Monday, November 30, 2009

Dream blurbers

These are the authors that I fantasise about writing some pithy, admiring words to be splashed across the cover of Lharmell. If it sells. I'm on day eleven* of being on submission so the fantasies and neuroses are coming thick and fast.

  • Kristen Cashore. I loved Graceling. I just started Fire. I'm in awe. She got Tamora Pierce to blurb Graceling, lucky bitch.
  • Tanith Lee. Her Claidi journals books (book 1 Wolf Tower/Law of the Wolf Tower) are funny and dark, and probably the most similar to Lharmell for tone and sense of humour. The Black Unicorn trilogy is fantastic too. I love Lee's stuff for young adults, so I really must read Piratica.
  • Suzanne Collins. Oh, I would just die. Collapse like a Victorian woman with a spot of the vapours.
  • Isobelle Carmody. Fellow Aussie. Amazing fantasy writer.
  • And, of course, the high priestess of YA fantasy for girls, Tamora Pierce. I want to be Britney to her Madonna. But with less kissing.
Who do you blurb-fantasise about?

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*Approximately. I want to email Ginger and say "When? EXACTLY when did you send out Lharmell? I want to sent a timer! Mark it on my calender! Obsess over each second!" but I fear that could be too neurotic-author.

13 comments:

  1. Aww I can only imagine what the waiting must be like. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you because I WANT to read Lharmell (it's totally on my tbr list), and it would be awesome for you have that!! I agree with you about Suzanne Collins, I'd roll over and die.

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  2. awesome for you to have that....my excitement over the possible reading of your novel has left me incapable of typing words that make sense.

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  3. I should really get to reading tanith lee AND tamora pierce. I meant to get some Tamora at the library and then totally forgot when i went the other day. i'm going to order some in now, me thinks.

    Great idea for a post by the way. My blurb choices:
    * I think I would seriously have a heart attack if Philip Pullman offered to slash something across the cover for me. Holy crap. I know thats aiming big but its MY BOOK.
    * Margo Lanagan. Ok, heartburst!
    * Shannon Hale - it would be so dreamy if she did. She's fast becoming a favourite.
    * Markus Zusak - holy crap again.

    I've really gotta stop this, its making me hyperventilate with enthusiasm.

    Speaking of which, I've been wanting to get back into my witchy ways so I might do a power/ persuasion/ enthusiasm spell in your honour - maybe it'll sway the critical publishers. Not that you need it, its just a safeguard :D

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  4. do you know what really disappoints me - the angels are the new vampires thing! I've been writing this book way before that happened, but it does centre around a fallen angel...so now if i did get it published semi-soon, it would look like im just cashing in on the fashion, and if I left it, it would look like I'd missed the boat. Arrgh!

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  5. Just a tad neurotic. Hang in there! Nathan Bransford said that when his book went on submission he freaked out after a week and he's an agent!

    Suzanne Collins. Yes, holy crap. Mary E Pearson. Cassandra Clare.
    My holy grail is Scott Westerfeld. OMG!

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  6. Three words: Neil freaking Gaimen

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  7. My dream blurbs for my novel are E Lockhart, John Green and Laurie Halse Anderson since I write contemporary YA!

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  8. Hehe thanks Frankie! I'm looking forward to yours too!

    Great choices Aimee. Tho I have a copy of The Book Thief I haven't read it yet. I need to talk to you about your book. I'm intrigued!

    Jade I read that on Bransford's blog and I thought HA! That would be right. Taste of his own medicine :D

    Dannie: I need to read some Gaiman. Shame on me.

    Laurie Halse Anderson's another great pick Daisy. She would definitely pen somehting pithy.

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  9. Loved this post!! Your dream blurbs are fantastic - I hope things turn out well for your book, that would be awesome!

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  10. Mine would most definately be

    Maggie Stiefvater
    Cassandra Clare
    Rachel Vincent

    But only in my wildest dreams. I doubt anyone would actually blurb my book if it ever did get published, and i'm okay with that, as long as it sits on someones shelves somewhere

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  11. You've NEVER read Gaimen? Go wash your mouth out!

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  12. Ooh. Those would be some damn good blurbs. Hey, if you need any proofreading, editing, help in that area, another pair of eyes, let me know. I worked as an English/writing tutor for 5 years, so things tend to stand out for me. (and I'm great at continuity. ^_^)

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  13. Rhiannon I may be in the minority here but I found 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman to be a little overrated...and stardust was ok but not FANTASTIC. Next on my list is American Gods - if it isn't raveworthy...well let's just say three strikes and you're out, Gaiman.

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