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Pig Fences And TV Commercials

When I was a teen, building pig fences, I wondered if my dreams were too big.

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I’m 25 now and just got my first TV commercial check from Taco Bell.

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Life is funny and great.

Most Bizarre Moments In My Life

My life has had many bizarre moments. The past few months have seen some of the bizarre-est (sic). I talk about them all in my new vlog:

Some of the things I’ve been up to lately include….

  • appearing in at least 3 music videos, which have been seen over 100,000,000 times (OH SNAP)
  • being cast in a national Taco Bell TV commercial (100% TRUE)
  • guest-hosting Dr. Drew On Call on HLN at least 4 times (You were watching, RIGHT?)
  • adopting the most adorable puppy in the world (You won’t BELIEVE her name… but it’s REAL).

But probably leading all of the bizarre-ities (sic) would be discovering that my first novel, THE FARFIELD CURSE, was translated into Russian and has been in Russian stories since 2012. I had no idea. Nobody tells the author anything.

Watch my new vlog to find out how I discovered my book in Russian! Here are some photos:

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Speaking of photos… here’s our new puppy…

“Don’t Cha wish your puppy was cute like me?”

I'm In A National Taco Bell TV Commercial

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After days of painful waiting and secret-keeping… I can finally announce…

I’m in a national Taco Bell TV commercial!

Yes. It’s 100% true. I love Taco Bell so much I got a job eating Taco Bell on TV.

There are so many secrets surrounding this shoot that “I was cast in a national Taco Bell commercial!” is literally all I can say about it. But don’t worry. I have lots more as soon as the bosses say go. The commercial was just filmed yesterday so it’ll show up sometime in the next few weeks!

Watch for me to pop up on your TV! This time… don’t skip any commercials ;)

Getting Wisdomlicious On Dr. Drew On Call!

Did you see me on TV two weeks ago? I’m back!

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Obviously I was the most poised and professional guest that Dr. Drew On Call has ever had, as seen in some of the photos you tweeted that feature my dazzling delivery of Wisdomlicious™ Wisdom Nuggets™. Photos like this one:

Kaleb Nation On Dr. Drew On Call

Move over Robert Pattinson, there’s a new hearthrob in town.

Watch me on Dr. Drew On Call at 9PM ET on HLN, Wednesday February 12!

This time, I’m told I’ll be discussing topics a little more serious than Justin Bieber, so it should get VERY interesting.

If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably seen me talking about a new secret project that I call #NotABook because it is absolutely not a book. If you watch Dr. Drew On Call closely… you might see what my secret project is. 

Time for a contest?

Because so many of you took such lovely photos of me on your TV last time, let’s make this even more fun. Just watch me on Dr. Drew On Call at 9PM ET, take photos of my weird faces, and tweet them with the hashtag #KalebNationOnDrDrew. I’ll contact a bunch of you after the show and send you signed merch… and even a leftover Christmas Card!

Since the show is live, if you also tag @DrDrewHLN at the end of your tweets, you might be featured on the show!

See you on TV!

Highlights From Dr. Drew On Call!

I had such an awesome time at Dr. Drew On Call! Watch my latest video to see some highlights from the show.

Yes… I actually made The Face on national TV. I also made some OTHER faces like…

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And…

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And who could forget…?

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With that level of television heartthrob attractiveness, I bet I’ll be back on the show again soon. Make sure you’re on my secret email list so you know when to watch!

Watch Me On Dr. Drew On Call!

Kaleb Nation On Dr. Drew On Call

I have some BIG NEWS… I’ll be on your TV tonight!

On Thursday, January 30, I’m a guest on Dr. Drew On Call, which is broadcast live on HLN at 9PM ET (6PM PT). Find out more here.

Right now, HLN is airing a commercial that features me and some of my friends! Yes, I’ve been making that weird face on national TV all week… see it in my latest video:

It’d be awesome if you could tweet about me being on the show tonight! Tweet with the hashtag #KalebNationOnDrDrew… and tweet me a screenshot if we get it on Twitter’s Trending Topics!

