Thursday, February 28, 2008

Contacts, Info, and Credits

There is a LOT of information on this page, including instructions for purchasing signed copies AND just about all the info I have about the books. Check out the red descriptors at the beginning of each paragraph.


If you'd like to purchase a signed copy of Graceling or Fire, please place an online order at my local indie, Harvard Book Store. Before you finish your order, a Comments box will appear. Please specify in the Comments box that you'd like the book signed, and to whom you'd like it personalized, if anyone. Kindly use the online ordering system rather than trying to order over the phone -- this will eliminate confusion at the store! All orders are pre-paid and non-returnable.

My agent is the goddess Faye Bender, sine qua non, of the Faye Bender Literary Agency.

My American publisher for Graceling is the team of superstars at Harcourt Children's Books (September 2008).

My American publisher for Fire and Bitterblue is another team of superstars!, this time at Dial Books for Young Readers, a Penguin imprint (Fire, October 2009; Bitterblue, May 2012). (The switch is the result of an editorial move.)

I love my foreign publishers! Thank you to everyone who's showing interest in publishing Graceling, Fire, and/or Bitterblue -- I'm humbled and overwhelmed! Here's everyone:

Regarding the timing of releases, especially of foreign translations:
Every territory has a different timetable, and I don't always have the latest information. I recommend doing some googling. Particularly if you speak the language, you'll probably be able to find a more accurate answer than I can.

Regarding general questions,
my FAQ pages are up now, and will answer a lot of questions.

If you are a writer, I wish you joy and luck. There are some thoughts about writing in my FAQ pages and I blog about it sometimes. I regret, however, that I am unable to read manuscripts.

Regarding blog interviews and guest posts, I'm sorry to say I'm unable to take these on at the moment; I hope to have more time in the future when things are less nutty! (Things will be less nutty in the future, right?)

Regarding invitations, please feel free to contact my Penguin publicists.


If you love the true literary study of YA and middle grade novels and picture books -- and/or if you're interested in writing same -- by all means check out the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College. They offer an MA in Children's Literature and an MFA in Writing for Children. I went the MA route and can say that the program is rigorous, invigorating, and inspiring, and it changed my life in all the best ways.

The portraits on my Bio and Writing Process pages were taken by Daniel Burbach.

If you're wondering how to pronounce my name, go here and click on it. And then click on everyone else's name. It's fun!

You can send me mail at:
Kristin Cashore
Penguin Young Readers
c/o Author Mail
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014


I'll state up front, especially for people doing school projects, that I receive a lot of mail and can't always write back!

I do not have a public email address. Sorry!

And that's all.