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inkpop Fundamentals: April 28, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 28, 2011

Candace Bushnell talks teenage Carrie Bradshaw Two days ago Candace Bushnell’s Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel – a follow-up to 2010’s ultra-popular The Carrie Diaries – hit bookstores, and now the author of the hour is dishing on the fabulous foursome who made her famous (Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte), the differences between writing for the adult and YA world, and, most importantly, where she stands on adding more books about the teenage Carrie Bradshaw to the series – “I’d like to! I do have another two-book deal with HarperCollins for more young adult books, and I really loved the way ‘Summer and the City’ turned out. It’s gotten some — knock on wood — great reviews. It just seems like so much more can happen to them! When you’re in your late teens and 20’s, you haven’t answered any of the questions to your life. You’re still trying to find the answers of who you are and where you fit in. I haven’t decided yet whether the YA novels I’m signed on for will be ‘Carrie Diaries’ books.” Read more from the interview here. Entertainment Weekly.

Stephenie Meyer divulges ‘Twilight’ secrets; discusses her future in writing In a recent meet-and-greet with ten lucky Twi-hards, bestselling author Stephenie Meyer was approached with a slew of questions regarding the completion and possible publication of Twilight novel Midnight Sun“I’m hoping to do it someday because I know that’s what people want. No matter what book I put out from here to eternity they’ll want ‘Midnight Sun’, but I’m just not writing about vampires right now”; what she’s working on next – “It’s a fantasy that takes place in another world where people are using bows and arrows and swords. There’s a little bit of magic, but it’s a very limited form of magic. The characters are human, and some have the ability to use magic and some don’t. It’s pretty dark. People die. The main character is a 17-year-old girl, and she’s kind of cool”; and a variety of other questions about various projects currently on her plate – including the sequel to The Host. Read the entire interview with Stephenie here. USA Today.

Official trailer for Melissa de la Cruz’s ‘Witches of East End’ released! Though Melissa de la Cruz – author of the bestselling Blue Bloods and Au-Pairs YA series – won’t release her latest endeavor Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family) until the summer solstice – June 21, 2011; Friday, April 22, 2011 marked the release of something almost as good…the Official Trailer for the book – the first in a projected series that tells the story of “A coven of witches living on Long Island have the power to raise the dead, see the future, and concoct potions that can cure heartache.” Watch the exclusive trailer here. EW.

Over to you…have you read Summer and the City yet? Are you keeping your fingers crossed that Bushnell continues writing about the young yet beyond fabulous Carrie Bradshaw? Are you excited to read Meyer’s next book? What do you think of The Witches of East End trailer? Will you be picking up a copy when it hits bookstores on June 21, 2011?

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Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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