Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thriller Mind Games. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California. Visit her at www.kierstenwhite.com.
If you scroll down, you'll see that my blog is...not often updated. I am more often on twitter (@kierstenwhite) and tumblr (kierstenwhite.tumblr.com). But there is a wealth of information here (by which I mean fake screenplays, cranky anthropomorphized laptops, and the occasional helpful writing post) from past years when I blogged regularly, and along the top are links to information on my books, future appearances, and other info that is usually a
Hello, my darlings. Welcome to the sicking house, where everyone is sicking. (I wish this were the napping house, but alas. That is not my lot in life.)
Just a quick post to let you know of three very exciting upcoming signings!
On Sunday, October 12th (this Sunday!), I'll be at Kepler's in Menlo Park (near San Francisco), signing with the luminous Becca Fitzpatrick (BLACK ICE, HUSH HUSH) and Christina Lauren (SUBLIME and their series of books the titles of which I cann
This is a blog that I repost every year, because it is something that is, for obvious reasons, very important to me to educate and inform people about. Since posting about my experience with an ectopic pregnancy and talking about it, several women have told me that knowing the symptoms was what got them to the hospital in time. Please read it. Please tell other women about it.
This is a particularly painful time for me to post this, and my heart goes out to anyone who may be struggl
Hello, my lovelies. I know I've been remiss about posting to the blog. I will hopefully have more to say in the next few days leading up to the release of Illusions of Fate (!!).
But I wanted to let you know about THIS:
I'll be touring next week for the release with some of my very most favorite people in the whole world! Please see the poster for details and who will be with me where. I hope to see MANY of you! (Also, if you can't make it, you can always order signed a
I am positively EXPLODING (but not literally exploding because eew) on account of the news I have for you today. Allow me to screencap:
EEEEEEEE! First of all, let me tell you how wonderful Wendy Loggia, my editor (my editor!) is. She is a delight, and so smart, and such a smart delight, and I cannot wait to develop this series under her editorial guidance. Plus I get to work with Annie Eaton and Ruth Knowles, who are in the UK, which means I automatically love everything they say o
Hello! You look lovely this fine Tuesday morning! You know what else looks lovely? The calendar, which informs us there are only THREE WEEKS LEFT until the release of In the Shadows, my delicious gothic-horror-romance-supernatural-story-in-two-parts novel with artist Jim Di Bartolo!
So, to that end, behold: a teaser trailer! You can see some of the art from the first "prequel" art chapter! Isn't it amazing??
Mad props to Jim for not only his jaw-dropping art,
My book came out! I went on tour!
I love these ladies--Sophie Jordan, Tahereh Mafi, and Veronica Rossi--and their books! But most of all I love all of you who managed to make it out to one of our stops. It is ALWAYS a joy to meet you and talk books and squee together.
I also hit up some museums in NYC, including this one with an Ancient Egyptian temple in it. This is my ANCIENT EGYPTIAN STUFF face.
I know it sounds like an exaggeration when I say there is nothing like In the Shadows, my book with artist Jim Di Bartolo, on the YA shelves right now. But...there is nothing like it! And today I get to show you a sneak peek of just how amazing and unusual it is.
Because it isn't an illustrated novel, and it's not a graphic novel. It's a novel in two parts--one storyline all text, and one all art. Gorgeous, jaw-dropping, FULL COLOR art!
Please see the "Bonus" tab for a little extra Perfect Lies goodness, to thank you all for reading, reviewing, talking, coming to see me on tour, being patient when I STILL haven't mailed things out (oh my gosh I'm the worst, I'm so sorry), etc etc etc.
Gah, so weird. I can't believe it's here. Perfect Lies was such a fun and hard book to write. Here's some trivia: In Mind Games, I originally thought the second POV would be Adam's, not Annie's. And in my original idea for Perfect Lies, I thought the second POV would be James. But, much like when I tried to write Adam as a POV, I couldn't get over the fact that this needed to be a book about the relationship between the sisters, not the relationship between Fia and a love interest.
First and foremost, BEHOLD: THE GLORY THAT IS MY NEWEST COVER!
Man, oh man. I'll admit, I didn't know what they were going to do for this one. I gave them a book with a historical fantasy setting based on Edwardian England (but not actually Edwardian England). So it had magic, but also a recognizable setting. Fancy dresses! Teacups! Bewitched birds! And, at the center of it all, Jessamin, a girl feeling very small and alone in a country far, far from the beautiful island she'd grown up on.
In 2012, I wrote four novels. In 2013, I wrote zero. In 2012, Endlessly came out, completing the Paranormalcy trilogy. In 2013, Mind Games and The Chaos of Stars came out. In 2012, I wrote like a fiend. In 2013, I edited like a...rather more exhausted and definitely less fiendish thing.
