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- Eeeek! There is a description of Finale up on Amazon. Link is in my bio if you want to read it. . I didn’t expect it, but I totally got emotional reading this first line of it... “all games must come to an end.” . Hope you all like it! Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. 🌹🎩✨💖👑🎪🎭🏰💫 . P.S. This description contains Legendary spoilers so be careful if you haven’t read Legendary yet. ❤️ . . . #excitedandterrified #finale #caraval #stephaniegarber #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #yabooks #amreading #authorlife #books #quotes #flatironbooks #authorsofinstagram #amazon #ireadya #allgamesmustend
- Eeeek! There is a description of Finale up on Amazon. Link is in my bio if you want to read it. . I didn’t expect it, but I totally got emotional reading this first line of it... “all games must come to an end.” . Hope you all like it! Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. 🌹🎩✨💖👑🎪🎭🏰💫 . P.S. This description contains Legendary spoilers so be careful if you haven’t read Legendary yet. ❤️ . . . #excitedandterrified #finale #caraval #stephaniegarber #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #yabooks #amreading #authorlife #books #quotes #flatironbooks #authorsofinstagram #amazon #ireadya #allgamesmustend
- Eeeek! There is a description of Finale up on Amazon. Link is in my bio if you want to read it. . I didn’t expect it, but I totally got emotional reading this first line of it... “all games must come to an end.” . Hope you all like it! Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. 🌹🎩✨💖👑🎪🎭🏰💫 . P.S. This description contains Legendary spoilers so be careful if you haven’t read Legendary yet. ❤️ . . . #excitedandterrified #finale #caraval #stephaniegarber #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #yabooks #amreading #authorlife #books #quotes #flatironbooks #authorsofinstagram #amazon #ireadya #allgamesmustend
- I may have squealed when UPS dropped this off today. ✨ I have heard SO many fantastic things about MIRAGE by @somaiiiya —I hear it’s romantic, thrilling, dazzling, and it’s set in space. It’s been on my TBR for while but since it comes out this month I might need to move it to the top of my reading list. ✨🌔💫✨ . Thank you so much @sssdb for this beautiful finished copy, I can’t wait to devour it. . Who else is excited for this beautiful book? . . . #mirage #somaiyadaud #flatironbooks #books #bookstagram #stephaniegarber #yabooks #booksofinstagram #ireadya #bookphotography #nofilterneeded
- I may have squealed when UPS dropped this off today. ✨ I have heard SO many fantastic things about MIRAGE by @somaiiiya —I hear it’s romantic, thrilling, dazzling, and it’s set in space. It’s been on my TBR for while but since it comes out this month I might need to move it to the top of my reading list. ✨🌔💫✨ . Thank you so much @sssdb for this beautiful finished copy, I can’t wait to devour it. . Who else is excited for this beautiful book? . . . #mirage #somaiyadaud #flatironbooks #books #bookstagram #stephaniegarber #yabooks #booksofinstagram #ireadya #bookphotography #nofilterneeded
- I may have squealed when UPS dropped this off today. ✨ I have heard SO many fantastic things about MIRAGE by @somaiiiya —I hear it’s romantic, thrilling, dazzling, and it’s set in space. It’s been on my TBR for while but since it comes out this month I might need to move it to the top of my reading list. ✨🌔💫✨ . Thank you so much @sssdb for this beautiful finished copy, I can’t wait to devour it. . Who else is excited for this beautiful book? . . . #mirage #somaiyadaud #flatironbooks #books #bookstagram #stephaniegarber #yabooks #booksofinstagram #ireadya #bookphotography #nofilterneeded
- This video contains Finale ideas that I wrote down months ago. It was fun to go through them this morning and discover scenes and ideas that were left abandoned along with rough ideas that have made it all the way from my early brainstorms to my current draft. Fun fact: I kept more ideas than I abandoned, which is probably why I’m so obsessed with drafting via index cards. . They great thing about index cards is they allow room for creativity, but require very little commitment. It’s much easier to throw out an index card than it is to toss an entire scene that you’ve spent hours and days crafting. . If you’ve never drafted by index card, or if you’re curious about this method, since I have mentioned it before, here’s how I got about it. I start with stacks of index cards. Then I give each card a different thought, whether it’s one interesting line, or one character, one glittering piece of setting, or one trope I want to explore. I don’t think in terms of plots or outlines—I just think about scenes and ideas that make me excited. I try to be creative and bold, I try to have fun and let my imagination play. I don’t worry about what ideas I’ll keep or where they go, because for me this process is more about finding the story rather than actually telling the story. . The other great thing about index cards is that they’re perfect for starting a project you don’t actually have time to write.  