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Kirsten Hubbard

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January 2009


In search of transcendent backdrops for her novels, Kirsten Hubbard has hiked ancient ruins in Cambodia, dived with wild dolphins in Belize (one totally looked her in the eye), slept in a Slovenian jail cell, and navigated numerous desert apocalypses (usually in face paint and combat boots). But she always comes home to California.

Kirsten is the author of the young adult novels LIKE MANDARIN and WANDERLOVE (Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books), and the middle-grade novels WATCH THE SKY and RACE THE NIGHT (Disney-Hyperion). She is represented by Jaida Temperly of New Leaf Literary.

Average rating: 3.86 · 9,172 ratings · 1,192 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors

3.91 avg rating — 7,843 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Like Mandarin

3.57 avg rating — 1,023 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Watch the Sky

3.47 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Cloudforest (Cloudforest, #1)

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Race the Night

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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Red Rocks (Cloudforest #2)

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Since this blog has been on hiatus for... a while, I thought I'd list a few online places where I'm active or somewhat active.

me on twitter
(I am active in spurts)

me on tumblr
(yes I will tumble soon. SOON. #markmywords)

me on pinterest
(mostly book inspiration and apocalypse costumes)

me on facebook
(I also have a fan page I don't update much, for now)

me on ya highway
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Cloudforest (2 books)
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Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess
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Kirsten Hubbard added a status update: so thrilled to share the cover for my next book with disney-hyperion, RACE THE NIGHT!
" To be friends with Stephanie Kuehn is to be constantly humbled but inspired. Her smarts, empathy, and ambition could be intimidating -- after all, who else do you know that simultaneously publishes a book a year, wins major literary awards, ru..." Read more of this blog post »
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“What you love the most is what you have to fight the hardest to keep.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

“Envy is when you want what someone else has. Jealousy’s when you also don’t want them to have it.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

“You can't truly hate someone until you've cared about them. Until you've loved them.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Like Mandarin


Signs are EVERYWHERE. Do you look to the universe for answers?

Sponsored by: Watch the Sky
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Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

Dogs know things… mostly about who to stay away from.
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I rely on People for signs, but I don’t worry about what bread is trying to tell me.
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I don’t believe in signs, I barely ever even YIELD.
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Everything is a sign to me — My middle name is M. Night Shyamalan.
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message 17: by Nenia

Nenia Campbell Aww, that's so sweet, Kristen! Thanks. :)

message 16: by Brigita

Brigita Great to see you visited the Celica hostel in Ljubljana. That's where I'm from. :-) Also, thanks for friending my Bridie Hall GR profile, that's my YA pen name. Best wishes.

Oksana  *Bookaholic* Yeah, are you working on anything new?? So excited - I found a new favorite authoress! :)

message 14: by Julia

Julia Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! (Again actually! I used to be FREEBIRD but ended up creating a new profile. Momentary insanity. You know the drill ;)). I've been thinking... I just must know, are you working on anything new? Are you allowed to say? I m sure there are secrecy contracts and all those things, but I hope you are. You are a fantastic writer and I enjoyed both of your books immensely!

Lawrence Hey Kirsten...thanks for adding me as your friend.

Savannah Kristen, thank you for the friendship.

message 11: by Kirsten

Kirsten Hubbard FREEBIRD wrote: "Finished Wanderlove today...

Holy crap! I loveeeeeeeeeed it. It was so stinkin amazing! I think I'm going backpacking thru South America now. I'll type to you from a web cafe, lol.

But seriou..."

wow, thank you so much!
and DO IT!! *passes backpacker torch*

message 10: by Steph

Steph Sinclair Thank you for the friend request. The best part of this fiasco? Gaining even more awesome friends! :)

Kirsten Hubbard FREEBIRD wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend-vite :-) I am currently about halfway through "Wanderlove" on netgallery and have "Like Mandarin" on my Kindle. They are both amazing :-)"

thank you so much!! :)

Adriana B Thank you for accepting!

Brittany Wait, I'm friends with an author that gets on goodreads? That's pretty amazing(; I'll have to read some of your books.

message 6: by Genna

Genna Sarnak Thanks for the goregous postcard, Kristen! Looking forward to reading LIKE MANDARIN! :)

William O'Brien Hi Kirsten - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William

Rachel AHHH Rot and Ruin! Read it, if you get a chance. It's like Forest of Hands and Teeth, but a lovable protagonist.

Sierra Thanks for the request :)

Lea (YA Book Queen) Thanks for the friend request! I'm really looking forward to Like Mandarin! :)

message 1: by Keli

Keli You wrote a book? Congrats!

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