Katsa Has Been Able To Kill A Man With Her Bare Hands Since She Was Eight She S A Graceling, One Of The Rare People In Her Land Born With An Extreme Skill As Niece Of The King, She Should Be Able To Live A Life Of Privilege, But Graced As She Is With Killing, She Is Forced To Work As The King S Thug She Never Expects To Fall In Love With Beautiful Prince Po She Never Expects To Learn The Truth Behind Her Grace Or The Terrible Secret That Lies Hidden Far Away A Secret That Could Destroy All Seven Kingdoms With Words Alone With Elegant, Evocative Prose And A Cast Of Unforgettable Characters, Debut Author Kristin Cashore Creates A Mesmerizing World, A Death Defying Adventure, And A Heart Racing Romance That Will Consume You, Hold You Captive, And Leave You Wanting.
So, here s the short tale of me I grew up in the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania in a village with cows and barns and beautiful views from the top of the hill and all that good stuff I lived in a rickety old house with my parents, three sisters, and a scattering of cats, and I READ READ READ READ READ I read while brushing my teeth, I read while chopping parsley, the first thing I reac So, here s the short tale of me I grew up in the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania in a village with cows and barns and beautiful views from the top of the hill and all that good stuff I lived in a rickety old house with my parents, three sisters, and a scattering of cats, and I READ READ READ READ READ I read while brushing my teeth, I read while chopping parsley, the first thing I reached for when I woke up in the morning was my book the only two places I didn t read were in the car and in bed What did I do then The one thing I liked eventhan reading I daydreamed.And so, without knowing it, I was planting the seeds Reading and daydreaming perfect preparation for writing.At 18 I went off to college thank you, Williams College, for the financial aid that made this possible and it almost killed me College is hard, man, and the Berkshires are cloudy A phenomenal year studying abroad in sunny Sydney revived me After college I developed a compulsive moving problem New York City, Boston, Cambridge, Austin, Pennsylvania, Italy, and even a short stint in London, where my showerhead hung from the cutest little stand that was exactly like the cradle of an old fashioned telephone The best phone calls are the pretend phone calls made from your telephone tub.During my stint in Boston, I got an M.A at the Center for the Study of Children s Literature at Simmons College Thank you, Simmons, for the scholarship that made this possible Grad school almost killed me, but I felt a lotalive than when I was almost being killed in college The Simmons program is stupendous It got me thinking and breathing YA books It got me writing.Am I getting boring Since Simmons, I haven t stopped writing, not once I ve developed a compulsive writing problem that makes my moving problem look like a charming personality quirk I can t stop But it s okay, because I don t want to stop I ve been writing full time well,than full time, really for about 4 years now, first doing educational writing for the K 6 market and now working on my novels It s a dream job, which is another way of saying that when I shop for work clothes, I go straight to the pajamas section.Should I say a little bit about what I m like I m fiercely independent I am sometimes a hermit, but never for very long I am in search of the perfect cat I m a recovering Catholic I meditate, and when I do, Prince Harry appears in my subconscious and meditates with me It s a little strange but I don t think there s anything I can do about it Sometimes he s not the only one the other day it was me, Prince Harry, the Dalai Lama, Mr Rogers, Coco the gorilla, and George Clooney We were all floating above the earth looking down at the continents as they passed George Clooney suggested I visit Providence, Rhode Island The Dalai Lama sighed deeply and said he d really like to visit Tibet.Poor Dalai Lama.I recently moved from Jacksonville, Florida, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, trading the St Johns River for the Charles River and pelicans for geese As a native northerner, it s nice to be back in the land of four seasons I feel as if I ve come home o And that s my story
- 471 pages
- Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
- Kristin Cashore
- 08 September 2019 Kristin Cashore