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Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press & Tor UK. Part 3, ENDSINGER, will be released in November 2014. He's also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi... thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015.

Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13520 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.


Droogies, The ENDSINGER photo contest is finitooooo, and a big THANK YOU to all you awesome folks who sent in entries (winners have been notified by mail and ARCs are winging their way to you as we speak . . . type . . . whatever). Sadly, I only had 5 ARCs to give away, […]
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“He's probably out there in the hallway right now, composing bad poetry in his head." Michi cleared her throat, her voice taking on a breathless lilt:

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message 1: by Cory

Cory Both books are excellent IMO. Thanks for the request.


message 2: by Jay

Jay Kristoff You're welcome. Love the avatar pic btw :)


Taneika (Flipping Through The Pages...) Hey :) thankyou for the add!


message 4: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Always welcome :)


message 5: by mrsj

mrsj Hi, thanks for the add. :)


message 6: by Jay

Jay Kristoff You're welcome, thanks for the kind words :)


Tabitha (Pabkins) *evil laughter* ...you have no idea what you are in for!


message 8: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Tabitha the Pabkins wrote: "*evil laughter* ...you have no idea what you are in for!"

Be gentle, it's my first time.


Tabitha (Pabkins) Jay wrote: "Tabitha the Pabkins wrote: "*evil laughter* ...you have no idea what you are in for!"

Be gentle, it's my first time."


But I can't! I'm so harsh and cruel! Ok, well maybe not...I go easy if you have cookies or other assorted tasty thing. *munches on some Japanese strawberry candy*

The hubs has been taking a week long trip each month for work - so he keeps we stocked up on good nibbles. Oh the delicious mochi! See? Already tormenting you aren't I.


message 10: by Jay

Jay Kristoff I will trade you a box of pocky for some of your delicious mochi.


Mary Beth Hello and glad to make your acquaintance! Happy day to you.


message 12: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Nice to meet you too :)


message 13: by Surin (last edited Jan 15, 2012 09:19PM)

Surin Hi, thanks for the friend request. Your book sounds very interesting, a Japanese steampunk? I'm all on board. Can't wait till it gets released. Will you be having an Ebook version of this?


message 14: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Hey there, that's really awesome of you to say, thanks! :D

I'd say there will almost certainly be an e-book version (we sold the rights), but that kind of thing is still getting finalized by my publishers (along with covers and all that good stuff)

As soon as I get details like that, I'll put 'em on the blog. Thanks so much for the interest :)


message 15: by Surin

Surin Jay wrote: "Hey there, that's really awesome of you to say, thanks! :D

I'd say there will almost certainly be an e-book version (we sold the rights), but that kind of thing is still getting finalized by my p..."


Awesome! Living in Malaysia where books are either expensive, slow or really limited... I totally rely on Ebooks to get my books quick and fast. Plus it's a lot easier to lug around an iPhone as oppose to a paperback (oh and reading at work doesn't look too obvious either heh)


message 16: by Jay

Jay Kristoff SL wrote: (oh and reading at work doesn't look too obvious either heh)"

LOL, I like the way you think :D


message 17: by Rogier

Rogier hi jay i can't freakin wait 2 read stormdancer
i''t gonna be epic
manly yellll lol


message 18: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Lol, thanks man. I yell back manly-style in your general direction :D


message 19: by Angela

Angela hi, thanks for the add :-)


message 20: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Angela wrote: "hi, thanks for the add :-)"

Thanks for adding STORMDANCER to the tbr pile :D


message 21: by Angela

Angela Jay wrote: "Angela wrote: "hi, thanks for the add :-)"

Thanks for adding STORMDANCER to the tbr pile :D"


Japanese inspired steampunk, how can it possibly be bad?! Shame we have to wait until September to read it though.


message 22: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Angela wrote: "Angela wrote: Japanese inspired steampunk, how can it possibly be bad?! Shame we have to wait until Sept..."

Think how I feel! I wrote it two years ago! BUT, we're almost there now. And we get cool stuff like cover reveals in the meantime :)


message 23: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Archer wrote: "I demand your book... NAOW...

And I do it with the authority of someone taller than you lol! (I kid)

I just can't wait to read a Japanese inspired steampunk."


Lol, dude if you actually WERE taller than me, I'd be willing to pull a few strings and arrange some September-bound time-travel for you. :D

But, I can't wait for you guys to read it either. The thought of it getting out there in the world makes me happy in the pants.


 ☆∞Bellas☮ ♥Shelf∞☆ TY for the fr :) if u wanna come check out my blog & possibly follow.. feel free..no pressure ;)
any1 ever tell u, u look like dave grohl?
Ur book sounds all things fabulous. cant wait to read it..


message 25: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Archer wrote: "I'm 7ft tall... I got measured for my australian visa. I move there when Lissa Bilyk goes back next month lol"

Seven foot?? Holy shit, I thought I had it bad at 6'7. Finding jeans that fit must be a MISSION


message 26: by Jay

Jay Kristoff any1 ever tell u, u look like dave grohl?
Ur book sounds all things fabulous. cant wait to read it.."


Thanks. And yeah, I've been told that before. Once or twice :) http://misterkristoff.wordpress.com/2...


message 27: by Doc

Doc Nice to meet you, Jay!

Congratulations on the book contract!

Doc


message 28: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Why thank you, sir! :)


message 29: by Heywot

Heywot Hi, thanks for the friend request. I look forward to chatting with you.

