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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), along with a forthcoming Disney series as Kir Fox. She is represented by Jaida Temperly of New Leaf Literary.

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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)

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“Gretel in Darkness:


This is the world we wanted.
All who would have seen us dead
are dead. I hear the witch's cry
break in the moonlight through a sheet
of sugar: God rewards.
Her tongue shrivels into gas....

Now, far from women's arms
And memory of women, in our father's hut
we sleep, are never hungry.
Why do I not forget?
My father bars the door, bars harm
from this house, and it is years.

No one remembers. Even you, my brother,
summer afternoons you look at me as though
you meant to leave,
as though it never happened.
But I killed for you. I see armed firs,
the spires of that gleaming kiln--

Nights I turn to you to hold me
but you are not there.
Am I alone? Spies
hiss in the stillness, Hansel
we are there still, and it is real, real,
that black forest, and the fire in earnest.”
Louise Glück
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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 control the past, but you can control where you go next.”
Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

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of sugar: God rewards.
Her tongue shrivels into gas....

Now, far from women's arms
And memory of women, in our father's hut
we sleep, are never hungry.
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My father bars the door, bars harm
from this house, and it is years.

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summer afternoons you look at me as though
you meant to leave,
as though it never happened.
But I killed for you. I see armed firs,
the spires of that gleaming kiln--

Nights I turn to you to hold me
but you are not there.
Am I alone? Spies
hiss in the stillness, Hansel
we are there still, and it is real, real,
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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 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 http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
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 :)


message 2: by Leann

Leann 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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