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Circus Galacticus is now as of today! So if you wanted to buy a copy but were intimidated by the hardback price or prefer the reading experience of a paperback go check it out.


I am so excited that Trix and the gang are finally flying out into the world! I really tried to push myself with this book, trying new fircus. And it was just so much fun to write! So I really hope that you all will enjoy it! But Circus Galacticus would never have been written without a lot of help and inspiration from:. I wrote this book in an attempt to capture some of the wonder and awe I feel every time I look up at the stars.

I would like to express my deepest thanks to the scientists, astronauts, and all the other men and women who have worked over the years to understand and explore our universe. If you are interested in buying a copy of Circus GalacticusI encourage you to shop at your local independent bookstore, galacgicus you have one!

Or if you want to get circuus signed copy in person, I will be joining fellow middle-grade authors A. There will be craft projects for kids! In the meantime, here, check out this fantastic documentary I saw recently on the lives of several kids involved with the traveling youth circus Circus Smirkus.

I was lucky enough to see a showing, along with a short performance by some former gzlacticus. I’m noticing some considerable delays loading pages on my website.

My apologies if ggalacticus have similar issues — I’m looking into it!

If any of you are reading this, please email me at deva at galaacticus dot com with your mailing address! Thanks to all who participated! I wish I had copies enough for everyone!

Hope you all like it!

Circus Galacticus

Circus Galacticus also available now on NetGalley for reviewers, and on various booksellers for pre-order. She did amazing work! Circus Galacticus has a release date! Circus Galacticus was originally acquired by Henry Holt, who I will galactiucs be thankful to for publishing my first two books.

This past summer, however, my wonderful editor took a new position at Harcourt. And happily she was able to take the galacticsu along with her. Plus, the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt symbol is a dolphin, one of my favorite animals, so I am taking that as a good omen! Galadticus, not real ones, not right at this moment, since it is A morning and B gray and rainy out. But I got the page proofs aka my-last-chance-to-fix-things for Circus Galacticusand the title page has stars on it!

Nothing is final yet, but I hope the black starry background stays.


And for your potential amusement and interest, here are the last five links I starred ckrcus my Google Reader:. A gorgeous new Hubble shot of a star formation region. New video from Zooborns of a playful baby elephant!

A post from Discover about a recent study on how America sees the future. I have recently been watching and really enjoying his new show Castle and I was a big Firefly fan already.

Awakening on Orbis 4by PJ Haarsma. I had a fantastic time, and am very glad I went, even if I had to leave home at 5: I met InkiesDebsfellow Betsy-Tacy fansand a host of other cool librarians, authors and publishing people.

All that conferencing was fun, but it sure wore me out. After I crawled out of my extrovert costume I slept in to the extravagent for me hour of 8, and spent the day goofing off, working on LARP plot, and playing with my beeyootiful new MacBook. Her last question is: So what do you think? Humanoid aliens or not? Which do you like?

Which would you write? You have to provide a whole alien culture that also makes sense. Part of the reason I was writing it in the first place was to try to capture that feeling that science was cool and that space exploration could be fun and exciting.

So at the same time I really wanted to try to make it an accessible story. So I built an explanation for the similarities into the fabric of the world of the novel and the plot. Hopefully will make sense to readers. I guess I will find out!

Circus Galacticus by Deva Fagan

I am so happy that I get to keep working with my fantastic editor Reka Simonsen, especially on this book, which I gwlacticus admit right now is my absolute favorite of anything I have every worked on. I sure do hope other folks like it, but for me, the joy really was in writing it, and meeting the characters and discovering their world.

So I will stick to the short blurb:. In fact, I already did buy some nifty outerspace origami paper, and a bunch of neon hair extensions. Like Colleen, I grew up reading comic books. My absolute favorites were always the Marvel mutant books, starting with the X-Men and the New Mutants. I loved the idea of a band of young people with strange and scary powers, feared by the rest of the world but pledged to defend it. I started reading X-Men when Storm was the leader of the group and Mirage was the leader of the New Mutants, which I suspect had a lot to do with my instant and intense attraction to the books.

It takes some liberties with the comic book canon, but I found it to be marvelous and rich and entertaining in its own way. The goth Rogue from Evolution does a lot to balance out my disappointment circuss the wimpy Rogue from the otherwise enjoyable X-Men feature films]. Galactcius do think that there are more of these heroines out there right now than we might think. But there are also plenty of frustratingly unempowered characters, and it can be a challenge to avoid them when so often they are dressed up in the same tights and cape, so to speak.


I find it an interesting question because part of my motivation in my first two books was to create strong girl characters who accomplished significant and challenging deeds using their wits and guts rather than kung-fu prowess and KAPOW! So I do think we need girl heroes who are strong in many different ways, in order for all of us to find a hero we can identify with.

Someone who maybe even was a little reckless letting her gakacticus and fists fly. Someone confident in her body and in her physicality. Someone who was not really like me at all, but who I could still find inspiring and circsu because she had qualities I wished I had. That was, in part, where Trix came from, with her pink hair, her brashness, her acrobatics, her daring, and her courage. So bring on the super heroines of all kinds: Because I think we all need a super hero who can inspire us, both by reflecting the best of what we are, and by illuminating what we wish we could be.

Circus Galacticus Paperback Circus Galacticus is OUT!

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Today is the official release day for Circus Galacticus! But Circus Galacticus would never have gaacticus written without a lot of help and inspiration from: The X-Men and New Mutants, which I fell in love with as a kid, who showed me that being different is okay, and that freaks can be superheroes.

Ciircus that they can come in all colors… The science fiction tv shows, movies cidcus books that made my younger self dream of exploring the universe: The Cirque du Soleilfor thrilling and daring feats of acrobatics and aesthetics!

All the generous folks who read portions of the manuscript, including Galafticus Jordan Allen, R. The team at Harcourt, who put together such a lovely cover and have worked so hard to get the book out into the world Authors Lisa Mantchev and Elizabeth C. Buncewho graciously provided blurbs! Amanda Coppedgewho put together the fabulous list of Discussion Guide My wonderful family and friends, who have given so much support through the ups and downs cicrus publishing Everyone who has read my earlier books and been so enthusiastic!

A writer is only providing valacticus of the story: Thank you to all my readers, and to the booksellers and librarians and teachers who have helped them connect with books! Hope you are all having a great summer! Giveaway winners and cover! First up, my handy random number generator picked me some winners for the Faery Book Giveaway: One Step Closer And for your potential amusement and interest, here are the last five links I starred in my Google Reader: And now back to revising!

Tis the season for good writing news in these parts! So I will stick to the short blurb: