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Rainbow Rowell

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Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK, FANGIRL and THE SIMON SNOW BOOKS.). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

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Rainbow Rowell I *do* accept bribes. Please make all your friends read Carry On. 😉

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I *do* accept bribes. Please make all your friends read Carry On. 😉

I think that if I *were* going to write a sequel to any of my books, it would be to Carry On. There are so many loose ends and interesting things yet to explore. Does Simon get his magic back? Does he ever find out about his parents? Could Baz get any dreamier?(less)
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Thank you! This is lovely to hear!

I have SO MANY SECRETS right now. I'm just about to announce my next project. It's totally different from anything I've done before, and I'm having the best time working on it.

I also have secret news about an existing book; I'm VERY CLOSE to announcing this one, too.

And -- this project I can talk about -- I have a graphic novel coming in 2019, a collaboration with Faith Erin Hicks. This has been delayed a bit because both Faith and I had other deadlines. But my script is done, and it's the next thing in Faith's queue! (less)
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Meet the CARRY ON Bookshelf Edition!

I am thrilled to share this — my publisher has put together a hardcover edition of Carry On to match the other hardcovers in the Simon Snow Trilogy. 

When Carry On first came out in hardcover, we wanted the cover to be very modern and bold, to signal that this wasn’t a straightforward Chosen One story. Olga Grlic at Wednesday Books designed that cover — and even illustrated it herself. I still lo

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Rainbow answered Jo Sparks's question: Rainbow Rowell
There are lines in all of my books that I would change: Jokes that didn't land. References that didn't age well. Lines that were confusing or distracting. Clumsy writing. Factual errors!

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Rainbow voted for Wow, No Thank You. as Best Humor in the Final Round of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
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“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

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I'm trying to get a sense for what you guys want to read. Looking at everyone's currently reading shelves, it's a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction. Please select a preferred genre and write in a genre not mentioned.

Fiction & Literature Anne Tyler
 
  13 votes, 37.1%

Young Adult Rainbow Rowell
 
  4 votes, 11.4%

Non-fiction Mary Roach
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Graphic Novels/Comics Brian K. Vaughan
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Women's Lit/Chick Lit Jennifer Weiner
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Classics Oscar Wilde
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Fantasy George R.R. Martin
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Science Fiction Andy Weir
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Fiction & Literature
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Mystery Ridley Pearson
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Paranormal Gena Showalter
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

ancient literature
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Urban Fantasy (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Memoir/Autobiography Malala Yousafzai
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Crime Karin Slaughter
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Historical Fiction Philippa Gregory
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Horror Stephen King
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Romance Sarah MacLean
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Humor! (write-in)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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Aalaa * Ayla * آلاء Thank you for accepting my friend request! I will be reading Eleanor and Park really soon! :)


Heather Thanks for accepting my friend request! :-) I really enjoyed Attachments, and I hope you have more books in you!


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