Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tour begins today!

The first stop is Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York at 4 p.m.! Author trivia side-note: I'm super excited to visit Rhinebeck as the Hudson River School is one of my favorite painting movements.

Monday, September 10, 2012

RIFT tour!

  • Sunday, September 16
    Rhinebeck, NY
    4 pm - Oblong Books – YA literary salon
    Oblong Books & Music
    6422 Montgomery Street (Rt. 9)
    Rhinebeck, New York 12572

  • Monday, September 17
    Minneapolis, MN
    6 pm - Red Balloon Bookshop – public event
    891 Grand Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55105

  • Tuesday, September 18
    Chicago, IL
    7 PM – Public event with Anderson's
    123 West Jefferson
    Naperville, IL 60540

  • Thursday, September 20
    Omaha, NE                                                                                                                                    6:30 pm - Event at Saddlebrook Branch Library
    14850 Laurel

  • Friday, September 21
    Princeton, NJ
    7 pm - Barnes & Noble Princeton
    3535 US Route 1
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Sunday, September 23
    Brooklyn Book Festival
    Time and location of panel to come!
    Metamorphoses in Science Fiction and Fantasy
    A ghost becomes a goddess. A girl morphs into a wolf. Two friends awaken as something other. Science fiction and fantasy is filled with transformations. Come meet the authors of enchanting novels in which teens go through life-changing experiences: critically-acclaimed Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares); New York Times best-selling Andrea Cremer (Nightshade series), and award-winning Malinda Lo (Ash and Adaptation).

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

RIFT is here!

RIFT hits stores today! Huzzah!

I'm so excited for readers to meet new characters, share their adventures, and learn more about the Nightshade world.

Some highlights about the release:

1) You can read RIFT even if you haven't read the Nightshade series yet. This is a new story and while it's set in the same world as Nightshade it stands alone as a novel. For fans of the Nightshade trilogy, RIFT will answer many questions about how the Witches War began.

2) Special edition: Wal-Mart is offering an exclusive edition of RIFT that includes a short story "Restless Blood" about what Logan Bane is up to following the events of BLOODROSE.

3) Speaking of BLOODROSE - it's out in paperback today!

4) Launch party! Tonight at 6 p.m. I'll be signing RIFT at Books of Wonder.

5) Want signed books but can't make the party? Books of Wonder is offering specials on your orders of signed Nightshade books. Contact them and they'll get signed copies to you!

6) Web site updates: BLOODROSE and RIFT soundtracks are now posted on the Sound Scripts tab of my web site,,  as well as the RISE playlist.

Thank you so much for continuing to share the joy of reading and writing with me! Hope to see you at a tour stop soon!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


On August 7 RIFT will be in stores! I can't wait for readers to dive into this new tale. In anticipation of the book's release here are some answers to frequent questions I've been getting about the book:

What is RIFT about?

RIFT reveals the origins of the Witches War - the conflict in which Calla and her pack are fighting in the Nightshade trilogy. RIFT follows the story of Ember Morrow, a sixteen-year-old girl who is drawn into the dangerous world of the secret order known as Conatus.

Will the characters from Nightshade appear in RIFT? 

The Witches War began in 15th century in Europe, so unless Calla happens upon a time machine while running through the Colorado wilderness (spoiler: she doesn't) RIFT features a new cast of characters with one exception - and I don't want to give away who that is!

Do I have to read the Nightshade trilogy to understand or enjoy RIFT? 

Not at all, though I hope you will check out the original Nightshade books! RIFT functions as a stand-alone novel that complements, but doesn't rely on the events of Nightshade. For those readers who are already fans of Nightshade, RIFT and RISE (January 2013) will answer many questions about the war, magic, and history of Calla's world. Check out this review from Mundie Moms to see why they think RIFT hits the mark!

Can I get my copy of RIFT (and the other Nightshade books) signed?

The book launch for RIFT will be at Books of Wonder and they're offering some awesome deals on pre-ordered signed books. Check out their site to learn how to get your own signed copies!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Tonight! 7 p.m.! I'll be with some amazing authors (Beth Revis, Marie Lu, Jackson Pearce, Rosemary Clement-Moore) at the Irving Public Library. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Upcoming Events

It's a new month! Several events are on the horizon. If you're in the New York region I hope you'll stop by. Here's the schedule:

Monday, June 4, 6 p.m.
YA panel and signing at McNally Jackson Books in Soho

Tuesday, June 5, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Autographing session, Book Expo America (BEA)
Javits Center, Table 22

Friday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Author panel, Strand Bookstore

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Minnesota Author Event!

Central Minnesota: I am coming for you!

Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 I'll be appearing at the Great River Regional Library in Little Falls, MN. I hope to see you there. Bonus for attendees: I'll be reading from and giving away a copy of RIFT - which won't be in stores until August!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spreecast TONIGHT!

