Posts about books by Kaleb Nation.

BranFans Get Bran Hambric In The Mail! [Video]

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I found this video on YouTube of some awesome BranFans getting Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse in the mail early! A ton of people have already seen it in stores, and I know that shipped out a lot of their pre-orders early. If yours hasn’t arrived yet, it should be getting there by 9/9/09. Only one more day left until it’s officially out!

I love hearing from everyone in the comments and on Twitter about getting the book, too. Thanks for reporting in with all the photos 😀

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse – Midnight Release Party!

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Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse – Midnight Release Party

starting at 10 PM CST on September 8


To celebrate the release of BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE, I’m partnering with for an epic live release party! I will be giving away prizes like signed Bran Hambric books, posters, and some real necklaces just like on the cover of the book, and doing a reading at midnight!

BlogTV has some amazing stuff of their own planned (including some extra-special redesigns to their site just for the release party!) so be sure to check out on the morning of the show! Hope to see you there 😀

Preview Of The New

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The new launches on 9/9/09! Can’t wait to show off all the new features. There’s an iPhone-snapped screenshot of the front page 😀

Bran Hambric Necklaces: Now A Reality?

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As many of you might have noticed, the moon-shaped necklace is a key part of BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE (if you look at the cover, you can see that Bran is holding it!). So, the amazing people at Sourcebooks decided to make a REAL moon necklace charm, just like in the books!

The charm is made of shiny metal and has “Hambric” on it, just like the necklace in the book. And, the best part about this: you can very easily get one FOR FREE! All the info from Sourcebooks is below:

WIN HALF MOON CHARM & EXCLUSIVE EVENT INVITATION! Anyone who posts links to the Bran Hambric, Barnes& and links on their social networking sites (ex: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, YouTube, blog, website, etc), and posts a review of the book on one of the retail sites, will receive a Bran Hambric Half Moon necklace charm and an exclusive invitation to a Blog TV event with Kaleb, where he will reveal secrets from the next book in the series! Proof of links and reviews must be emailed to [email protected] (please put “Bran Hambric Street Team” in subject-line). Promotion ends September 30.

I have some of these awesome necklace charms coming in the mail, and I’ll have more photos of it soon! It’s kinda crazy seeing something made in real life from a story that I wrote 😀

Download “Emry’s Farewell” by Katie Parr For Free!

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A few months ago, an awesome BranFan named Katie Parr (from the Twilight band ‘Bella Rocks!’) wrote a song inspired by the prologue of Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse, called “Emry’s Farewell”. The song still stands as one of my favorite songs written about the book, and in celebration of the release date, Katie is now giving the song away for FREE for a short time!

If you want to download it for free, all the info is here. If you like the song, Katie has lots of other great music on her latest album “Nostalgia” which includes a bunch of Twilight songs as well as “Emry’s Farewell”. Huge thanks to Katie for all the awesome that she put into the song!

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse Blog Tour

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Wowsa, it’s been forever since I’ve updated here! As some of you know, I’ve been really busy with my move to California, and for the past week I’ve been reduced to an iPhone and a tiny netbook to stay connected. My moving truck was three days late, so I’ve been sleeping on the floor of my new apartment — but now, everything is moved in, and I’ll be back to blogging as usual very soon!

Driving Through California!

Driving Through California!

Even though there’s just under a week until Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse is supposed to be in stores on 9/9/09, some bookstores have put the book out early! I’ve been keeping up with it all on Twitter — thanks to everyone who’s been sending me photos of the book in stores and videos of it arriving via mail! I’ll have more soon on all the wonderful videos and photos I’ve been getting 😀

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Meanwhile, I wanted to let everyone know about the HUGE online blog tour that my publishers have arranged with some of the finest book and teen blogs on the internet! Many of these blogs will have prizes and exclusive Q&A’s about Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse, as well as reviews of the book. Be sure to check them out on the days below:

Sunday, August 30th

Karla Duff’s 6th Grade English Class

Jenn’s Bookshelf

Homespun Light

Monday, August 31st

Dolce Bellezza

Bobbi’s Book Nook

Tuesday, September 1st

The Looking Glass Review

Beth Fish Reads

SMS Book Reviews

James Holder’s YouTube Channel (video)

Wednesday, September 2nd

Reading Rumpus

Katie’s Literature Lounge

Ultimate Bookhound

Thursday, September 3rd

Brimful Curiosities

Charlotte’s Library

Friday, September 4th

Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation

Saturday, September 5th

Library Lounge Lizard

Sarah’s Random Musings

Saulchichas (video)