Oh, and your book sounds fascinating. I can't wait for its release! :)


message 30: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Heywot wrote: "Oh, and your book sounds fascinating. I can't wait for its release! :)"

You're welcome! And I can't wait for you to read it! :)


message 31: by Elena

Elena ok this may be out of the left field but I am very curious! Have you read Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki and Chushingura? The latter may appeal to you more but the former is the quintessential Japanese novel.


message 32: by Jay

Jay Kristoff I haven't read a lot of Japanese literature tbh. Some Ryūnosuke Akutagawa and Eiji Yoshikawa is about it. I always worry what we miss out on in the translations, and sadly, I don't speak Japanese :(

I know it's not something a mature author-y type person should admit to, but most of my Japanese influence comes from all the manga I read as a kid. :)


message 33: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Archer wrote: "Dude... I bet I can get a song stuck in your head."

Kay go.


message 34: by Jay (last edited Mar 25, 2012 09:50PM)

Jay Kristoff Adam "Archer" wrote: "IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!"

Bwahahahaa!

Do da do doooo, do da do dat dooooooooo

Thankfully, I happened to be listening to the Foo Fighters just as I read this, and they seem to have thwarted the power of Europe.

Must be like rock paper scissors. Rawk beats Hair Metal, apparently.


Mel (who is deeply in love with herself) You know, you are uncanningly similar-looking to the lead singer of the Foo Fighters; David Grohl. But why do I get the feeling I'm not the first one to tell you this? ;)
At least now I can brag that I am friends with a David Grohl look-alike. *in dramatic voice* My "claim to fame"!

Ummm. *thinks of what she was supposed to say*
...
...
Oh yeah! Thanks for accepting. That's what I originally came on your profile for, before I got sidetracked by your image....you know, your book sounds fabulously fabulous (see what I did thair?), and I canNOT wait to read it. Well, I can, obviously, but I mean that I dont want to.
God, I sound like a twittering bimbo.

Anyway...I bet you're regretting friending me already! And I dont blame you for it.


message 36: by Jay (last edited Mar 29, 2012 05:10AM)

Jay Kristoff Mel (Tattie Bogle #2!) wrote: "You know, you are uncanningly similar-looking to the lead singer of the Foo Fighters; David Grohl."

I have indeed heard that before. But it's okay - it happens so often it's kinda funny now. :)

And you're welcome! Thanks for asking. Really glad you like the sound of the book, I hope it lives up to all your hopes and dreams and transports you to a magical faraway land full of sunshine, lolly pops and stripper flavored champagne.

...or maybe not. :)


message 37: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Adam "Archer" wrote: "Stripper flavoured champagne?

Is that crushed dreams, failed potential, lost hope and sweaty pervert flavour then?"


...good point, well made.


message 38: by Emilija

Emilija What in the world?
Stripper falvoured champagne?
The mental picture I have is horrendous, but so amusing.
Now, when I'll open the book I'll be expecting somebody to jump out and offer me some of that champagne.
Now that would be something.


Mel (who is deeply in love with herself) Okay, yet another comment I haven't been notified on. Grr. GR is conspiring against me, I swear it.

Okay. Stripper-flavoured champagne? Yummy. Sounds very...saucy. Me wantz it! Naow!

Also, lollipops? Hell yeah! I want me some lollipops!
(Bonus points if they are strangely shaped and taste of chocolate...)


message 40: by Emilija (last edited Mar 31, 2012 12:04PM)

Emilija Okay. Stripper-flavoured champagne? Yummy. Sounds very...saucy. Me wantz it! Naow!

Ok, you're the same age as me, but this shows how much my mind is f*ucked up because that is not what I think about stripper flavoured champagne.
...
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I feel like going to church, but I'm scared I'll start burning in the doorway.


message 41: by Jay

Jay Kristoff What's a church?


message 42: by Emilija

Emilija Jay wrote: "What's a church?"

It's the Gothic creepy buildings, usually with towers and gargoyles of some sort, where people go to prey. Or as my grandma likes to call it 'cleansing their souls' to the one above that might not even be there. I certainly do not give a flying banana about cleansing my soul. I know it's clean (actually no, it's rotten and dirty).


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 44: by Cas

Cas Thanks for accepting my friend-vite.
And can't wait for your book. Also, the US cover is going to be revealed this week, correct?
Looking forward to chatting with you.


curious little beastie That cover is BOMB. x_x I can't wait to hold it in my hands and snuggle it for the rest of my life.


message 46: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Cas wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend-vite.
And can't wait for your book. Also, the US cover is going to be revealed this week, correct?
Looking forward to chatting with you."


Whops, sorry I missed this. Cover was revealled on the 18th, but I see you already saw it :D Really glad you like it!


message 47: by Jay

Jay Kristoff fαuzαn | wιld нearт wrote: "That cover is BOMB. x_x I can't wait to hold it in my hands and snuggle it for the rest of my life."

Awesome, so glad you like it! When snuggling, beware of the katana (and paper cuts) :)


message 48: by Lisa

Lisa Thanks for accepting my friendship request. Stormdancer can't come out soon enough. :)


message 49: by Sophie

Sophie You are too awesome not to friend. And...I'm in love with the cover and half afraid of imploding upon reading your book because it'll be too great for my mere mortal eyes.

Anyway. Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 50: by Bern

Bern Thanks for accepting the friendvite, I won't say that I squealed in jubilation although I did but yeah... So not awkward at all. Nope. That's me.


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