It only takes a minute or less to jot down an idea, and if you do get sucked into a creativity rabbit hole where you spend more than a few minutes capturing ideas you’ll be all the more prepared when you do have time to write. . Now I’d love to hear from all of you. Do any of you write this way? Does this even seem appealing to anyone? . And is anyone else obsessed with the song maybe, I’m afraid by @lovelytheband ? I know this last question is totally off topic, but since I’m listening to this song on repeat I had to ask. ❤️ . #amwriting #amdrafting #indexcards #caraval #finale #stephaniegarber #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #yabooks #books #ishouldbewritingbutiminstagramming
- This video contains Finale ideas that I wrote down months ago. It was fun to go through them this morning and discover scenes and ideas that were left abandoned along with rough ideas that have made it all the way from my early brainstorms to my current draft. Fun fact: I kept more ideas than I abandoned, which is probably why I’m so obsessed with drafting via index cards. . They great thing about index cards is they allow room for creativity, but require very little commitment. It’s much easier to throw out an index card than it is to toss an entire scene that you’ve spent hours and days crafting. . If you’ve never drafted by index card, or if you’re curious about this method, since I have mentioned it before, here’s how I got about it. I start with stacks of index cards. Then I give each card a different thought, whether it’s one interesting line, or one character, one glittering piece of setting, or one trope I want to explore. I don’t think in terms of plots or outlines—I just think about scenes and ideas that make me excited. I try to be creative and bold, I try to have fun and let my imagination play. I don’t worry about what ideas I’ll keep or where they go, because for me this process is more about finding the story rather than actually telling the story. . The other great thing about index cards is that they’re perfect for starting a project you don’t actually have time to write.  It only takes a minute or less to jot down an idea, and if you do get sucked into a creativity rabbit hole where you spend more than a few minutes capturing ideas you’ll be all the more prepared when you do have time to write. . Now I’d love to hear from all of you. Do any of you write this way? Does this even seem appealing to anyone? . And is anyone else obsessed with the song maybe, I’m afraid by @lovelytheband ? I know this last question is totally off topic, but since I’m listening to this song on repeat I had to ask. ❤️ . #amwriting #amdrafting #indexcards #caraval #finale #stephaniegarber #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #yabooks #books #ishouldbewritingbutiminstagramming
- This video contains Finale ideas that I wrote down months ago. It was fun to go through them this morning and discover scenes and ideas that were left abandoned along with rough ideas that have made it all the way from my early brainstorms to my current draft. Fun fact: I kept more ideas than I abandoned, which is probably why I’m so obsessed with drafting via index cards. . They great thing about index cards is they allow room for creativity, but require very little commitment. It’s much easier to throw out an index card than it is to toss an entire scene that you’ve spent hours and days crafting. . If you’ve never drafted by index card, or if you’re curious about this method, since I have mentioned it before, here’s how I got about it. I start with stacks of index cards. Then I give each card a different thought, whether it’s one interesting line, or one character, one glittering piece of setting, or one trope I want to explore. I don’t think in terms of plots or outlines—I just think about scenes and ideas that make me excited. I try to be creative and bold, I try to have fun and let my imagination play. I don’t worry about what ideas I’ll keep or where they go, because for me this process is more about finding the story rather than actually telling the story. . The other great thing about index cards is that they’re perfect for starting a project you don’t actually have time to write.  It only takes a minute or less to jot down an idea, and if you do get sucked into a creativity rabbit hole where you spend more than a few minutes capturing ideas you’ll be all the more prepared when you do have time to write. . Now I’d love to hear from all of you. Do any of you write this way? Does this even seem appealing to anyone? . And is anyone else obsessed with the song maybe, I’m afraid by @lovelytheband ? I know this last question is totally off topic, but since I’m listening to this song on repeat I had to ask. ❤️ . #amwriting #amdrafting #indexcards #caraval #finale #stephaniegarber #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #yabooks #books #ishouldbewritingbutiminstagramming
