ideas are like oxygen: a journal by Carrie Vaughn
I’m a writer working on a series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty and contributing to the new volumes of Wild Cards, among other things.
For more info, visit my website.
Ah. So that’s what everything around the Eye of Vaughn looks like. Not bad lookin’ for a Dark Lady of Rodrom.
indeed…ms Carrie is actually a v.pretty woman…
hope u always find happiness beside u all the time bcoz u deserve it ;)
Whenever I finish a book I like to visit the author’s website, call me sentimental but it’s what I am. I just wanted to say that Kitty and the midnight hour was wonderful, and I look forward to reading your other books, a.s.a.p.! I’m a novice writer, although sadly scattered. The only things I seem to finish are the things I post of other people! Thank you for writing; you bring readers (me at least) joy and encouragement. The thing I loved the most was the way you explained and described the pack in Kitty’s life. You brought a greater intimacy to her story.
Thanks for your time, and again, thank you for writing,
This was a very short “About me” page, but I guess there’s enough on the other site.
Oh btw, the thumb of the “Kitty and the Midnight Hour” cover is linked to someplace within the admin section. Maybe remove the link? :)
Yeah, lots of stuff on the website. Didn’t want to be redundant.
Still getting the hang of the blog thingy. Will look at the link and see what I can do.
Update: Fixed! Thanks for pointing it out.
I just finished “Kitty and the Midnight Hour” — my thanks for a great read! I’ll be heading out later for the next book (or two or three?)…and I’m very happy you’re still writing more. :)
Heh, I dressed up as a Goth Fairy this year, too.
I was so lucky to have met you at the San Diego Comic-Con! ^-^ I almost missed out on a fantastic book. Can’t wait for Silver Bullet.
bah, I used to live one block from the Page One Books (alb. NM) you will be doing a signing at. Now I am bummed that I moved to Florida. Great books, I have read the first 2 now and looking for more :)
I’ve only just recently stumbled across your books, but they are something out of this world!
I am psyched to see that you have another book in the works. My calendar is marked for January!
I just finished Kitty & the Silver Bullet and loved it! Each book just gets better and better — I can’t wait until Fall ’08 to read the next one.
I was impressed to see in your little bio in the back of the book that you spent some time in North Dakota. I am assuming it was in Minot (Mindrot), ND. No, I’m not from Minot, I’m on the better side of the state. Closer to Fargo.
Unless I am mistaken and you were in Grand Forks, then I feel better. ^^
I was in Grand Forks.
and STILL grateful we didn’t get stationed at Minot instead!
Thanks so much for coming to Albuquerque for the Wild Cards signing. I am also glad I got my first 3 Kitty books signed and hope that you might be back to ABQ for our Bubonicon in August! Thans so much for the great books!
I WILL be at Bubonicon! At least that’s the plan!
Have a nice day !
Just finished the 4th book. I was lucky in a way and didnt discover these til a few weeks ago and got the honor of reading all 4 back to back and it was awesome. Are there any plans for a movie version or maybe a weekly T.V. Series on sci fi. Anyways can’t wait for the next installment good luck to you and all your future projects
book signings? you continue to excite me, always wanting more. i can still taste your blood…you will always live with my breath and see with my soul.
Dark Lady of Rodrom… you are brilliant. now we can finally live together. thank you.
Hi! I was handed Midnight Hour at an SCA craft night, and ended up at the bookstore 4 times in 5 days, then found out I’d have to wait for more!
Any chance of a signing on O’ahu? :)
‘Allo! Just found your books recently (it was recommended on the LKH snarkfest on amazon) and am reading the second one. This is good stuff, and it’s cleansing to the literary palate to read something that bucks some of the tropes.
(Oh, and the “Midnight Hour” conversations cracked me up so hard, I had to tell my mother about the “were-alpaca” conversation)
You’re also very pretty, if you don’t mind me saying so.
I found your book Long-Time Listener, First-Time Werewolf on SFBC…I read the first & second books, I have to say I’m hooked! (I’m a long time LKH fan until the last FEW books, these are so refreshing & fun) Then I went looking for your site and ran across your blog too…LOVE IT! I’m so happy there are more when I’m finished with Kitty Takes A Holiday…
I also wanted to say, I’m very sorry for your loss of Rosie…I too have horses and know how they not only get into your heart but your soul as well…
Keep up the good work and I look forward to many reads about KITTY…
Just devoured The Midnight Hour and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. Your more philosophical take on urban fantasy is outstanding. Keep up the great work!
