Interview (& Giveaway): Carrie Vaughn, author of Kitty Steals the Show

I’m thrilled to have Carrie Vaughn on the blog again to talk about her new book, Kitty Steals the Show. She’s one of my fave writers, so won’t you give her a warm welcome? Also, check out the giveaway details at the end of the post, since there’s a copy of Kitty Steals the Show up for grabs!

Carrie, when you last visited the blog, Kitty’s Greatest Hits had just been released, and now Kitty’s 10th adventure, Kitty Steals the Show, just came out! Besides an obviously busy writing schedule, what have you been up to since then?
The busy writing schedule, pretty much? I’ve been working on the next Kitty books, going to my usual round of conventions. I spent some time in Croatia in March, which was fun. The usual shenanigans of house and dog and hobbies and travel and writing.

In Kitty Steals the Show, Kitty has been asked to be the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies. Can you give us a bit of a teaser of what Kitty is in for?
Trouble, of course! This book is my chance to show a little bit of what the supernatural community looks like in another country, and see a bit of the progress in people’s awareness of the supernatural. The conference was the next logical step in that process, and of course Kitty would be a big part of it.

When you started the series, did you have a specific number of books in mind that you wanted to write at first, or did you just plan to see where Kitty took you?
I didn’t have a specific number mainly because I had no idea if the series would be successful. I didn’t know the first book would sell, much less ten of them. I’ve had a couple of smaller arcs — the first four books, for example, are their own arc, and I planned it that way just in case the series ended then. But since then, I’ve really been writing them book by book, with the larger storyline of the Long Game and Roman in the background.

Besides Kitty, what’s one of your favorite characters to write?
Cormac is always intriguing, but I really like writing Rick, because he’s something of a calming influence and he’s got this long history that I love dropping hints about.

Would you ever consider giving one of the other characters their own book (*cough* Cormac:))?
Funny you should ask. . .the novella in Kitty’s Greatest Hits was something of a dry run for a possible Cormac novel, which I’m now starting to plan. So, yes. It’ll be like a buddy detective story, only one of the buddies is disembodied, you know?

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about upcoming projects or events (or anything at all!)?
The next two Kitty books are written, and I’m currently working on the sequel to my superhero novel, After the Golden Age.
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About Kitty Steals the Show:
Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world—and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it.

Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game—a power struggle among vampires that has been going on for centuries—than she ever has before. In her search for answers, Kitty has the help of some old allies, and meets some new ones, such as Caleb, the alpha werewolf of the British Isles. The conference has also attracted some old enemies, who’ve set their sights on her and her friends.

All the world’s a stage, and Kitty’s just stepped into the spotlight.


  1. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There’s going to be a sequel to After the Golden Age?!?!?!



    I loved that book SO much. Oh, the characters! MUST HAVE SEQUEL.

  2. I love this series! I was surprised when Carrie and Ben got together, but now I love tehm as a couple!

  3. I haven’t read Kitty yet but I’ve loved your YA books. How do you feel about us older people reading your YA’s?

  4. One of my favorite things… a werewolf named Kitty. 🙂 Love this series & I’m glad to hear that not only are there even more already written, but spinoffs, too?!

  5. Victoria Zumbrum

    I really want to read this series. It sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I cant wait to read this book. Love the series. Thx much for giveaway.

  7. Hi Carrie,
    I did pick up a copy of Kitty from the library today. But I’d love to actually win and own a copy for my burgeoning home library.

  8. Hi Carrie, I follow your Kitty series and enjoy seeing what kind of trouble Kitty can get in & out of:-) So glad to hear that Cormac will get his own book or books.
    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Kitty Steals the Show.

  9. Love Kitty but I do want more Cormac.

  10. Hi from a fellow Coloradan. Love your books!

  11. This is a new to me author but it sounds like an exciting story!

  12. Congratulations on your newest release Kitty Steals the Show! Love this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I haven’t read this series yet, but I love werewolves, so I want to read it!

  14. I love this series!

  15. Marlene Breakfield

    I really enjoy this series, and I’m looking forward to the sequel to After the Golden Age.

  16. I love the Kitty Norville books and I’m always happy to hear there’s a new book coming out. I can’t wait to read Kitty Steals the Show.

  17. I love this series. One of the few that are auto buys without having read a review of them

  18. have never read this series but it sounds great and now I will have to read it. Thanks

  19. This sounds like a good series.

  20. I’m a huge fan of her ya books. I can’t wait to get started on this series:)

  21. Kerry Amburgy-Dickson

    I haven’t read this one yet, but I loved all the rest of the series. Looking forward to read this one.

  22. I haven’t read any of the books yet but they are on my TBR list and they look awesome.

  23. Fan of the series, hope I win.

  24. Congrats on the new release. Love this series.

  25. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I love Kitty and am always hungry for more. I would love to know more about your trip to Croatia, how fascinating.

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  27. Congrats on release! You are a new to me author. This sounds like something I would really enjoy! Thanks for the chance.

  28. It sounds like another exciting story with Kitty.

  29. I’m really excited to hear about Cormac’s turn in the spotlight (Well a feature length book anyways!). This series is one of my favorites. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what’s in store for everyone!

  30. Have loved Kitty since i first tried Kitty and the Midnight Hour on a whim. Was a wonderful find and I am now current on all expect the last two and the various anthology appearances. Kitty just keeps getting better and better.

  31. You are a new to me author. This sounds like a good series.

  32. Ooh! Me, me, I want a copy!

  33. This series sounds awesome!!

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