- This was the weekend I didn’t know I needed. I didn’t know how much I needed to hear other people’s stories rather than just focus on my own. I didn’t know how much I needed to be reminded that voice is what happens when you stop being afraid, or that you can make lasting friendships from hanging out in a hotel lobby. . @scbwi is where I learned how to be a writer and this weekend I learned it all over again. ❤️ . . #scbwi #amwriting #authorlife #stephaniegarber #authorsofinstagram #iwriteforkids
- This was the weekend I didn’t know I needed. I didn’t know how much I needed to hear other people’s stories rather than just focus on my own. I didn’t know how much I needed to be reminded that voice is what happens when you stop being afraid, or that you can make lasting friendships from hanging out in a hotel lobby. . @scbwi is where I learned how to be a writer and this weekend I learned it all over again. ❤️ . . #scbwi #amwriting #authorlife #stephaniegarber #authorsofinstagram #iwriteforkids
- This was the weekend I didn’t know I needed. I didn’t know how much I needed to hear other people’s stories rather than just focus on my own. I didn’t know how much I needed to be reminded that voice is what happens when you stop being afraid, or that you can make lasting friendships from hanging out in a hotel lobby. . @scbwi is where I learned how to be a writer and this weekend I learned it all over again. ❤️ . . #scbwi #amwriting #authorlife #stephaniegarber #authorsofinstagram #iwriteforkids
- Who is ready to see what happens next? FINALE, the third book in the CARAVAL series is now up for preorder on Amazon! (Link is in the bio) And as always I am tremendously and forever grateful to anyone who preorders. 🖤 . I can’t say much about this book right now. But I can share that it’s from both Scarlett and Tella’s point of view, it’s the most emotional book I’ve ever written, and a lot of things have happened in this story that I did not see coming. I can’t wait to share it with all of you! And I am so extremely grateful to everyone who’s read Caraval or Legendary or said how excited they are for Finale. I cannot express how much it has meant to me, or how motivating your enthusiasm has been as I’ve worked on Finale.❤️ . . . #Caraval #Finale #Legendary #Stephanie Garber #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #books #ireadya #booknerd #booknerdigan #yabooks #allthefeels #soexcited #rememberitsonlyagame
- Who is ready to see what happens next? FINALE, the third book in the CARAVAL series is now up for preorder on Amazon! (Link is in the bio) And as always I am tremendously and forever grateful to anyone who preorders. 🖤 . I can’t say much about this book right now. But I can share that it’s from both Scarlett and Tella’s point of view, it’s the most emotional book I’ve ever written, and a lot of things have happened in this story that I did not see coming. I can’t wait to share it with all of you! And I am so extremely grateful to everyone who’s read Caraval or Legendary or said how excited they are for Finale. I cannot express how much it has meant to me, or how motivating your enthusiasm has been as I’ve worked on Finale.❤️ . . . #Caraval #Finale #Legendary #Stephanie Garber #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #books #ireadya #booknerd #booknerdigan #yabooks #allthefeels #soexcited #rememberitsonlyagame
- Who is ready to see what happens next? FINALE, the third book in the CARAVAL series is now up for preorder on Amazon! (Link is in the bio) And as always I am tremendously and forever grateful to anyone who preorders. 🖤 . I can’t say much about this book right now. But I can share that it’s from both Scarlett and Tella’s point of view, it’s the most emotional book I’ve ever written, and a lot of things have happened in this story that I did not see coming. I can’t wait to share it with all of you! And I am so extremely grateful to everyone who’s read Caraval or Legendary or said how excited they are for Finale. I cannot express how much it has meant to me, or how motivating your enthusiasm has been as I’ve worked on Finale.❤️ . . . #Caraval #Finale #Legendary #Stephanie Garber #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #books #ireadya #booknerd #booknerdigan #yabooks #allthefeels #soexcited #rememberitsonlyagame
