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.
27 April 2012
21 April 2012
The book was released on Thursday, April 18 and is in comic book stores, nationwide. You can find a comic book store near you by searching here. Barnes and Noble reported that they will be releasing it on April 24. Amazon plans to ship copies on May 1. (I'm sorry I am not sure why they both have later release dates.)
The publisher does have distribution in the UK. They will be providing us with a list of what stores are carrying. The publisher will be happy to process orders through their web store for all other International fans. They will begin taking International orders soon. As soon as they let me know they are ready, I will let you all know.
The HUSH, HUSH graphic novel will be available digitally in about one month. Stay tuned for more to come on this.
20 April 2012
15 April 2012
ME: That box looks like it started decomposing ten years ago. That can't be a good sign!
HUSBAND: You're gonna want to take a look inside.
ME: You were supposed to trash my stuff! I can't deal with unpacking another box right now. If I see one more packing peanut, I will stab my eye out with a fork!
MY SON (in the background): COOL!
HUSBAND: You're impossible.
ME: Okay, okay! Just don't make me touch the box. (There was a spider nest adhered to the outside.)
I opened the box. Inside, I found bow ties from two of my prom dates - 1995 and 1996! I found high-school graduation announcements, old and intimate and hilarious letters from friends, cross-country medals, all of my A.P English essays, a short story I wrote inspired by Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS, awful, awful poetry, yearbooks, the strand of fake pearls my grandmother insisted I wear to graduation that I secretly plotted to light on fire, my SONY Walkman, and lots and lots of photographs of long-lost souls who shaped my teen years in important, meaningful ways.
Had my husband thrown out the box, I might never have noticed it had gone missing. Nothing in that box is vital to me on a day-to-day basis. And yet, the memories that each of those objects inside sparked are priceless. Little pieces of me that seem like a lifetime away, floating unnoticed for so long in my mind and now helping me remember what it feels like to be a teen. What it feels like to fall in love for the first time. What it feels like to stand up for one friend and betray another--and to feel deep regret in some tender place in my heart over it. Most days, that's what being an author means: feeling. And trying to figure out how to put emotion properly into a story so the reader feels it too.
It's often said that the story chooses the writer, and I believe that. But I also believe the opposite. The writer chooses the story in every step and misstep she takes a long the way, every choice and consequence leaving an impression hidden away to be surreptitiously found and used at some future point.
13 April 2012
(Yes, I know it's Saturday, but I have a good imagination, and I'm pretending it's still Friday. Feel free to exercise your own imagination.)
1. The HUSH, HUSH graphic novel comes out April 18th - less than a week away! I've heard from my publisher that the book is about to sell out at distribution level, which means if you're dying to get your hands on a copy, you'll probably want to pick up one sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you risk waiting for the graphic novel to go back to print. And did I mention I wrote an original scene between Patch and Nora that will be included as bonus content? I did!
2. YALSA's Teens' Top Ten Nominees have been announced. I've read several of the books on the list, and there is a reason they've been nominated - they're great books! If you're looking for a new book, why not try one of them? The full list can be found HERE.
3. In case you missed it, yesterday I announced FINALE's cover will be revealed in June. Stay tuned!
4. I'm reading INSURGENT by Veronica Roth. It's taking all my willpower to read a little bit every night, stretching it out so the wonderful story won't end too quickly. If you haven't read DIVERGENT, the first book in the trilogy, you are missing out on some very special storytelling. Oh man, how I love Tris and Four. And, oh, how I love the world of DIVERGENT.
5. This week, I sent round two of my FINALE edits to my editor. We're getting so close to the end. I feel lucky and grateful to be working with such a smart and devoted team - we want this book to be an exciting and worthy end to Patch and Nora's story! I still have line edits, copy edits, and first-pass pages, but after that, around mid-May, the book will leave my hands for good and go to print. After that, hurry up, October!