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Amie Kaufman

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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Her multi-award winning work has been published in over 35 countries, and is in development for film and TV. A couple of her career highlights so far include professional wolf-howling lessons, and working as a story consultant at NASA. You can sign up for her newsletter to see what she's working on, hear when she releases a new book, and be automatically entered for giveaways: www.eepurl.com/6Ya8j

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library.

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Amie Kaufman There already is! And it's *FREE*! It's called THIS NIGHT SO DARK, and it's the story of how Tarver first got his medals, as well as how he met…moreThere already is! And it's *FREE*! It's called THIS NIGHT SO DARK, and it's the story of how Tarver first got his medals, as well as how he met Sanjana, a character we encounter in book three. It's available as an e-short, and if you don't have an e-reader (or you're not in Australia or the USA), you can use the link to Scribd to get it as a PDF. Here's a list of all the places you can find it: http://amiekaufman.com/books/this-nig...(less)
Amie Kaufman These Broken Stars was originally titled 'Wrecked', and the title changing process was a long one! Everybody agreed on what we were aiming for, but we…moreThese Broken Stars was originally titled 'Wrecked', and the title changing process was a long one! Everybody agreed on what we were aiming for, but we just couldn't find the right one! It was our editor who eventually came up with TBS, and Meg and I loved it immediately. After that, happily, This Shattered World was no trouble at all!(less)
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message 13: by Julia

Julia Hi Amie! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I am in LOVE with These Broken Stars. Everything about it was perfect: the plot, the characters and especially the writing! Can't wait for This Shattered World!!

Love, Jules


message 12: by Lilly

Lilly Herondale Hey Amie! Just wanted to say thank you so much for the friendship! I made my grandfather take me to Barnes and Nobel this weekend (spent 125 dollars and bought 4 books and a catching fire on dvd I almost died) and bought These Broken Stars! I had been going crazy looking for it! So I started reading it today in class got up to page 112. Can I just say to you and your co-author Megan THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING ONE OF THE FIRST STORIES TO WRITE ABOUT A FEMALE LEAD I FIND MYSELF NOT HATING AND ACTUALLY ABSOLUTELY LOVING I found myself absolutely absorbed from the beginning and ADORING THE CHARACTERS they are such a breath of fresh air from the over done characters in today's young adult literature. Tarver and Lilac. I mean I just can't. Even their names are awesome.I just love them. I mean COME ON I loved how they weren't that cliche "I just saw you and I'm madly in love/obsessed with you lets go have a convoluted courtship with steamy make outs and stupid fights) I love how they hate each other right now. Their romance can actually grow from nothing not just be something based on mere attraction otherwise known as the hot face syndrome which means (You're absolutely gorgeous so let me fall in love with you for that and even when I hate you in some scenes marvel at your beauty when I should be serious)A huge thing in writing today. Thank you and Megan SO MUCH for writing such an amazing story. AND I JUST STARTED. That takes talent. Now all my friends want to borrow my book XD Ya right I don't think so they can buy their own :D I'm super excited to finish it and even more excited for This Shattered World! Thanks again!


message 11: by Robin

Robin Clark Hello Amie, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,
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message 10: by Amie

Amie Kaufman Genie wrote: "I was just wondering what you think so far of the second book in the Hybrid Chronicles?
I read the first one and loved it:)"


I'm coming into the home stretch and LOVING it!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) I was just wondering what you think so far of the second book in the Hybrid Chronicles?
I read the first one and loved it:)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) I can't wait for 'These Broken Stars!'


message 7: by Kaye

Kaye Hi Amie! I am so looking forward to These Broken Stars! Thanks for the friendvite <3

~ Kaye, Watercolor Moods


Wendy Darling Hi Amie, thanks for the friendvite!

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


message 5: by AH

AH Thanks for the friend invite.


Alicia Thanks for the friend request. I'm excited to read your book!


VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Amie! If you ever need a Paranormal/Urban Fantasy fix then I recommend you check out my blog! I've started doing giveaways for great series to my followers:

http://vampirenovelfan.wordpress.com/

Happy reading!


Harlequin Books Hello Amie, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


Aleeeeeza Heya, Amie! Thanks for the add :)


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