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Smart Pop Books — Guest Post: Bree Despain & Heidi R. Kling on The Vampire Diaries’ Season Two Finale “As I Lay Dying”


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In Support of L.K. Madigan

Today our community of writers and readers has a gaping hole in it.

As we mourn the loss of such an incredible talent and human being, Lisa, we can help her wish of her son's attending college come true.

For more information and to offer condolences to Lisa's family, go here:

Rest in Peace, lovely lady.

You will be forever missed.

Idaho librarian reading SEA to her fishies

Idaho Librarian reading SEA to her fishies. :-)

This photo was submitted by YA Librarian Kath Ann Hendricks of Pocatello, Idaho: "Jamie Bunn, Circulation Staff,(aka Master Bunn) reading Sea by Heidi Kling to enraptured fish at Marshall Public Library." That fish DOES look really into it, doesn't he?

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I enjoyed this year's stint as Visiting Author at a local high school's Writers Week yesterday.
The students had interesting questions about publishing, inspiration, revision and, of course, adapting your novel into a feature film. I gave a SEA poster to each for the four teachers to hang in their class. And one to the very sweet Superintendent. ;)

Thanks so much to Los Altos High for hosting me!

Ellen Hopkins was a fellow visiting author, so last evening, Kepler's hosted a signing in conjunction with Writers Week. I signed copies of SEA for some folks who came out to to get their hot-off-press copies of Ellen's new novel FALLOUT signed.

For those of you who know Ellen, and have heard her speak, you know she's the real deal. She writes for her readers. She emails them back. She answers their hard questions, advising when she can. She is her words in verse.

The way Ellen evokes her personal tragedies and challenges into works that continue inspire teenagers and better their lives is so incredibly inspiring.

Thanks, Ellen!
And, er, my name written under this picture?

Be still my unlaced leather boots!


So Damon.

What to do with you.

Last night I felt compelled* to Tweet, "Girls: like boys like Damon on TV, but boys like Stefan in real life." The response was a mix of YES to, "No, I still like Damon. And you can't stop me!" Well, nothing that protestable, as they know I'm mostly just trying to Say the Right Thing and don't truly mean it in my heart of hearts.

Or do I?

Okay, the reason we all adore Damon is because of Ian Somerhalder's portrayal of him. If the bad boy vamp brother who snaps necks and sucks on sorority girls like Slurpees was played by a creeper, no one would like him.

I'm Damon Salvatore! Wanna make out?

But we all know that Ian is a lover of puppies and Planet Earth and Tweets sweetly to his fans. Ian is a PUPPY DOG. And sexy as hell. And brings the combination of both to his portrayal of Damon. So when Damon is doing the nasty all around Mystic Falls, we can still see that sweetness behind his scowl...why?


He's playing a role. In a TV show.

In real life is someone snapped my siblings neck, guzzled from flasks, and generally moped around feeling sorry for himself because of his lot in life? I would call him like he is:

a sociopath, mass-murdering, alcoholic.

And believe me girls, they are no fun to date.

*You made me do it!



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Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010
Heidi R. Kling/SEA June 10, 2010


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