Putting the Pieces Together

Posted on: 15th Mar 2016  /   Categorized: fanart

At the launch party for Stars Above last month, I received a most curious gift: four paper squares with some obscure artwork on them. They also came with a letter explaining that at each of the events on the Stars Above book tour I would receive yet more squares – so that, at the end of the tour, I would have 28 puzzle pieces that would make up one epic image.

 

Waiting for those squares and trying to piece together what I had after each event was one of the most fun book tour experiences I’ve ever had. It was like a scavenger hunt! And a birthday party! And getting cool fanart! All rolled into one!

 

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It was such a joy trying to interpret each individual piece as they came (Look, it’s Winter! It’s Scarlet! I… have no idea what that is. OMG it’s Iko!!), and even more fun as the picture began to reveal itself.

 

And not only were each of the puzzle pieces colored by a different fan or blogger, but each contributor also wrote a personal message on the back of their piece:

 

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Reading through your thoughts on the characters, world, and story of The Lunar Chronicles meant so much to me. I truly can’t express to the collaborators of this project how much I enjoyed receiving the pieces, reading your thoughtful words, and seeing the puzzle come together.

 

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I’m just so touched by the thought and effort that went into this surprise project, and so happy to be able to share the completed puzzle with all my Lunartics today!

 

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Seriously. How cool is that???

 

 

Thank you so much to all the contributors:

@velvetblush

@prncessselene

@thelunar-ckswctwj

@artemisianfire

@ms-digne

@avidreader821

@aceofstars16

@bookaddictsguide

@Litwick3002

@mf-islands

@heilo4298

@famouswriter101

@cactyss

@lovelunarchron

@twilight150

@cassia-azure

@niennaart

@empyrean-rain

@babitty-rabitty

@allfortheloveofabook

@toinfinityandbeyond277

@7-t

@ana-dante

@bunniesaur

@epicromancesdontjusthappen

@silentfansilentdream

 

And a particularly warm thank you to the coordinator of this project, Kat-Adara, who must have put so much time and thought into making it happen. Your organizational skills are astounding!

 

*squishes you all*

A Month of Lunar Chronicles Nostalgia

Posted on: 1st Mar 2016  /   Categorized: Cinder

Since the launch of Stars Above, I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing about the last four years, which have been amazing, surreal, and life-changing in so many ways. And I’ve been inspired to assemble a sort-of virtual scrapbook on Facebook: each day this month I’ll be sharing one of my very favorite moments in the time of The Lunar Chronicles, including some of the most memorable fan interactions, crazy-cool promo stuff, and some moments that literally brought me to tears.

 
The month-long celebration kicked off today with this image of the Flat Iron Building in New York City, and my publisher’s first tribute to CINDER:

 

 

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Follow along for more of my favorite TLC moments all month long at https://www.facebook.com/MarissaMeyerAuthor/.

Some of the Most Heartwarming TLC Art I’ve Ever Seen

Posted on: 16th Feb 2016  /   Categorized: fanart

Oh my stars. Have you guys seen these????

Now, I have received a lot of amazing fanart over the years and every piece has made me smile or swoon, and sometimes even made me laugh.

But last week, during the Stars Above tour, I received a booklet containing two short TLC comics that made me smile, and then awww, and then… cry. Truly. That was a first.  These two graphic stories are so incredibly touching (and cleverly done!) that I simply had to share them here.

Thanks to Sorcaron for bringing them to my attention and printing my own keepsake book to cherish, and to both Sorcaron/mf-islands and Ana-Dante for creating such heartfelt mini-tales.

 

Superheroes

Superheroes by Ana-Dante

 

 

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Stories by Sorcaron and Ana-Dante

 

 

Click through to read the entire comics. And enjoy! 

Out Today: A Tyranny of Petticoats Anthology

Posted on: 8th Mar 2016  /   Categorized: Anthologies

I’m so pleased to announce the release of A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS: 15 STORIES OF BELLES, BANK ROBBERS & OTHER BADASS GIRLS, edited by Jessica Spotswood – a historical fiction anthology that includes a story from yours truly.

 

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From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.

 

Criss-cross 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 <~ that’s me!
Saundra Mitchell
Beth Revis
Caroline Richmond
Lindsay Smith
Jessica Spotswood
Robin Talley
Leslye Walton
Elizabeth Wein

 


 

My contribution – titled “Gold in the Roots of the Grass” – is a ghost story that takes place during the 1877 Black Hills Gold Rush. I loved researching and writing it, and sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it, along with the whole collection.

 

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Illustrated Timeline by Simini Blocker


 

 

And if you live in the Seattle area, don’t miss these book events!

 
Bellevue, WA
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00pm
University Bookstore
A Tyranny of Petticoats book launch party with J. Anderson Coats, Marissa Meyer, and Leslye Walton

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

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

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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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