I’ll be replying to your tweets all day. After the show, I’ll call one person on the phone who was tweeting #KalebNationOnDrDrew. Will that person be YOU?

See you on TV!

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About Kaleb Nation

About Kaleb Nation: Kaleb Has appeared on many TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, AXS, and more

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KALEB NATION is an author, producer, TV personality, and Internet entrepreneur whose writing and projects have been viewed over 50,000,000 times internationally. Kaleb has worked as a graphic designer, a music producer, a photographer, a blogger, a nationally syndicated radio host, an actor, and a Texas goat herder, among others. He was called “Adorable” by Ke$ha, “Popular” by MTV, “Sexy” by Glozell, and “Male” by Entertainment Weekly. As an actor, he’s been seen in short films and music videos over 100 million times.

When Kaleb was twelve, he telephoned the editor of a major publisher to pitch a book idea, but was sent to talk to security instead. Unhindered by rejection, Kaleb began writing his debut novel The Farfield Curse in 2003, which was published in multiple countries in 2009. The sequel, The Specter Key, was published on 10/10/10 in the US, UK and Canada. One of his publishers is the same company that had rejected his call years before.

Kaleb is also the author of 2013′s Harken, the first in a supernatural thriller series for young adults. Called “whip-smart, charming, and irresistible…” by New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano, Harken gained immediate viral attention through fan-created songs, artwork, and reader buzz.

Kaleb’s career in media also began when he was a teenager. At 13, Kaleb hosted his first radio show in Austin, Texas, later launching his own nationally syndicated program in 2006 called The Top 5. Kaleb’s show grew to be broadcast on stations in over 20 states and countries. Few of his affiliates realized he was a teenager recording the shows in his bedroom.

Kaleb Nation With Harken 2013

In 2008, Kaleb left radio to focus on writing and Internet media. He launched the blog TwilightGuy.com, posting chapter-by-chapter insights from a guy’s perspective on The Twilight Saga, a series of popular vampire romance novels. The website went on to receive over 7 million hits and was widely featured in the media, including Entertainment Weekly and on MTV. Kaleb was granted red carpet access at The Twilight Saga film premieres to interview the cast and bestselling author Stephenie Meyer, who says TwilightGuy.com “…made me laugh buckets.”

As a hub for his online followers, Kaleb began producing video blogs at YouTube.com/KalebNation. His various channels have a total of over 100,000 subscribers. In 2012, Kaleb partnered with media leader PMC to produce The 60SR Show, which received over 12,000,000 views.

In his free time, Kaleb enjoys photography and posting updates to Twitter.com/KalebNation. A black belt in taekwondo, he lives in California with a chinchilla named Chilla. Kaleb Nation is his real name.

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About Kaleb Nation

About Kaleb Nation: Kaleb Has appeared on many TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, AXS, and more

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KALEB NATION is an author, producer, TV personality, and Internet entrepreneur whose writing and projects have been viewed over 50,000,000 times internationally. Kaleb has worked as a graphic designer, a music producer, a photographer, a blogger, a nationally syndicated radio host, an actor, and a Texas goat herder, among others. He was called “Adorable” by Ke$ha, “Popular” by MTV, “Sexy” by Glozell, and “Male” by Entertainment Weekly. As an actor, he’s been seen in short films and music videos over 100 million times.

When Kaleb was twelve, he telephoned the editor of a major publisher to pitch a book idea, but was sent to talk to security instead. Unhindered by rejection, Kaleb began writing his debut novel The Farfield Curse in 2003, which was published in multiple countries in 2009. The sequel, The Specter Key, was published on 10/10/10 in the US, UK and Canada. One of his publishers is the same company that had rejected his call years before.

Kaleb is also the author of 2013′s Harken, the first in a supernatural thriller series for young adults. Called “whip-smart, charming, and irresistible…” by New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano, Harken gained immediate viral attention through fan-created songs, artwork, and reader buzz.

Kaleb’s career in media also began when he was a teenager. At 13, Kaleb hosted his first radio show in Austin, Texas, later launching his own nationally syndicated program in 2006 called The Top 5. Kaleb’s show grew to be broadcast on stations in over 20 states and countries. Few of his affiliates realized he was a teenager recording the shows in his bedroom.

