!

hushhushbigestfan said...

I have like ten
1whats your favorite kind of music
2 do you ever get writers block?
3 how do you get out of writers block?
4 whats your fav book?
5 do you try to respond to all your fan mail?
6 have you ever thought about doing a writers workshop type thing?
7 do you really live in Colorado?
8 whats your favorite movie?
9 is nora based off you?
10 have you tried the ice cream in old colorado city creamery? Only way your going to achive your goal of eating every ice cream flavor!

I am your biggest fan ever!! Luv you SOOOOOO MUCH!!!

Caro said...

Hi Becca,

Hope to read Silence pretty soon, I'm biting my nails off O.O T___T How long until October rings on our doorbell????? I'm also from Argentina. As you can see, Argentina loves you!!! ♥ You HAVE to come here for a presentation. That would be amazing. Now, as regards my question, don't you found yourself in those moments where inspiration strikes in a very bad moment? Like, to me, sometimes I found myself in the bathroom or I just placed my head on the pillow and BOOM a cool idea or a cool phrase comes into my mind and I have to write. O.O Did that happen to you? Does it still?

Love your description in both books. From one married woman to another ;)


Katy said...
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Katy said...

Hey Becca !!!
I'm from Brazil and You need to come here visiting your fans... we are a lot .
I have some questions

1- Why did Patch kiss Marcie Millar ??? I really did't get the point ... I read more than 3 times Crescendo trying get over it.

2- Could you write a book about Patch's view ??? Such as a narrator of the story ???

I love u sooo much

Bye for now


Katie Phillips said...

Hello Becca!

I'm aspiring to be an author, I have several stories in process. I was wondering what you do to combat writer's block (if you get it) and do you have any tips for those of us hoping to have a writing career?

Thank you for your stories, I can't wait for Silence!

Alba said...

YEY!! I just have this question...as always...why/what made you write about Angels and not any other of the supernatural characters that are out there??

Debora L. Poco said...
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Debora L. Poco said...

Hi Becca, how are you? i think you are getting a little tired of me lol but here i am a big fan, and i don't know if this counts as a question really but here i go; i am writing my first YA book and i plan this project to be a trilogy but i need your help and would like to ask you if you could give two names for my characters? a boy and a girl, it would be a plesure to have my characters named by such an amazing author :) i know you have the best ideas in the whole world so please consider this and i really mean it when i say it would be an amazing pleasure to have you name my characters.

Debora (Portuguese fan) in the UK
lots of love xoxo

CupCakeFace19 said...

i love your books, is there a 4th one? do you plan on making your books into movies?, coz i would go & see it the first day it came out. i would love to be play Nora but im only 14. anyway i wish Silence would hurry and come out, i read Hush, Hush in 2 days and Crescendo in 2 days. i love them. Patch sounds soo hot.
i am a big fan
im from down under
Charmaine Newell xoxo
add me on fb- Charmaine Newell
message me on- CupCakeFace19@ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca!!
What was your inspiration to start writing novels?
Who and what are your favorite authors and books?
Hope you answer this! :D

Email- ri_ma95@yahoo.com

hushhushbigestfan said...

I really luv you! You are my insperation! (Well you and the author of outsiders because she had her first book published when she was fourteen.) I luv you SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

zay_arguelles said...

hi becca,
is it possible that ypu would write the hush hush series again BUT in PATCH's point of view???
(oh my that would be extreeeemee!! lol)

Anonymous said...

Hey, Becca! I just wanted to know where you got Patch's personality. I mean, is it from someone you know or something else?

WulfLuva said...

I was wondering what other works are coming that will be written by your fabulousness?

SweetDee85 said...

Will there be in ARCs for Silence? (Please say yes) lol

Jessica said...

hey Becca, i've read hush hush 27 times, know it cover to cover, read crescendo 21 times, also know it cover to cover, 1 word to describe both is sexy.okay so heres my question; for a school project we had to write a story, and my was 27 pages, but my friends say i should make it into a book, i also want to do this, but how do i make it a page turner that people would love (especially my friends)?

riza prasetyaningsih said...

Hi Becca! I would like to know the tips for writing a sequel of a novel? What's the steps to write the sophomore book? Thank you :)

lemonie said...

Hi Becca,

Just wondered if you might give us any outtakes or pov's from patch or even (I know its embargoed - but a girl can hope!) a few snatches from Silence before publication! And I last question will Patch and Nora get more physical in this last novel?

