Buy “Blood Boy” and Help HANY

Blood Boy cover smallAs newsletter subscribers and my followers on Twitter know, I’ve been working on a Howie prequel story to go along with the Jazz and Connie stories. It’s finished and it’s ready for you. And this time, I’m trying something a little different.

When I first created Howie, I didn’t know much about hemophilia. In the five years I’ve been writing him, I’ve been fortunate enough to hear from people in…

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Starred Review for Blood of My Blood

alvina_bombThe psyched woman flashing the hook ‘em horns is my editor, Alvina Ling. And she is psyched for the same reason I am: Booklist just gave Blood of My Blood its first starred review!

Check it out:lyga_bloodofmyblood_hc

Lyga’s burial of the I Hunt Killers trilogy cements it
as one of the most ambitious thriller series in YA history, and the absolute best cliff from which teen readers can dive into the grueling world of…

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Teen Author Reading Night: Fall 2014

Here is the schedule for this coming autumn’s Teen Author Reading Night series, hosted and conceived by David Levithan. Note that, ahem, someone special will be there on September 10, reading from Blood of My Blood

(All readings take place at 6pm at the Jefferson Market Branch of the NYPL in Manhattan.)

September 10

  • Isabel Gillies, Starry Night
  • Avery Hastings, Feuds
  • Barry Lyga, Blood of My Blood

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Interview: YA Highway Guest Blog

YA Highway posted a guest blog from yours truly last week and I somehow missed it. The topic is “What Do You Feel Right Now?” and I write about what it’s like to wrap up the I Hunt Killers series. Check it out and see what I have to say, including:

I very, very much want it to shock the hell out of them. I want readers to feel a wide range of emotions when reading Blood of My Blood, but most of…

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QuestionYou aren't gonna George R. R. Martin us in BomB and kill all of our favorite characters, right? RIGHT? Answer

You’ll know in (*checks calendar*) 15 days.

*laughs maniacally, rubs hands, steps into shadows*

devilsoftheglade:

Is there any sort of Fandom for the I hunt Killers books?
Anyone that posts stuff related to it Edits, fan casts etc?

Its my favourite book series tied with The maze runner and I haven’t seen much of anything for it.

There’s a Dented Lives Tumblr that’s open to submissions, I believe (@dentedlives) and a wiki located at http://i-hunt-killers.wikia.com/wiki/I_Hunt_Killers_Wiki. I’m not aware of any other sort of active fan communities.

I hope this helps!

devilsoftheglade:

“You won’t even know you’ve c r o s s e d the line until it’s way back in your rearview mirror.”                                         ― Barry Lyga “I Hunt Killers”

Nice.

devilsoftheglade:

You won’t even know you’ve c r o s s e d the line until it’s way back in your rearview mirror.
                                      ― Barry Lyga “I Hunt Killers”

Nice.

QuestionI have two questions for you: 1 Is Jazz actually a sociopath? Or just acts like one? At 18, would he be diagnosed as a sociopath? Does he have PTSD or Stockholm or anything? Can you address Jazz's mentality? Is it critical in any way? 2 Based in your graphic novel, I can tell you have respect for manga. Which manga/anime have you seen or respect? Ever hear of attack on titan? Thanks a lot! I love your work, and these questions have been burning inside me. Seriously. Thanks! Answer

Your first question is precisely the sort of question I won’t answer. Sorry! :) I think some things are best said unsaid and left to the imagination of the readers.

As to the second question: I’m a fan of Rumiko Takahashi, especially Ranma 1/2 and Maison Ikkoku. As a kid, I was obsessed with Star Blazers (which has not, sadly, aged well, I discovered recently).

Questionawhile ago you had mentioned the possibility of I hunt Killers being turned into a tv series. Is that still going to happen? Answer

Every now and then, someone asks this question. Let me answer it here in public in the hopes that it will forestall others asking.

The TV show is being worked on and that’s all I know. Will it happen? Beats me. That’s not my job. If it goes forward, you can bet I’ll tell you! And if it falls apart completely, I’ll mention that, too.

In the meantime and otherwise, though, there’s nothing to report. Literally nothing for me to say. Which is why I’ve said nothing. :)

dentedlives:

Once, I had to make advertisements in French Class. I chose to do Barry Lyga’s books.

J’aime cet livres!

Cool! dentedlives:

Once, I had to make advertisements in French Class. I chose to do Barry Lyga’s books.

J’aime cet livres!

Cool!

dentedlives:

Once, I had to make advertisements in French Class. I chose to do Barry Lyga’s books.

J’aime cet livres!

Cool!