12 november – Richelle Meads födelsedag

Idag fyller författaren Richelle Mead år. Hon är författaren bakom serien Vampire academy.

Själv har jag läst första boken i serien och tyckte den var intressant och spännande. Beskrivningen till första boken är (ja, jag läste den på engelska):

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school – it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s the very place where they’re most in danger…

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi – the worlds fiercest and most dangerous vampires – make Lissa one of them forever.

Richelle själv säger detta om att skriva:

For me, the best way to cure writer’s block is to prevent it in the first place. Whenever I stall out on a book, it’s usually because I didn’t think it through enough. So, before starting a book, I do a lot of groundwork on where the story’s going and outline extensively. If I do a good job with that, then most of my battle’s already fought. Those blocked days are still inevitable, of course, and then I find it’s best just to step away for a while.

Har du läst någon av hennes böcker?