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.

23 October 2012

Release Day Contest!

Are you celebrating today's FINALE release day by wearing something HUSH, HUSH themed or inspired?  

Feathers in your hair?  
An angel tee-shirt? 
Feather jewelry??   

Post a picture of yourself showing what your are doing/wearing over on Becca's Facebook page.  The photo with the most "Likes" will win a FINALE themed prize pack, including a signed copy of FINALE!!    (If you don't have Facebook, don't worry! You can email your pic to me and I will post it for you)

Becca is traveling for part of the day, but she's so excited to check in on FB to see how you guys are celebrating release day!

(edited to add:  The contest will run through Friday, October 26)

Finale Release Day!

Dear Readers,

This is it--the big day. Finale is officially on sale, which means many of you will know how Patch and Nora's story ends before the sun sets tonight. I'm feeling nervous/excited/antsy/hopeful. It's a much better combination of feelings than the ones I experienced this summer, after turning the final manuscript in. I spent the summer feeling a strange melancholy about finishing the Hush, Hush series, knowing I'd never spend time writing these characters' stories again. Part of the problem was not being able to talk about the story events with readers--with you. I had to keep everything to myself, and the not talking about it--well, that meant I had to carry everything alone. Over the past few weeks, I've felt a simmering excitement knowing that very, very soon, I'll be able to talk about the characters, their journeys, their triumphs, their struggles, and their sacrifices.

I hope you love Finale. I hope it touches you, and makes you feel a range of emotions--most of all, deep satisfaction. I feel a special kinship with those of you who've been with the Hush, Hush series from the beginning. We were in the trenches together, watching Patch and Nora's story unfold over the years. To those of you who came to events on my first book tour to Texas, Arizona, California, and Toronto--thank you for your support early on. You gave me confidence and the desire to keep writing. I kept you in the back of my mind as I wrote Crescendo, the hardest book I've ever had to write. I thought of you as I wrote Silence and Finale too. I didn't want to disappoint you. I knew you were out there, expecting something special.

To my readers who've discovered the books recently--I love your enthusiasm. I love hearing that you plowed through all three books in a week (sometimes less!) and are anxiously awaiting Finale. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you for sharing the books with your friends, neighbors, teachers, students, parents, daughters, boyfriends, etc.!

To the librarians, teachers, booksellers, and book-lovers around the world who've championed my books and put them into the right hands with such care: thank you. I wish I could thank you individually. I follow your example and spread the love of reading with everyone I can. I never grow tired of saying, "If you don't like reading, it's because you haven't found the right book yet."

It's been an incredible, life-changing three years since Hush, Hush published in 2009. I've learned so much about the writing process, and I've made lasting friendships with readers all over the globe. What a ride it has been. I wouldn't change a thing.

Enough of my rambling on. What are you waiting for? Go read Finale!


04 October 2012

BLACK ICE Research

So I had to post this. I'm giggling so hard. I was doing a little research for BLACK ICE and came across this video. Tom Hardy's character in THIS MEANS WAR is similar to a character in BLACK ICE. Particularly in this scene. Someone please tell me why she doesn't choose Tom in the end...

Next up: Researching fur trapping in Idaho and Wyoming during the 1800s. Interesting fact of the day: In 1869 Wyoming's government became the first in world history to allow women to vote. To put this into perspective, this happened 51 years before the U.S. Constitutional amendment.
xo Becca

02 October 2012

Teacher & Librarian Swag!

Teachers and librarians,

I have a bunch of autographed HUSH, HUSH books, audiobooks, and posters to give away. I'm going to bundle them in a box and ship them to one winner. If you're interested, please fill out the entry form here. Giveaway runs through 10/7 (Sunday).  

Thanks for all you do!


01 October 2012




But I will refrain and I will resist. Just know that my excitement level is way up there.

My wonderful agent sold another book to my editor. I am so deliriously happy to be writing again. I have been thinking about this book for a couple years now, but I pushed it to the back of the line while I wrote SILENCE and FINALE. It feels so satisfying to finally work on a project that has been floating around the back of my mind for so long!

I'm thrilled to announce my newest book, BLACK ICE, including a brief description:

BLACK ICE is a riveting stand-alone psychological thriller that takes place against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Seventeen-year-old Britt Pfeiffer has been training to backpack the crest of the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two occupants—who then take her hostage. In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off into the storm, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. But the task isn't as straightforward as it seems. Finding one chilling piece of evidence after another, Britt uncovers the truth about a series of murders that have taken place in the region…and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. 

BLACK ICE is gritty and frightening, twisty and sexy. There's a touch of paranormal. The stakes are high and there is a definite case of it's-not-what-it-seems going on...

In other words, if you loved HUSH, HUSH, there is a good chance BLACK ICE will be right up your alley. 

A big thank-you to all of you for making this possible. I appreciate your support so much! I can't wait to share more BLACK ICE details soon.  I'm also grateful to my publisher and editor for championing my books and for being such a supportive, enthusiastic team.

ETA: There's a blurb for BLACK ICE in Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life, how cool is that?! 

And now a pic of me with the contract for BLACK ICE. My husband is so cute. He's always saying, "We need to document this."

Finally, a tune that has put me in the mood to write BLACK ICE: