Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bran Hambric Hits Indie Bestseller List!

This is what Kaleb posted on his site today!

September 17th, 2009 at 3:10 pm by --KALEB NATION--

I just got word from my publishers that Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse debuted on the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers bestseller list! The indie list is one of the largest in the country, and includes stores like Book People, Changing Hands, King’s English and lots more all across the country.

This amazing bestseller debut is almost entirely due to word-of-mouth and online bloggers — and all the amazing BranFans who keep posting videos, mentioning the book on Twitter and telling their friends! It’s the first week out, and this is just the beginning!
I want to give a huge thanks to all the wonderful bloggers and people who have helped spread the word. If we keep it up we can make it a national bestseller!

Isn't it great news?! :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Review of Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse

* I don’t like to give anything about the book away, so I will talk about the book as a whole. *

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse is a riveting and suspenseful tale full of magic, mystery, and gnomes. It was brilliantly written and I loved the sly sense of humor. The twists and turns kept me wondering what was waiting around the corner. I fell in love with all of the characters immediately and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to read what happened next. I didn’t want the book to end. The attention to detail was beautiful. It felt like I was there with the characters. I could feel what they were feeling, and see what they were seeing. Bran Hambric left me awestruck and wondering what could possibly come next when I finished reading. I cannot wait to read the second installment in this fantastic series. Words can hardly describe how great it is. A perfect read.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bran Hambric Blog Tour

There is an online blog tour that Kaleb's publishers have arranged with some of the finest book and teen blogs on the internet. To find out more click here:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kaleb Nation Interview

> What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

I think my favorite part about being a writer is the fact that I can create worlds and characters, and people all over the planet can actually go into a bookstore and discover them. The world of Bran Hambric has been almost exclusively my own for six years now, and suddenly lots of people know about it!

> Do you have any writing routines - i.e. listening to a particular CD or munching on a certain snack while writing?

When I write, I am almost always listening to movie soundtracks. My favorite composers are Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman and David Newman -- and I especially enjoy the Lemony Snicket movie soundtrack. Movie music helps me imagine things!

> How has your life changed since you began writing Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse?

Not long ago, I packed up all of my things and moved to California, which is something I've dreamed of for many, many years. On the way, I suddenly realized that I was literally moving to another state to become a full time writer! It was something that I hadn't really processed before. So writing has certainly helped me accomplish many dreams other than being published!

> If you could go back in time to when you first began writing Bran Hambric, what would you tell yourself?

Don't worry Kaleb: all this hard work will be worth it a few years from now!

> What do you like to do in your spare time when you're not writing, blogging, and etcetera?

I really like to make videos for Youtube! When I'm not doing that, I go to movies with friends or just drive around this new city. I also love to do some amateur photography when I have free time.

> How does the fandom affect your everyday life?

I'm not exactly sure how much it affects my daily life, besides answering emails and meeting people and keeping up with fan websites like yours! I try to interact with people who enjoy my writing as muchas I can -- one of the big reasons I got a Twitter!

> If you weren't a writer, what would you be and why?

I think if I wasn't a writer, I think I would be a radio show host. Ireally enjoyed doing that, and it would be great to have a call-in show!