Marie Lu talks CHAMPION Release

Marie Lu gave some thoughts on the release of CHAMPION and saying goodbye to the LEGEND trilogy on Tumblr.

Young Marie and her inspiration for Ollie

Young Marie and her inspiration for Ollie

Here I am, sitting in my hotel room, at a loss for words, unsure how to feel now that I’ve said goodbye to the characters and places I’ve been so thoroughly immersed in for the past few years. I won’t lie; I’ve cried and fretted a lot. I’ve been alternately excited and scared. But mostly I am happy, so very happy, that I am sitting here and living my dream.

Read the whole post here.

Thank you for the LEGEND trilogy, Marie! We loved Day and June’s enthralling journey more than you would ever know! We are so on board for THE YOUNG ELITES and everything after!

Don’t forget that you can thank Marie in person during her CHAMPION Book Tour!

High School Celebrates LEGEND Trilogy

Marie Lu visited Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana, CA today and was met by a whirlwind of creativity from the students!

Check out how they expressed their love for LEGEND!





Way to go, Segerstrom!

Publishers Weekly follows Marie Lu and Friends on Writing Retreat

When authors get together to support each other and work on exciting new projects, people take notice!


Publishers Weekly discussed the advantages of author retreats with Marie Lu, Jessica Brody, J.R. Johansson, Morgan Matson, Emmy Laybourne, Jessica Khoury, Jennifer Bosworth, and Brodi Ashton after their recent writing trip in the Colorado Mountains.

Marie Lu, on the camaraderie: “There’s something magical about spending five solid days writing, laughing, and bonding with seven amazing authors in a place as breathtaking as Colorado. After we’d all written our spleens out at the end of each day, we’d still play games that involved words. Now that’s truly finding one’s tribe! I miss the ladies desperately.”

Video: Marie Lu at the Nationwide Teen Lock-In

On August 2nd, Marie Lu participated in the Nationwide Teen Lock-In, an event that brings teens all cross America together via livestream to chat with their favorite authors.

The full video from the event has been posted via SpreeCast and is now available for fans to watch (after connecting via Facebook or Twitter, or providing an email address.)

Click the image below to watch the video!