Looking slightly crazy eyed at the Gollancz booth with the gorgeous UK editions of the #GrishaTrilogy #GrishaArmy #ShadowAndBone #loncon3

Looking slightly crazy eyed at the Gollancz booth with the gorgeous UK editions of the #GrishaTrilogy #GrishaArmy #ShadowAndBone #loncon3

fyodorpavlov:

michaeldellamorte:

Sherlock Holmes, by Dellamorte & Co. based on art by Fyodor Pavlov

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Hey, check THAT shit out!!

maureenjohnsonbooks:

hollyblack:

ivegotthekittens:

malindalo:

From today on Twitter: I often see “I wish [bestselling writer] would include POC/LGBT characters!” But There are other writers who do this. Support them.

So, you’re suggesting I read books by authors I do not like, and/or that deals with subjects I am not interested in, simply because it has a PoC/LGBT character? 
I wish certain authors would have diverse characters because these are the ones writing books I’m actually going to read. 
And I wish bestselling artists would because no matter what their next book going to be about, it would get many readers and a lot of publicity. 
Can you imagine what it would have been like for PoC and LGBT to have their group represented as one of the trio in Harry Potter? Or even just make Dumbledore openly and obviously gay? 
This is what we need. It’s not that the public isn’t aware such people exists, but they are never in the mainstream media. Correct me if I’m wrong, but seems to me this is what all those PoC justice posts are preaching. 
And best selling authors are the main streams of books, so we want them to include these characters. 

Seriously? Do you honestly believe that bestselling books are anointed and raised up by some divine hand? Like THE CLAW HAS CHOSEN? And for some reason the claw keeps choosing straight white cisgendered protagonists written by straight white cisgendered authors? REALLY?
Best selling authors don’t just HAPPEN to be in the mainstream media. Selling a lot of books MAKES someone a bestselling author and GETS mainstream media attention. But books are sold one at a time to readers who make choices about which books they want to support.
If you want more diversity, you have to buy more diversely.
And, look, I love me and I want everyone to read all my books all the time, but reading a book with a diverse cast written by JK Rowling or myself or any other white straight cisgendered writer isn’t the same as reading a book written by a person of color or a LGBTQ+ writer. It’s the difference between a secondary source and a primary source. But if you feel that FOR SOME REASON you can be absolutely sure that you’re not going to like a book you haven’t read because it isn’t already a bestseller, then I guess that’s you, but please, please, please don’t act like it’s some kind of positive political act.
And don’t you dare talk that way to Malinda.

You’ve made Holly angry.
You don’t want to make Holly angry.
Except maybe you do because Angry Holly drops truthbombs.

maureenjohnsonbooks:

hollyblack:

ivegotthekittens:

malindalo:

From today on Twitter: I often see “I wish [bestselling writer] would include POC/LGBT characters!” But There are other writers who do this. Support them.

So, you’re suggesting I read books by authors I do not like, and/or that deals with subjects I am not interested in, simply because it has a PoC/LGBT character? 

I wish certain authors would have diverse characters because these are the ones writing books I’m actually going to read. 

And I wish bestselling artists would because no matter what their next book going to be about, it would get many readers and a lot of publicity. 

Can you imagine what it would have been like for PoC and LGBT to have their group represented as one of the trio in Harry Potter? Or even just make Dumbledore openly and obviously gay? 

This is what we need. It’s not that the public isn’t aware such people exists, but they are never in the mainstream media. Correct me if I’m wrong, but seems to me this is what all those PoC justice posts are preaching. 

And best selling authors are the main streams of books, so we want them to include these characters. 

Seriously? Do you honestly believe that bestselling books are anointed and raised up by some divine hand? Like THE CLAW HAS CHOSEN? And for some reason the claw keeps choosing straight white cisgendered protagonists written by straight white cisgendered authors? REALLY?

Best selling authors don’t just HAPPEN to be in the mainstream media. Selling a lot of books MAKES someone a bestselling author and GETS mainstream media attention. But books are sold one at a time to readers who make choices about which books they want to support.

If you want more diversity, you have to buy more diversely.

And, look, I love me and I want everyone to read all my books all the time, but reading a book with a diverse cast written by JK Rowling or myself or any other white straight cisgendered writer isn’t the same as reading a book written by a person of color or a LGBTQ+ writer. It’s the difference between a secondary source and a primary source. But if you feel that FOR SOME REASON you can be absolutely sure that you’re not going to like a book you haven’t read because it isn’t already a bestseller, then I guess that’s you, but please, please, please don’t act like it’s some kind of positive political act.

