Coming to you direct from The Austin Teen Book Festival blog:

“We are thrilled to announce the amazing Maggie Stiefvater as our opening keynote speaker for 2013! We have been big fans for many years, and we are so excited to have her attend and inspire new and faithful fans.

What are your top 3 books of all time?
Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I say that right now, but if you ask me in five minutes, those will have changed. I am a different reader every morning.

If you had to choose one of your characters to be stuck on an island with you, who would you choose and why?
Corr, the tamest of the water horses from The Scorpio Races. Because he swims. And then we would no longer be stuck on an island.

If you attended Aglionby, who would you be friends with?
I’m friends with both a Ronan and an Adam in real life, so I reckon it would be the same if I actually went to Aglionby. Of course, in that scenario, we would all be boys and have great hair.

When you think about Texas, what immediately comes to mind?
The absolute amazing that is Austin. Austinites are my people.

For more information about Stiefvater and her books and where to find her online, check out her website.

About THE DREAM THIEVES:
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

Be sure to join us September 28th at the Austin Convention Center. Maggie will be signing her books along with many other authors we can’t wait to announce.”

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