Maggie Stiefvater is one of those highly creative people who can apparently do it all. She not only writes successful novels, but she composes music, plays many different instruments (and plays them beautifully) and if that ain't enough, she is also a talented artist.
So to launch her latest novel LINGER, she put together this stop motion film using over 400 photographs of her paper cutouts. I'm blown away by her talent.
"This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one. Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies..."
Have a look at her website where she is holding a contest and is giving away some cool stuff. I find her funny, sweet, intelligent and always interesting. I follow her regularly. Oh, and if you dig deeper on her blog, you'll see all the steps she followed to create her trailer. Fascinating stuff.
If you want to see the trailer for her book SHIVER, the first one in this series and another stop action masterpiece with haunting music she composed, it's below.
"For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl."