It's almost time for my trip to Australia! I'm so excited for my first ever visit Down Under, and especially to meet all of you at my events - Simon & Schuster Australia have gone all out, and The Black Hand Ball (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) is going to be spectacular, I have no doubt!
A night of dancing, enjoying canapes and mocktails served by fallen angels, and amazing goodie bags...it's going to be HUGE!
Tickets are $45 and available through Ticketek.
See you soon!!
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.
This weekend my Italian publisher, Piemme, held auditions to cast the perfect Patch and Nora for the upcoming Italian book trailer for SILENCE. What a cool idea, right? I followed the auditions live on the Piemme Facebook page, as the event happened in Milan, and I'll post the link here, should you like to see how the auditions went down. In the end, both the director and I thought that Giovanni and Rossella were excellent picks to play Patch and Nora. I'll be sure to post the book trailer once it goes live!
Piemme Facebook Page
I'm a little slow on the draw, but I made myself vow not to watch The Trailer until I finished work for the day. (And speaking of that, Book 4 is up to 350 pages - heading into the climax tomorrow!!) But this. THE HUNGER GAMES. I remember the first time I read the book - I picked it up at my local independent bookstore, where it was displayed on a table of new releases. I hadn't heard of the book, but a salesman assured me it was an incredible read. So I picked it up. The rest, as they say, is history.
WHY CAN'T THIS MOVIE RELEASE OVER CHRISTMAS?!?
Hello Aussie fans -
In just one month, I'm flying to Australia for my first ever Australian book tour! My passport is jumping with joy! And so is my heart! Even better - it's summer Down Under! So not only will I get to meet many of you, but I'll also get a reprieve from Colorado's harsh winters. I <3 the beach!
Simon & Schuster Australia and Dolly will be hosting Black Hand Ball events in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and they are going to be wicked fun. You'll get to meet me, get your books signed, enjoy scrumptious canapes and drink mocktails, hang out with the editor of Dolly magazine, and dance the night away with fellow Hush, Hush fans and gorgeous fallen angels. Plus, you'll leave with a goodie bag jam packed full of treats. The party of the year, and you're invited!
Wednesday 7th December
State Library Vic
Friday 9th December
State Library QLD
Saturday 10th December
An all ages event. For more information visit www.ilovepatch.com
To buy tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Becca again. If you're in the area, I hope you'll come see me! Simon & Schuster Australia are going all out, and this truly will be a night to remember. Spread the word, and I'll see you in December!
BEST NEWS ON A COLD DREARY DAY!
Opening round of voting takes place October 31 – November 13, 2011. To help get Silence into the semifinals, please VOTE! Then get your friends to vote! Get your dog, cat, hamster, pet boa, and grandpa to vote too!
To vote for Silence in the Best YA Fantasy and Science Fiction category, go HERE.
To vote for me (eep!) in the Best Goodreads Author category, go HERE.
Thank you! And thank your dog, cat, hamster, boa, and g-pa for me too.
After the BIG BAD SNOWSTORM we had here in Colorado last night, I am very excited to be heading to the Vegas Valley Book Festival this weekend. No boots, no gloves, and no flannel pj's in this girl's suitcase!
My Vegas schedule:
Saturday November 5, Big Top Festival Tent at YA Festival Plaza
"What's Hot for Teens in Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction" panel. I'll be chatting with several authors I love and adore, including Rachel Caine, Bree Despain, Sophie Jordan, James Dashner, Veronica Wolff, Tera Lynn Childs, and my favorite Southern Lady Friend, Rachel Hawkins.
Saturday November 5, Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium
The Paranormal Ball! Music, dancing, and costumes! Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
If you're in the area, I hope you'll come see me and get your books signed!
For more information on the book festival, call (702) 229-5431.