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Grumpy Cat, Andrea Cremer, Alex London, & Natalia Sylvester Get Booked

catHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Grumpy Cat (pictured, via) will appear and take photos with fans at Barnes & Noble (Union Square branch). Meet the internet sensation on Thursday, August 7th at 5 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Andrea Cremer: ‘The key to writing well is discovering the process that works for you.’

closenecklaceAuthor Andrea Cremer has transitioned from a career as a historian and college professor to being a full-time writer. Her latest book, The Inventor’s Secret, is the first installment of a new young adult steampunk series. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

Q: Given your background as a historian and professor, what is it like re-imagining American history for this book?
A: It’s a bit like sneaking into a museum after it closes and rearranging all the exhibits! Writing The Inventor’s Secret proved both a delight and challenge; while I wanted to keep the narrative loosely tied to ‘real’ histories, I gave equal import to creativity. This new series truly blends historical fiction and fantasy.

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A Bookrageous BEA Bash & YA Superstars Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Essayist Tim Kreider and author Jenny Boylan will headline a conversation event to talk about Kreider’s new collection, We Learn Nothing. Hear them on Tuesday, May 28th at The Strand starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Four authors, Nathan Larson, Sarah MacLean, Rosie Schaap, and Teddy Wayne, will appear at HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe’s “Bookrageous BEA Bash.” Join in on Wednesday, May 29th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Andrea Cremer, Marcus Samuelsson & Franklin Park Get Booked

Here are some literary events to jump-start your week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Books of Wonder will host the launch party for Andrea Cremer‘s Rift. Join her on Tuesday, August 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

Chef Marcus Samuelsson will appear at a conversation event with food writer Amanda Hesser. See them on Wednesday, August 8th at The Strand starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Andrea Cremer Inks Erotica Book Deal

YA author Andrea Cremer has landed a book deal with Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint to write an erotica trilogy for adults. The not-yet-titled first book will be available in October 2013.

Cremer established her career as a YA author with the Nightshade trilogy, a fantasy series starring teen werewolves. The new adult books will be set in this Nightshade universe.

According to Publisher’s Weekly, Dutton publisher Brian Tart negotiated the deal with InkWell Management literary agents Richard Pine and Charlie Olsen. Associate editor Jessica Horvath will edit the books.

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Five YA Authors in One Interview

How often can you meet authors who write about outer space, werewolves, dystopian societies, fairies, and reincarnation in the same event?

The Breathless Reads tour featured Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer, Ally Condie, Brenna Yovanoff, and Kirsten Miller.

We caught up with the five authors for advice on writing, getting published, and more. Highlights from the interview follows below.

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Lit Resolutions from Andrew Shaffer, Andrea Cremer, Delilah Marvelle & Tanya Wright

Last week, we started the literary New Year’s resolutions hashtag on Twitter. Today, we have more literary New Year’s resolutions from authors. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter.

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love writer Andrew Shaffer (otherwise known as Evil Wylie/Emperor Franzen): “Although my resolution is to make it through my ‘to be read’ pile before buying any new books, I have absolutely no intention of keeping it…Books are a drug, and I’m hooked. Publishers know this, which is why they continue to put out new books that I simply MUST read.”

Nightshade children’s series writer Andrea Cremer: “To give more depth and breadth to the Nightshade world with the fourth book in the series: a prequel set in 1400s Europe (will publish in fall 2012). To start the steampunk series that’s been brewing in my mind for months now. To finish up my academic monograph – a revision of my doctoral thesis on gender and warfare in 17th century New England.”

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Andrea Cremer Talks About Werewolves, Gender Issues, & Power Struggles

What do you do with a PhD in history? Write fantasy fiction, of course.

Andrea Cremer (pictured) did that in her debut novel, Nightshade. She used her scholarship and research to incorporate social issues about gender, power struggles, and sexuality into her book. We caught up with Andrea to find out a little bit more.

Q: Nightshade is about a werewolf. How do you stick to conventional werewolf canon and mythology and how do you deviate?
A: One of the things about Nightshade that I think is really different is that it’s described as a werewolf book, but I often tell people it’s not a werewolf book because it does break so much from werewolf convention. I grew up in the north woods of Wisconsin. I’m literally right on Lake Superior and in the middle of a national forest, so the wilderness to me was something that was really wonderful. I spent most of my days as a young girl out making up imaginary worlds and imaginary people with my brother and my best friend in the forest. That was the way we liked to spend our days.

Wolves and other wild animals to me were always fascinating; they weren’t something that were scary or monstrous, they were just cool. And so, I never pictured myself actually liking werewolves in terms of people picking teams for either vampires or werewolves. In all my reading, I had always firmly been in the vampire camp. I couldn’t figure out why it was that I didn’t like werewolves.

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