Kaleb Nation With Harken 2013

In 2008, Kaleb left radio to focus on writing and Internet media. He launched the blog TwilightGuy.com, posting chapter-by-chapter insights from a guy’s perspective on The Twilight Saga, a series of popular vampire romance novels. The website went on to receive over 7 million hits and was widely featured in the media, including Entertainment Weekly and on MTV. Kaleb was granted red carpet access at The Twilight Saga film premieres to interview the cast and bestselling author Stephenie Meyer, who says TwilightGuy.com “…made me laugh buckets.”

As a hub for his online followers, Kaleb began producing video blogs at YouTube.com/KalebNation. His various channels have a total of over 100,000 subscribers. In 2012, Kaleb partnered with media leader PMC to produce The 60SR Show, which received over 12,000,000 views.

In his free time, Kaleb enjoys photography and posting updates to Twitter.com/KalebNation. A black belt in taekwondo, he lives in California with a chinchilla named Chilla. Kaleb Nation is his real name.

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Events & Appearances

april 2014

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Joel Bauer’s Voyage2Destiny CruisePort Of Miami, FLType Of Event:Business

june 2014

7

DigiFest New YorkNew York City, NYType Of Event:YouTube

26 - 28

Vidcon 2014 - Anaheim, CA800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802Type Of Event:YouTube

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Sleeper Agent “Waves” – Music Video Appearance – watch video

Dr. Drew On Call – TV guest on HLN – watch video highlights

YouTube Rewind 2013 – Cameo Appearance – watch video

MaximoTV – Appearance At Digifest LA – watch video

The Today Show – “Saturday” by Rebecca Black – see a screenshot

OK! Magazine – “Quick Pics” photo – see the post

Twilight Forever DVD – Special Features “FANdom” – on DVD

Jimmy Kimmel Live – TV cameo – October 16, 2013 – watch video

Pacific Rim – Video interview – September 9, 2013 – watch video

Business Insider – Brand Partner Mention (Taco Bell) – September 6, 2013 – read article

AXS Live – TV Interview – August 20, 2013 – watch a recording

Mashable – Front page feature for Taco Bell Fiery DLT – August 19, 2013 – click to view

New York Times Fashion – brief mention – June 21, 2013 – click to view

US Weekly – promo snippet for The Host – March 20, 2013 – click to watch

Seventeen – interview about Youtube and relationships – March 14, 2013 – click to read online

Blayze.com – interview about social media and HARKEN – March 13 2013 – click to read

Huffington Post – “YouTube Star Publishs Book On Conspiracy Theory” – January 17, 2013 – click to read

NewMediaRockstars.com - exclusive interview on the #SecretKalebBook – October 12, 2012 - click to read

TMIsource.com - mention of #SecretKalebBook in article – October 10, 2012 - click to read

Hypable.com - feature on the #SecretKalebBook – October 9, 2012 - click to read

PageToPremiere.com - exclusive interview on the #SecretKalebBook – October 8, 2012 - click to read

Time.com – mention in article – August 22, 2012 - click to read

ReadWriteWeb.com - mention in article – August 22, 2012 - click to read

Mashable.com - mention in article – August 21, 2012 - click to read

DailyDot.com – Feature Article – June 28, 2012 – click to read

New Media Rockstars – featured interview and photo shoot – February 29, 2012 – click to read

Galleycat.com - mention in article – January 20, 2012 - click to read

RyanSeacrest.com – mention in article about The Hillywood Show – October 31, 2011 – click to read

DailyDot.com – TV show news post – October 21, 2011 – click to read

Hypable.com – exclusive on TV show – October 13, 2011 – click to read

Lytherus.com – post about viral video – August 13, 2011 – click to read

Irish Central – post about viral video – August 13, 2011 – click to read

The Huffington Post – Interview about viral media – August 10, 2011 – click to read