And don’t you dare talk that way to Malinda.

You’ve made Holly angry.

You don’t want to make Holly angry.

Except maybe you do because Angry Holly drops truthbombs.

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Want to win an exclusive signed print (one of only TWO in the world) by Hugo-award winning artist John Picacio? "El Venado" was inspired by Shadow and Bone, the first book in the Grisha Trilogy. (If you look closely, you’ll see the firebird, the sea whip, and the Darkling’s symbol.) The final version will be part of John’s Loteria series, and this beautiful sketch shows the first stage of the work’s development. This archival print is one of only two in the world (I own the other!), and you can win it. Here’s how:
Attending Loncon? Get any book in the Grisha Trilogy signed by me at my autograph session (Saturday, 8/16 @11am) or Kaffeeklatsch (Sunday @10am, sign up required) and be entered to win. Attending DragonCon? Get any book in the Grisha Trilogy signed by me at my autograph session (time & location tba) and be entered to win.


Not going to be at the cons? 
You can still win a prize package that includes John’s signed 2014 Loteria Calendar (the year is almost over but the art is poster sized and gorgeous), a limited edition Loteria sketchbook, a signed first edition of Shadow and Bone, and a poster of the book’s map by artist Keith Thompson.
Just post the image above to twitter or instagram or reblog this post on tumblr using hashtags #GrishaArmy AND either #Loncon3 or #DragonCon2014 and you’ll be entered to win! Contest closes September 1st. Winners will be chosen at random and announced in September. Open internationally.
*On a personal note: I’m a huge fan of John’s work. I was lucky enough to meet him at Worldcon in 2011, and seeing him create art inspired by one of my books is pretty much a dream come true.

Want to win an exclusive signed print (one of only TWO in the world) by Hugo-award winning artist John Picacio?

"El Venado" was inspired by Shadow and Bone, the first book in the Grisha Trilogy. (If you look closely, you’ll see the firebird, the sea whip, and the Darkling’s symbol.) The final version will be part of John’s Loteria series, and this beautiful sketch shows the first stage of the work’s development. This archival print is one of only two in the world (I own the other!), and you can win it. Here’s how:

Attending Loncon? Get any book in the Grisha Trilogy signed by me at my autograph session (Saturday, 8/16 @11am) or Kaffeeklatsch (Sunday @10am, sign up required) and be entered to win.

Attending DragonCon? Get any book in the Grisha Trilogy signed by me at my autograph session (time & location tba) and be entered to win.
Not going to be at the cons?
You can still win a prize package that includes John’s signed 2014 Loteria Calendar (the year is almost over but the art is poster sized and gorgeous), a limited edition Loteria sketchbook, a signed first edition of Shadow and Bone, and a poster of the book’s map by artist Keith Thompson.

Just post the image above to twitter or instagram or reblog this post on tumblr using hashtags #GrishaArmy AND either #Loncon3 or #DragonCon2014 and you’ll be entered to win!

Contest closes September 1st. Winners will be chosen at random and announced in September. Open internationally.

*On a personal note: I’m a huge fan of John’s work. I was lucky enough to meet him at Worldcon in 2011, and seeing him create art inspired by one of my books is pretty much a dream come true.

jen7waters:

wow, this hardcover is something else *.*

Look at Lori’s beautiful book!

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Anonymous said: Personally I think the people who whine about this are entitled, and if they really need gay characters in their fiction so bad, they should go ahead and write their own stories. Put your money where your mouth is instead of shitting all over an author who has no obligation to entitled whining middle-class teenager tumblr SJWs.

tumblrofthrones:

Everything you’re saying has been said a million times before. And you know what? People DO write those stories. But damned if they don’t have a really really hard time getting them published. People don’t usually embrace something until it becomes popular, or is slipped into something already popular. It’s human nature. Funny thing though. GRRM is much more polite about the issue than some of his fans like you are, and actually acknowledges that he’s older white straight man, and that he probably has been affected by that status without realizing it.

And the idea that it’s only middle-class teenagers on tumblr who care about these issues is pretty silly. I’m not middle-class and I’m far from a teenager. I could say the same about so many of my followers, and people I follow.

You may not care about an issue, but thousands, millions, of others people do. Respect that.

"The problem with wanting," he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, "is that it makes us weak."

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rhillustration:

Colour testing for Darkling piece. 

rhillustration:

Colour testing for Darkling piece. 

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