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  1. Hi, I saw on one of your earlier posts (as in mid 2012) that signed copies of Defiance were available through one of your local bookstores. Will an offer like this be available for those of us who would like a signed copy of Deception but cannot make it to one of your events? If so will signed copies of Defiance also be available at the time? Thanks, I loved your first book and I think there is something quite special about signed copies...

    1. Absolutely! You can order signed copies of both Defiance and Deception through Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. Here's their info:

  2. Dear Ms. Redwine,

    I just looked at the book trailer for Defiance and the book's cover art. Are you able to share the name of the artist who did the book cover? Both are stunning.

    Gary Nilsen

    1. I wish I could help! Both the trailer and the cover were done by my publisher Harper Collins who has an in-house design team. They are amazing!

  3. Hello CJ,

    I am a Teen Services Librarian in Texas. My teens love your books and of course are dying to know if there will ever be a third book in the Defiance series. Any info you can provide so that I can quench their curiosity would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    1. The third and final book in the Defiance trilogy comes out in fall of 2014. The title, cover, and release date will be announced in February. :) Thanks for talking to your teens about books!

  4. salutations CJ,
    I know this will probably require a long answer, but just out of curiosity, what age/grade do you personally deem appropriate for your series?
    I love your books and cannot wait for the third! Thank you so much for being the greatest author ever and writing my favourite trilogy<3

    1. I think the age/grade depends on both reading comprehension and emotional maturity. I've heard from readers as young as 10 and 11 who've read and loved my books. I feel most comfortable recommending them for 13 and up, but I think it's just so subjective. A reader who is reading at a ninth grade reading level and who is comfortable with the themes of loss and the struggle to survive (Hunger Games themes) would be fine with my books. For some readers, that's age 11. For others, it will be older.

  5. how can we contact harper collins for ARCs?

    1. Often Harper will put their ARCs up in e-book format on Edelweiss. For a hard copy, you'd need to go to the Harper Collins website and contact them.

  6. Dear Ms. Redwine,
    I've recently become acquainted with your series and have fallen instantly in love with them. Is there anyway you'd consider at some point in the future dedicating a section of your blog to addressing questions about how you've created Baalboden, your characters, and the ideas behind for the Defiance story? As an avid writer, I'm always so fascinated by each author's process. Thanks and best of luck to you!

    1. I don't know how I missed replying to this! Sorry about that. I may do that in the future as time permits, but you can also join my Fans of C.J. Redwine Facebook group and ask questions there. I interact with my readers there on a daily basis. :)

  7. I'm Suppose to ask you questions about being a Author for School , But I don't know what to ask so Just say something :)

    1. I just now saw this since checking website comments isn't something I do often. I'm sorry about that because I'm sure the assignment was already due. In the future, sending me questions via my contact email (which is listed above) is the best way to make sure I see something. Best of luck to you!

  8. Hello! I just wanted to say that I found Defiance at a local bookstore and instantly loved it. It's become my favorite book, and I just recently purchased Deception which I expect to be just as good (if not better) than Defiance. I aspire to be an author when I get older, and reading books like yours really inspire me. Thank you for forever being the author of my favorite book :).

  9. Hi, I was wondering, is there going to be a Defiance trilogy box set?

    1. Not in paperback or hardcover. There is a set (which includes the OUTCAST novella) in e-book form.

  10. I just got done reading The Shadow Queen, and I loved it! And I was wondering if there was going to be a movie for it? Also I really loved Lorelai's character and how she is so brave, strong, and courageous it was actually inspiring to me.


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