Gennifer Albin

Gennifer Albin is the author of Crewel World trilogyCrewel, Altered, and Unraveled. She holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Missouri and founded the tremendously popular blog The Connected Mom. She lives in Poulsbo, Washington.

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Would you describe the world of Arras?
Arras is a world of cocktails, beautiful women who hide deadly secrets behind their made-up faces and silk stockings, and men who fear women so much that women have been forced into powerless roles. No one is quite who they seem and in the middle of it all, sixteen-year-old Adelice has to navigate a tangled web of lies and conspiracy to unravel the truth about her world and her identity.
 
What inspired you to create such a world?
I wanted to create a world that wasn't anything you might expect from a story about girls weaving the fabric of life. Weaving, sewing, and other needlecraft have always been considered womanly arts, so I chose to build Arras into a glamorous, but very Mad-Menesque world. There I can explore how girls feel about traditional jobs and responsibilities as well as the temptation of luxury and fame. And let's face it, writing characters in fedoras and pin curls is fun.
 
Are you like any of the characters in the book?
Eventually a high school teacher of mine is going to expose that Adelice gets her penchant for challenging authority from me. I've always been a big fan of the comeback, but as I get older I'm learning to bite my tongue. I think Jost would be proud.
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Unraveled
Crewel World
Gennifer Albin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Autonomous. Independent. Dangerous. They tried to control her. Now she’ll destroy them. Things have changed behind the walls of the Coventry, and new...


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Altered
Crewel World
Gennifer Albin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Deadly Secrets Tangled Lies Woven truths Life. Possibility. Choice. All taken from Adelice by the Guild—until she took them back. But amid the splendid...


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Crewel
Crewel World
Gennifer Albin
Square Fish

Deadly Secrets Tangled Lies Woven truths Incapable. Awkward. Artless. That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys...


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The Rain is a Lie
A Tor.Com Original
Gennifer Albin
Tor Books

In Arras, space and time aren't ideas, they are tangible substances woven together by beautiful girls into the very fabric of reality. The looms that create...


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The Fierce Reads Anthology: Volume 2
A Tor.Com Original
Ann Aguirre; Gennifer Albin; Elizabeth Fama; Lish McBride; Caragh M O'Brien; Marie Rutkoski
Tor Books

This anthology includes short stories from six fierce young adult authors! Inside, you’ll find a futuristic zombie tale from Ann Aguirre, a science fiction...


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The Department of Alterations
A Tor.Com Original
Gennifer Albin
Tor Books

In a world woven of secrets, a woman seeks a back-alley tailor for a sinister procedure, but she can't escape from her own tangled web of lies. The women of...


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Fierce Reads Fall 2012 Chapter Sampler

Gennifer Albin; Elizabeth Fama; Lish McBride; Marie Rutkoski; Ann Aguirre; Caragh M. O'Brien
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Macmillan FIERCE READS Fall 2012 Chapter Sampler includes chapter excerpts from Crewel, Monstrous Beauty, Necromancing the Stone, The Shadow Society,...


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Crewel: Chapters 1-5

Gennifer Albin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download the first five chapters of CREWEL by Gennifer Albin! For generations, girls known as Spinsters have been called by Arras's Manipulation Services to...


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Ann Aguirre, Gennifer Albin, Leigh Bardugo, Michael Grant, Katherine Applegate, Lish McBride, Marissa Meyer, Gabrielle Zevin
Feiwel & Friends

Get ready, science fiction and fantasy fans! Inside this special edition ebook, you get the exclusive chance to read the beginning chapters of seven incredible...


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