Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures, Jan. 21

KamiandMargie_41-4[1]Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the authors of the YA novel Beautful Creatures, on Thurs., Jan. 21, 4 – 6 pm.

Set in a fictional small town near Summerville, the book is getting a national push from publisher Little, Brown and has been very well received critically.

Garcia and Stohl live in LA but share a passion for all things Southern, especially Harper Lee, Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor. They wrote Beautiful Creatures on a dare from some teenage friends, students of Kami’s who then kept urging the new authors for more chapters.

“Looking back, we wrote it sort of like the serialized fiction of Charles Dickens,” Garcia says. “Turning in pages to our teen readers every week. When we were getting texts in the middle of the night from teens demanding more pages, we knew we had to finish.”

Now the story of Ethan Wate and his mysterious, beautiful new friend Lena was just named number 5 on Amazon’s Editors’ List of the 100 books of 2009 (Wolf Hall, the Booker Prize winner, was #3). It was the top young adult book on the list.

Garcia and Stohl are arguably the most innovative and dynamic promoters we’ve ever seen (Their blog has profiles booksellers and librarians, trivia give-aways, candy give-aways, and a playlist of the main character’s favorite songs). They came through Charleston on a pre-release tour last spring and visited the Blue Bike, you can see details and pictures of their visit here.

Garcia and Stohl will visit Ashley Hall and Burke High Schools and then sign copies at Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., Thurs. Jan. 21, 2010, 4 – 6 pm.

Pre-order a signed copy here, and we will ship it after the signing.

One Comment

  1. Kami Garcia wrote:

    We are so excited to be invited to the famous Blue Bicycle! We can’t wait to see you and all your customers!

    Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

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