Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series. A New York City native, Sarah currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and dog.
So, I’m currently writing this from Adelaide, Australia (which is awesomeee), and just spent the past two weeks in New Zealand, road tripping from Auckland all the way down to Queenstown (no words to describe how amazing this trip was, but perhaps my Instagram will do it some justice)! I’ll have a more detailed recap of everything in my December newsletter, but because I’m on the road (and newsletters take a while to format), I figured I’d share today’s awesome news on my blog instead!
This is going to be a whirlwind of updates, because holy crap, my (third round of) edits for the ACOTAR sequel are due by Sunday night, anddddd I am literally on the sleep-eat-write-eat-write-sleep schedule until they’re sent in.
To kick it off, some exciting news! (…for me, anyway.) A little bird juuust told me that ACOTAR2 (no title yet!) is already available for pre-order on Amazon! And has a publication date (May 3rd)! Woohoo!
So, in case the lack of updating this blog was any indication, the past few months have been *super* busy! I went on tour for the entire month of May when A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES released, and had suchhhhh a blast (as always!) meeting readers in the U.S. and UK!
Thank you so much to everyone who came to my events on either side of the pond—and thanks from the bottom of my heart to ALL of you who have supported and embraced this book, whether in person or online. I cannot begin t
Well, ACOTAR is a week (!!!!) away from releasing, andddd I have about 20000 deadlines breathing down my neck before I head off on my back-to-back US and UK tours (fun fact: I’ll be gone for the entire month of May!).
SO, I thought I’d do a little bit of housekeeping (the only housekeeping I’m doing these days, har har har):
First, (IMPORTANT) updated US/UK Tour graphics, because some venues have changed!
Specific US tour stop locations can be found here: http://
So, I'm currently in the middle of drafting the fifth (!!!) Throne of Glass book, which is turning out to be a LOT of fun--anddddd I can't really say anything about the book yet since Queen of Shadows is still months away from publication. :P
BUT I have some awesome updates regarding A Court of Thorns and Roses!
If you've pre-ordered the book and/or plan to pre-order it, then click here for some truly amazing prizes/goodies from my publisher! (Open to several internatio
Okay, so this post is going to be chock full of exciting updates (cover reveal! Tour dates! Pre-order goodies!), BUT I’m going to jump right to (perhaps) the most exciting one…
THE QUEEN OF SHADOWS COVERRRRR
Behold, in all its murderous/vengeful/badass glory, the US & UK/Australia/NZ covers (click for full-size/HD):
So, I’m preeeetty much obsessed with this cover and it conveys so much of the tone/feel/atmosphere of the book (
Confession: I did NOT realize it's been TWO MONTHS since I updated this blog. Ooooops.
BUT I spent all of December drafting the sequel to ACOTAR (writing 145k words in less than a month is NOT something I advise doing) and then working on edits for the fourth Throne of Glass book (WHICH NOW HAS A TITLE--which I will get to soon!), then I ran away to the beach for 2 weeks with my soul-twin, Susan Dennard (where we rekindled our obsessive love for all things Legolas by watching the ex
So, I just turned in my second round of edits on Throne of Glass numero 4, which means I'm back to drafting the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses, and maaaaaybe drafting up some new Starkillers stuff with my best bud, Susan Dennard. (If you have no idea what Starkillers is, click here. It's basically a free serialized space opera that we've been writing/sharing for a while.) I've been crazy-busy juggling deadlines, so I apologize if I've been slow to respond to emails/asks/tweets! But despi
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that any intro I write will be skipped over (let’s be honest, you’re not even reading this, are you?), so I’ll put my commentary/excitement below (including some TOG4 info at the very bottom), BUT…We revealed the UK & US covers for my brand-new fantasy series, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES, earlier today on USA Today & Sugarscape, and the former includes an interview with yours truly (along with some glimpses into what to expect in upcoming TOG books!).
So, this will be a super-quick update, since I’m finally back from tour….and juggling two intense deadlines PLUS all the drama/excitement of buying a house (...which is one of the most traumatic/miserable processes ever. UGHHGHGHG.). Just a heads up: I’ll probably be MIA online for the next several weeks, BUT I wanted to mention a few things before I vanish into the wilds of Deadline Land…
First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came to one of my events in the
Well, I'm days away from getting on the road for a solid month, so I thought I'd post all of my upcoming events for my UK & US Heir of Fire tours again, in one easy-to-find place! Because I'll be away for so long, I'll probably be pretty MIA in terms of replying to emails/tweets/asks/etc., but I'll do my best to respond as soon as I can!
Part of the reason why I'll be gone for so long is because I'll also be spending 9 days in Scotland, doing book research! Areas of Scotland hav
So, I’m finally back on the east coast, and in the process of house-hunting (it’s just as stressful as I’d expected it to be, but also fun & exciting), BUT I have a bunch of suuuuper-awesome THRONE OF GLASS news to share with you! US Tour Information! Reviews! Covers!
Before I dive into today’s big news (aka tour info), I have a few absolutely amazing reviews for HEIR OF FIRE to share with you guys!
First of all, HOF received a Top Pick rating from RT Magazine, whic
So, this is just a super-quick update to let you know that I might be a little MIA for the rest of the summer!