- Did you know that Once A King is one of my most anticipated 2018 reads? And did you also know that @erinsummerill is one of the sweetest humans ever! She sent me this ARC in the mail as a surprise and I wish you all could have heard my squeals. I loved her first two books and I’m SO excited she’s written another set in the same world. 💖 . . Thank you SO MUCH Erin for sending me this ARC! I cannot wait to read it!! What are some books that all of you are looking forward to? . . #onceaking #erinsummerill #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #stephaniegarber #authorlife #yabooks #books #ireadya #bookworm #booknerd
- Did you know that Once A King is one of my most anticipated 2018 reads? And did you also know that @erinsummerill is one of the sweetest humans ever! She sent me this ARC in the mail as a surprise and I wish you all could have heard my squeals. I loved her first two books and I’m SO excited she’s written another set in the same world. 💖 . . Thank you SO MUCH Erin for sending me this ARC! I cannot wait to read it!! What are some books that all of you are looking forward to? . . #onceaking #erinsummerill #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #stephaniegarber #authorlife #yabooks #books #ireadya #bookworm #booknerd
- Did you know that Once A King is one of my most anticipated 2018 reads? And did you also know that @erinsummerill is one of the sweetest humans ever! She sent me this ARC in the mail as a surprise and I wish you all could have heard my squeals. I loved her first two books and I’m SO excited she’s written another set in the same world. 💖 . . Thank you SO MUCH Erin for sending me this ARC! I cannot wait to read it!! What are some books that all of you are looking forward to? . . #onceaking #erinsummerill #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #stephaniegarber #authorlife #yabooks #books #ireadya #bookworm #booknerd
- I have a new favorite pillow thanks to the magical @fairyloot & @missphi ❤️🌹❤️ This came in Fairy Loot’s absolutely magical June box, which I am in love with. . I’m going to do a full unboxing in my story later today, but I couldn’t resist sharing this pillow with everyone now. Thank you so much @fairyloot for the Legendary love and for including this in the June box! . . Who else got a subscription box this month and what was your favorite item? It doesn’t have to be from Fairy Loot—I just love hearing about things that other people get excited about. ✨ . . #fairyloot #rebelsinballgowns #legendary #caraval #stephaniegarber #quotes #pillows #authorsofinstagram #booksofinstagram #yabooks #booknerd
- I have a new favorite pillow thanks to the magical @fairyloot & @missphi ❤️🌹❤️ This came in Fairy Loot’s absolutely magical June box, which I am in love with. . I’m going to do a full unboxing in my story later today, but I couldn’t resist sharing this pillow with everyone now. Thank you so much @fairyloot for the Legendary love and for including this in the June box! . . Who else got a subscription box this month and what was your favorite item? It doesn’t have to be from Fairy Loot—I just love hearing about things that other people get excited about. ✨ . . #fairyloot #rebelsinballgowns #legendary #caraval #stephaniegarber #quotes #pillows #authorsofinstagram #booksofinstagram #yabooks #booknerd
- I have a new favorite pillow thanks to the magical @fairyloot & @missphi ❤️🌹❤️ This came in Fairy Loot’s absolutely magical June box, which I am in love with. . I’m going to do a full unboxing in my story later today, but I couldn’t resist sharing this pillow with everyone now. Thank you so much @fairyloot for the Legendary love and for including this in the June box! . . Who else got a subscription box this month and what was your favorite item? It doesn’t have to be from Fairy Loot—I just love hearing about things that other people get excited about. ✨ . . #fairyloot #rebelsinballgowns #legendary #caraval #stephaniegarber #quotes #pillows #authorsofinstagram #booksofinstagram #yabooks #booknerd
- Scarlett and her magical dress! This picture could not be more perfect. I love the hair, the dress, the earrings, and the thoughtful look on her face, since Scarlett is a rather thoughtful character. Thank you so much @whimsicalillustration for using your talent to create this magical work of art. ❤️🌹❤️ . #Repost @whimsicalillustration with @get_repost ・・・ So I had to redraw Scarlett Dragna from @stephanie_garber ‘s Caraval. ✨🎪✨I just didn’t feel like my first attempt quite captured her. Sometimes it takes a couple tries before you can recreate what’s in your mind’s eye.🙃 . You know us artists... Never fully satisfied. 😬🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ll leave the old one posted for a little while before I delete it so you can go back and take a look at the differences. 😁 . I just finished reading Legendary and definitely want to draw a few things from there too but had to get Scarlett right first before I could move on. 🙈😅 . . #caraval #stephaniegarber #scarlettdragna #illustrationartists #portraitillustration #legendary #fanarts #caravalfanart #booksofinstagram #yabooks #books #ireadya
- Scarlett and her magical dress! This picture could not be more perfect. I love the hair, the dress, the earrings, and the thoughtful look on her face, since Scarlett is a rather thoughtful character. Thank you so much @whimsicalillustration for using your talent to create this magical work of art. ❤️🌹❤️ . #Repost @whimsicalillustration with @get_repost ・・・ So I had to redraw Scarlett Dragna from @stephanie_garber ‘s Caraval. ✨🎪✨I just didn’t feel like my first attempt quite captured her. Sometimes it takes a couple tries before you can recreate what’s in your mind’s eye.🙃 . You know us artists... Never fully satisfied. 😬🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ll leave the old one posted for a little while before I delete it so you can go back and take a look at the differences. 😁 . I just finished reading Legendary and definitely want to draw a few things from there too but had to get Scarlett right first before I could move on. 🙈😅 . . #caraval #stephaniegarber #scarlettdragna #illustrationartists #portraitillustration #legendary #fanarts #caravalfanart #booksofinstagram #yabooks #books #ireadya
- Scarlett and her magical dress! This picture could not be more perfect. I love the hair, the dress, the earrings, and the thoughtful look on her face, since Scarlett is a rather thoughtful character. Thank you so much @whimsicalillustration for using your talent to create this magical work of art. ❤️🌹❤️ . #Repost @whimsicalillustration with @get_repost ・・・ So I had to redraw Scarlett Dragna from @stephanie_garber ‘s Caraval. ✨🎪✨I just didn’t feel like my first attempt quite captured her. Sometimes it takes a couple tries before you can recreate what’s in your mind’s eye.🙃 . You know us artists... Never fully satisfied. 😬🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ll leave the old one posted for a little while before I delete it so you can go back and take a look at the differences. 😁 . I just finished reading Legendary and definitely want to draw a few things from there too but had to get Scarlett right first before I could move on. 🙈😅 . . #caraval #stephaniegarber #scarlettdragna #illustrationartists #portraitillustration #legendary #fanarts #caravalfanart #booksofinstagram #yabooks #books #ireadya
- I never feel as if I have enough time. I never feel fast enough, or that I get enough done. I’m always feeling behind. When I got back from tour, a little over two weeks ago, I felt really behind. I was supposed to turn in a draft of Finale before going on tour but it wasn’t done, so I knew I needed to get to work on it right away. But I didn’t have it in me. I was exhausted—mentally and physically. So, I took what felt like a risk and I took a break. . For an entire week I didn’t write. I caught up on some emails, I caught up on normal life things like laundry and cleaning, I took about three naps a day, and I read—a lot. I actually read five books, which is more than I’d read the entire month of May. I felt a guilty about the book I was supposed to be writing. I’d asked for more time and here I was using it to read and to sleep. And it was the best choice I could have made. . This last week has probably been the best writing week I’ve had all year—maybe for the past two years. I’ve been waking up by 6 feeling excited and inspired and eager to open my computer. I can tell a difference in the words I’m writing too. I’m having more fun with them, and I’m falling more in love with this book rather than fearing it, as I had before I took my little break. . Breaks are hard for me. I want to do my best and resting sometimes feels like doing nothing. I don’t know if any of you can relate to this—to this fear or rest and this need to never stop. I think sometimes it’s important to keep going and to push through even though you’re tired. But sometimes, I think doing my best means taking a break and taking care of myself. 💖 . I wrote this post because lately people have been asking me for writing advice. So if you all like this idea, I might try to do weekly writing posts. This one was the one that was on my heart for this week because I think resting is so important to writing, but it’s something I really struggle with. Is anyone else there with me on this? And what do you all think about weekly writing posts? . . #amwiting #authorsofinstagram #onlyoneofthesewatchesworks #stephaniegarber #caraval #writersofinstagram #books
