The cover for HARKEN is finally here! I’m so excited about it. It’s exactly the type of cover I wanted for this book: mysterious, iconic, not begging for attention but catching eyes all on its own. When you read HARKEN, you’ll understand just how well this cover fits. I think fans who’ve been following along these past two years will be ESPECIALLY happy over the design, since a LOT of you have been parodying it without even knowing! There are plenty of clues to the story in the cover art and I’m sure you’ll be digging around between now and January 13, when you can finally rea[...]
The secret is out. Watch the video announcement for the title of the #SecretKalebBook, available worldwide on 1/13/13. Join me for a special LIVE stream TONIGHT (11/24/12) at 6PM US Pacific Time. I'll finally be able to answer some questions about the-book-formerly-known-as The #SecretKalebBook. Watch the live stream at Youtube.com/KalebNation. The live stream is over but you can watch a recording of the entire show here! Get ready. Don’t Trust Anyone Kaleb Nation P.S. Don't forget to add the book on Goodreads!
I attended the red carpet of the Breaking Dawn movie premiere last night! It was such an awesome close to the Saga that has been a big part of my life for the past four years, ever since I wrote that first post on TwilightGuy.com. When I started blogging about the series four years ago, I never would have imagined I'd end up at the premiere, get to interview the stars, and even get a mention in the New York Times! New York Times advertisement today... New York Times Bestseller List tomorrow? Speaking of books, there was even some buzz for the #SecretKalebBook on the red carpet! Watch what h[...]
And finally... I can speak! For more than two years, I've had to keep quiet about my next novel, code-titled "the #SecretKalebBook". If you've been around here a while, you probably know that A) I'm terrible at keeping secrets and B) I like doing lists of things in A) and B) even when they don't need to be (example: see the video above, and right now). Everything has been quietly coming together. I write stories and then desperately want to share them with you, but have to wait until they're shiny and clean and for the best moment to release them into the world. This idea has b[...]
It's been three months since I posted a video update on my life! So much has happened over the past quarter-of-a-year that it's impossible to fit it all into one vlog. It's been very exciting and it's all about to become even more of an adventure. I can't wait to share all the big things that are happening in secret behind-the-scenes! Meanwhile, if you want many-times-a-day updates on my life, you should follow me at Twitter.com/KalebNation. I post there a LOT more than I post here. And for more of my videos be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel. And for those who couldn[...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdvoGdsvh84 Let's talk about MONEY! Or rather, how authors make a living by writing books. For those of you who prefer to read a blog over watching a video, I've helpfully pasted some of the video transcript below :) The truth is, every author’s pay is different. There are actually two ways that an author gets paid. When I finish writing a book, my agent takes it to publishers, and then the publishers offer what is called an advance. An ADVANCE is a bit of money that the publisher is willing to pay up front to buy a book. The more copies the publishers th[...]
Arleta, California, is where the #SecretKalebBook takes place. Last week, Ilana Zackon and I drove to Arleta so we could snap some photos in the tiny city. This was my second trip, but last year I didn't get any photos of me actually in the place where my book is set. Coincidentally, I now live a mere 10 minutes away from the city I've been writing about for almost two years. Everything is almost exactly the way I pictured it when I wrote the book. The entire city is deeply entrenched in the 1980's, with old cars lining the sides of every street and most of the houses built before [...]
I type this blog post while in the most absolutely wretched and miserable pain imaginable, whining when I accidentally move my arm so my pinky can reach the BACKSPACE key, and moaning anytime airborne molecules brush against my skin. After sitting at my desk writing for months, and preparing to move back to the beach-filled Los Angeles, California, I decided to start working out. This drive to get more non-caffeinated energy* turned into intense weight-lifting, push-upping and abdomen-crunching. It was all wonderfully adventurous. The next day I was reminded why I never do those things. [...]