Monday, June 4, 2012

About the Author

Official Bio:
Courtney Allison Moulton lives in Michigan, where she is a photographer and spends all her free time riding and showing horses. She has always loved reading about ancient mythologies, studying dead languages, and telling scary, romantic stories. ANGELFIRE is her debut novel.

Unofficial Bio:
I was born in Austin, Texas on August 18, 1986 and grew up in Michigan. In the first few years of my life, my family bounced around several states until we finally settled in mid-Michigan. I was a Girl Scout who dabbled in gymnastics and volleyball until I discovered horseback riding and it quickly consumed my heart and soul. When I discovered the Goosebumps books in the third grade, I decided I wanted to be RL Stine when I grew up.

I own a horse (a Swedish warmblood mare named Pia) and my passion is hunter/jumpers. My other passion is photography, and if you don't see me on a horse, you will probably see me with a camera in my face. I collect 1980's My Little Ponies and Breyer model horses, own over 400 movies, love playing Pokemon and MarioKart, and dream about sneaking into the polar bear exhibit at the zoo some day.

When I was sixteen, I wrote a one-act play about violent vampires for my creative writing class that became my first novel. For NaNoWriMo in November 2008, I wrote ANGELFIRE and signed with literary agent Elizabeth Jote of Objective Entertainment in February of 2009. In November 2009, we sold the trilogy to Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. I am now represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio.

Zodiac Sign: Leo (rawr)
Favorite Books: Vampire Academy series, Wicked Lovely series, Kristin Cashore's Graceling and Fire, The Last Unicorn
Favorite Authors: Richelle Mead, Melissa Marr, and Kristin Cashore
Favorite Movies: 1. Breakfast At Tiffany's, 2. Tombstone, 3. Equilibrium
Favorite Music: rock, pop, and industrial/electronica
Favorite Music Artists: 30 Seconds to Mars, Lacuna Coil, and RED
Favorite TV Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Gossip Girl
Favorite Color: sometimes a bright cerulean blue, sometimes purple, sometimes hot pink
Favorite Animals: Horses, duh!!
My Pets: One horse, Piaceri (Pia); an Italian Greyhound, Martina; a cat, Lily Precious Squeaks; two gerbils, Cinnamon and Sugar; three goldfish, Cleopatra, Ptolemy, and Arsinoe

Momo's Fan Bio aka What Momo Thinks of the Author:
Courtney Allison Moulton (CAM) is a super chill, relaxed, and real person that is really awesome to chit-chat with. I gush to her all the time about her books so hopefully I'm not too annoying or hopefully I don't sound like the same record on repeat. I don't know what it is about her Angelfire series that hooked me but I just love the books so freakin' much. That is an understatment...if you couldn't tell. I'm uber sad that the series is coming to an end; I don't know what I'm going to do with myself after book three comes out, I'll be lost - seriously. Anyway, I love CAM to death and she has made a die-hard fan out of me and I'll continue to read anything and everything she writes.

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