MSN Entertainment – viral website post – August 10, 2011 – click to read

FemaleNetwork.com – viral website article – August 10, 2011 – click to read

PaidContent.com - Interview about viral website – August 9, 2011 – click to read

Crushable.com – Article about viral video – August 7, 2011 – click to read

The Arizona Republic - Article, Critics’ Pick – April 1, 2011 – click to read

NPR – All Things Considered (#1 article) – January 3, 2011 – click to listen

The Writer Magazine – article – November 2010 – click to view image

The Arizona Republic – interview – October 5, 2010 – click to read online version

NPR – guest article ” ‘If I Stay’: Trapped Between Life And Death” – September 30, 2010 – click to read

Teen Now magazine – interview – June 17, 2010 – click to view

“Twilight In Forks” – Appearance in national documentary – March 2010 – click to buy

School Library Journal – article contribution – February 1, 2010 – click to read

MTV “Top 9 of ’09″ - video clip – December 31, 2009 – click here to watch.

CNN “Follow Friday: Tweeting With The Vampire” – article mention – November, 2009 – click to view

Press for Bran Hambric

Dallas Morning News – Newspaper Mention – July 29 – click here to read online version

The New York Times – “A New World: Scheduling E-Books” – July 14, 2009 – click here to read

Wall Street Journal – “Publisher Delays E-Book Amid Debate on Pricing” – July 13, 2009 – click here to read

Borders Media - Featured Interview – 2009 – click here to watch

Publishers Weekly - BEA 2009 Show Children’s Highlights, article mention – May 31, 2009 – click here for full article

Publishers Weekly (Show Daily) - “Out Of The Twilight, Into The Spotlight”- May 29, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor - Article Mention – May 6, 2009 – click here for full article

Publishers Weekly - Children’s Galleys To Grab (at BEA)- April 27, 2009 – click here for full article

RWRidley.com - Blog Mention – February 19, 2009 – click here to read

SFscope.com - Blog Mention – March 18, 2008 – click here to read

Press for TwilightGuy.com

“Twilight In Forks” – Appearance in national documentary – March 2010 – click to buy

Blood Rivals – Mention In published book (pg 52) – April 1, 2010 – click here to view or purchase the book

Dallas Morning News – Newspaper Mention – July 29 – click here to read online version

People – Website mention – July 2, 2009 – click here for article

MTV News – Interview clip and website mention – July 1 – click here for article and video

The Devil’s Advocate Podcast - Interview – March 29, 2009 – click here for audio

Robert Pattinson: Eternally Yours – Mention in published biography (pg. 90) – click here for screenshot

ReelzChannel - Mention on TV and online – December 29, 2008 – click here to watch video.

MTV Movies Blog - Featured Article and Video – December 19, 2008 – click here to read article.

MTV News Blog - Online Mention – December 18, 2008 – click here to read article.

MuchMusic - TV Mention – December 3, 2008 – mention on show and site screenshot.

Businessweek - Magazine – August 11, 2008 – mention in magazine and slideshow photo

Globe And Mail - Newspaper – August 7, 2008 – click here to read online version

Washington Post - Online Interview – August 1, 2008 – click to read transcript

Gillette News-Record – Mention in Article  – August 1, 2008 – click to read article

Entertainment Weekly - Interview – August 1, 2008 issue – click to view scan

Salon.com - Mention in Article – click to read article

TMF - Guest Contributor – click to read article

Stephenie Meyer - Blog mention – April 20, 2008 – click to read post

F.A.Q.

MOST COMMON

Is your name really Kaleb Nation? »

Yes!!!!!!!

Is your book in bookstores? »

Yes, my book is in almost all U.S. and Canadian bookstores, and in some other countries as well.

PLZ GIMME ROBERT PATTINSON’S NUMBER NAO PLZ!!!1!!1!! »

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HARKEN

Is that your face on the cover, Kaleb? »

Ha, no.

What is HARKEN about? »

Harken is a supernatural conspiracy theory story. It’s my first YA book. You can find out a lot more at ReadHarken.com.

Did you graffiti the words Don’t Trust Anyone on the railing in Arleta, CA? »

No, the graffiti was already there when we were taking photos, and I thought it was so mysterious that I put it in the book afterward. I’m not sure if it’s still there.