In 2012, I finally came to terms with not having any more kids and embraced my life as a mother of two. In 2013, we welcomed another baby.
Hi, friends. I miss you. I miss me, too. But slowly (slowly, slowly, s l o w l y) the Baby Otter is starting to sleep and I'm starting to see the return of Being a Person.
Today! Today is exciting. Today is the release of the MIND GAMES paperback! It's pretty. It's paperbacky. It has a bonus short story AND a sneak peek at PERFECT LIES in the back! It makes an excellent gift, hint hint. (For someone on your list. Not for me. I have, like, forty of them. Please don't give me MI
...my very first collaboration! With Artist Extraordinaire Jim Di Bartolo!
I don't even know what to say about this book. Or what I can say right now, as we like to keep things shrouded in mystery. What does a shroud of mystery look like?, you might wonder. Mystery is tinged in blue, although in certain lights looks a deep red. It is the last remnants of fog blowing in from the ocean, clinging to the landscape, obscuring reality so that the familiar suddenly becomes unknown. My
This is a post that I do every year, because it is something that is, for obvious reasons, very important to me to educate and inform people about. Since posting about my experience with an ectopic pregnancy and talking about it, I have had three women who told me that knowing the symptoms was what got them to the hospital in time. Please read it. Please tell other women about it.
This year it is strange to think about. Five years ago I didn't have an agent. I didn't have a book dea
On Saturday at 2 PM pacific, I'll be doing my only signing event for THE CHAOS OF STARS/the rest of the year. (This is on account of The Baby Otter.) It's at the San Marcos library in California.
And, because geography is a great big meanie and constantly prevents us from hanging out, good news: thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can come! It will be broadcast live, on the Epic Reads ustream channel, thanks to my wonderful publisher.
I have pretty bookmarks! And I want to share! If you buy THE CHAOS OF STARS the first week it's out (either pre-ordered or purchased between now and September 17th), simply fill out the form and I'll send you an envelope containing signed bookmarks and my sincere gratitude.
Fortunately sincere gratitude, while massive, weighs nothing. Otherwise the postage would be more than I can afford.
Isadora was first mentioned on this blog in March, 2010.
You'll note that's over three years ago.
Isadora sold in August, 2011. That was after four episodes of completely throwing out what I had and starting over. And, as is usual when editing with a professional, that was only the beginning of the work that went into making the book that became THE CHAOS OF STARS.
For a girl who is used to writing fast, it was rather tortuous.
Isadora was the voice that wouldn’t go away. I started her book, stopped, set it aside and declared it would never work no fewer than four or five times. But unlike most of the other ideas I decide aren’t happening, she wouldn’t leave me alone. There's a particular constellation that's important in the novel and when I'd decided to quit writing it, I kid you not, I felt actual guilt every time I saw those stars in the sky. When you start apologizing to stars, either you are crazy or you ne
Hello, my lovelies! Very quickly, with more to come soon:
My only signing for THE CHAOS OF STARS' release (on account of the tiny and very cute baby) will be on Saturday, September 14th, at the San Marcos library! 2 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. Books will be available for purchase, and you're also welcome to bring any books of mine you already have. I will bring lots of sharpies, and bookmarks, and my special CHAOS manicure (spoiler: SPARKLES).
--> There is something sacred about the demands of a newborn.
In my church, young people can choose to devote eighteen-months or two years of their lives to living in some new part of the world, talking to people, doing service, and spreading the message of Christ to anyone who wants to hear it. Missionaries follow strict rules. They wake up early. They go to bed on time. They wear certain clothes, they don’t listen to music or go to movies, they pursue almost no leisure, and they commu
(I suck, but the winner of the Transparent contest has been contacted. Finally. This is why I don't do many contests--it makes me feel like a terrible person. Which I am, so. There will be another contest for ARCs at the end of the month, though!)
I had a few items on my publishing bucket list. One was to, you know, actually get published. (CHECK!) Another was to someday, eventually, have a shelf with foreign editions of my books. Thanks to Paranormalcy, I've actually filled an ent
Oh hello! Today is VERY EXCITING. Even worthy of ABUSING ALL CAPS, and that is very exciting indeed!
First, Amazon is featuring Mind Games as part of their summer reading promotion. This means it is $1.99 for the Kindle! That is less than the cost of two candy bars, AND I can personally guarantee my book contains NO CALORIES WHATSOEVER.
But wait, you have a Nook/iPad/other eReader? GOOD NEWS. It is $1.99 on all eBook platforms! THIS IS VERY, VERY AWESOME.