Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Author Interview & Giveaway- Julie Kagawa (The Iron Daughter)

Today for the August Blogger Birthday Bash, I have the pleasure of introducing the author of THE IRON DAUGHTER, Julie Kagawa, who is stopping by for the event to do an interview!

The sequel in her Iron Fey books, THE IRON DAUGHTER, came out on August 1st!



Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.

When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon puppy.

Julie Kagawa is the author of The Iron Fey series which include THE IRON KING (2010), WINTER'S PASSAGE (Novella), THE IRON DAUGHTER (2010), and THE IRON QUEEN (2o11).


Visit Julie Kagawa on her website(s):



Q) What is your favorite fictional hero of all time?
A) So many great ones to choose from! I'd have to say ONE of my favorite heroes is Morgan Leah from The Druid of Shannara. He was my first literary crush. (Of course, Valek from Poison Study could give him a run for his money. )

Q) What historical person do you most identify with?
A) Oh, I'm so bad with history. Ummmm, I played Mary Queen of Scots in a high school play once and pulled it off really well. Does that count? (And if it does, what does that say about me?)

Q) Are you doing anything special this month?
A) Nothing planned at the moment, but I hope to do a signing in Louisville sometime in September.

Q) Do you have a favorite Birthday memory?
A) Horseback riding with my best friend in Hawaii.

Q) If you were to bake a cake what kind of cake would it be?
A) Mountain Dew cake!

Q) If you could chose one of your characters to come to life and celebrate with-who would be at the top of your list?
A) Oh, for a celebration it would definitely be Puck. I'd choose Ash, but he'd either stand in a corner and brood or try to kill me. xD

Q) What are some of your favorite books you've read this summer?
A) Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Linger, Book of a Thousand Days, Other.

Q) What is your favorite saying or motto?
A) If you want something bad enough, you'll get it. If you didn't get it, you didn't want it bad enough.

Q) What is the one thing you wish people would ask but never do?
A) Can I just give you this extra million dollars I have lying around. ;-)



Get THE IRON DAUGHTER now in stores at:




Thanks to the amazing Julie Kagawa, I have some doodled bookplates for you to win!

LOOK! It's Grimalkin!


-There will be two winners.
-First winner will get first choice.
-Contest ends September 2 @ 12:00 a.m. EST (So at midnight on the 1st!)

-Fill out THIS FORM to enter.

Extra Entries:
+1 being a follower
+1 comment on this post telling me who your favorite
character in THE IRON FEY series is.

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Maidenveil said...

I love Grimalkin. There's really more to him than being on the sidelines... And he's quite a funny character. ;)

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I'm a huge Grimalkin fan as well! The more we see of him, the more intriguing he becomes!

Victoria said...

After Ash Grim is my favorite character too. He's so sarcastic, just like a cat ;)- I just love him.

Katelyn said...

I'm in love with Ash, totally team Ash! +1
+1 follower
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Anonymous said...

I totally love Ash but like a lot of you, I love Grimalkin too!

infertility goddess said...

I really like ash, lots of inner termoil, bad boy with a good heart. AND its forbidden therefore desirable.
I am a follower

Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting - I love Ash. I am an old follower. Please enter me.

Ladytink_534 said...

I adore Grim! He's the best :)

meitha said...

i like ash :) i am a folower ..please enter me
my other email is

Anonymous said...

ash (: I hope after book 3 that she goes and writes more for the series

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