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A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. Her pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

SPLINTERED & UNHINGED, books 1 & 2 of her urbanized /gothic Alice in Wonderland series, are now available from Amulet Books. Book 3, ENSNARED, launches 2015.

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A.G. Howard I’ve written a short horror story for a YA anthology due to come out next year. The title of the antho is Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (…moreI’ve written a short horror story for a YA anthology due to come out next year. The title of the antho is Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...), and the stories are inspired by horror films, both classical and modern. There are tons of wonderful authors contributing, including but not limited to Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, and Carrie Ryan.

I’m also editing a women's historical fiction with paranormal elements that my agent and I plan to submit to publishers sometime this year in hopes of finding a home for it. You can find out information about that book here: http://authoraghoward.blogspot.com/20...

And I've started a Phantom of the Opera YA spinoff that I really love and hope to sell soon.(less)
A.G. Howard Not silly at all! :) Alyssa lives in Pleasance, Texas (stated on page 5 in the Splintered hardback).

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Not silly at all! :) Alyssa lives in Pleasance, Texas (stated on page 5 in the Splintered hardback).

Fun fact: Alyssa's town isn't a real place in TX. I made it up as a tribute to the real Alice's full name: "Alice Pleasance Liddell". (less)
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A lot of readers have been asking if Ensnared is really the end of the Splintered Series, and there's even been a rumor circulating that there might one day be a follow-up novella in the works (I should know...I'm the one who started it. Hehe).
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Finished writing it! *blots sweat from brow*

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“Raising one hand, he tilts his hat to that sexy slant. "You want me. Admit it."
Even if he's partly right, I'll never tell him. "Why would I want you?"
He lifts three fingers to countdown. "Mysterious. Rebellious. Troubled. All those qualities women find irresistible."
"Such an optimist."
"My cup is never empty."
"Too bad your brain is." The words bite, but my smile softens with affection.”
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“Jen said some guy asked you but you didn't want to go. Why not?"
I shrug. "I have this character flaw? Called dignity?”
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“Tearing down the rest of the world won't make you happy. Look inside yourself. Because finding who you were meant to be? What you were put into this world to do? That's what fills the emptiness. It's the only things that can.”
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message 1: by Rainy

Rainy Kaye Just saying hello! :)


message 2: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Rainy wrote: "Just saying hello! :)"

Hi back your way, Rainy! How are things going?


N.L. Dufour thanks for adding me! i look forward to seeing all of your recommendations on books.


message 4: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Sure! Nice to meet you, Nichole!


message 5: by Sarah

Sarah Yay! Thank you for accepting me<3


message 6: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Sarah wrote: "Yay! Thank you for accepting me<3"

My pleasure! Thanks for friending me! :)


message 7: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Stargirl1234 wrote: "Mrs.Howard, thank you for the signed bookmarks and Alice with the nice message on it :D Much appreciated! Very nice to recieve signed/ autographed momentos from a author. :) Talk to you anytime :D"

You're so welcome! I thought you might like that cute little Alice tag. :) Enjoy the swag, and talk soon!


Booknut

Merry Christmas!!


message 9: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Booknut wrote: "


Merry Christmas!!"


Booknut wrote: "


Merry Christmas!!"


Aw, thank you! And a Merry Christmas to you, too!


message 10: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Heads up on my International Giveaway / virtual launch party:

Signed Splintered hardback / ARC set
Signed ARC packs donated by 5 goodread authors + SPLINTERED coin purse
Silver skateboard pendants / Bronze moth pendants & more

Open: Internationally

Number of winners: Sixteen entrants will walk away w/prizes!!!

Deadline: January 1, 2013

Link to giveaway: http://authoraghoward.blogspot.com/20...


message 11: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear A.G,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a real privalage and honor.
Lucinda x


message 12: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Lucinda wrote: "Dear A.G,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a real privalage and honor.
Lucinda x"


Aw, thanks Lucinda! I appreciate you friending me. ^.^ Look forward to checking out your reads when things settle down a bit. LOL


message 13: by Chelsea

Chelsea Pitcher Hey!! Thanks for adding me as a friend! I can't wait to read Splintered, and to talk about books on here! :)


message 14: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Thanks for friending back! THE S WORD sounds amazing! And look forward to talking books too, when I finally have time to start reading some again. I'm in the writing cave till Feb. LOL


message 15: by Chelsea

Chelsea Pitcher A.G. wrote: "Thanks for friending back! THE S WORD sounds amazing! And look forward to talking books too, when I finally have time to start reading some again. I'm in the writing cave till Feb. LOL"

I know exactly what you mean!!! Between writing and editing I have almost no time for pleasure reading lately!


