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The Blog Stops (or Starts?) Here

This site is a work in progress. You're certainly welcome to read the posts I wrote prior to this one, but what you'll find is that these are the posts meant to link up with the "quick links" on the side. Some of them are incomplete. Others, you may have linked to already. Continue at your own peril!

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Acceptance for Fire, November 22, 2010

The following is my acceptance of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for Fire. I presented these remarks on November 22, 2010 at NCTE-ALAN's annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

One thing I’ve learned from this experience is that it isn’t just that I get to have the joy and pride of winning this award—I also get the joy of sharing it. My parents are here today, as is my sister Catherine. My favorite part of this process was the moment when I got to call my family members and tell them that that Fire had won this award. So I want to thank with all my heart the members of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award committee for giving me this gift of an opportunity not only to be proud myself but to make my family proud.
I wanted to talk a little about where Fire came from, but I think it’s essentially an impossible thing to do very well—because Fire, like most books, came from too many places to name, it’s wasn’t linear, and also, when you’re writing a book, you’re busy writi…

Geographic Maps for the Books

If you're an audiobooker, the maps from the books, both by Jeffery C. Mathison, might be helpful! Click on a map to make it bigger.

The Seven Kingdoms (Graceling)

The Dells and Pikkia (Fire)


In Norway, my books will be published by Cappelen Damm. (6/3/13)Bitterblue is a number one bestseller in Sweden! Thank you, dear Swedish readers, and thank you to the wonderful people at Semic! (5/22/13) Bitterblue is being honored by the Boston Authors Club, along with a number of other great books. Thank you, Boston Authors Club! :) (5/22/13)  Lovely news: Bitterblue has been named a Capitol Choices noteworthy title for teens. It's also a nominee for YALSA's 2013 Teens' Top Ten (thanks teen readers!) and one of the CCBC's Choices 2013. (5/2/13)Happy news from Sweden: Bitterblue is a bestseller there. Many thanks to my devoted Swedish readers! (4/4/13)Fire has been named a YALSA 2013 Popular Paperback for Young Adults, on the "Boarding Schools to Summer Camps: Leaving Home to Find Yourself" list. I knew that scene where I sent Fire to summer camp would pay off someday. (2/7/13)In Greece, Graceling will be published by Livanis Publishing. (2/1/13) Bitterblue

Awards and Reviews

Praise for Jane, Unlimited will be forthcoming, as soon as I get organized! :o)

Praise for Bitterblue

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book.
A New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews' Best Book of 2012.
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012.
A 2012 Blue Ribbon by the BCCB.
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best.
On the the 2013 Rainbow List.
One of YALSA's 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults.
A Capitol Choices noteworthy title for teens.
A nominee for YALSA's 2013 Teens' Top Ten.
One of the CCBC's Choices 2013.
A Boston Authors Club Highly Recommended Book.
A New York Times and a Publishers Weekly best seller.

"Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both. Thrillingly imagined and beautifully executed, "Bitterblue" stands as a splendid contribution in long literary tradition." -- The New York Times Book Review


My Cover Gallery

I update this as new covers come in. Click on any image to enlarge it! Please see my Contacts, Info, and Credits page for further information about my publishers.

Graceling, Harcourt Children's Books, and Fire and Bitterblue, Dial Books for Young Readers; U.S. and Canada editions.

Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue, and the Bitterblue mass market edition; Gollancz; U.K., Australia, and New Zealand adult editions.

Graceling and Fire; Carlsen; German language young adult editions.

Graceling; Carlsen; German language Large Print young adult edition.

Graceling and Fire; Hachette Jeunesse; French language young adult editions.

Graceling; Hayakawa; Japanese language edition.

Graceling, Volume 1 and Volume 2; Tellerup; Danish language edition.

Graceling reprint and Fire; Tellerup; Danish language editions.

Graceling; WSOY; Finnish language edition.

Graceling and Fire; Nasza Ksiegarnia; Polish language edition.

Graceling and Fire; Carobna knjiga; Serbian language editions