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LAIR OF DREAMS Pre-Order Campaign

Well, hello there. Greetings from the LAIR OF DREAMS compound where Charley the Wonder Llama and I are hard at work, readying a pre-order campaign for DIVINERS 2: LAIR OF DREAMS. Or, as we call it: DIVINERS #2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. LAIR OF DREAMS drops on Tuesday,...

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On John Green, and Why I Love Him

Last night, ugliness again crept into the Twittersphere, it seems. This time, some terrible, spurious claims were made against John Green. I’m not going to link to the comments here. No doubt, you can Google them. But they were hateful enough and awful enough and...

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A Letter to My Patient Readers Awaiting LAIR OF DREAMS

Dear Lovely-and-Patient Readers, Many of you have been asking, “Hey Libba—when is the second Diviners book, LAIR OF DREAMS, coming out? It’s been moved on the schedule so many times we have lost faith in the old gods of the book pub-scheduling universe. We have...

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Miles and Miles of No-Man’s Land

This is the hardest blog I’ve ever attempted to write.For the better part of eight months, I have been struggling under the thumb of a rather intense depression. This is a monster I’ve battled many times in my life; it is not new. Yet, this has been a particularly...

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The story reveals itself

I’m taking a break from furious keyboard wrangling to update with progress about LAIR OF DREAMS.My first thought is, can I still call it progress? Doesn’t feel like progress. Feels like I am eating an enormous word salad. And sometimes I say, “Yep, that avocado is...

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Give to the Living (World AIDS Day)

December 1, 2010 by libbabray On World AIDS Day, I usually repost this blog I wrote in 2010 about losing both my father and my good friend, Norbert, to AIDS. This year, I’d also suggest that you read David Levithan’s beautiful TWO BOYS KISSING and watch the excellent...

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Haunted at 17

As I try to wrestle my revision of LAIR OF DREAMS to the dirt (where, inevitably, it will throw me onto my back, twist my arm and elicit a desperate "Uncle!" from my constricted lungs), I've been unable to do much blogging. That's too bad as often, when I'm stuck,...

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How Not to Write a Screenplay

My interpretation of the screenplay I’m now writing:   CHARACTER ONE: Here is that information you seek. Let me summarize it for you. It’ll only take, oh, a four complete pages. “Blah-de-blah-de-blah. Long history of cult. Drugs. Murder. XL Creepy. Blah-de-blah.”...

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On Writing Despair (Juicebox Mix)

Hi, kids. Y’all gather ‘round. Mama wants to talk to you about writing despair today. Everybody got a juice box, a snack, and a lovey to hold on to? Everybody found a comfy chair? Got your laminated list of “Inspirational quotes from writers!” which you culled from...

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The No Good Horrible Very Bad Writing Day

"*cough, cough* Spock! Must...make...word count! Save! Your! Self! *groan*" I’ve been thinking a lot about process lately.On THE DIVINERS tour (the subject of a future blog), I was asked often about how to write—what my process was like, if there were any rituals or...

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DIVINERS TOUR

This fall, I am coming to a town near YOU! Come see me if you can. Feel free to bring snacks. People with snacks are my favorite people. Hope to see you soon. September 18th LEXINGTON, KY Joseph-Beth Booksellers (7:00 PM) 161 Lexington Green Circle Lexington, KY 40503...

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“Love the World You Find”–The Flaming Lips

I’m supposed to be working on a draft of DIVINERS BOOK #2 this morning, but I’m finding it hard to concentrate after hearing the news out of Aurora, Colorado. Last night—or early this morning, rather—a gunman walked into a midnight showing of...

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