Madeleine Richards Hi there,
Thanks for the follow back. I can't wait to get started on "Splintered". I've added it my to be read list, its number 16 so it may be a week or two. I will definitely let you know when I do my review. It seems we don't read a lot of the same authors but our ratings of the one's we do read in common are very similar.
Madeleine


message 17: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Madeleine wrote: "Hi there,
Thanks for the follow back. I can't wait to get started on "Splintered". I've added it my to be read list, its number 16 so it may be a week or two. I will definitely let you know when..."


Sounds great, Madeleine! And thanks for friending me, too. :)


Stephanie Had a fun question today about Splintered at The Book Shop- who is the beautiful cover girl?!

:)




message 19: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Stephanie wrote: "Had a fun question today about Splintered at The Book Shop- who is the beautiful cover girl?!

:)

♥"


Awesome question, and I have no idea! But I can tell you who the artist is: www.ladysymphonia.com. Hope it's selling okay? o_O


Stephanie Yes ma'am! :) Just sold another copy today! People are getting really excited about it! I mean... how could you not?! ;)

A.G. wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "Had a fun question today about Splintered at The Book Shop- who is the beautiful cover girl?!

:)

♥"

Awesome question, and I have no idea! But I can tell you who the artist is:..."



Stephanie And that artwork is AMAZING! holy cow!


A.G. wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "Had a fun question today about Splintered at The Book Shop- who is the beautiful cover girl?!

:)

♥"

Awesome question, and I have no idea! But I can tell you who the artist is:..."



message 22: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Stephanie wrote: "And that artwork is AMAZING! holy cow!
♥"


Yay! So happy people are buying it! And RIGHT? She's the most amazing artist. Has such an eye for mood, texture, and lighting. :)


message 23: by Liz

Liz DeJesus Thank you for adding me to your friends list. I just finished reading Splintered. What an amazing book! Congratulations on your success! Hopefully more books are on the way. :)


message 24: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Liz wrote: "Thank you for adding me to your friends list. I just finished reading Splintered. What an amazing book! Congratulations on your success! Hopefully more books are on the way. :)"

Thank you for friending me! And I'm so happy you enjoyed the read. :) Yes, I have no shortage of book ideas, so I plan a long future in the biz. I have a second YA novel w/Amulet that should come out in early 2014. (Can't give any other deets yet, though). :) Look forward to chatting with you here!


message 25: by Eris

Eris Hi Anita, Thank you for accepting me on as a friend therefore I feel quite privileged to be accepted by a such talented and artistic author meaning you of course :) also I got a surprise for you since I got the book everyone talking about!!! "Splintered" as soon I finished my current book then read the book allowing my imagination go wild since I been wanting to read this since I saw it's beautiful cover which has made me want to see the Mad Hatter.


message 26: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita, Thank you for accepting me on as a friend therefore I feel quite privileged to be accepted by a such talented and artistic author meaning you of course :) also I got a surprise for you si..."

Thank you so much, Eris! And I'm so happy you enjoyed the book! The cover is amazing, right? Here's the artist who did it: http://www.ladysymphonia.com. I appreciate you friending me, too. :)


message 27: by Eris

Eris Hi Anita, I think you misunderstood what I meant I have the book but have not started it yet due to not finishing a scientific book by Ben Miller also I appreciate the fact we are friends!


message 28: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita, I think you misunderstood what I meant I have the book but have not started it yet due to not finishing a scientific book by Ben Miller also I appreciate the fact we are friends!"

OH! I did misread that. Sorry.@_@ Hope you like the read. :)


message 29: by Eris (last edited Jan 27, 2013 03:20AM)

Eris Hi Anita, "Splintered" is one of the books that I shall never forget at all in my life though I have not started it yet... Have you heard of the late Diana Wynne Jones? a author best known for her Howl Series and Chrestomanci Series though I prefer her Howl Series since it was beautifully vivid and fantastical. have you read Howl's moving castle? since I shall reveal my favourite characters of the series soon to you...


