This is just a post to start things off, because I have to say something. I am Maggie Stiefvater, author of a young adult urban fantasy about homicidal faeries, LAMENT (Flux '08), its sequel, BALLAD (Flux '09), and a forthcoming YA novel about werewolf nookie and first love, SHIVER (Scholastic, '09). LAMENT hit bookstores in October '08, quickly receiving 3 starred reviews from Booklist, KLIATT, and Publisher's Weekly. It is available in Barnes & Noble, indie stores, and online at Amazon. This blog mirrors my Livejournal blog, which chronicles my struggles in writing and becoming Queen of America.