Kami Garcia is The New York Times
, USA Today
, Publishers Weekly
& international bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures Novels (Beautiful Creatures
, Beautiful Darkness
, Beautiful Chaos
& Beautiful Redemption
). Beautiful Creatures has been published in 44 countries and translated in 33 languages. It is currently in production as a major motion picture with Alcon Entertainment and Warner Brothers, with Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese directing. The film releases on February 15, 2013, starring: Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenrich, Zoey Deutch, and Thomas Mann.
Kami is also the author of Unbreakable
, the first book her solo series, THE LEGION (Little, Brown 2013), which is currently being developed as a major motion picture by producer Mark Morgan (THE TWILIGHT SAGA & PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF) and the production company, Black Forest Film Group, in which she is a founding partner with Mark Morgan, E. Thompson, and Brett Hudson.
Kami grew up outside of Washington DC, wore lots of black, and spent hours writing poetry in her journals. As a girl with Southern roots, Kami has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes in lots of things “normal” people don’t. She’s very superstitious and would never sleep in a room with the number “13″ on the door. When she is not writing, Kami can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke.
Kami has an MA in education, and taught in the Washington DC area until she moved to Los Angeles, where she was a teacher & Reading Specialist. In addition to teaching, Kami was a professional artist and led fantasy book groups for children and teens. She still lives in LA with her husband, son, daughter, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
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Writing has gotten me in and out of trouble since I was 15 (back then, mostly just in trouble.) I have written everything from video games and video game manuals to live action screenplays, as well as poetry in the UK & the US. For 10 years, I designed &/or wrote for lots of video games, one of which was nominated for “Most Innovative Game Design,” but I lost to a rapping onion. If you know games you get why my two bad beagles are named Zelda and Kirby.
School; I spent more years in it than a person ever should, because let’s face it, reading books is so much better than having a job. I fell in love with American literature at Amherst and Yale, earned an MA in English from Stanford, and studied creative writing under the late great poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. I taught Intro to Film as a TA at Yale and Romantic Poetry as a TA at Stanford. Don’t tell the people at Yale, but sometimes I taught the section before I’d seen the movie it was about…
I live in Santa Monica, CA, with my family, most of whom were enslaved into working with me in one form or another on my forthcoming YA book for Little, Brown. I’m not kidding; when my daughters wanted to go to school I said “Why are you so selfish? Get back in there and edit,” and by said I mean yelled and maybe threw things, it’s all a haze. I have a writing partner named Kami and she is why we ever get anything done. (Well, K and the daughter-slaves…)
And so we wrote a book this year, and it’s going to come out in lots and lots of countries in a few months. And I am really, really hoping there is no hot title about a rapping onion coming out at the same time.
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