The Taker by Alma Katsu
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Happiness is the byproduct of absorption, T.E. Lawrence
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Nailing a difficult scene, paragraph or sentence.
Thinking of something that reveals a character's complexity.
Solving a problem.
Lying in the sunshine, reading a book, with my dogs curled up next to me, husband napping at my side.
Seeing a wild animal or hawk in the woods when I'm walking the dogs.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. A long and productive career. A twenty year plus marriage.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. On a craggy, windswept island. With broadband access.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Right now: Viva la Vida (Coldplay), Iris (GooGoo Dolls), I Don't Believe in Ghosts (Duncan Sheik), Supermassive Black Hole (Muse), The Story (Brandi Carlile)
February 14, 2013Are you a fan of The Taker books? Does Adair make shivers go up and down your spine? He's been a little pouty lately. His plan for world domination hasn't been going according to plan. This is where YOU come in. We've decided to go the route of so many of our colleagues and to recruit you, dear fan, to join the team. The street team, that is.
Don't know what a street team is? You can learn all about it on my website, www.almakatsu.com and click on "The Companion Club". In a nutshell, we're looking to formalize this relationship. We'd like to ask you, the devoted fan, to help recruit more devotees and spread the word. In exchange for your help,... see more
May 09, 2012THE RECKONING, the second book in The Taker Trilogy, will go on sale June 19th and I need your help in getting the word out. Get your friends, neighbors, Twitter followers and Facebook friends excited about the upcoming release and you could win a NOOK tablet ($199 value), B&N gift card and even a bit of alchemy: Imp's Ears of exotic perfumes and a magician's mojo bag from the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. We'll have swag for three runners-up.
And everyone who enters will get my undying gratitude.
Here's how to enter. Between now and June 30th:
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February 02, 2012I've had the good luck recently to talk to book clubs about The Taker, a few by Skype but mostly in person. As the author, it's been a wonderful experience, to meet people who've read your book and hear the interesting things they've taken away from it. I was a little afraid that given the book's dark nature, people might be shy about discussing it in a group, but that hasn't been the case. On the contrary, the characters do so many controversial things that people seem to want to talk it over with others who have read the book.
There's a reading group guide... see more