Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Author Interview and Book Giveaway: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Today is a very special day at Alison's Book Marks! 

I would like to welcome author,

Maggie Stiefvater!

Maggie is on tour for her new book, Linger, which is the second book in her Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and she has decided to stop by and chat for a bit!  As part of her virtual tour, she has agreed to answer a few questions, as well as offer a finished copy of Linger to one of my readers! 

Thank you, Maggie for stopping by Alison's Book Marks!  We're so excited to have you.  I have been following your writing, your music and your art since I read Shiver.  You are an amazing artist, do you have any plans to write and illustrate a children's book or are you sticking to guitars?

Aw, thanks. One day I will write a graphic novel and it will be a thing of beauty and colored pencil. But until then, I’m sticking to guitars and book trailers. I actually originally wanted to be a book illustrator, before I got into my portrait art career. I don’t know if I’ll ever do that . . . but I definitely am feeling the graphic novel itch.

Maggie's Sharpie Meets Her Guitar

A graphic novel by Maggie Steifvater sounds like a treat!  I'm a huge fan and want you to write for me, my kids, and everyone I know, but you need a break too. I get that. When you're not writing, what is your escape?

I would like to write for you, your kids, and your neighbors as well. But yes, I do like to take off time to live and actually experience things to write about. At home, I’ll often read or play music -- piano, guitar, bagpipes, harp, or the tin whistle. Or I will apply sharpie marker to inappropriate surfaces. I also love being outside and so I’ll bike with my kids or ride horses or traipse through woods.

You and Grace have something in common!  I know you wouldn't be afraid if you encountered a wolf, but I wonder how you feel about other exotic animals.  For example, If I gave you a tiger cub, where would you hide it?

Depends. Is this thing still breathing? That narrows the options down, a lot.

Still breathing?  Well, um, yes.  Ok, this conversation just took a weird turn.  Then again, were you thinking of the stuffed variety?  Like Hobbes?  I was thinking Real.  Alive.  Breathing.  Moving on.  How would you finish this sentence, "If I knew then, what I know now, I never would have..."

“... taken that tiger cub from Alison.” In all seriousness, it is sort of against the Maggie creed to have regrets.

Ha ha, ok, point taken!  Note to self:  cancel the tiger delivery.  I love that you have no regrets.  It keeps you moving forward.  I like to move forward as well...unless I'm watching my favorite TV show.  Speaking of, What is on your DVR?

DVR is for television weaklings. I have Netflix, because I am one of those people that is content to wait for the season to be done so that I can watch it all at once. And it’s Burn Notice and My Little Ponies, thank you very much.

I need to look into Netflix.  We're more of a Star Wars/Transformers family, though.  Someday, we'll be ordering your movies from Netflix - Shiver has been optioned by Warner Bros.!  Which part would you want to play in the Shiver/Linger movies?

I would want to be the random cameo. Or the chick in the candy shop that says, “Y’all are a cute couple. Don’t ever break up or let unfortunate shape-shifting come between you.”

Mmmm.  I love that scene.  I can still remember the smells like they were my own! 

Thank you so much for stopping by Alison's Book Marks, it was a pleasure having you here, and you are ALWAYS welcome to come back any time! 


Oh my goodness!  I just did an interview with Maggie Stiefvater!!!  I love being a book blogger.

Now for even more Linger goodness - Maggie is leaving you all with a present!  I can give away one finished copy of Linger to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is follow these rules.  Good luck!

Contest is Open Through July 31, 2010

To Enter:
1.  Click the Google Friend Connect Button (if you haven't done so already)
2.  Comment below with your E-Mail Address
3.  Contest open to residents of US and Canada only (sorry!)
4.  No P.O. Boxes please (sorry again!)
5.  Extra entries by:  Follow me on Twitter, "Like" Me on Facebook, Post about this giveaway, share this giveaway (link below), etc.


Kirthi said...

Cool, the guitar looks amazing! I think Maggie should be an illustrator, like, draw her own graphic novel on Shiver and Linger! That would be so amazing!


bermudaonion said...

I do hope she writes a graphic novel!

Angiegirl said...

That guitar...

Maggie is so incredibly talented on so many fronts.

Thanks for the giveaway!

angiegirl (at) gmail (dot) com

jedisakora said...

That guitar is beautiful! I would so love to see the series in a graphic novel or movie. ^^

I am a follower

sharonrose said...

My daughter LOVES Shiver and is anxiously awaiting her chance to read Linger and meet Maggie at Kepler's in Menlo Park. She'd LOVE to win a copy of Linger in your contest!

Beachreader said...

I didn't know she was also an artist. Thanks for the interview and the book give away.


Katelyn said...

Thanks for the contest, I love Maggie and her books, great interview!
Email address:

Melanie L said...

I have been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the interview and giveaway. I'm a GFC follower.

latishajean said...

Great interview I look forward to reading linger and a great giveaway thank you.
Im a blog follower and twitter/latishajean

Bookworm1858 said...

What a funny interview-my favorite part is with the tiger cub; the interview definitely took a weird turn!

Please enter me in the contest!
Blog follower and twitter @bookworm1858
Email: bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Sounds like a great one! What success she's having with this series! I have Shiver, but haven't actually gotten to read it yet. I look forward to reading the whole series.

Please count me in. I follow.

I follow on Twitter.


nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Ruth said...

Wow, that guitar is beautiful!!

Teresa said...

Please count me in, I am a follower.

teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

I also follow on twitter.

Cathe Olson said...

Please enter me:

I am twitter follower, facebook liker, and blog follower.

Cathy D. said...

Good interview, liked her come backs! Beautiful work on the guitar, but would skinned my kids if they had done that. Would love to win this book.

dor said...

Thanks so much. I really want to read this one.
follow on twitter and tweeted
facebook fan and shared

dorcontest at gmail dot com

LAMusing said...

I follow. Nice interview, and WOW, what a gorgeous guitar!


allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for this giveaway!


Julie said...

Count me in. I'm a follower on google, twitter, and facebook.


Ekta said...

Great interview; Maggie seems like such a fun person! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.

ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Mary Ann said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

You and Maggie made for a terrific interview - lucky girl :D
Omg ... I LOVED Shiver and have been longing to get to read Linger!

ps - am now following in Google Friends :)

Simply Stacie said...

I follow via GFC! I really want to read this one!

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

Like on Facebook as Stacie Gareau Vaughan

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

lag123 said...

This book is on my wish list. I am a new follower on GFC.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

lag123 said...

I like you on FB: Lisa Holmes Garrett. Thank you for the giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Karen in TN said...

Google Friend Follower,
Follow on Twitter,
"Like" on Facebook

kolists a/t gmail d\t com

Lydia said...

Finally! A contest that is for Canadians too!

I liked you on Fb. Lynnii Vo

Good luck to the other competitors!

Margaret said...

I've been wanting to read this for a while! Thanks for the giveaway! I'ma GFC follower.


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