Sunday, September 6th

Cindy’s Love of Books (video)

Monday, September 7th

Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf

Grasping for the Wind

Life After Twilight vlog channel (video)

Tuesday, September 8th

Shooting Stars Magazine

Mrs. Magoo Reads

Lori Calabrese Writes

Wednesday, September 9th

Teens Writing for Teens

Twilight Novel Novice

Portland Examiner

The Brain Lair

Luna Louise

The Children’s Book Review

TV Watch Online

Thursday, September 10th

The Friendly Book Nook

Book Journey

Stephanie’s Written Word

Home School Buzz

Friday, September 11th

The Inside Scoop With Chandelle

Booking Mama

Saturday, September 12th

Zoe’s Book Reviews

Lit for Kids

Sunday, September 13th

Never Jam Today

A Bibliophile’s Reverie

Monday, September 14th

Café of Dreams

Marta’s Meanderings

A Book Blogger’s Diary

The Reader’s Quill

Tuesday, September 15th

a book in hand

Not Just for Kids

Wednesday, September 16th

Write for a Reader

Thursday, September 17th

Howling Good Books

The Written World

Friday, September 18th

Always Riddikulus

YA Books Central

Saturday, September 19th

Ms. Bookish

Into the Wardrobe

The Lateiner Gang Book Review Spot

Thanks to all the awesome site owners who have taken part! I’ve got some AWESOME announcements coming up later this week 😀

Most Epic Package Ever! [Video]

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This is the package I have been dreaming of getting for more than 6 years now. And it has finally arrived! As you can probably tell in the video, I’m super excited about everything now. Less than two more weeks to 9/9/09!

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse BOOK TOUR

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I am very pleased to announce that Sourcebooks has put together an official BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE Book Tour! I will be traveling to bookstores and schools all across the country, and hopefully I’ll be heading to a city near you. We only have two more weeks until 9/9/09, and the book will finally be in stores! So without further ado, here are the dates (if you’d like, you can download this as a printable PDF and stay updated on any changes through the Calendar page or



Northridge, CA

Wednesday, September 16

7:00 PM

Borders (Northridge-LA)

San Jose, CA

Tuesday, September 22

3:00 PM

Hicklebee’s Children’s Books

Tempe, AZ

Thursday, September 24

7:00 PM

Changing Hands Bookstore

Austin, TX

Friday, September 25

7:00 PM


Houston, TX

Saturday, September 26

4:00 PM

Katy Budget Books

Houston, TX

Sunday, September 27

2:00 PM

Murder By the Book

Oak Park, IL

Tuesday, September 29

7:00 PM

Magic Tree Bookstore

Naperville, IL

Wednesday, September 30

7:00 PM

Anderson’s Bookshop

New York, NY

Friday, October 2

3:00 PM

New York Public Library

New York, NY

Sunday, October 4

1:00 PM

Books of Wonder

Torrance, CA

Thursday, October 8

7:00 PM

Borders (Torrance-LA)

Salt Lake City, UT

Monday, October 12

7:00 PM

King’s English Bookshop

Huntington Beach, CA

Saturday, October 17

2:00 PM

Barnes & Noble

“Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse” To Be In Brazil

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book-imageI’m very excited to announce that BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE, the first novel in my Bran Hambric series, will now be published in the Portuguese language in Brazil. The publisher will be Panini Brazil. I’d like to give more information about the publisher, but unfortunately I don’t speak Portuguese, so I can’t even tell if this is their official website or not!

I am extremely happy about this news, of course, which means that as of now Bran Hambric will be available in the US, UK, Canada, Russia, and now Brazil, among other countries which import. It’s always good news when another country picks it up!

If you need to find which store in your country will carry the book or has it open for preorder, visit Only 35 days left until the book is finally in stores!

Reading Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse [Prologue]

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During my live BlogTV show yesterday, I read the prologue of my novel Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse to about 300 people. It was great because even though I was reading a book on a video show, I actually gained about 30 viewers by the end! Luckily, I was able to record this part of the show, for anyone who wasn’t able to make it. Hope you enjoy!

In this video I am reading from the ARC version of the book, which means it will be a little bit different when it is in stores on 9/9/09. If you’re looking to download preview chapters of the book (the four following the prologue!), head over to this page and you can read the first few chapters for free.

You can also download one of the two songs in the background of this video, titled “The Grave Of Emry Hambric”, at