I would be completely and totally lying if I said I wasn't nervous about the big event tonight. It's my first book event, and there are all those, What if I trip/What if the strap on my dress breaks/What if weeping angel statue aliens descend on the bookstore and steal my life force? fears, (I've been watching a lot of Doctor Who, and that episode was TERRIFYING!*).But, I'm also completely and totally excited and so thrilled to see people I haven't seen in a very long time, and meet people I know from the internets in person for the very first time. And I'm also thrilled to meet new people … [Read more...]
It’s Pub Day!!!!
Oh my goodness! I am really wishing I'd had the good sense to put waterproof mascara on today, because I have been a big old mess, and every time I think I've pulled it together, I get an e-mail or a tweet or a phone call or someone posts a picture of their dog with their copy of STAY and I lose it all over again. I feel like the luckiest person to know such kind and supportive people and I am completely humbled (and yes, I'm crying again). Today has been amazing.I got to stop over at the Greece Barnes & Noble today, have lunch with Linda, who runs the Titles Over Tea book club (which is … [Read more...]
Quick, give me another song!
The other day, my sister-in-law posted on my Facebook wall that we were at the final countdown for the book and now I can't stop singing Europe. We are so close, I can taste the grape Kool-Aid (which, after writing STAY, I will never be able to drink again, by the way). I am also so completely overwhelmed (in a good way) by the support from all of you. This week marks the start of my blog tour, and it's been so amazing to get to answer questions and read posts by bloggers I know and love. THANK YOU!!!! Things don't ever feel quite real until you can share them with friends, and now, … [Read more...]
Query Letter Contest
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I absolutely, positively adore working with my agent, Rebecca Strauss, at McIntosh & Otis. Rebecca is an amazing advocate for my work, a wise advisor, and a great reader. Plus, she has an incredible sense of humor and an infectious laugh, so getting the chance to chat with her is always fun. Rebecca pulled my query letter out of the slush pile, took a chance on me, and has put so much time and hard work into getting STAY where it is today. I am eternally grateful. Plus, Rebecca has some great clients, and I love having the … [Read more...]
STAY Release Week
I cannot believe that this week my novel hits shelves! And goodness, it will be a busy week!All this week, I'll be tweeting pictures from some of the real life locations featured in STAY. Follow me @AlliesAnswers.The STAY blog tour starts, and I'll be posting links to the blogs hosting stops.Thursday is the official publication day!Friday is my first book discussion/signing event!Last week was pretty great too!I got to read an advance copy of Claire Cook's new book, SEVEN YEAR SWITCH, and it was absolutely wonderful. Claire is one of my favorite writers and it was an honor to have the … [Read more...]