Kami Garcia: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Kami Garcia

New York Times & International Bestselling YA Novelist

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures Novels and the spin-off DANGEROUS CREATURES & the author of the instant New York Times bestseller & Bram Stoker Award nominated novel UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED (Sept. 2014), in the Legion Series. She is also a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, IndieNext, Los Angeles Times, and international bestseller, and a recipient of the Bold Ink Award.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. The film adaptation of Beautiful Creatures released in theaters on February 14, 2013, from Warner Brothers, starring: Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, and Alden Ehrenreich.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was a finalist for the ALA’s William C. Morris Debut Award, a SCIBA Award Finalist, a New York Public Library’s “Books for the Teen Age” selection, and a YALSA “Teen Top Ten” Pick. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was named Amazon’s #1 Teen Book of 2009, and #5 on the Editor’s Top 100 List.
Kami was a 2012 recipient of the Bold Ink Award, and her short story “Red Run” was featured in The Guardian, after it was selected for the UK’s National Short Story Month. She is a member of PEN West, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and she works with WriteGirl, a creative writing and mentoring non-profit organization for girls. Kami has participated in the LA Times Festival of Books, Texas Book Festival, the Paris Book Fair, Roma Cinemafest in Rome, ALA’s Annual Conference, Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference, Miami Book Festival, Decatur Book Festival, Texas Teen Book Festival, Southern Book Festival, and Comic-Con International. Kami was a founding member of the Young Adult Capitol Bookfest (YALLFEST) in Charleston, SC, and continues as a board member and a Director of Programming for the festival. She was also an original member of the Smart Chicks Tour.
Kami grew up outside of Washington DC, wore lots of black, and spent hours writing poetry in spiral notebooks. As a girl with Southern roots, she has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes in lots of things “normal” people don’t. She’s very superstitious and would never sleep in a room with the number “13” on the door. When she’s not writing, Kami can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke.
With an MA in education, Kami taught in the Washington DC area until she moved to Los Angeles, where she was a teacher & Reading Specialist for 14 years. In addition to teaching, Kami was a professional artist and led fantasy book groups for children and teens. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Learn more about Kami & her books at www.KamiGarcia.com & www.TheLegionSeries.com and follow her on Twitter @kamigarcia.

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