It’s always a great night when we get to see author Kiersten White at The King’s English Bookshop! Kiersten is so funny and intelligent, and I always love listening to her talk all things books, writing, and Buffy!
Kiersten wasn’t here on tour. She was on vacation to visit her fam here in Utah, but took the time out to do an event to support both our wonderful indie book shop here as well as our book community. Kiersten talked about what a passionate and dedicated community of readers and writers we have here in Utah. Clearly, I could not agree more with that!
I’m a huge fan of both And I Darken and Now I Rise. It’s clear while reading these books that Kiersten did a tremendous amount of research while preparing to write them, so it was so fascinating to hear about how she approached that research from reading historical texts from the area, researching grad student theses, to scouring the internet to try to figure out if a window in that time period and location would actually be able to open.
Kiersten also talked about some of her upcoming projects, which I could not be more excited for! She is currently working on book three of the And I Darken series (yay!). She’s also working on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer book that was announced earlier this year. And she has another secret project in the works that she’ll hopefully be able to discuss soon. I’ll certainly be anxiously awaiting news of that one!
Kiersten also shared one fantastic piece of writing advice, which I absolutely loved. She said that after you finish your writing for the day, go to the next page and just write out what you want to accomplish for that day. That way when you sit down to write, you aren’t faced with that daunting blank page!
Our YA and Wine book club members had such a great time attending this event, and we all hope to see Kiersten again when book three in this captivating series comes out!
Enter the Giveaway
- 1 hardcover copy of And I Darken
- 1 hardcover copy of Now I Rise
- 1 character art print.
- U.S. only due to shipping expenses.
- This giveaway ends 09/09/2017.
Have you started reading the And I Darken series yet? What are some of your favorite YA historical fiction novels?