Oh my goodness, it’s getting close to the pub date! Every time I look at the calendar I get the same kind of fluttery feeling in my stomach I get when J and I approach the top of one of the High Peaks (except Whiteface). We are almost there!!!!
- Allison Winn Scotch included STAY in her list of debut summer reads last week!!! Few things in life feel as amazing as being mentioned by an author you completely and totally admire (or being mentioned in such amazing company)! I’ve been on cloud nine since I saw her post!
- There’s new stuff up on the website! If you visit the Book page, there are links to the audio book clip of the prologue for STAY, the first chapter, and a reading group guide (which you probably shouldn’t read until you’ve read the book). And, if your book club reads STAY and would like me to call in, Skype, chat online, or answer group questions by e-mail, there’s more information on the Contact page.
- If you read the first chapter and are dying for just a little bit more, check out STAY at iBooks, where there’s a longer excerpt available for iPad users.
Oh, and I went to B&N this weekend to buy a copy of Diamond Ruby by @Joe_Wallace. I was practically skipping in the store, because going to the bookstore to buy a book by one of your Twitter friends is such a cool feeling. I’ve been following Joe’s book journey for a long time now, and it was amazing to actually pull his book off the shelf (I’m not just a writer, I am a complete book nerd!). While I was there, trying my hardest not to skip in public, I stopped in the cafe to grab a lemonade and came face to face with . . . my face!
That’s so great, Allie. I love the picture of you!
Ha! It must have been so surreal to walk into the store and see a your face on a sign!
Question for you: I’ve marked on my calendar to go out on June 10 and buy STAY. Do you have a preference as to where we buy it from? Do you like any particular bookstore better than another? Or would it be better to order it online? Just wondering!
The Modern Gal says
It’s like the Counting Crows say … “When I look at the television (or in this case, bookstore) I want to see me staring right back at me.”
Yay, I finally know a celebrity! :)
Congrats on making it to the big time B&N poster.
Wombat Central says
It’s all looking very official. I’ll be standing in line, book in hand. :)
Jessica C. says
Wow! This is so cool and so surreal! I’m totally envious but in a totally good, very inspired way!
wow! that is such a surreal moment, I can’t even imagine!
This is one of the first times I’ve associated B&N with something good.
I’m just all giggly with glee reading this. And when is your NYC book tour! I want to be in the front row!!
Corinne Bowen says
Tomorrow begins the ten day countdown! Hooray!
Saw that your book was mentioned in PEOPLE magazine, too. How excited! The cover is absolutely adorable; I can’t wait to read it!
Breathe Gently says
Oh my gosh, that would be so incredibly exciting! I can’t wait to read your book, woohoo! Do you happen to know where I could get it from the UK?