Author Spotlight: Kiera Cass
During my time at the RT Booklover’s Convention in May, I sat in on a panel about romance in young adult fiction. There were six panelists and they shared information about how they write YA romance that was interesting end entertaining. But, really, if you want to know the truth, I was there to try and meet one of the authors because after discovering her series of books, even as an adult, I was a fan. I knew I wanted to meet Kiera and to tell her about Little Lamb Books, so at the end of the session, I gathered my courage (yes, even adults feel nervous about meeting someone they admire), and I introduced myself. We had a picture taken together, she signed my copy of her third novel, and she allowed me to give my company pitch and share a business card. Those few short minutes felt epic, and really made the whole convention feel worthwhile for me. And, hopefully, I’ll get the chance to interview her so you can see how cool she is, too.
In case you don’t know, Kiera Cass is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author for her series The Selection, which currently is made up of five novels and four novellas that you can purchase on Amazon or in your favorite bookstore. The first book in the series, The Selection, has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide and is set to be made into a movie by Warner Brothers sometime in the future. Her most recent novel in the series, The Heir, released May 5, 2015, and was #1 on the New York Times list three weeks in a row as of this post. She is a very giving author, blogging pieces of her life, her faith, her writing journey, and her family with her fans and readers. You can find her on Twitter and her web site www.kieracass.com.