So first off if you haven't heard yet, Maggie and Scholastic made the first eight chapters of her upcoming book Call Down the Hawk available online as a free preview. This is not crappy cell phone pics or cheap scans of the samplers that were handed out at BookCon last weekend. This is an official upload fully supported and authorized by the author and publisher. THIS IS THE BOOK. If you're not one of the 7k (as of the time of writing this) fans who have already viewed/downloaded this you can get it here:
Got it? Good. It's a short read. I plowed through it in about 45 min between reading and squealing at my friends as they were reading and passing it around.
Maggie Stiefvater recently created tarot cards for The Raven Cycle book series. She is an incredible designer! Here are some photos from some of the first cards in the deck.
New Line Cinema, on the quest to find the next "Hunger Games" has acquired the rights to Maggie Stiefvater's young adult novel "The Raven Boys." Akiva Goldsman is producing under his Weed Road production banner, and Area Johnston and Dave Neustadter are overseeing.
DOUG: When you’re not writing novels about “werewolf nookie” and “homicidal faeries,” what are you writing about?
MAGGIE: These days? Dead Welsh kings, helicopters, and rich boys.
Young Adult literature—what is it?
A marketing construct.
And the difference between YA lit and “literary” novels?
[Laughing] This is a short answer, right? If we watch movies, we don’t have that same sense of “adult/young adult.” I love to use the example of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the classic movie that no…