After six years in SoCal, I’m finally (finally!) moving back to the east coast! Long story short: my husband was offered a position in Philadelphia, and we jumped at the chance to move back. Honestly, we’ve both been wanting to return to the east coast for a few years now—not just to be closer to family & friends, but also because we actually miss everything about livin
So, I’m emerging from my mini vacation with a bunch of super-exciting announcements!
Some of you might have already heard a little bit about this, but… I’m so, so thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning to the UK for another tour this August!
I had the time of my LIFE on tour in the UK & Europe last fall, so it’s beyond wonderful to get to return this year! We’ll be announcing more events over the summer, but as of right now, here are a few places to find me (an
SO, the past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of super-fun, super-awesome stuff! I had an absolutely AMAZING time meeting readers and fellow authors at RT in New Orleans (I learned SO MUCH about writing while attending various panels, and came home totally inspired to write!), and completely fell in love with NOLA, too (THE FOOD! the architecture! the MUSIC!).
And, as always, it rejuvenated my heart/soul/creative spirit to be around my BFFers & fellow writers, Susan Den
SO, I’m just going to announce all the news-y/event stuff first, so I can ramble for the rest of this post about the HEIR OF FIRE excerpt that’s now online.
I have TWO upcoming events:
Thursday, May 15th:
10 AM: "Fantasy: Breathing Life Into It" panel with PJ Schnyder, Kristen Callihan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mur Lafferty, and Tamora Pierce (!!!!!).
Location: Canal Street Marriott, 2nd Floor, Studio 4 (Preservation Hall)
SO, I’m about 4 days away from handing in my next round of edits on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES (soooo close to being done with this book!), but I figured I’d check in to make a teeeeensy tiiiiny announcement…
THE HEIR OF FIRE COVER HAS FINALLY BEEN REVEALED!
You can see the official reveal over on the TOG Facebook page, but I’ve had some requests for the covers in hi-res, so…here they are!
Honestly, I can’t decide which I prefer because the
So, I’m still juggling various TOG & ACOTAR deadlines, but I just wanted to quickly announce some *exciting* upcoming events!
THIS THURSDAY (April 10th) at 3 PM EST (Noon Pacific; 8 PM UK time), I’ll be chatting on Twitter with the amazingly talented & lovely Samantha Shannon, author of THE BONE SEASON (which was one of my favorite reads of 2013)! We’ll be talking about our series, writing, favorite books, and lots more! So, if you’re around, definitely stop by—and bring any
Well, I just received some really exciting/awesome news regarding my upcoming fantasy series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, so I figured now is as good a time as any to give you guys an update on what I’m working on!
But first—thank you all SO MUCH for making the release of The Assassin’s Blade so fun and spectacular. You guys are the best. (Also, if you’re in the US, there’s a sneak peek of Heir of Fire in the back of the book.)
So, The Assassin’s Blade—the bind-up of all five Throne of Glass novellas—is out today! (Warning: This is a bit of a lengthy post, but…I love these novellas, and if you’re interested in how they came about, then…here it is.)
Honestly, I get a little weepy whenever I look at my gorgeous, gorgeous US & UK editions. (I miiiight be a little weepy as I write this, actually.)
I never, ever expected these novellas to one day be in print.
These novellas started off as
So, I’m emerging from the Revising Cave (currently working on my first round of edits for my new fantasy series, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES) with some super-exciting, super-wonderful, super-epic news…
My amazing, brilliant, and ridiculously awesome publisher, Bloomsbury, has acquired the next three THRONE OF GLASS novels (AKA Books 4, 5, and 6)! You can get more nitty gritty/exciting info about the deal here.
And here’s that nifty little write-up in Publishers Mar
So, after many, many, many months (years!) of keeping it a secret and forcing myself to refer to the novel as TOG3, Bloomsbury has finally revealed the title for the third TOG novel over on the TOG facebook page!
What do you guys think?! This probably goes without saying, but I’m gonna say it anyway… I love it.
Normally, finding the right title is a lengthy back and forth process (mostly because I’m useless when it comes to making up titles), but this book was HEIR OF F
Well, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that this is the longest hiatus I’ve ever taken from blogging, and I am so, so, SO sorry for all the radio silence on my end!
Basically, I got back from my UK/Europe book tour (more on that below) and had to dive right into my edits for the third book in the TOG series, and spent the rest of October and half of November working on them. And when I handed in the edits to my editor on November 15th, I woke up the next morning to find the first pa
SO! I am back from my amazing, wonderful, and insanely fun whirlwind of a US tour!
…And I’ll be off on my UK/Ireland/Germany tour in a few days (but I’ll get to that later).
It was SUCH a delight to meet so many Throne of Glass readers across America—and if you went to one of my events, THANK YOU for coming! (And a special shout-out to everyone who brought me hand-written letters and fan-art… You guys are incredible.) I’ll be honest: most of the time, I was pinching mys
So, CROWN OF MIDNIGHT is finally, finally out in the US today!
I’ve been thinking about what I’d say today for weeks. And somehow I couldn’t come up with the words—any words, actually—to express the gratitude, excitement, nerves, and joy. I’ve had a word doc titled “Release Day Blog Post” sitting open on my desktop for a while—completely blank.
And then yesterday afternoon, I got an email from my mom and knew what I wanted to write about today: