Hi! I'm Becca Fitzpatrick, the author of the internationally bestselling HUSH, HUSH saga. When not writing, I'm most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes (stilettos, please!), or enjoying one of life's many little indulgences: Ice cream, Veronica Mars, losing myself in a book, painting my toenails, or simply daydreaming. I do my best to update this blog as frequently as possible with news on upcoming events, tips for writers, and all things pertaining to my books.
02 December 2013
30 November 2013
PulseIt is hosting an exciting new promotion this month. Each day in December they will be offering a different book as a free read. AND They will also be hosting two sweepstakes. On Pulseit.com 5 members will win 1 copy of each of the books we're featuring. On Facebook, users can enter each day by liking a post to win a copy of the book of the day.
But, the best news of all is that they are kicking off the promotion with HUSH, HUSH! That's right, Day 1 (December 1st) the free read of the day is HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick ;-)
Check out the details on PulseIt.com and please help spread the word.
01 November 2013
22 October 2013
05 October 2013
Many thanks to my Colorado readers who braved the weather last night and came to see me at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock! You were such an energetic crowd and knew how to make a girl feel welcome, and I appreciate that so much! Below, a recap in pictures. (The librarians sent me home with leftover cupcakes, which my kids and I are thoroughly enjoying.)
14 September 2013
Here's what I've been up to lately. First, as many of you know, several areas of Colorado were hit hard by flooding this week. My town, Fort Collins, was affected, but our neighborhood is currently dry. My heart goes out to my friends and neighbors who've lost their homes and businesses. We've sure had crazy weather lately. Fires, record-high temps, and now this. School was cancelled on Friday, and local officials asked residents to stay off the roads as much as possible. To keep busy, my kids created a marble track out of construction paper. I was quite impressed--given that at their age, I was playing Barbies and listening to NKOTB!
As I mentioned, last week we were hit by an extreme heat wave. Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise, since my entire Saturday was spent outside. First, I ran a 5k mud run with my ten-year-old son. Last year I ran the race with friends, and got chilly hanging out in muddy water. Not this time! I have to say, being a mom is pretty awesome when you get to do things like this with your kids:
After the mud run I showered and headed to Horsetooth Reservior with friends to give SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) a try. It was easier than I thought! Next time I'm at the ocean, I'd like to give it a try there, where the waves are a bit rougher. (And, you know, where there are sharks in the water for an added challenge, ha!)
03 September 2013
I'm doing one event this fall, in my home state, Colorado. The event will be at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock, and if you live in the area, I hope to see you there! At the event I'll talk briefly about my books, do a Q&A, and of course I'll sign as many books as you'd like. If you choose to purchase books at the event, Tattered Cover Bookstore will be selling copies. The Philip S. Miller Library is planning an awesome party for the event, including a Paranormal Romance Cupcake Baking Contest. Oh, and I will be in costume! See details below:
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Contact Number: 303-791-7323
18 August 2013
I know that summer doesn't officially end until Labor Day, but school starts this week for my kids, so it's hard to ignore the impending approach of autumn. As always, I have mixed feelings about the idea of summer slipping away. I all but took the summer off as far as writing is concerned, and while I'm not ready for a strict routine yet (or the idea of nightly homework!), I am excited to start writing again. I'm working on my final line edits for BLACK ICE before it goes to copyedits, but I should have the book wrapped up before September is over. At that point, I get to start a new book, yay! I've had a story idea brewing in my mind all summer, and typically, when I start to envision scenes or hear snippets of dialogue, it's a sign that I'm on to something--that I'm excited enough about this project to work with it for the long haul. Also, that it could be an actual book.
If you don't follow me on Twitter, you should! This past week I posted a few images that give me inspiration for this new project. In the upcoming months, I'll be tweeting teasers for BLACK ICE. I'll also be sharing information on BLACK ICE's release date, cover, a description of the story, and all other pertinent information.
Finally, I'll leave you with a few pictures from our latest family adventure. We rented a lake house on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, toured Boston, and I even got to check an item off my bucket list--eating a lobster dinner on the coast of Maine.
07 July 2013
|Hot Day, Cool Lake|
|Follow the Leader|
|Eye of the Needle|
30 June 2013
27 June 2013
I'm DONE with my second round of Black Ice edits! Already, I'm starting to feel like a sane and normal person again. Like, I showered today. And I went running (before showering). And I ate actual food for lunch (not Peanut M&M's). I responded to a few emails (only 974 unread emails left in my inbox. Hey, if I keep it under a thousand, I feel like all's well in Beccaland). And - ta da - I'm blogging!
Of course, finishing this round of edits doesn't mean the book is ready for publication. I still have a third round of edits, copyedits, first-pass pages, and possibly second-pass pages. I've made it over two very big hurdles, but there are still a few left to jump. I get asked frequently if there is any chance that Black Ice will be published this year. In short, no. I spoke with my editor today, and the 2014 publication date is firm.
If you're wondering what I'll be doing while I wait for my editor to send me my next round of editorial notes, the answer is I'll be working on my next book. Why, didn't you know that's how authors celebrate turning in a book draft? I've had this story in my mind for a couple months and I'm very excited about it. It's a YA romantic suspense set in a small town in Nebraska. Little town, big secrets. I hope to take a road trip to Nebraska soon to scout out locations and take lots of photographs that will help me create the story world in my mind. I think I've mentioned this before, but I love story beginnings. I love the possibility, the potential. For me, there's a certain magic in a blank page. Anything can happen.
14 May 2013
15 April 2013
I learned this week that my design team at Simon & Schuster will (hopefully!) start working on BLACK ICE's cover in June or July. In the meantime, my editor asked for any thoughts/input I have. While I don't have a specific design vision, I am going to send her a list of book covers I find deliciously provocative. Below are some of my favorites.
What are some of your favorite book covers?