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Nancy Holder lives in San Diego, California, with her young daughter Belle. She is a four-time Bram Stoker award winner for her work in supernatural fiction and the author of several Buffy and Angel bestsellers.
Debbie Viguie holds a degree in creative writing from University of California at Davis, and has written several books for teens, including the Wicked series with Nancy Holder. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Scott. Visit her at www.debbieviguie.com.
A Q&A with Nancy Holder
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Magickal, mysterious, exciting, stressful, happy, confusing, exhilarating
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Just do it!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Being a mom.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In a nice big canopy bed, before a roaring fire, drinking hot chocolate and reading a great book. And it would be raining.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Joan of Arc.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My daughter, Belle.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Trying to hard to please other people.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would be a great actress.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I can be rude and impatient.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I am kind.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Queen Elizabeth I of England. I would say, "Um, um, um, wow, I admire you."
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who can't spell.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Walking my dog. (My silly Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Panda).
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I'm living the dream.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Debbie Viguie! For the rest, I'll name dead authors so I won't forget someone I care about and hurt their feelings. Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen.
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. The Haunting and The Shining
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Read a lot and live even more.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. When's the next one coming out?
Q. How did you come to write Wicked?
A. I had an idea for a saga about witches. I had recently been to France, in the exact region Debbie and I describe in the books. It just felt like destiny.
"e;The Rulesis a must-read for fans of thrillers with truly frightening twists."e;--School Library JournalNarrated by an alternating unreliable group of teens, this dark thrillerwill have readers on the edge of their seats. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. It's Saw meets I Know What You Did Last Summer.Junior Robin Brisset has no idea what she's in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High's most exclusive parties. And when the trademark scavenger hunt begins, Robin must go against every rule she's lived by to survive."e;Holder and Viguie keep the action churning along as they bounce from teen to teen for different perspectives on the action, sometimes recording a murder with appropriate gore, sometimes an escape."e;--Kirkus"e;Fans of the genre will be horrified, just the way they like it."e;--Booklist"e;A good mystery, THE RULES is a blockbuster horror film waiting to be made. This graphic story will find fans among horror aficionados, mystery fans, and those who enjoyed Heathers and other high school revenge tales."e;--VOYAFrom the Hardcover edition.
Perfect for fans of Twilight. What do you run from? Katelyn had only been in Wolf Springs a short time before she was bitten by a werewolf. And now she carries that creature's curse in her veins. But she's not alone. Wolf Springs is home to a hidden family of werewolves, the Fenners - who swear none of them bit her. Apparently there's a monster on the loose - something wild and uncontrollable. And to make matters worse, Katelyn's struggling to resist her own animal urges. Especially around Trick and Justin. Should she follow her heart - or her instincts? The red-hot sequel to WOLF SPRINGS CHRONICLES: UNLEASHED
Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Wicked series, have created an entirely new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen. The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who's about to start believing in werewolves.From the Hardcover edition.
The Salamancan hunters are at war, and Jenn Leitner, the newly appointed Hunter, must lead the Salamancan hunters into battle against the Cursed Ones. But tensions are running high, and heated arguments threaten to fracture the group, especially after the hunters discovered that Jenn's sister, Heather, has been converted. Struggling to balance leadership and being the Hunter with her desire for revenge against the vampire who converted her sister, Jenn tries hard to over come any personal vendettas as she prepares for battle. But with her beloved Antonio spending every waking moment with her newly-turned vampire sister, and the rest of her team fighting among themselves, Jenn finds her inner strength and trust wavering. And as the Cursed Ones and other sinister powers continue to rage war against humanity, Jenn will learn, along with the rest of the Salamancan hunters, that it is always darkest before dawn...
The Cursed Ones, or vampires, have made their presence known to mankind. They promised to help bring peace to the world but then declared war on humanity. The identity of their leader is unknown. Most people are too afraid or unwillingly to take a stand against them. Others, like eighteen-year-old Jenn Leitner, train secretly to become vampire fighters and risk everything in the process. Alongside her is fellow Hunter, Antonio de la Cruz. But Antonio has a secret - he is a vampire fighting on the side of humanity. Jenn must battle with her hatred of all things vampire, and her love for Antonio. For together only they can bring light into the darkness the vampires have drawn over the face of the planet...