If you'd like to participate in the Breathless Tour video chat you can visit this link. I'm also embedding the video here so you can watch on my blog if you'd prefer!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Breathless Video Chat

Are you sad because the Breathless Tour didn't have a stop in your city? Well guess what?! Penguin has arranged a special online event where readers can participate in a virtual Breathless tour.

Marie Lu (LEGEND), Beth Revis (ACROSS THE UNIVERSE), Jessica Spotswood (BORN WICKED), and myself will be online live via Spreecast Monday, April 16 at 7:00 (EDT).

Click here for more info.

I hope you'll join us and bring your questions!

Monday, March 26, 2012

NYC Teen Author Fest

There are amazing teen author events all week in New York City! Check out the full schedule here.

Where I'll be:
Friday, March 30 - NYPL 42nd Street, Bergen Room
3:50-4:40: No Ordinary Love: How to Create a Satisfying Love Story and a Satisfying Supernatural World at the Same Time

Andrea Cremer
Melissa de la Cruz
Jeri Smith-Ready
Victoria Schwab
Margaret Stohl
Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater/Signing (Union Square B&N, 33 E 17th St, 7-8:30)

Andrea Cremer
Emily Danforth
Lucas Klauss
Stephanie Perkins
Siobhan Vivian
John Corey Whaley

moderator: David Levithan
Sunday April 1: Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder, 1-4):

Jennifer Barnes (Every Other Day, Egmont)
Matt Blackstone (A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie, FSG)
Caroline Bock (LIE, St. Martin’s)
Jen Calonita (Belles, Little Brown)
Anna Carey (Eve, Harper)
Susane Colasanti (So Much Closer, Penguin)
Andrea Cremer (Bloodrose, Penguin)
Gina Damico (Croak, HMH)
Emily Danforth (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Harper)
Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark, Harper)
Sarah Beth Durst (Drink, Slay, Love, S&S)
Elizabeth Eulberg (Take a Bow, Scholastic)
Gayle Forman (Where She Went, Penguin)
Natasha Friend (For Keeps, Penguin)
Kim Harrington (Perception, Scholastic)
Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers, Little Brown)
Daisy Whitney (The Rivals, Little Brown)
Saturday and Sunday - hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kick Ass Women Take Over!

I'm loving all the excitement for The Hunger Games movie, not only because the books are fabulous, but also because they feature Katniss - a young woman who is courageous, independent, and not afraid to fight for her family (not to mention her life!)

I love reading about heroines who kick ass without apology, so I'm seriously thrilled about Heather Brewer's new series: The Legacy of Tril. The first book, SOULBOUND, which I was lucky enough to read, will be in stores July 5. Girl + katana + fabulous world building = amazing book!

You are lucky because I'm hosting a contest to win an advanced copy of SOULBOUND. Just leave a comment here (be sure to include your email address so I can contact the winner) to enter!

UPDATE: The winner is Kristen
theshybookworm(at)yahoo(dot)com! Congrats and thank you to everyone who entered!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wonder Con!

I'm heading back to SoCal!

From March 16-18 I'll be at Wonder Con in Anaheim. The highlight of the weekend will be a panel I have the honor of moderating on Sunday afternoon from 3 - 4 p.m., which features:

Ann Aguirre, Enclave
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Creatures
Gretchen McNeil, Possess
Lissa Price, Starters
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

I'll have to work hard on my questions so I don't start fangirling over all these talented authors!

The panel takes place from 3 - 4 p.m., but I'll also be signing on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Mysterious Galaxy's booth (#900).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

RIFT Cover Reveal

I can't believe it's March! Thanks to everyone who came to the Breathless Reads tour; it was an amazing experience and I had so much fun meeting readers across the country.

Exciting news today: has the exclusive cover reveal for your next Nightshade adventure: RIFT, the first of two prequels, will be in stores August 7.

Check out the cover and interview!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

On the Road Now, and Again

Hello, from beautiful Long Beach, California! As a northern girl who has scoffed at television images of Californians donning sweaters when it got 'cold,' I must concede my error. It has been cool this weekend, and while it's not frigid like Minnesota I have indeed wanted a coat most days that I'm here. Even though it's not sunbathing temps, I've still taken great joy in walking on the beach at sunset.

It's the middle of my BLOODROSE tour and I want to send a huge thank you to everyone I've seen on the trip!

I have two stops left: Tuesday in St. Louis and Friday in New Orleans. I'd love to see you!

