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Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.
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On Old Friends and New Beginnings 

I was halfway through writing A CONJURING OF LIGHT when I realized I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. 

My characters were on a boat in the middle of the sea, en route to a floating market, when I called my editor, Miriam, and said, “I’m not done.” 


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“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
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“I mean, most people want to escape. Get out of their heads. Out of their lives. Stories are the easiest way to do that.”
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message 30: by Lisi

Lisi Hi Victoria,

thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I am so in love with your books, I am currently reading the "Darker Shade of Magic" Series for the third time. I adore Kell and Lila and can't wait to hold the Collector's Edition in my hand. :)

All the best
Lisi


Jenny Baker 🎼 ♬♩ Thank you for accepting my friend request! 🎶 ♫


Jacob the Bookworm Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am looking forward to reading ADSOM and AGOS!


Skirmish Thanks so much for adding me! I'm looking forward to read your books!


message 26: by Sushi

Sushi Hi Victoria!!
I absolutely adored ADSOM and AGOS and cannot wait for the last one to be released!! The world you brought to life is unbelievable, and I'm even more excited about checking out your other novels in the meantime!
Thank you so much for accepting! :D


message 25: by sunny

sunny Thank you so much for your friendship!!! I absolutely loved The Archived and The Unbound. I'm looking forward to reading The Returned and your new series The Savage Song! I love you!!!


Vishakha ~ ReadingSpren ~ Its really strange that you suddenly start feeling so connected to a person who has written a book you adored. Or its not strange at all. I am a fan Miss schwab! And you are a Genius. :)


message 23: by Luke

Luke Taylor Thank you very much for your friendship, Victoria! I am reaaaally looking forward to ADSoM and AGoS! Love the covers and concepts and I've seen only the fiercest 5 star ratings! :D


kate face Thanks so much for adding me! Love your stories and characters.


Katerina  Kondrenko So good to be your friend) Can't wait for new stories of yours and can't stop to savor those are already written.


message 20: by Kellie

Kellie Hi! Thank you for accepting my friend request!! I love your books!!! "A Darker Shade of Magic" is so amazing.


message 19: by Perco

Perco Hi Victoria! I've read "The Archived", "The Unbound", and also "The Near Witch". Your books are so awesome. By the way thanks for accepting :)


message 18: by Julia

Julia I really enjoyed your series "The Archived", it was very well written. I love Wes and Cash, and you make all the characters in the book very lovable. Nice job, hoping for a next book :)


message 17: by Mechele

Mechele Hey Victoria, Thanks for the add :)


message 16: by Stella

Stella Thank you for writing VICIOUS; it'll be on my mind for quite some time!
(Wanted: Cure for Book Hangover.)


sha. {"go book yourself"} thanks for adding me back. It's such a pleasure (just like reading The Archived book. Oh my, I wish I can read it reallyreallyreally s l o w so it won't end too soon!)


message 14: by L

L Dear Victoria,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I shall definately be adding 'The Archived' to my to-read list!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for friending :) I can't wait to read your book!


Parvathy Thanks for the add. I was waiting to read Near Witch ever since I read about it in good reads. Got the chance only recently. Loved the book, Loved the characters, the wait was worth it.


Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) Yay V!!! I'm writing a blog post right now I'll link it to you on twitter :D


message 10: by William

William O'Brien Hi Victoria - Thank you for your friendship on Goodreads!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view book snippets. Expected release end of March.
Best wishes, William


Victoria Schwab Jamie wrote: "Merry christmas i am looking forward to near witch and i am tempted to read it just by looking at the cover. August 2011 wow can't wait !!! So how is your holiday?"

Jamie, I can't wait until you can read it!!! And hope you had a lovely holiday :)


Victoria Schwab Alexis wrote: "Hey Victoria! I cannot wait to read The Near Witch, I is sooo excited lol! Btw, love your vlogs! :)"

Thanks, Alexis!! I can't wait until it's out. And so glad you like the videos :))


message 7: by Jamie

Jamie Merry christmas i am looking forward to near witch and i am tempted to read it just by looking at the cover. August 2011 wow can't wait !!! So how is your holiday?


Victoria Schwab Jamie wrote: "hey long time no chat i watched wild child yesterday it was funny so did you watch it? i think alex pettfyer makes a great jace :d"

I didn't see it! But oh man he would make a lovely Jace.


Victoria Schwab Ashley wrote: "Thank you for adding me"

My pleasure!


Victoria Schwab Stephanie wrote: "Hey Victoria! Thanks for finding me here! Can't wait to find out more about your book! How exciting!"

Gah, I didn't even see these comments down here! Bad Goodreads author, BAD.

Thanks, Stephanie!! I can't wait to be able to share it!

~V


Ashley Thank you for adding me


message 2: by Jamie

Jamie hey long time no chat i watched wild child yesterday it was funny so did you watch it? i think alex pettfyer makes a great jace :d


Stephanie Hey Victoria! Thanks for finding me here! Can't wait to find out more about your book! How exciting!


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