A Very Kiko Valentine

Posted on: 12th Feb 2016  /   Categorized: Book Love

My Week of TLC Valentines is wrapping up with an unexpected fan OTP…

An Iko and Kinney Valentine
Art by Ellie Owen : Tumblr / DeviantART

Iko and Kinney valentine

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I hope you all enjoyed this week of valentines as much as I did. Thanks a gazillion times to the artists – Giuliana, Julie, Joy, Meridian, and Ellie – and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

A Valentine from the Princess and Her Guard

Posted on: 11th Feb 2016  /   Categorized: Book Love

My week of TLC valentines continues with…

A Jacin and Winter Valentine
Art by Meridian Gray: Instagram / DeviantART

Winter and Jacin valentine 4

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A Valentine for Cresswell Fans

Posted on: 10th Feb 2016  /   Categorized: Book Love

The week of TLC Valentine love continues…

A Cress and Thorne Valentine
Art by Joy Chen : DeviantArt / tumblr / founder of #TLCShipWeeks

Thorne and Cress valentine

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A Wolf & Scarlet Valentine

Posted on: 9th Feb 2016  /   Categorized: Book Love

Our Lunar Chronicles Valentine celebration continues with…

A Wolf and Scarlet Valentine
Art by Julie CrowellPinterest

Scarlet and Wolf valentine

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Happy Valentine’s Day from The Lunar Chronicles

Posted on: 8th Feb 2016  /   Categorized: Book Love

I love Valentine’s Day. I truly do. It’s always been my favorite holiday – maybe because I’ve never felt that it’s a holiday that has to be strictly about romantic love. Rather, I think of it as a day to celebrate all the special people in our lives, whether that’s your husband, your grandma, your best friend, or even a coworker.

 

So I wanted to do something special this year for some of my favorite people…. my Lunartics!

 

I’ve teamed up with five phenomenal TLC fanartists to create five valentines, each featuring a favorite ship from the series. (Last week’s graphic novel announcement may or may not clue you in to who the fifth couple will be…)

 

I’ll be posting one valentine each day this week. Please: Take them. Download them. Print them. Share them. Pin them. Enjoy them.

 

Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Marissa

 

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A Kai and Cinder Valentine
Art by Giuliana: Pinterest / Tumblr

Cinder and Kai valentine

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TLC Graphic Novels… IT’S A THING

Posted on: 1st Feb 2016  /   Categorized: Wires & Nerve

Just announced!

 

Big News!

 

I’m so excited!

 

It is official, guys: I am writing Lunar Chronicles Graphic Novels.

 

This two-part series, titled WIRES & NERVE, will take place after Winter (but before the Stars Above epilogue) and feature Iko as the main protagonist… along with a brand-new villain, and maybe a certain Lunar guard as well. (There you have it, Kiko shippers. Did you doubt me??)

 

Read all about WIRES & NERVE in today’s article on The Washington Post, which also happens to include our first released character sketch. It’s of Iko, looking completely badass.

 

I HEART IT SO MUCH.

 

I really, really love graphic novels and it’s been on my wish list to write one since I was a teenager, so this has been a dream come true for me. I sincerely hope you will all love it when it comes out next year!

Stars Above! (A Letter to My Lunartics)

Posted on: 2nd Feb 2016  /   Categorized: Book Love

 

StarsAbove

 

Well, this is it, you guys.

 

Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection comes out today, and while it’s still not 100% the end of the story (see last week’s announcement re: Iko-based graphic novels, coming soon!), I’m still feeling a little sentimental over the release of this collection. Because while the graphic novels continue some threads of the story set up in the books, this collection, with its wedding epilogue and happily ever afters, does feel like The End of the story that first started in a New Beijing marketplace with a mechanic, a prince, and a broken android.

 

So I just wanted to take a minute today to say Thank You.

 

You guys – you readers and Lunartics, fans and booksellers, librarians, artists and friends – have made the last five years of my life so unspeakably incredible. Though I think every writer dreams of things like bestseller lists and movie adaptations, I never in a million years could have imagined what it would be like to have a community of readers come together around my story, my characters, my world, and embrace it as fully as you guys have. Your costumes have made me smile. Your fanart has made me giddy. You have told me your personal stories of being strengthened and empowered by these characters and at times you have brought me to actual tears.

 

I spent my whole life wanting to be published, to see my name on the cover of a book and know that I had created that. But when you’re still learning the craft of writing and chipping away at your first (or second or third or fiftieth) manuscript, it’s impossible to imagine how this story you’re creating might one day go out into the world and take on a life of its own. How it can impact the lives of others. How it can bring people together. How it can spark feelings of joy or confidence or even a desire to change the world around us.

 

I didn’t expect that when I started writing these books, and it still blows my mind to see what the story has grown into. It’s grown so far beyond my own imagination – and that’s because of you. Because you guys embraced it and shared it and turned it into something that is so much bigger and more epic than a manuscript on my laptop, or a book held in your hand. You guys brought the story to life in a way I couldn’t have done on my own, and that means the absolute world to me.

 

I hope with all my heart that these books are merely the start of a very long writing career. This is all I want to do for the rest of my life and I hope to never lose that drive and passion for telling stories. But I also know that, whatever happens in the future, nothing will ever compare to my first published series and this amazing experience I’ve had with The Lunar Chronicles and my Lunartics.

 

 

Thank you. I hope you enjoy the finale.

 

With all my love,

Marissa

 

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A Tyranny of Petticoats Pre-Order Campaign

Posted on: 25th Jan 2016  /   Categorized: Anthologies

First, check out this beautifully illustrated timeline for the upcoming A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS anthology!

Petticoats illustration

(My character is the one from 1877!)

You could receive this image on a lovely, limited-edition print or postcard, plus get your book signed by some of the amazing contributing authors, when you pre-order it from One More Page Books!

 


 

 

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A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls

Crisscross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They’re making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.

With stories by:
J. Anderson Coats
Andrea Cremer
Y. S. Lee
Katherine Longshore
Marie Lu
Kekla Magoon
Marissa Meyer
Saundra Mitchell
Beth Revis
Caroline Richmond
Lindsay Smith
Jessica Spotswood
Robin Talley
Leslye Walton
Elizabeth Wein

 


 

 

Do you live near the Seattle area? Mark your calendar for these TYRANNY events:

Bellevue, WA
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00pm
University Bookstore
Book Launch Party with Marissa Meyer, J. Anderson Coats, and Leslye Walton

Tacoma, WA
Saturday, June 4, 5:00pm
University Bookstore
Signing and Q&A with Marissa Meyer, J. Anderson Coats, and Leslye Walton

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