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Summer Updates from Lauren

Friday, August 23 @ 2:38:02 PM

Happy summer and welcome to the first of many monthly letters from me! I hope this one finds you poolside, sipping a neon pink smoothie through an umbrella straw while watching opalescent dolphins summersault into a blue horizon. Say what? You’re stuck in summer school/a windowless office job/a landlocked suburb where NOTHING EXCITING EVER HAPPENS???

We’ve all been there, right? Luckily a great book can take you away from all that . . . sort of. At the moment I’m so into the plights of my novel’s heroine that sometimes I fail to realize the sun is shining gorgeously and I should come up for some fresh air and maybe a pool party or three.

Do you ever get so absorbed in something you’re creating that it feels as if your creation becomes your reality? It’s kind of like falling in love. That all-encompassing, can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, can’t-do-anything-but-inhabit-this-thing-that-has-taken-hold-of-me feeling.

I often find that because my characters inhabit a reality that couldn’t be more different from my own, I struggle to dip in and out of their worlds. So instead, I plunge deep down to the emotional place where I think they are-and try to stay there (as authentically as possible) for the entire time I’m writing that draft. When Luce was down in the dumps at Sword and Cross, I pitched myself down there with her. When my new novel Teardrop begins, Eureka is numb with grief and loss, so I had to try that numbness on like a skintight bodysuit. It’s good for my writing; it makes me a rather strange guest at a party.

I’m about two-thirds of the way through the draft of the second book in the Teardrop series, and the beast is beginning to hang together. It’s exciting and nerve-wracking to realize I can see the end of the novel. I sense myself sprinting and have to remember to slow down. I’ll get there. I always do. And when I do, I love to give it to you.

On that note, I return to Eureka’s rainswept netherverse. I hope the sun is shining where you are. The next time I write, I might even have this draft complete. Then we can all lounge poolside together. Wish me luck!

What I’ve been reading: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
What I’ve been watching: The Great Gatsby
What I’ve been listening to: “Hold On” by the Alabama Shakes
Thanks!

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The Origins of Teardrop

Friday, August 23 @ 2:36:12 PM

We asked Lauren to tell us a little bit about where her inspiration for Teardrop came from. Watch now and find out what she said.

Meet Lauren Kate!

Friday, August 23 @ 2:22:02 PM

Lauren is coming to the UK in November! She will be doing various events where you’ll have the chance to meet her and get your books signed.

Confirmed dates:
WATERSTONES BLUEWATER WEST
Greenhithe, Kent
Saturday, 16th November at 1pm

WATERSTONES PICCADILLY
London
Tuesday, 12th November,at 6:30PM

For more information about these dates head to the Waterstones website.

Fallen Film Casting News!

Tuesday, August 20 @ 10:57:58 AM

addison-timlinDanielYou may have heard the incredibly exciting news that Fallen is being made into a film!! Casting for the roles of Luce, Daniel and Cam started in July, and now with filming scheduled to start in September, we can reveal that Luce will be played by Addison Timlin, and the lovely Jeremy Irvine has been cast in the role of Daniel!

quesion_markBut who will be playing Cam?!!

Watch this space for more updates coming soon!