Anonymous asked: I don't know if you've been asked this but, out of all your TDM kids, who do you think would survive the Hunger Games, and who'd be the first to die? They can use abilities. Also, if they were in Divergent, what factions would each of them belong to?
Oh gosh… I think Liam would probably be the first to die, don’t you? Either he’d sacrifice himself in some stupidly noble way and/or his lack of hand-eye coordination would get him in the end. If you remove abilities from the equation, I think Vida would ultimately win The Hunger Games. She can close off parts of her humanity far more easily than the other kids, and, unlike Clancy, she’s a trained killer. I honestly have no idea re: the Divergent factions. I can’t neatly assign them to any one category, the messy humans they are.
Artist Jim Kay will create fully illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.
I love so many things about this picture:
1. THAT MAN
2. DID I MENTION THAT GLORIOUS MAN
3. AND THAT GLORIOUS MAN’S SMILE
4. Cathy Cambridge fangirling
5. Cathy Cambridge’s amazing black velvet hair ribbon
6. Not to mention the fact she actually wore her hair back in a young, cool way
7. And bless her for wearing cheap Zara jewelry
8. THAT MAN
9. THAT MAN IN THAT INCREDIBLE SUIT
Incredible piece on the wonder of WONDER in today’s Wall Street Journal! [Photo credit Brian W. Ferry]
Be still my heart!
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
I’m not so sure about just Katniss as (much as) the whole of the people. And my boys. Look at my boys," she says, whipping out her iPhone to show a photo of her cuddling with Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. "Wait, I have a message so you can’t see. I’m going to miss that. My angels. I’m mama cat and they’re my kittens.
Jennifer Lawrence on what she’ll miss when Mockingjay wraps
Anonymous asked: Hi! I love TDM and NF and am really looking forward to the third book! I had a question, and was wondering if you might know the answer since you're both a writer and work in publishing. I was always curious about if there's any difference in net profit between selling a physical copy of a book and the ebook? Like if you took one sold physical book and compared it to one sold ebook of the same novel, if there's any significant difference in the profit towards the publisher/author?
Yes, there’s a difference but it depends on your negotiated royalty rate in your contract. Generally speaking, writers make more on hardcover sales and publishers make more on ebook sales. Agent Brian DeFiore sums it up nicely here. Again, it varies depending on each individual publisher’s boilerplate contract and whether or not there’s been any negotiation.
Anonymous asked: Congrats on all the success of TDM: you deserve it! You work in marketing, so I was just wondering if you could explain what the publicist's rationale for releasing the first ~60 pages of an upcoming novel are. Is it just to raise interest? I guess novellas are kind of similar, in that you want to keep the story in everyone's minds so they're likely to come back and buy! Thanks, I think your work is super interesting. :)
Well it’s not a publicist’s decision—it’s one made by the whole marketing team, generally. It’s the same rationale as any industry giving out samples, to try to snag consumers. It’s done to help readers get a sense of the writing and story and help inform their purchasing decision. :)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Rest In Power to a great soul !
Self-awareness, he’s got it.
Side note: my mom read this article and is now obsessed with referring to Peeta as Katniss’ movie girlfriend. She also says Peeta the same way she’d say Peter with her old New England accent and it cracks me up every time.
beatrisepriors asked: I just saw your post about the character's birthdays and i was wondering if it was too much to hope for that you took astrology into consideration? Like i could see chubs being a virgo and i love the idea of zu as a gemini
I did indeed :)