-As proclaimed by every media outlet under the sun, J.K Rowling's latest book, the muggle filled Casual Vacancy, came out on Thursday. In honour of it's release there were about 12 hundred interviews and T.V. appearances, which seemed to contradict the whole no fuss publicity campaign she claims she wanted. But what do I know?
- In the ABC interview she talked about having to use a disguise when buying her wedding dress and what she learned from Michael Jackson about fame.
- While talking to the Vancouver Sun she did her usual "never say never", tease about one day returning to Harry Potters world.
- USA today got one of the most comprehensive interviews where she talk at length about publishing a non-Harry book, the Olympics and her struggles with the British press.
- In BBC interview (televised, this is the transcript), she talks about the possibility of a directors cut Harry Potter.
-This past week I
I won't lie, I'm smitten, total author crush. So if like me, you can't get enough of Maggie, then head on over to the Indigo Teen blog, who had a great Q and A with her. There are even glimpses into Gansey's notebook.
-Are you dying for the release of The Evolution of Mara Dyer? Yah, I hear you. In this torturous wait I've been spending a lot of time convincing others to join the Mara Dyer fan train. But in case you missed it Michelle Hodkin dropped the September teaser this week, and it's a goodie.
-Speaking of great teasers of anticipated second books, Penguin released the first chapter of Maureen Johnson's follow up to the Name of the Star- The Madness Underneath.
- And because this is quickly turning into the link salad of want, you can ALSO check out the first chapter of Robin LaFevers companion to Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph. My wallet is starting to groan from all the excitement these stupid teasers are generating.
-Cassie Clare dropped a lovely little Clockwork Princess snippet (speaking of anticipation, sigh). I would be lying if I didn't cop to seriously considering stalking the TMI set last week in the hopes of meeting Cassie. I am totally ambivalent about the stars, but Cassie I would set stalk for.
-The Austin Culture Map had a fab interview with another beloved author crush of mine, Libba Bray. She's currently on tour for The Diviners (you must read it!), if you have the chance please go meet her, she is funny, charming and well worth the effort.
-Were you a fan of The Strain? Well good news, FX has bought it and is creating a mini-series with Guillermo Del Toro at the helm. They're in the pilot faze, but I'm guessing it will take off like wild fire. Which reminds me, I really need to read the last part already.
That's a wrap for the linkage my lovely flock. Make sure to come back tomorrow for the grand beginning of Giving me the Creeps October, a month filled with monsters, mayhem and general creepies (and of course cats in Halloween costumes!). Now wish me luck, I've got a sewing problem to go figure out. Please send booze and energy drinks.