I “LOVE” your books! Have & read all the Kitty books. Sit’n on pins and needles wait’n on the Jan.!!! Please keep them coming. Have you figured out a way for “little” kitty’s to come along?
I have read all your Kitty books to date, but will not being asking you to sign them. Since I am living as a volunteer in Portugal (I’m a disabled chaplain–Navy, not A.F.– on medical retirement, serving the very small, very poor Portuguese Anglican Church– the body’s good enough for a morning a week and the pension’s good enough to keep my wife and me fed and clothed), I can’t afford English-language books, so I get your Kitty series as e-books for my Palm TREO. If you can figure out a way to sign them…
I was startled by your photo on your website. I didn’t expect a lovely 20-something (I know you’re actually 30-something, but either you aren’t having photos taken often or you’re doing something right). If you’re naturally slim and lovely, than your ancestors. If you’re spending hours every day working out, stop it– it’s taking away from your writing time, and I’m awaiting the next book!
Incidentally, if Kitty is ever interested in seeing Portugal (Portugal had colonies in Goa, India, which must have had were-Bengals, along with Africa, Brazil and Macau… must be story material there, and the trip becomes research and thus tax-deductable), I’d love to show you Porto and Braga… nd talk about your saying about re: 100 years/100 miles. Portugal is smaller than Indiana, but if you travel 100 miles you get completely different microclimates and soils, for example, so the wines are also completely different. I stood with my wife last week in front a four story stone building in Porto, a former private home, that was built 300 years before Columbus couldn’t find India… in Braga, there’s a bathhouse that was already old when the Romans made Braga, then Bracara Augusta, the Provincial Capital of the Empire (and were still chopping off Christians’ heads under Empereor Diocletius). And in the Alentejo, the sheep and cattle herders wore coats with wolfskin collars on their coats until 20 years ago… from wolves they killed theselves while out protecting their flocks/herds. [Some of the wolves, I suspect, wore sheepherder-skin collars on their coats, since the herders did’t always ‘win’.] Must be something here for Miss Norville… come and see.
Now, plase, enough reading of fan mail. Your publisher wants another chapter… and so do we.
I’ve been a fan of your books for several years now, and more recently a fan and subscriber of your blog. I was given the opportunity to nominate you for a “Versatile Blogger Award”!
You read my post about why I chose to nominate you here: http://upallnightreading.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/ive-been-nominated/
You can also read about other nominees of this award here: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/
Continually enjoying your work,
So, tell us about Wildcards…
Hi Carrie, you probably will never see this, but a girl can hope. I admire your books immensely and my favorite has always been Voices of Dragons. I am an inspiring writer, and look up to your style of writing. But I always had one question, why did a second book never come out for Voices of Dragons? It is a silly question, but i have been wanting to know for more than a year now. I really love your works and hope you actually see this. Though if my luck holds out with people I admire, you probably wont. Thanks anyway!
Hi Belle — I haven’t done a second book yet because the publisher decided not to publish it. I want to write it, but I’ll have to do it on my own time, and I have a lot of other projects that keep coming up first. I’m sorry it’s taking so long.
I discovered the Kitty books by accident this summer and loved them :) They lasted me through a long vacation culminating in being stranded in New York for two days (so thanks for the entertainment there, it kept me semi-sane). I’m a lawyer so I’ve got to ask, how do you keep Ben’s work basically accurate? I noticed you don’t get into it a lot, but the mentions are generally correct and most writers who aren’t lawyers are usually way outside the ballpark. (And sorry if this isn’t Q and A with Carrie, but come on, how often do you get to play interviewer with an author? :)
Thanks! As for how I get Ben’s work accurate (thank you!), mostly I a) don’t go into too much detail and b) pay attention. I seem to know quite a few lawyers, and I’ve done quite a bit of reading. Enough to know that patent law is different than corporate litigation is different than criminal defense, etc. It’s really easy to find things like how trials work, and what happens after you get arrested and charged, and so on. I served on a jury for a criminal case once as well. And, knowing the difference between criminal and civil. :) Yeah, mostly it’s just paying attention.
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