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As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and two retired racing greyhounds, SheWearsThePants (Pansy) and Shutter. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television catching up on her favorite shows (Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Walking Dead, and Sherlock, among others.)

Stacey is the author of the The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and BODY & SOUL) and The Project Paper Doll Series (THE RULES and THE HUNT). You can find her (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter
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Stacey Kade Hi Sarah! Thank you so much! :)

Inspiration is kind of a weird thing; I'm not sure where it comes from or that it's ever just one thing, you know?

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Hi Sarah! Thank you so much! :)

Inspiration is kind of a weird thing; I'm not sure where it comes from or that it's ever just one thing, you know?

In the case of the G&G series, it was a couple of things. My sister was in high school at the time and I really wanted to write something I thought she would enjoy. Plus, I was reading a lot of YA at the time (the market was just starting to explode back in '06/07) and it was so much fun, I wanted to try it.

Fun fact: a lot of the details in the G&G books, particularly the first one, are based on my high school experience. For example, the gym uniform that Alona wears is what we were required to wear in high school. And the cafetorium is a real thing!

In fact, the first book was SO much based on my own experience of high school that I forgot a very important detail. When my sister read the first draft, she said, "It's great. I love it! But where are all the cell phones?"

In attempting to recreate high school, I'd forgotten to account for the technology change! :D So every cell phone mention in the first book was added in later, post-first-draft. (I went to high school in the '90s when cell phones were huge and expensive, usually owned by dads.)

As for Will and Alona specifically...well, that's a bit different!
I keep a writing journal where I write snippets of things that float through my head. One day, it was something like, "Staring up at the undercarriage was a sucky way to spend your afterlife." And from that I figured out that whoever was talking was a girl, she was dead, and kind of a b*tch. :D That was the start of Alona. I knew she had a problem, but I didn't know what it was yet. Will showed up not long after that!

Thank you for reading the G&G books! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

All my best,
Stacey

P.S. If you haven't already, I hope you'll consider checking out my other series, Project Paper Doll! :) The first two books, The Rules and The Hunt are out already with the third coming out in April. Ariane and Zane are not Will and Alona, but I hope you'll get a kick out of knowing them too! (less)
Stacey Kade Hi Carly!
Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed the series! I had so much fun writing them! :D

Unfortunately, no, there won't be any more G&G books. It was…more
Hi Carly!
Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed the series! I had so much fun writing them! :D

Unfortunately, no, there won't be any more G&G books. It was planned as a trilogy from the beginning, and I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to complete the story. However, publishing is a business and they make determinations based on sales, and those numbers just aren't high enough to justify additional books. Which sucks, but I completely understand.

That being said, I did write a short story follow up that takes place after Body & Soul, just to give a little more info on Will and Alona's future. :) You can read it here on my Goodreads blog: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...

At the risk of being TOO self-promotional, I hope you'll consider giving my new series, Project Paper Doll, a try! :) The first two books, The Rules and The Hunt, are out now. The third will be coming out next year. Ariane and Zane are definitely not Alona and Will, but there's romance and chase scenes and humor! Plus, the mean girl gets covered in shaving cream pies--how can you go wrong with that? :D

Thank you so much for reading my books! And for taking the time to submit a question! :)(less)
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Project Paper Doll: The Trials, the final book in the Project Paper Doll series, comes out on April 21. So, between now and then, I’m sharing a few excerpts. :)

My plan goes something like this:

Feb 1: Prologue

Feb 21: Chapter 1 (that’s this one!)

March 21: Chapter 2

April 15: Chapter 3 (partial because…well, you’ll see!)

Here’s the second excerpt, which is Chapter One…(and obviously, spoilers for bo... Read more of this blog post »
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“She shrugged and flipped her glossy hair behind her shoulders. "What else do you have to do with your time besides think about stuff like this? It's not like you're real heavy into extracurriculars. Besides, you're all, like, goth and into the dead, right?"
Alona Dare, queen of the insult-compliment. "Wow. Thanks. Anyone ever tell you you're good with people?"
She frowned. "No."
"Good. I'm not goth."
"Your hair is black, you have piercings, you wear black all the time and act all freaky-"
"My hair is naturally this color. I have three earings in one ear, that's it. This shirt" -I tugged at the fabric across my chest- "is navy blue, and if I act weird all the time, it's because of ghosts like you.”
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"No, I'm trying to calm down so I don't kick your ass," she said through clenched teeth.”
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Moonlight Thank you very much for accepting my friend invite. I am a huge fan of you and your books!

Happy reading!


Stacey Kade Jay wrote: "Body & Soul was amazing

Happy New Year"


Thank you! :) Happy New Year to you as well!


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Jay Body & Soul was amazing

Happy New Year


Inday-Elie Thank you so much for accepting my friend request maam! Your Ghost and The Goth trilogy is just awesome. Both lite, cute and funny, more power to you! :)


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Sana Noor Hey! I tried replying to your email twice but it doesn't seem to get to you. Plus your website is also going through this error thing.
Thanks.


TashJann Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you. I also cant wait to read a copy of your book "The Ghost and the Goth". I have my fingers crossed I can get a paperback copy soon -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
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Stacey Kade Gladymier wrote: "Hi Stacey! When would be the Queen of the Dead (G&G2) available here in the Philippines? I cant wait for it. I've been inquiring at different bookstores but until now its still the book 1 of G&G.

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Hi! Unfortunately, I don't know when it'll be in bookstores in the Philippines--I hope it will be soon! :) But if you want it right away, I know The Book Depository has it and and they will ship for free to the Philippines.

Here's the link if you're interested:
http://www.bookdepository.com/Queen-D...

Book three, the final book in the trilogy, will be out in 2012, as far as I know. Should have more details soon!

Thanks for reading! :)

All my best,
Stacey


Gladymier Hi Stacey! When would be the Queen of the Dead (G&G2) available here in the Philippines? I cant wait for it. I've been inquiring at different bookstores but until now its still the book 1 of G&G.

Keep up the good work! Please release the book 3 same year as well.. :D


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