Why did you set HARKEN in Arleta, CA? »

I wanted a place where no story had been set before but that was close to Los Angeles, where I was living when I started writing the book. I did a lot of searching and liked the name Arleta.

After I wrote a lot of the book, I drove down to the city and was shocked to find that it was very similar to how I was describing it in the book. So I kept it! Arleta is a place where no one would really expect something mysterious to happen, so that makes it the PERFECT place for a mystery.

GENERAL

How can I interview you? »

Please contact my publicist, details on the contact page.

I have written a book and would like you to review it. Where do I send it? »

I am weeks behind on book reviews. By the time I get to an ARC, it is usually already out, on and off lists and on a classics shelf. But if you’re willing for a few months reading time, email me. Unfortunately, I can only read books being put out by a publisher or writers already represented by a literary agent– I love reading people’s writing, so this is for purely legal reasons, and nothing against other writers.

ABOUT ME

What are your favorite books? »

Anything by Lemony Snicket or John Green, as well as Artemis Fowl, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Frankenstein, The Road by Cormac McCarthy and Mrs. Frisbee And The Rats Of NIMH. I also loved If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

How do you make your music? »

I use Cubase Studio 5 and a huge collection of virtual (VST) instruments I have amassed over the years, with a M-Audio KeyRig 49 keyboard. My favorite VST instruments are Nexus, Massive, FM8, and the Plugsound libraries, which almost always make an appearance in my music.

How long have you been writing? »

My mom forced me to write my first story when I was 9. I say forced, because I hated writing back then. I still have my first story, which was about a guy named President Kaleb who took a submarine under the North Pole and found aliens. Definitely bestseller quality there.

My mom forced me to write one page a week, and very soon I came to realize how much I enjoyed writing. After my first story, I wrote a long series about a guy named Tyralak, which was really more of Star Wars fan fiction. I wrote hundreds of pages on that before straying into a bunch of varying stories, many of which were predecessors to Bran Hambric in a type of high-fantasy setting. Sewey Wilomas, in The Farfield Curse, existed in many forms for years before Bran Hambric ever came into being, as well as Balder (who was formerly two characters, Balder and Nasier).

Who is Kaleb Krew? »

Kaleb Krew was my radio name for my countdown show The Top 5. In radio, host are encouraged to take on fake names to separate their personal lives from their professional (and oftentimes public) personalities.

Who was Tyralak? »

As recently exposed by my brother, Tyralak was a character in a very old story I wrote when I was younger. He was a space captain in a pseudo-Star-Wars world who was searching for his brother, who the space Emperor had tortured and sentenced to exile. The story was developed through hundreds of pages, which I divided into multiple books. It was my first experience writing a series (albeit, a conceptually distorted one).

Why did you leave radio when you were 19? »

Even though I loved hosting my radio show, it had reached a point by 2008 where I wanted to focus more on other things, especially YouTube. Since I was also a full-time college student, doing a show every week took up all of my time, and I needed that time to work on new projects.

WRITING

What books do you recommend for writers? »

I post about this here.

What are your favorite book covers? »

I post about this here.

How do you deal with writer’s block? »

Since I spend extensive amounts of time plotting (almost to the point of my plotting counting for first drafts of the book) I don’t usually get stuck with writer’s block. So if you have trouble with that I’d suggest plotting (perhaps not as obsessively as me though, my plotting notes for the Bran Hambric sequel are over 70 pages right now).

I do however suffer from what some writers call “Dark Days” when I want to write but feel that I have no energy or real desire to. After bearing this for five years, I discovered the cure is to go on Youtube, and watch videos of other writers at a book signing (search Stephenie Meyer Book Signing), or a documentary on a writer (A Year In The Life Of JK Rowling). For some reason, seeing another writer at work reawakens the dream to write more and better. Following my suggestion of this, I have received responses from a half-dozen writers already who all say it has worked for them.

What music do you listen to while writing? »

My favorite writing music is movie scores, especially the ones for Lemony SnicketGone Baby GoneFinding NeverlandThe Professional and Twilight. I tried listening to rock music while writing for more energy, but it just didn’t work because the words distracted me: the only bands I can consistently listen to while writing are Anberlin and Shiny Toy Guns, because I have their music so memorized it fades into the background.

