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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25 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

  14. Christine Behnke says:

    Victoria, my granddaughter loved your Everyday Angel New Beginnings. I would like to know when #2&3 will come to the book fairs. Will they be in book stores too?

    • veschwab says:

      I’m so glad to hear that! And the 2nd and 3rd will indeed be in book clubs and fairs, the 2nd this fall, and the 3rd in January. I can’t speak to bookstores, but they’ll be available through online retailers.

  15. Victoria says:

    I love your book Everyday Angel. It is so amazing. Aria is amazing she is like my BFF Skyler. Anyway you know Marco has cancer well my granny had nose and breast cancer.

    • veschwab says:

      I’m so very glad you enjoyed the book! I hope you’ll follow Aria on more of her adventures this fall. And I’m sorry to hear about your gran. <3

  16. Miss Dee says:

    Found you on iBook app!

    My word girl you certainly have been busy! Congrats in all your success…couldn’t be happier for you.
    Just downloaded Angel #1 to read at the same time as my 13 yr old granddaughter Camille.
    Last summer we read “Wonder”.

    Happy to have seen your mom and Janie to catch up a bit.
    Hope you have found some fodder for a future book or two in France.
    Hi to your parents and a hug for you.
    So proud, Dee

    • veschwab says:

      Miss Dee!!! Thank you so much for finding me. I hope you and your granddaughter enjoy Everyday Angel! I read Wonder last year, and that’s quite a book. I’m thrilled you got to catch up with mum. Hugs and hope to hear from you soon <3

  17. Colette says:

    Hi! I just finished Everyday Angel practically 10 mins ago and i loved it! But now its leaving me hanging! Do you know which stores the 2nd and 3rd ones are being sold at? thanks bye.
    :)

    • veschwab says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! The 2nd book comes out late August, and will be available in Scholastic book clubs and fairs this fall, while the 3rd one comes out in January!

  18. Anaum Sattar says:

    i just finished the everyday angel book 1 I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV IT cant wait to read the 2nd and 3rd book!!

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