Kiersten White

Jul 23

Tomorrow! Anyone, anywhere, can attend an awesome book conference thanks to SLJ! Details here. I’ll be speaking at 4:15 Eastern with my partner-in-book-crime, Jim Di Bartolo!

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Jul 18

naturallysteph:

FRIDAY BLOG: Stickers! This one is ALL ABOUT THE STICKERS you’ll get when you pre-order Isla and the Happily Ever After.
Handy reminders:
• Pre-order Isla from one of these 50+ independent bookstores and receive a signed copy, free buttons, and free stickers. (And maybe a tote bag, too.)
• The first five chapters of Isla are available to read right now!

I recognize that model… And am suddenly hit with desperate sadness that City Pie Guy is not a real place that I can go get some pies from.

naturallysteph:

FRIDAY BLOG: Stickers! This one is ALL ABOUT THE STICKERS you’ll get when you pre-order Isla and the Happily Ever After.

Handy reminders:

• Pre-order Isla from one of these 50+ independent bookstores and receive a signed copy, free buttons, and free stickers. (And maybe a tote bag, too.)

• The first five chapters of Isla are available to read right now!

I recognize that model… And am suddenly hit with desperate sadness that City Pie Guy is not a real place that I can go get some pies from.

Jul 17

jsmileybug said: I am sorry that this is probably absolutely no help, but... I tell people about the book. And author. As in, it is nearly impossible to get me to shut up about said book/author once I get started. On a more relevant scale for you, maybe just posts and quotes and things that can be widely shared on media so as to get word out about the book so others get excited.

Dear JSmileyBug—

I can think of nothing more helpful or wonderful to hear.

On behalf of authors everywhere,

You’re our girl, and we love you.

XOXO

Every Author, Ever

Jul 16

Hey, authors!

In September, Illusions of Fate comes out. It’s maybe my best book ever. It’s definitely precious to me. And I’m afraid it’s going to fall under the radar, like so many good books do in such a crowded market.

If you would be so kind, could you tell me (either privately or publicly) what you’ve done to personally market books that you feel has been worthwhile? Contests? Multi-city tours? Blog tours? Buying ad space online? I’m pretty open to anything, I just want to know what other people have done that feels like it is worth their time/money, because we all know there’s never enough of either!

XOXO

Kiersten

Jul 15

A Gentle Reminder

scottryantracey:

delilahsdawson:

kierstenwhite:

If you need it today, like I do, please repeat:

Your worth is not tied to your looks, or your weight, or how clean your house/apartment is. Be kind to yourself, because you deserve kindness.

I think it’s very telling of where I am now as a person that I read it as

YOUR WORTH IS NOT TIED TO YOUR BOOKS.

-_-

This is exactly how I took it today, too. 

Yes, your worth is also not tied to your books : )

(But I need to write in order to divert my inner dialogue that tends to get vicious without distractions.)

A Gentle Reminder

If you need it today, like I do, please repeat:

Your worth is not tied to your looks, or your weight, or how clean your house/apartment is. Be kind to yourself, because you deserve kindness.

angelthewarrior said: I just read your last book and i need to tell you: It was my favorite book in the world so far. I love each and every character, word and phrase you used (even if it's not in the original language you speak, because i am german and too lazy to read an english book). I will miss these characters as if they were family and friends. I'll always have them in my heart though.

(Angelthewarrior went on to say that she was referencing the Paranormalcy trilogy).

Aww, thank you! This is SO sweet and so amazing to hear. I also love that, even though you’re experiencing the books in another language, you still participate in the same story and characters.

STORY. Story is so powerful! Man, I love story. Some of my favorite books are English translations of German authors.

It’s funny because I haven’t read any of the Paranormalcy books in years, but yesterday on a long drive we started listening to the audiobook of the first book, and it made me realize how much I adore and miss those characters and that world. I hope you all know how much it means to authors to be able to share our stories with you.

XOXOXOXOXO

(PS No, I’m not writing another Evie book. Even though I wonder how Jack is getting along. That boy!)

Jul 12

naturallysteph:

To the (lucky!) early readers of Isla and the Happily Ever After,
Please. Be kind. Don’t post spoilers.
A lot of wonderful people have been waiting three years for this book. You can wait one more month to talk about it. Thank you.

naturallysteph:

To the (lucky!) early readers of Isla and the Happily Ever After,

Please. Be kind. Don’t post spoilers.

A lot of wonderful people have been waiting three years for this book. You can wait one more month to talk about it. Thank you.

(Source: penguinteen, via naturallysteph)