- I never feel as if I have enough time. I never feel fast enough, or that I get enough done. I’m always feeling behind. When I got back from tour, a little over two weeks ago, I felt really behind. I was supposed to turn in a draft of Finale before going on tour but it wasn’t done, so I knew I needed to get to work on it right away. But I didn’t have it in me. I was exhausted—mentally and physically. So, I took what felt like a risk and I took a break. . For an entire week I didn’t write. I caught up on some emails, I caught up on normal life things like laundry and cleaning, I took about three naps a day, and I read—a lot. I actually read five books, which is more than I’d read the entire month of May. I felt a guilty about the book I was supposed to be writing. I’d asked for more time and here I was using it to read and to sleep. And it was the best choice I could have made. . This last week has probably been the best writing week I’ve had all year—maybe for the past two years. I’ve been waking up by 6 feeling excited and inspired and eager to open my computer. I can tell a difference in the words I’m writing too. I’m having more fun with them, and I’m falling more in love with this book rather than fearing it, as I had before I took my little break. . Breaks are hard for me. I want to do my best and resting sometimes feels like doing nothing. I don’t know if any of you can relate to this—to this fear or rest and this need to never stop. I think sometimes it’s important to keep going and to push through even though you’re tired. But sometimes, I think doing my best means taking a break and taking care of myself. 💖 . I wrote this post because lately people have been asking me for writing advice. So if you all like this idea, I might try to do weekly writing posts. This one was the one that was on my heart for this week because I think resting is so important to writing, but it’s something I really struggle with. Is anyone else there with me on this? And what do you all think about weekly writing posts? . . #amwiting #authorsofinstagram #onlyoneofthesewatchesworks #stephaniegarber #caraval #writersofinstagram #books
- I never feel as if I have enough time. I never feel fast enough, or that I get enough done. I’m always feeling behind. When I got back from tour, a little over two weeks ago, I felt really behind. I was supposed to turn in a draft of Finale before going on tour but it wasn’t done, so I knew I needed to get to work on it right away. But I didn’t have it in me. I was exhausted—mentally and physically. So, I took what felt like a risk and I took a break. . For an entire week I didn’t write. I caught up on some emails, I caught up on normal life things like laundry and cleaning, I took about three naps a day, and I read—a lot. I actually read five books, which is more than I’d read the entire month of May. I felt a guilty about the book I was supposed to be writing. I’d asked for more time and here I was using it to read and to sleep. And it was the best choice I could have made. . This last week has probably been the best writing week I’ve had all year—maybe for the past two years. I’ve been waking up by 6 feeling excited and inspired and eager to open my computer. I can tell a difference in the words I’m writing too. I’m having more fun with them, and I’m falling more in love with this book rather than fearing it, as I had before I took my little break. . Breaks are hard for me. I want to do my best and resting sometimes feels like doing nothing. I don’t know if any of you can relate to this—to this fear or rest and this need to never stop. I think sometimes it’s important to keep going and to push through even though you’re tired. But sometimes, I think doing my best means taking a break and taking care of myself. 💖 . I wrote this post because lately people have been asking me for writing advice. So if you all like this idea, I might try to do weekly writing posts. This one was the one that was on my heart for this week because I think resting is so important to writing, but it’s something I really struggle with. Is anyone else there with me on this? And what do you all think about weekly writing posts? . . #amwiting #authorsofinstagram #onlyoneofthesewatchesworks #stephaniegarber #caraval #writersofinstagram #books