HushHushTheBest said...

Becca, your books are amazing!! I love them sosososososo much. I just finished Hush Hush and Cresendo in a week and i just thought about a really random question that im not actually sure about. First, Patch told Nora he won the Jeep in a gambling game but then Vee said (Rixion) said he stole it. Was Patch telling the truth?? & Secondly, why did Patch get sooo close With Marcie and go all " boyfriend" with her if he was only her gaurdian angle ?

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you so much for doing this :) if you don't mind, I have a couple questions. Like a lot of people, i was wondering why patch kissed Marcie? Also, do you have plans for another series, and if so can you tell us a little about it?? And did you base Patch's looks off of anyone? Me and my twin brother look freakishly alike to your description of Patch, save the fact that I'm a girl O_O

Ro! said...

Hi Becca!!
First of all, I adhere to the request of my fellow argentine, you HAVE TO come to ARGENTINA and Silence MUST come out in OCTOBER. I died a little each day until Crescendo... ok, maybe that was a little over the top, but you can´t do us the same with SILENCE!! PLEASE!!

Now, to my questions
The 1st it´s burning in the back of my mind since the first time I read "Hush Hush":
When Nora is hidding in the closet, escaping Dabria, and Patch comes into her room, why did he search into her drawer? What is he looking for? Obviously not Nora.

2nd) Only the firstborn is suitale for the sacrifice? Why not Marcie? Is she adopted? Is she a dude?
And Nora´s sacrifice in "Hush Hush", should not have killed both Nephilim wich Nora came from?

3rd) In the present moment I don´t believe that detective Basso is just a simple cop who is always at the right time and in the right place, is he something more? is he following Patch and/or Nora? Why?
(I don´t want "Silence" spoiler, so a yes or no would be enough)

Hope you answer some of my questions, thank you!!
xoxo, Rocio!!

hushhushbigestfan said...

You should post all the out takes of all three books. Oh and... could you give is at least one more sneak peek of the third book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I MEAN, OCTOBER??????!!!!!! ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE US DIE OF ANTICIPATION???!!!

SpyroStoneFreak said...

Ms Becca, I'm a young YA writer wondering where it was you got your inspiration. Personally i get it from the music I listen to, movies i watch books i read and personal experiecnces. I've pnce gotten inspiration from a dream but to write it out would mean making a new world which i would love to do but dont have the time for.
So yeah I was just wondering where you got the inspiration for an amazing story like HUSH HUSH. I also wanted to tell you that I kinda Hate Nora. She bugs The living shit out of me. She's toooo moody. I like that she sneaks around and does all these stupid things, but there comes a time when the guy is going to stop chacing cuz he nolonger believes ur interesteed and then you lose the guy... If she gets into like one more fight with Patch that would be the human end to a perfect match. I really like patch and would like to hear more from him. Just dont make Nora such an ass if there will be a 4th book please!
sorry for the cussing but i felt like you really needed to know that and thaat was the only way i could say it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca! I have a few questions! Do you invision any "spin-offs" from the Hush-Hush trilogy? Also, what should we expect from you after "Silence"??


Jurga said...

Hi Becca, I guess I'm one from many which can't wait till october for Silence. I wonder is it gona be the movie? Love your books, just love them. Being full time mom of two (no, I.m not too old for your books! :D)your books are (were, since I've read them and miss them)the everyday treat I get when those two are in beds :)
Love ya !

ana said...

beca,simplesmente adoro os teus livros,o patch e realmente um bad boy................e pena morar numa ilha e ca os livros levam tempo a chegar.

hungrycookiemonster88 said...

We know Patch goes commando quite often (I think you answered this question before).

My questions, is Rixon and Scott a boxers or briefs kinda of guys?

SpyroStonerFreak said...

i have a few questions!
1)when you first wrote "Huch Huch" did you think it would be come a series?
2)did you base Nora's character off of yourself? if not, how about someone else?
3) do you think it's bad to base you character off of reak people?
4)if i was to e-mail you something i wrote would you read it and tell me if it's any good?
5) How do you get rid of Wrtiers block?

Anonymous said...

Hi becca! I just recently bought Silence and i abosolutley loved it! i couldn't put it down, but the way the way the book ends, i dont see how that could possibly be it for patch and nora. please please let us know if you are writing a 4th! i know its alot since this one just came out, but theres just no way that it all has ended the way everything happened.