Category Archives: Caraval

 

If you’ve been to one of my signings you’ve probably heard me talk about music. You may have heard me mention that Legend’s character was inspired by the Fall Out Boy song Centuries, or that when I wrote Caraval I wanted it to feel like a Baz Luhrmann movie meets a Florence + the Machine song.

The world of Caraval was definitely influenced by music. So I am thrilled to finally share my musical playlist!

For those of you who’ve asked me about this in the past, thanks so much for your patience as I put it together.

I hope you enjoy it! xo—SG

CARAVAL PLAYLIST

The Isle of Trisda

 

The Night of Caraval Eve

  

Night One of Caraval

 

Night Two of Caraval

 

Day Four of Caraval

 

Night Four of Caraval

 

Night Five of Caraval

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The Day After Caraval

 

Hey, friends! It’s been  FullSizeRender 11awhile since I’ve posted–I’ve been busy working on my next book, but I wanted to take a break from that to share some really exciting news.

I’m headed to BookCon, TLA Annual, and Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego as part of Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes Tour.

Lots of you have been asking when I’ll come to NYC, so I was thrilled when they invited me to be a part of BookCon. I don’t have the full schedule yet, but I know for sure I’ll be there on Saturday, June 3rd.

Before that I’ll be at Mysterious Galaxy with Roshani Chokshi and Cindy Pon. So if you’re in the southern California area, come hang out with us on April 1st at 2pm.

And for all the amazing librarian’s out there, I’ll be at ALA Annual on Friday, April 21st!

I’m super excited about all these events, and I really hope to see some of you there!

xo

 

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Caraval is officially out in the world, which means the Caraval book tour is now underway! Thank you again to everyone who  to the first stop, at Kepler’s Books, this last Tuesday–I couldn’t not have asked for a more enthusiastic group of people to celebrate that evening with. I had a great time, and I think the next tour stop is going to be just as fun.

So, for those of you who might have missed it I wanted to post a reminder that I’ll be at Barnes & Noble in Roseville, California, this Saturday (February 4) at 2:000. My dear friend, author Jessica Taylor, will be there with me as well, asking questions about Caraval so that all of you can get a behind the scenes look at the book.

For anyone who may have missed it, here are two updated lists of the tour stops. I’ll also be joined by NYT bestselling author, Veronica Rossi, in Corte Madera, Jessica Cluess, author of A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING at Vroman’s in Pasadena, and NYT bestselling author, Joelle Charbonneau will be joining me at Anderson’s Bookshop.

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It’s Eleven daysJenny Bentuntil Caraval releases, so I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about how it sold. This picture is one of my favorite screenshots—it’s also one of the happiest memories of my life.

For those of you who don’t know Jenny Bent (the awesome woman in the picture) she is my literary agent, and she sent me this DM the morning after she’d first sent Caraval to editors. I remember shaking as I messaged Jenny back to ask what had happened. Then I started crying as she told me that one of the editors she’d sent the manuscript to read it the very same night and loved it. And this was my dream come true moment.

I wrote five books before Caraval and I remember literally having dreams that someone had read one, loved it, and wanted to publish it. They were the happiest of dreams, and then I would wake up tangled in my sheets and with an email box full of rejections.

Caraval was going to be the last book I wrote. When I first wrote it several people thought it was a mistake—I was told fantasy was a dying trend, my first chapter was too odd, books that had any type of circus theme were difficult to sell. So even thinking about this moment now brings me to tears. I didn’t end up selling the book to this editor, but I will be forever grateful that she gave me this magical, wondrous moment. And I will forever love my agent as well—once a book sells people talk a lot about their editors and their publishers, but my agent, Jenny Bent, has been just as big of a champion, and I am so very thankful for her.

There’s something magical about the number twelve. Twelve months in a year. Twelve numbers on a clock. Twelve days until Caraval will be released in both the US and the UK and my dreams will finally come true!

So this is when I take a moment to shamelessly remind everyone that there is still time left to pre-order!  Pre-orders are so important for authors–and I will love you forever if you preorder. To make this deal even better, both my US and my UK publishers are offering some amazing gifts, which you can check out here for the US and here for the UK.

If you’d like a signed copy of Caraval, those are available too! Kepler’s Books, who is hosting my launch party, has signed and personalized copies up for pre-order here. These books will also come with a limited addition gift, exclusive to Kepler’s–but you have to preorder if you want it. Thank you all so very much! xo

12 days til Caraval comes out