Our Lunar Chronicles Valentine celebration continues with…
A Wolf and Scarlet Valentine
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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!
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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!
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,
First, check out this beautifully illustrated timeline for the upcoming A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS anthology!
(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!
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
Y. S. Lee
Do you live near the Seattle area? Mark your calendar for these TYRANNY events:
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00pm
Book Launch Party with Marissa Meyer, J. Anderson Coats, and Leslye Walton
Saturday, June 4, 5:00pm
Signing and Q&A with Marissa Meyer, J. Anderson Coats, and Leslye Walton
It’s almost February and I’m hitting the road again! I hope to see many Lunartics at these awesome events:
The STARS ABOVE Launch Party in Seattle, WA
Feb. 2, 7:00pm
University Bookstore (U District)
Please join me in celebrating the release of STARS ABOVE: A Lunar Chronicles Collection. There will be…
A Costume Contest
And my favorite… we will be raffling off an ARC of Heartless!
Oh, and I will also Sign All The Books.
Priority standing in the signing line will be given to guests who purchase Stars Above from University Book Store—in store on the day of the event or pre-ordered for pick-up at the event on February 2.
Or see me on tour at one of these other great events, where there will also be cool swag and amazing giveaways!
Salt Lake City, UT
February 3, 7:00pm
The King’s English Bookshop
Feb. 4, 7:00pm
Powell’s Books in Beaverton
Feb. 5, 7:00pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
Feb. 6, 3:00pm
Irving Public Library
Feb. 7, 3:00pm
Feb. 8, 6:00pm
Barnes & Noble
Coral Gables, FL
Feb. 9, 8:00pm
Books & Books
Can’t make it to any of those events, either?
The Feb. 9 event at Books & Books will be livestreamed to the interwebs, so anyone can join in the fun and shenanigans! You will be able to ask questions and even enter to win some really cool prizes.
Mark your calendars for Feb. 9, 8:00 EST / 5:00 PST, and watch the livestream here!
Do you or someone you know speak Spanish, Greek, or Thai? Or do you just think the foreign edition covers are super cool? Enter one of my current GoodReads giveaways!
(Open to US, Canada, and limited international.)