How did you get your agent? »

I found my agent via AgentQuery.com, an enormous database of literary agents that is free to use. Another great resource is PublishersMarketplace.com

YOUTUBE

What type of camera do you use? »

Since 2013, I’ve used a Canon 5D Mkii. Before that I used a Canon T2i. In my older videos I used a Flip Mino HD or a Flip Ultra, and sometimes a Canon Vixia HF200.

What video editing software do you use? »

Sony Vegas Pro.

BRAN HAMBRIC

How old were you when you started writing Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse? »

I was 14.

How did you get the idea for your book? »

I was awake late at night on 3/3/03, and had a sudden idea of a boy and a banker on a roof, waiting for a burglar to come. I immediately knew it was a fantasy story set in a modern setting, and yet in a type of alternate world very similar to our own. I also knew the back story of the burglar and the boy, and that the banker had a rusty car that he drove recklessly.

The very first, original image I saw that night was of Bran and Sewey on the roof, with the sun almost set behind the house, and both of them sitting against the chimney. I don’t know how this led to the plot for six books, but somehow it was so interesting that each of the characters immediately had stories. Curiously enough, in the original idea, there was a penguin sitting on the roof not far away. I have no clue where this came from, but unfortunately the penguin doesn’t appear in the book.

(ADDED: this unidentified penguin might be a result of fuzzy memory. It could have been a penguin-shaped pipe or something. All I remember is this penguin shape, though he didn’t move, and there’s no ice around Dunce, nor any real way for a penguin to get onto the roof unless he was dropped there. I blame my irrational subconscious)

What was Bran Hambric: The Farfield Plot? »

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse went through many titles, including Bran Hambric and Bran Hambric: The Farfield Plot. I changed the title in 2008 after having The Farfield Plot for years. I had just gotten the book deal, and my agent and publishers had to change the title on the contracts, since they hadn’t even been signed yet!

Who did the illustrations for Bran Hambric? »

A wonderful artist named Brandon Dorman.

Why was your book released on 9/9/09? »

Because I started writing the book on the night of 3/3/03.

On Amazon.com, it says your book is for ages 9-12. I’m 16: will I still enjoy it? »

I didn’t write the book with a 9-12 age group in mind: most books that are written from a sudden idea like I had aren’t formed towards any certain audience. It just happens as it’s written.

That said, I wrote Bran Hambric when I was ages 14 – 20, and I certainly wouldn’t have written anything that bored me at those ages. While the book is appropriate for a 9 – 12 audience, there is nothing in the book that will make older readers feel they’ve been conned.

Who is that strange pencil-sketch man seen on some of your sites? »

It is an old pencil drawing I did of Sewey Wilomas:

Sewey Wilomas - Pencil

Why does your book have a soundtrack? »

I wasn’t planning on making a soundtrack for the book, but after I really got into making music inspired by The Farfield Curse, I suddenly ended up with an album-length set of songs. There was enough fan interest in a soundtrack, so I decided to finish up the tracks and make a CD.

Why do some mages use Alvondir words for magic and other times use just their mind? »

The magic in the book can be done in a variety of ways, so it is sometimes just a matter of personal preference as to how a mage does it, or depending on which magic it is, one might be more powerful when done with words as opposed to just using their mind.

Can I learn how to read/write Alvondir? »

There is a detailed tutorial on this here.

Where can I buy the Bran Hambric necklace? »

We don’t have a way of selling the necklace yet but I’m working on it. The only way to get them now is to win them in contests.

Will you do a book tour overseas? »

I would like to. But my tours and book signings are handled by my publishers, so I go where they tell me. It would take one of my foreign publishers to set up a tour overseas.

Will Bran Hambric be translated into other languages? »

As of writing this, Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse will be translated into Russian and Portugese.

Where did you come up with the name Bran Hambric? »

Not sure. When I wrote the book, I originally used the name Bran Hambric as a placeholder, so that I could go back when I was finished and replace it with something cooler, like “Martin McAwesome”. But by the time I had finished writing the book, the name had already meshed with Bran’s character, and it stayed.

