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Sep 25
naturallysteph:

I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but …
Four stars!!!
My True Love Gave to Me received its FOURTH *starred* review. Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and now Booklist:
"Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow … has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt De La Peña presents a house-sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworking elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever, totally PG tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.”
This anthology will be available for purchase on October 14th!
Mark it to-read on Goodreads. Pre-order it from your favorite independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

My couple is the one girl in the red dress with the muff and the elf boy in the blue sweater!

naturallysteph:

I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but …

Four stars!!!

My True Love Gave to Me received its FOURTH *starred* review. Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and now Booklist:

"Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow … has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt De La Peña presents a house-sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworking elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever, totally PG tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.”

This anthology will be available for purchase on October 14th!

Mark it to-read on Goodreads. Pre-order it from your favorite independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

My couple is the one girl in the red dress with the muff and the elf boy in the blue sweater!


Sep 24

infinitenerd said: I loved ashes to ashes, but my heart broke for the ending:( it was so bitter sweet and ugh (I won't spoil it for people who haven't read it) but like did you guys know how you wanted it to end from the beginning? I really really fell in love with Reeve. :$ maybe like a separate short story about him, pretty please?:( also! so excited for p.s I love you! seriously jenny- I love your work. you're the contemporary queen.

Hi you,

We know the ending has been hard for some people, and we get it. It was hard for us too. We went back and forth over it up until the end. So much of what the series is about was consequences to the decisions people make in life, and no one in the story was exempt from that. It’s definitely bittersweet, but we feel like the end was true to the characters, and characters have to come first. 

Also, know this— for me, a story is never over. We as the writers have to end the story at a certain time and place, but in our minds, the characters live on. Ashes to Ashes doesn’t end with the girls as old women, they are still young girls in that epilogue. You never know where people can end up— or who they can return to. The story goes on and on, even if we’re not writing it anymore. That’s how I see it anyway! 

xoxo


nerdytogirlytosouthern said: Okay I just was wondering where did you find those bedsheets? I'm ordering new bedding and that goes perfect with my duvet cover. I understand if you're too busy to reply but if you do it would be much appreciated!! Thanks -Emma

Ikea! 


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blejz:

Bernice Bing (1936 - 1998)
A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist—Bernice Bing, was a bridge between many worlds. She came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.

whoa this girl looks really cool

blejz:

Bernice Bing (1936 - 1998)

A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist—Bernice Bing, was a bridge between many worlds. She came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.

whoa this girl looks really cool

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Sep 7
"time is the longest distance between two places." — tennessee williams 

"time is the longest distance between two places." — tennessee williams 


lespirit-de-lescalierrr said: I have to admit I do love your books. I read the Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy in 8th grade and I've read it so many more times since and yesterday for my birthday I got your new book. I was reading and I recognized the glass unicorn reference as in your previous book series and I was simply wondering if glass unicorns have a significance in your life or if you have ever had a glass unicorn collection. Thank you! >>Inhale Love, Haylee

When I was little, there was a glass figurine kiosk at the mall. When my mom was trying on Jones New York suits, I would run off to look at the glass unicorns. I would stand there and just stare at them and imagine which one I would pick. I’d totally forgotten about those unicorns until people started asking me about my glass unicorn motif. Ha! The things that make an impression on you and you didn’t even realize!


jlc4222 said: Would you come to Chicago? I really want to meet you!!! Pretty please!!??

Funny you should ask that! I will be in Naperville this month for Andersons’s teen book festival on Sept 28th. I hope you’ll come see me! 


justkatg said: Dear Jenny Han, Hey :). I know that you might not see this or even read this but Im giving it a chance. I have read tsitp & tatbilb I love them both but I rly love the latter. I know writing a book takes time but can you please just try and finish it this year? Pretty please? (Not pushing you or anything). I finished it in under 2 hrs and I can say you got me hooked better than any other book I have read (and I have read a lot of books.. A LOT). So its your choice and everything. Thank you <3

Firstly, thank you for saying such sweet things about To All the Boys. Mwah!

Secondly, writing a book does take time. I will finish P.S. I Still Love You this year, but it won’t be out this year, because it still needs to be edited, copyedited, designed, etc, etc. Once the book leaves my hands, it goes to my editor, and then it goes down a whole line of hardworking people to get it into your hands. Ordinarily, a publisher needs a full year to publish a book, this time they’ll have less than six months because I’m still writing it. This schedule will be insanity for all involved, and both me and my editor will be working over the holidays to make this happen for you guys. We don’t want to make anyone wait longer than they have to, but we are deeply committed to the book being as good as it can be. We owe it to dear Lara Jean, and to you the readers. 

For me, this book has been a hard one to untangle, and I’m still figuring it out and trying to puzzle through it. And, the only way out is through!  Send me good thoughts, everybody! 

xx


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