Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Author Appreciation Week - Maggie Stiefvater
When I think of author appreciation a few names come to mind, but first I would like to talk about Maggie Stiefvater. Maggie wrote three of my favorite books Lament, Ballad, and Shiver. Shiver has been on the New York Times Best Sellers List for 30 weeks and counting. Maggie’s writing really stands out because she makes you use all of your senses when you reading her novels. I felt as if I could see, smell, feel, and hear even the smallest details in her books. Aside from being a great author she also paints, draws, writes music, and plays many musical instruments. Maggie is an artist in every sense of the word. Not only is she incredibly talented but very nice to her fans and makes it a point to reply to all comments on her blog, emails, and even tweets. I see nothing but greatness from this author and I look forward to her future works. Linger, book two in the Shiver trilogy, will be released July 20, 2010 and is already receiving great reviews. Forever, the third book will also be released in 2011. Whenever someone asks what they should read next my first thought is always one of Maggie’s books. I swear you will not be disappointed! If you are wondering how to pronounce her last name its "Steve-Otter." Like the name, "Steve," and the little furry animal otter. LOL I love that its one of her frequently asked questions. Another bit of exciting news is that the film rights to Shiver have been picked up by Unique Features who are associated with Warner Brothers. Unique Features is also the company who picked up the Mortal Instruments movie rights and has hired screenwriter Nick Pustay for the Shiver movie project.
Maggie's portrait of Sam and Grace:
My reviews of Maggie’s Books: