About V!

Facts:

Birthday: 7.7.87
Literary Agent: Holly Root at Waxman Literary
Film Agent: Jon Cassir at CAA
Publishers: Disney*Hyperion, Tor, Scholastic
Books: THE NEAR WITCH (2011), THE ARCHIVED (2013), VICIOUS (2013), THE UNBOUND (2014), EVERYDAY ANGEL #1, #2, #3 (2014-15).

The Story:

I am the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, I have been known to say “tom-ah-toes”, “like”, and “y’all”. I also suffer from a wicked case of wanderlust, made worse by the fact that wandering is a good way to stir up stories. When I’m not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, I’m usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

My first YA novel, THE NEAR WITCH, a dark original fairy tale, debuted with Disney*Hyperion in August 2011, and is now out in paperback.

My next YA novel, THE ARCHIVED, is the first book in a new supernatural series about a world where the dead are shelved like books, and it hits stores January 2013, also with Disney*Hyperion.

My first adult novel, VICIOUS, about two brilliant and highly disturbed pre-med students who set out to generate their own superpowers and end up mortal enemies, is out in hardcover from Tor September 2013.

I have more books coming out in 2014, but I’ll get to those later.

These days, when someone asks me what I do when I’m NOT writing, I just kind of laugh nervously. But in truth, on the odd occasion I’m not typing away, I’m probably baking cookies, or watching BBC shows, or wandering. (See how we came full circle, there?)

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16 thoughts on “About V!

  1. RK Charron says:

    Hi Victoria!
    What a wonderful, fun bio.
    I can totally relate to the bookstore job. I even set aside books to be bought on payday. :)
    I’m looking forward to THE NEAR WITCH.
    All the best,
    Rob
    PS – Holy Root! She’s like an uber-famous agent! Congratultions!

  2. ~L says:

    WOW! It’s great when dreams come through! I like fairy tales too.. .but mine make me escape reality… and it’s time for me to face reality… sigh…

    http://untitledmoments.com/2011/03/06/she-lives-in-a-fairy-tail/

  3. Amber Argyle says:

    Hi Victoria,
    Sorry for leaving this here, but I could not find your email.
    I also have a book coming out nationally this fall. I thought we “Witchy Writers” could get together and do some cross promotion, since we all write about witches.
    Let me know if you’re interested,
    Amber

  4. This is the coolest bio I have ever read. I would do the same if I worked at a bookshop, I can never leave without having either bought something, or having spent all my money. I changed my major at uni several times too, which had its own set of problems… But all these experiences just make you more interesting.

  5. I love to watch your vlogs. Just your personality has pumped me up for your book. I just purchased it and look forward to reading it!

    As a newly published writer, has anything changed for you? Are you loving it or hating it yet?

    I’m super excited!

  6. This is the code for the like button for your book on facebook… I am trying to build it up for you. Because it is 5 in the morning, I have not been to bed, and I did not find your book when I wanted to like it on facebook… it was very well hidden under products/services, not entertainment>book/magazines>book. Soooo I made it a page. Also, check out Thebookvortex.com, my friend Hannah is a YA writer and just made this website. It is a little rocky right now but I think it will be good.

  7. [...] and blogger Victoria Schwab had provided an amazingly insightful outlook on writer’s block.  I found this entry on [...]

  8. K8 says:

    Love this bio :)

  9. call me red says:

    v have you ever woundered about life or death?

  10. Ashton says:

    I just finished your book the archived like literally 2 minutes ago and knew that I absolutely had to let you know how much I enjoyed it!! It is a stupendous book well balanced with action romance and fantasy. I loved the fact that at the end of each chapter I was left eager to read the next!! Thank you and your amazing! Can’t wait to read some of your other books!! One of my top 3 books I’ve read this year! right behind Cassandra Clare’s books and those of Kristen Cashore yours is my favorite!!

  11. DanySchwab says:

    Hi Cousin (I guess for the last name)!!!

    I’m from Brazil, and I have heard about your books just know. I will start to read them soon. Because I liked the sinopses. Congratulations for the work, and If you came to Brazil let me know.

    Att

  12. Nicole says:

    Hi I cant wait till your next book for your new series everyday angel. I enjoyed it so much I just finished it. Could you please tell me when you finish it and or were I could find it. Thank you so much

    • veschwab says:

      Hi Nicole! I’m so glad you enjoyed the first book! The second one, SECOND CHANCES, comes out at the end of August, so it will be in the fall fairs and on shelves!

      • Isabelle S. says:

        I am SO exited for the second book!!! The first one I finished in a few hours (like all the other books I read :P )but I was still hanging on to every word like it wa my last chance at life. I just know I will just LOVE the second book!! Good Luck!

        -a future writer <3

  13. Layla Ryan says:

    Please make this and make it a movie I want to read the book and then watched a movie to get more inspired I love the book

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