If you weren't able to come out for this tour, I'm delighted to announce the upcoming Breathless Reads tour. I'll be on the road with Marie Lu, Beth Revis, and Jessica Spotswood. Follow the latest Breathless Reads news on Facebook! Here is the preliminary schedule - keep an eye out for more details to come:

February 15, Chicago
Anderson's Bookshop

February 16, Washington D. C.
Bethesda Public Library

February 17, New York City
Books of Wonder

February 18, Philadelphia
Towne Center Book & Cafe

February 19, Philadelphia
Doylestown Bookshop

February 21, Atlanta
Little Shop of Stories

February 22, Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop

February 23, Dallas
Barnes and Noble

February 24, Los Angeles
Once Upon A Time

February 25, Los Angeles
Passion and Prose Event
Westin Long Beach

Before I sign off I want to send a huge thank you to all of you for supporting BLOODROSE - I'm thrilled to share that you have put the Nightshade series on the NYT series #5!!!! That means I'm raising my donation to Defenders of Wildlife to $5 per picture of BLOODROSE that I've received. And you've sent me loads of pictures so that means lots of money to protect wolves! You rock!! Thank you!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Want to keep the holiday spirit going and avoid the winter blahs? Come run with the wolves and celebrate BLOODROSE with me!
Check out the tour stops - I hope you can make it!!!

Friday, January 6: St. Paul, MN
BLOODROSE release party
7 p.m. Red Balloon Bookshop

Tuesday, January 10: Seattle, WA
7 p.m. Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)

Wednesday, January 11: Huntington Beach, CA
7 p.m. Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Thursday, January 12: San Diego, CA
7 p.m. Mysterious Galaxy Books

Friday, January 13: Manhattan Beach, CA
4 p.m. Pages: A Bookstore

Tuesday, January 17: St. Louis, MO
7 p.m. Puddn' Head Books

Friday, January 20: New Orleans, LA
5 p.m. Octavia Books

Monday, January 2, 2012


It's after midnight, which means we're in the last day before BLOODROSE hits stores. I'll admit that I have very mixed feelings about BLOODROSE going into the wild. On the one hand I'm thrilled that the final book of the Nightshade series will be in readers' hands. I can't wait until you see what happens and I hope you revel in the adventure as much as I did.

On the other hand I cried a lot (seriously, a lot) while writing this book. It's a journey coming to a close. And while there will be more stories set in the world of Nightshade, this particular story does have its ending. That's a bittersweet reality that I'm still coming to grips with.

In the last hours before BLOODROSE arrives, there are a couple of things I want to mention.

1) My post about endings. It's the best answer I can offer about everything that happens.

2) My donation to Defense of Wildlife. Your support is invaluable: Here are the details for what' I'm doing: Because I'm committed to advocating for wolves, I've decided to tie in BLOODROSE to this action: for every picture of a reader and her/his new copy of BLOODROSE that is sent to me via email, Facebook, or Twitter I will make a $2 donation to Defenders of Wildlife.

And to up the stakes: If in its first days of release BLOODROSE climbs into the top 10 of the Barnes and Noble (and remember that B&N has an exclusive edition with additional content!) and/or Amazon rankings I'll up that donation to $3 per picture.

And finally: Because BLOODROSE is book 3, Nightshade moves from the New York Times Chapter Book list to the notoriously-difficult-to break-into Series list. If BLOODROSE hits in the top 5 of the NYT series list I'll increase my donation to $5 per picture.

I encourage you to support wolves and spread the word about the risks of taking gray wolves off of the endangered species list. I hope you're as excited as I am for next Tuesday. Thank you so much for sharing Calla and the packs' journeys with me!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Upcoming Appearances

Friday, October 12
NY Comic Con
Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC
Penguin Young Readers Group booth #921

11am-12pm - Signing of RISE galleys at Penguin booth (#921)

Saturday, October 13
NY Comic Con, Javits Center
12:15-1:15 PM - MYTH MIXOLOGY: How Urban Fantasists Create the Perfect Cocktail
Javits Center, Rm. 1A08 

 Many New Yorkers know their Manhattans, Cosmos, and Long Island Iced Teas.  While the average happy hour drink takes gin, rum, or vodka, these authors spice things up with mystics, witches, daemons, Celtic gods, and other magical beings.  Join these top-shelf authors as they discuss the elements of mythology that go into making your favorite cocktails of urban fantasy.
1. Nicole Peeler (Tempest’s Fury) MODERATOR
2. F. Paul Wilson (Repair Man Jack Series)
3. Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles)
4. Theo Lawrence (Mystic City) -- Confirmed
5. Andrea Cremer (The Nightshade series & Rift)
6. Nancy Holzner (Deadtown Series)
7. Amber Benson (Calliope-Reaper Jones series)
8. Anton Strout (Alchemystic)
9. Allison Pang (A Trace of Moonlight)

Sunday, October 14
Hall 1B
Location: Hall 1B 

Because one fight to the death wasn't enough, GGR: The Sequel brings you a whole new set of authors fighting for the right to be TOP GEEK in this no-holds-bared geek culture game show. In addition the audience members will be asked to 'write-in' questions in hopes of stumping the authors and winning a prize pack of books. Featuring: Anton Strout, Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis, and Myke Cole. Led by Queen Geek Colleen Lindsay

Saturday, October 27
Texas Book Festival

3:30-4:30 pm - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility panel
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036

4:45 pm - Book Signing
Book signing tent