I do like a road, because you can be always wondering what is at the end of it.– Sara Stanley, also known as the Story Girl, in The Story Girl by LM Montgomery
Anonymous asked: Any tips for writing dystopian?
Anonymous asked: My friend asked me what book I want for my birthday, I listed some and include A Million Suns! I hope he would just give me all the books listed. Now I have to wait for my birthday to read it. I know it will be worth the wait :D
Anonymous asked: I hate to ask this, because it seems really, really rude and I'm sorry but I was wondering, if you go to a bookstore, or library, and you do a book signing there, do they usually pay you? Or does it all depend?
meredithsmagiccastle-deactivate asked: I just wanted to say, thank you for your writing :)
Secret Page on Website
So, I have a secret page on my website. You can access it by clicking on the eyepiece of the telescope at bethrevis.com. But a helpful anon pointed out to me that it’s not working correctly! I don’t know why—I’m going to contact WordPress and try to get some answers. In the meantime, I’ve taken down the password so that everyone can access it if they wish.
Anonymous asked: I typed in the password about seven times and it won't let me in! Help?
ipreferdreamland-deactivated201 asked: I ran into somebody reading AtU the other day and I think I scared them with my "HOMG BETH IS THE BEST AND I LOVE HER AND HER BOOKS ARE AWESOME TOO" reaction. I felt you should know this.
downthetimevortexintothetardis asked: you've may of been asked this before but where did you get the inspiration for Across The Universe?
Anonymous asked: Did you ever read Watership Down by Richard Adams? And if so--also if you loved it like I did--can you fangirl with me for a sentence or two? :D
vold-e-mart asked: Is it better as a young writer to try to get a literary agent or just submit to publishing companies instead?
arrsee asked: Just wanted to say you are so cool and NORMAL! Makes me think my notebooks full of writing might be something one day, even though I'm just a random untrained person among the masses. :)
Anonymous asked: Pros and Cons of traditional publishing?
uriah-inmypants asked: Will I be able to get a copy of A Million Suns with the same dark blue style softcover cover art as Across The Universe? I bought the book on a hunch because it has the same name as the musical and then fell hoplessly in love with it :) I can't bring myself to buy the hardcover when i have the first one in softcover :)
iminwinnipegthatsincanada asked: Reading your answers to all of these, plus discovering your Doctor Who/Firefly obsession just makes me even more excited to be your fan. And to come to your signing at Ascendio!!! Thank you for writing a YA novel that doesn't underestimate how much YAs can handle, think and feel. :D
Anonymous asked: "If I had a pet elephant, I’d name it Anna Oliphant and buy it a puppy named Etienne and they could be best friends forever." That line just made me love you even more than I already do, and I didn't even think that would be possible. But seriously, I love you. And you're awesome.
Anonymous asked: I saw you at Dragon*Con and I loved what you had to say, and I loved your book until the last few chapters. I just don't understand how I'm supposed to be able to empathize with Elder after his confession, and I cannot fathom how Amy, who you spoke of at the con as a strong woman who isn't love-stupid, can possibly forgive him and just get over what he did. I was completely thrown...
littlelionmxn asked: I loved Marae. I really did.
angusandjubly asked: Hi Beth! I'm going to Bethesda library for Breathless Reads, and I've never been to a book tour before. Just wondering, what exactly happens, just signing and that sort of thing?
youcantarrestme-imarockstar asked: I would say Karen Gillan as Amy or Molly Quinn. Is it bad that I imagine Elder as my favourite boyband star, who happens to not fit his description at all? Love the books!
watchari asked: Today, I saw a 80's anime entitled Space Fantasia 2001 nights, and It reminded me SO much of ATU. It really captures the beauty of the human spirit on a wondrous journey, just like your books :)
florencerabbitheartedgirl asked: Hi Beth!! Just like I said yesterday, I love A Million Suns. It was a great book, amazing plot and you developed the characters so naturally. But, in the end, I just felt that Amy was so selfish, stuck with her idea to land on Centauri-Earth no matter what. Even if it would we dangerous for everyone. Mmmm so you got me thinking... And I will be thinking until Shades of Earth comes out and I can...
Anonymous asked: if i had a pet elephant
Anonymous asked: I hope you feel special, Bethy. I somehow managed to include you in my essay to test into accelerated English next year. xD Yeeeaaah.
splendiforousdiction asked: So, I'm re-watching series 5 of Doctor Who, and in the Beast Below, the starship gives the citizens a choice to either know about the ship or go about life ignorant. Did you have this idea in mind while writing AtU?
wowcanyoulike-not asked: Just out of curiosity, do you by any chance know when the cover art for Shades of Earth might be revealed?
Anonymous asked: I love to write, but I'm not good at it.
pastelyellow-deactivated2012070 asked: my library finally got around to renting me AMS today! :D anyway, i'm halfway through the book and i must say i am LOVING it so far. and can i just say: "life stuck on a ship wouldn't be so bad if Elder walked around pantsless more." is probably my most favourite line. ever. omg.
pastelyellow-deactivated2012070 asked: so i just finished reading AMS & i can only ask how can you make something so perfect sjghdfgdgh i can't even last night while reading i was literally kicking my sheets as i whisper-shouted (is that even possible) "hooooly, hoooly what is going to happen what is happening in life i think i'm having a minor coronary failure here i love this book omg this book i love it" now...
loveisstatic asked: Uh because I'm watching Big Time Rush RIGHT NOW. What a coincidence! haha and village started sucking even before I left. but I've heard it's only gotten worse since I left.
littlelionmxn asked: If a publisher wants you to take on a pen name, do you HAVE to?
pcrachelwriting asked: Hello! I was wondering why covers are changed? For example: Across the Universe (I LOVE the hardcover version), the Shade series, etc. Sometimes the hardcover and paperback are different, and sometimes the cover changes completely throughout the series. I was just wondering why because, well, it drives me crazy. I don't understand why they need to be changed. Thank you!
sonovelistic asked: What do you do to get the "writing juices" flowing? I have a story idea I'm writing to get out of my head but I'm completely stumped on how to start it. :/
heartsasmagnets asked: I cannot believe it took 10 years to get Across the Universe published! It's SO good. Oh my gosh. A LOT of people really didn't see the potential.
Anonymous asked: If you find out where to get that Mischief Managed mug, would you kindly let everyone know??? I NEED ONE.
Anonymous asked: Will you ever do a signing in Ireland?
chasing-thestarlight asked: Just felt the need to give you your daily reminder that you are an amazing person and author. :D Thank you!
splendiforousdiction asked: For Nanowrimo, I made the goal of 50,000 words, but when I got there, I hadn't even hit my big inciting incident yet. It was still in the first third of the plot. My biggest concern was making sure nothing seemed to happen too quickly. Do you think this could end up making the story long-winded and dull, or what?
naz-n asked: It's amazing how I thought of Molly Quinn as Amy as well. The picture got even clearer when Amy was flustered over seeing half-naked Elder in AMS, hahaha. I don't know about Elder, but at one point, Aaron Johnson popped into my head during the half-naked scene. Just, when he smirked. I know Aaron doesn't fit Elder's description, but yeah. I get a feeling an Indian actor would...
Anonymous asked: I thought that I'd let you know that I found the book Across The Universe totally at random, didn't even read the summary, and just bought it because I thought the cover art was cool. After staying up all night (literally! I didn't get any sleep until 4am!) reading it, I decided that it's the best book I ever read..until I read the sequel xD also, I love that you're a...
classicallymckenna asked: Spoiler for book 3?