Title: Kitty Saves the World
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Series: Kitty Norville Series (#14)
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Tor – Forge (Imprint of Macmillan)
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Edition/Formats It Will Be Available In: eBook & Print (Mass Market)
It's all come down to this, following the discoveries made by Cormac in Low Midnight, Kitty and her allies are ready to strike. But, when their assassination attempt on the evil vampire Dux Bellorum fails, Kitty finds herself running out of time. The elusive vampire lord has begun his apocalyptic end game, and Kitty still doesn't know where he will strike. Meanwhile, pressure mounts in Denver as Kitty and her pack begin to experience the true reach of Dux Bellorum's cult. Outnumbered and outgunned at every turn, the stakes have never been higher for Kitty. She will have to call on allies both old and new in order to save not just her family and friends, but the rest of the world as well.
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Tell us about a favorite character from a book?
That's a really tough one, I have so many. But I'm going to go with Harry from The Blue Sword, since that's one of my favorite all-time books. I'm always happy to spend time with Harry.
What books have most influenced your life?
Another tough one! I can name the books that set me on the path of being a writer: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White was the first book that made me cry and taught me how powerful writing can be. Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine is one of the most magical, powerful books I've read -- I wanted to learn how to do that with writing. And The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley was one of the first books I read where I desperately wanted to be friends with all the characters and live in that world. Those are all things I try to do with my own writing.
What hobbies do you actively pursue?
Almost too many to count! I ride horses, I birdwatch, I do quite a bit of sewing, costuming, and knitting, and I love to travel when I can.
Is there a writer you idolize? If so who?
Again, too many to count! Robin McKinley has always been my favorite writer because she creates wonderful stories with wonderful prose, I just love all her books. I've always really admired Connie Willis -- she's been my guide on how to behave as a classy writer in public.
Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?
Morocco. Or maybe Iceland. Or New Zealand. And I'd really like to go back to Ireland to research Neolithic sites. Did I mention I like to travel?
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The past, I think. I've always wanted to go to Elizabethan London and see one of Shakespeare's plays as it was originally performed. Hamlet, probably.
What is one of the most surprising things you've learned as a writer?
That there are parts of the job that never get easier. The problems may change, but there are always problems and it's necessary to adapt constantly.
What does your family think of your writing?
They love it. They brag about me! They've all been very supportive.
Do your characters take over or are you the ones telling them what to do?
My characters mostly do what I want, since they're usually the right people for the job of the story I've put them in. But Kitty definitely takes over when I'm writing about her. I don't know what's going to come out of her mouth most of the time.
Are you currently working on any new projects? What can we expect from you in the future?
I'm always working on new projects. Too many to name, really. I want to write more stories about bad boy bounty hunter Cormac, as well as Rick the vampire. I'm also continuing to work on my Harry and Marlowe steampunk stories. My next novel after Kitty Saves the World is called Study Abroad, about Polly, who grew up on Mars but is now being sent to Earth for school, much against her will. Stay tuned, I always have more on the way!
In addition to being the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, CARRIE VAUGHN is also the author of the standalone novels After the Golden Age, Dreams of the Golden Age, and Discord’s Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Visit her online at http://www.carrievaughn.com/
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Kitty Norville Series
Low Midnight #13
Kitty Saves the World #14 Coming 2015
Kitty’s Greatest Hits (Short Story Collection)
Straying from the Path (Short Story Collection)
Dark and Stormy Nights (Kitty Norville Short)
Hex Appeal (Kitty Norville Short)
Running with the Pack (Kitty Norville Short)
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (Kitty Norville Short)