Where did you come up with the name Sewey Wilomas? »

There is a scene in Disney’s Lady And The Tramp where a woman in the background shouts “And bring me some chopped suey!” which is type of food. When I heard the Suey part, I instantly had the name for Sewey. I’m not sure where the Wilomas part came from.

TWILIGHTGUY.COM

How can I make my blog more popular? »

Getting noticed takes a very long time. What many people fail to notice is that I’ve been blogging for many years, and only since 2008 did anyone even care about what I wrote. Creating a blog that has a lot of readers mainly requires a unique voice, an interesting subject and lots of dedication, especially through that time when only two or three members of your family actually read you. As you blog though, you will slowly build a group of dedicated readers who will keep coming back.

Did you get an advance copy of Breaking Dawn/Midnight Sun from Stephenie? »

No.

Were you at the Twilight movie premiere? »

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Music Videos

Kaleb Nation has appeared in these music videos:

WAVES – Sleeper Agent (2014)

WHAT DOES 2013 SAY? – YouTube Rewind (2013)

SATURDAY – Rebecca Black (2013)

WARM BODIES – Hillywood (2013)

PRINCESS CHARMING – Megan & Liz (2012)

COME WITH US – Lindsey Stirling (2012)

GOOGLE THAT S*** – Taryn Southern (2012)

WE’RE JUST KIDS – Dave Days (2012)

Books by Kaleb Nation

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Harken

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Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse

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Bran Hambric: The Specter Key

Harken (The Harken Series #1)

“Whip-smart, charming, and irresistible…”

– Lauren DeStefano, NYT Bestselling author of WITHER.

 

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Michael Asher is a prodigy for hire, born with the unexplainable ability to read someone’s thoughts through their eyes. Truth-seekers venture from all over the world to his small California hometown, desperate to know the truth about spouses and business partners, willing to pay the highest price for his gift.

But the same whispers that made Michael an underground celebrity reach someone who has been hunting for him. What should have been just another work night sends Michael running for his life from a madman assassin—a killer who isn’t human.

Following clues left by his attacker, Michael uncovers an organization whose orders are obeyed by the world’s most powerful leaders. Anyone asking the wrong questions has already been silenced. But Michael thinks there’s another who survived, a name his assassin kept: Callista. She might have the answers… or she might already be dead. Michael must find the truth before the hunters find him first.

 

“This book caught me by the back of my neck and flung me into the sky.”

- Elizabeth Vallish, elizziebooks.com

 

“[Harken] kept me up some nights because I simply couldn’t put the book down.”

- YaelReads.com

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The Farfield Curse

“Everything a young adult read should be.”

Kim Harrison, author of Once Dead, Twice Shy

 

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Bran Hambric was found locked in a bank vault at six years old, with no memory of his past. For years, he has lived with one of the bankers, wondering why he was left behind — until one night, when he is fourteen, he is suddenly confronted by a maddened creature, speaking of Bran’s true past and trying to kidnap him.

Bran finds that he is at the center of a plot which started years before he was even born: the plot of a deadly curse his mother created…and one that her former masters are hunting for him to complete.

Haunted by the spirit of his mother’s master and living in a city where magic is illegal, Bran must undo the crimes of his past… before it is too late.

“The Farfield Curse brims with mystery, magic and fun.”

D. J. MacHale, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Pendragon Series

 

“… a story you’ll want to pick up, but not put down!”

Kaza Kingsley, author of the Erec Rex series

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Sourcebooks

RUSSIA

Published as “Bran Hembrik i proklyate Farfilda”

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BRAZIL (Portugese)

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TURKEY

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The Specter Key

Bran Hambric: The Specter Key cover artWhile sorting through the same vault where he was found as a child, young mage-in-secret Bran Hambric discovers an old deposit box left in his deceased mother’s name. \

Unable to open its enchanted lock, Bran is suddenly haunted by strange messages from invisible spirits who call themselves the Specters. Bran discovers that the Specters have been enslaved by magic, and that there are those who will stop at nothing to take control of their dark powers.

“This hugely enjoyable tale is filled with danger, mystery and adventure.” 

Robyn Schneider

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