- It amazes me how much life can change in three years. When I woke up this morning I remembered that three years ago yesterday I made a choice that shifted everything. I sold Caraval, then titled Hearts Made Of Black, to @sssdb at @flatiron_books 💖 It was one of the happiest and most surprising days of my life. I’d been living with my parents for 6 years, working as an adjunct creating writing instructor and praying every day for a miracle. And it then happened. . . I’m a big Pride and Prejudice fan and I remember feeling like Jane after Mr Bingley proposed—I wanted every to be this happy, and I was especially happy because I’d brought so much joy to my family, who had experienced every rejection with me, they’d seen me struggle, and I doubt any of us imagined it would end in such a happy way. . . This is a picture of me signing a contract, although it’s not my book contract. I don’t think I was wearing makeup the day I signed those so I wouldn’t let anyone photograph me. 🙈These are the contracts I signed for Twentieth Century Fox, who purchased the film option on the same day that the book sold. It was one of the most unbelievable moment of my life. 💖 . Dreams and miracles happen, sometimes it just takes a very long time. For me it took six years, and it was worth every single rejection and every moment of waiting. . Thank you again @jennybent @sssdb & @flatiron_books for making so many dreams come true. And to anyone reading this who has a dream, I hope it comes true, I hope it’s worth whatever heartache you’ve experienced, and I hope it’s better than you could have ever imagined. ✨🌟 . If anyone does has a dream that they’re hoping will someday come true—no matter how big or small—I’d love to hear about it in the comments. . . . #dreamscometrue #stephaniegarber #caraval #flatironbooks #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #amwriting #booksofinstagram
- It amazes me how much life can change in three years. When I woke up this morning I remembered that three years ago yesterday I made a choice that shifted everything. I sold Caraval, then titled Hearts Made Of Black, to @sssdb at @flatiron_books 💖 It was one of the happiest and most surprising days of my life. I’d been living with my parents for 6 years, working as an adjunct creating writing instructor and praying every day for a miracle. And it then happened. . . I’m a big Pride and Prejudice fan and I remember feeling like Jane after Mr Bingley proposed—I wanted every to be this happy, and I was especially happy because I’d brought so much joy to my family, who had experienced every rejection with me, they’d seen me struggle, and I doubt any of us imagined it would end in such a happy way. . . This is a picture of me signing a contract, although it’s not my book contract. I don’t think I was wearing makeup the day I signed those so I wouldn’t let anyone photograph me. 🙈These are the contracts I signed for Twentieth Century Fox, who purchased the film option on the same day that the book sold. It was one of the most unbelievable moment of my life. 💖 . Dreams and miracles happen, sometimes it just takes a very long time. For me it took six years, and it was worth every single rejection and every moment of waiting. . Thank you again @jennybent @sssdb & @flatiron_books for making so many dreams come true. And to anyone reading this who has a dream, I hope it comes true, I hope it’s worth whatever heartache you’ve experienced, and I hope it’s better than you could have ever imagined. ✨🌟 . If anyone does has a dream that they’re hoping will someday come true—no matter how big or small—I’d love to hear about it in the comments. . . . #dreamscometrue #stephaniegarber #caraval #flatironbooks #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #amwriting #booksofinstagram
- It amazes me how much life can change in three years. When I woke up this morning I remembered that three years ago yesterday I made a choice that shifted everything. I sold Caraval, then titled Hearts Made Of Black, to @sssdb at @flatiron_books 💖 It was one of the happiest and most surprising days of my life. I’d been living with my parents for 6 years, working as an adjunct creating writing instructor and praying every day for a miracle. And it then happened. . . I’m a big Pride and Prejudice fan and I remember feeling like Jane after Mr Bingley proposed—I wanted every to be this happy, and I was especially happy because I’d brought so much joy to my family, who had experienced every rejection with me, they’d seen me struggle, and I doubt any of us imagined it would end in such a happy way. . . This is a picture of me signing a contract, although it’s not my book contract. I don’t think I was wearing makeup the day I signed those so I wouldn’t let anyone photograph me. 🙈These are the contracts I signed for Twentieth Century Fox, who purchased the film option on the same day that the book sold. It was one of the most unbelievable moment of my life. 💖 . Dreams and miracles happen, sometimes it just takes a very long time. For me it took six years, and it was worth every single rejection and every moment of waiting. . Thank you again @jennybent @sssdb & @flatiron_books for making so many dreams come true. And to anyone reading this who has a dream, I hope it comes true, I hope it’s worth whatever heartache you’ve experienced, and I hope it’s better than you could have ever imagined. ✨🌟 . If anyone does has a dream that they’re hoping will someday come true—no matter how big or small—I’d love to hear about it in the comments. . . . #dreamscometrue #stephaniegarber #caraval #flatironbooks #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #amwriting #booksofinstagram