Stephanie While sitting at the register, I see a young reader... she's probably about 12 or so... sitting on the ground proped up against one of our book cases reading Splintered :)

Okay.. she's 10. And Dad just bought it for her! I asked to please have her let us know what she thinks... I'm pretty sure she'll love it! She was very excited explaining it to Mom!

HAPPY SATURDAY!



message 31: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Stephanie wrote: "While sitting at the register, I see a young reader... she's probably about 12 or so... sitting on the ground proped up against one of our book cases reading Splintered :)

Okay.. she's 10. And Dad..."


What a great story! Thank you so much for telling me, Stephanie. :) Let me know if you hear back from her. BTW, I did my first signing today. It was so fun! <3


message 32: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita, "Splintered" is one of the books that I shall never forget at all in my life though I have not started it yet... Have you heard of the late Diana Wynne Jones? a author best known for her ..."

Hi Eris! Sorry I didn't answer this earlier. Just now seeing it! And yes, I LOVE Howl's Moving Castle. It was BRILLIANT. :)


message 33: by Eris

Eris Hi Anita can I just say Splintered was exceptionally awesome since I finished it a while ago :) also you have quite a way of using imagery which was brilliantly talented and amazingly weaved in my mind.

I am thankful that you read Howl's Moving Castle also have you read the sequels to it like Castle in the air and House in Many Ways? lastly you made Morpheus a spectacular character in the book as well the other two main characters.


Summer the bummer Thanks for accepting my friend request! *squealing*


message 35: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Summer {MissFictional} wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! *squealing*"

Haha! Of course! And thank you for friending me here. :)


message 36: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Eris wrote: "Hi Anita can I just say Splintered was exceptionally awesome since I finished it a while ago :) also you have quite a way of using imagery which was brilliantly talented and amazingly weaved in my ..."

Eris, I'm so sorry! I thought I answered this. I'm so happy you enjoyed Splintered and the characters/imagery! I haven't read the Howl's sequels, but I want to very much! The problem is finding the time to read. Hopefully after my writing deadline is behind me. ;)


message 37: by Kouk

Kouk Thanks for accepting my friend request A.G.!

Totally loved Splintered & i can't wait to read Unhinged!


kouk


message 38: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Kouk wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request A.G.!

Totally loved Splintered & i can't wait to read Unhinged!


kouk"


Thanks Kouk! I can't wait to see what they come up with for a cover. ;)


message 39: by Katie

Katie thanks for accepting my friend request! in case you haven't noticed I am slightly obsessed/in love with your book and you inspire me to help me be a better writer! :) (and Morpheus has also been my muse lately-drawing wiseXD) your book is just fantastic- it has literally made my whole month 50x awesomer!


message 40: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Katie wrote: "thanks for accepting my friend request! in case you haven't noticed I am slightly obsessed/in love with your book and you inspire me to help me be a better writer! :) (and Morpheus has also been my..."

My pleasure Katie! And I'm thrilled my stuff inspires you in your writing and drawing! :) That's the biggest compliment ever. Thank you!


Alisa (The Reading Obsession) Thanks for accepting my friend request! I loved Splintered.


message 42: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Alisa (The Reading Obsession) wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! I loved Splintered."

You're welcome! And I'm thrilled you enjoyed that mad crazy ride. ;) Thanks for letting me know!


message 43: by Gigi

Gigi Congrats, you're almost to one thousand friends! :P Couldn't help but notice.


message 44: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Gigi wrote: "Congrats, you're almost to one thousand friends! :P Couldn't help but notice."

Thanks Gigi! :)


Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ Thank you for accepting my friend request. Splintered is one of the best books I have read this year. I am so looking forward to Unhinged!


message 46: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Andrea wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request. Splintered is one of the best books I have read this year. I am so looking forward to Unhinged!"

Thank you, Andrea! I'm so happy you liked it. And it's my pleasure. Thanks for following me, too. :)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you so much for accepting mu friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 48: by A.G.

A.G. Howard Genie wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting mu friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie"


Hi Genie! My pleasure, and thank you for friending me also. :)


kyendwarrior Thanks for accepting my friend request!!:) I loved Splintered!! I can't wait for Unhinged! (Def. Team Morpheus <3 *swoon*)


message 50: by A.G.

A.G. Howard kyendwarrior wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request!!:) I loved Splintered!! I can't wait for Unhinged! (Def. Team Morpheus <3 *swoon*)"

My pleasure! Ah, you like the bad boy, aye? ;) Well, he gets lots of face time in Unhinged.


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