- How far do you think I’d have to ride my bike to end up in Faerieland? . I’m almost done with The Wicked King by @blackholly but I don’t want to finish it because I don’t want it to end. I loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King is equally fantastic. I’m a little afraid and a little in love with every page I read. 🖤 . What’s the last book you read that you loved so much you almost didn’t want to finish it? . . #helpmefindfaerie #hollyblack #thewickedking #thecruelprince #stephaniegarber #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bikes #authorsofinstagram #thenovl #ireadya #books
- How far do you think I’d have to ride my bike to end up in Faerieland? . I’m almost done with The Wicked King by @blackholly but I don’t want to finish it because I don’t want it to end. I loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King is equally fantastic. I’m a little afraid and a little in love with every page I read. 🖤 . What’s the last book you read that you loved so much you almost didn’t want to finish it? . . #helpmefindfaerie #hollyblack #thewickedking #thecruelprince #stephaniegarber #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bikes #authorsofinstagram #thenovl #ireadya #books
- How far do you think I’d have to ride my bike to end up in Faerieland? . I’m almost done with The Wicked King by @blackholly but I don’t want to finish it because I don’t want it to end. I loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King is equally fantastic. I’m a little afraid and a little in love with every page I read. 🖤 . What’s the last book you read that you loved so much you almost didn’t want to finish it? . . #helpmefindfaerie #hollyblack #thewickedking #thecruelprince #stephaniegarber #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bikes #authorsofinstagram #thenovl #ireadya #books
- I will always love Julian, and I absolutely love this picture of him by @whimsicalillustration ❤️ Character art always makes my heart so happy! . . #Repost @whimsicalillustration with @get_repost ・・・ Another Caraval interpretation of Julian. There is no description of his hair in the book so I just improvised. 🙈😬 I loved him from the moment he arrived in this book, so I had to give him a boyish sailor feeling which is how he is first presented to the reader. . Character is inspired from @stephanie_garber ‘s book Caraval. This book is a magical and beautiful adventure, you should definitely add it to your reading list! The sequel, Legendary was just released as well - I can’t wait to read it! 🙌✨ . . #stephaniegarber #caraval #bookfanart #legendary #illustratorsoninstagram #bookcharacter #illustrationartists #caravalfanart
- I will always love Julian, and I absolutely love this picture of him by @whimsicalillustration ❤️ Character art always makes my heart so happy! . . #Repost @whimsicalillustration with @get_repost ・・・ Another Caraval interpretation of Julian. There is no description of his hair in the book so I just improvised. 🙈😬 I loved him from the moment he arrived in this book, so I had to give him a boyish sailor feeling which is how he is first presented to the reader. . Character is inspired from @stephanie_garber ‘s book Caraval. This book is a magical and beautiful adventure, you should definitely add it to your reading list! The sequel, Legendary was just released as well - I can’t wait to read it! 🙌✨ . . #stephaniegarber #caraval #bookfanart #legendary #illustratorsoninstagram #bookcharacter #illustrationartists #caravalfanart
- I will always love Julian, and I absolutely love this picture of him by @whimsicalillustration ❤️ Character art always makes my heart so happy! . . #Repost @whimsicalillustration with @get_repost ・・・ Another Caraval interpretation of Julian. There is no description of his hair in the book so I just improvised. 🙈😬 I loved him from the moment he arrived in this book, so I had to give him a boyish sailor feeling which is how he is first presented to the reader. . Character is inspired from @stephanie_garber ‘s book Caraval. This book is a magical and beautiful adventure, you should definitely add it to your reading list! The sequel, Legendary was just released as well - I can’t wait to read it! 🙌✨ . . #stephaniegarber #caraval #bookfanart #legendary #illustratorsoninstagram #bookcharacter #illustrationartists #caravalfanart

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