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 WONDERFUL), and her husband Roger, and I got visit with some of the booksellers. I’ll be reading there tomorrow, and I’m thrilled. Everyone there is so welcoming and kind.
I bought a copy of my book. I don’t know if you’re supposed to do that, as a writer, and quite frankly, I don’t care if you’re not. Of course, I have my author copies, but I wanted to have that experience of walking into a store and buying my very own book for the very first time. Mike, one of my friends at B&N, sold it me, and I had HIM sign it. That’s the copy I’ll be reading from.
I’m over at Penguin’s Blog today, blogging about how publishing a book is a little like skinny dipping, and I am completely honored to be there.
This is all, absolutely, a dream coming true. I heard COME AS YOU ARE by Nirvana on the radio today, and burst into tears (again). I had NEVERMIND on cassette when I was in high school and would listen to it over and over again. None of this would have ever seemed possible to me then. I am so completely and totally thankful for today.
J is taking me out to dinner to celebrate, and I don’t have time to put all the links up before our reservation, so I will post a big long link post tomorrow. Promise!!!!


  1. Yay! This sounds like such a fabulous day for you! :-)

  2. Congrats, Allie! What an exciting day. By the way, I used to work at that B&N and I’m tickled that you had lunch with Linda. I love her. :)

  3. Yaaaay! Dreams coming true couldn’t happen to a better person. You deserve it and we’re all so proud of you.

  4. This is wonderful! I’m glad you’re having such a positive and exciting experience. Congratulations!!! I’m looking forward to reading your book!

    I love that you bought your own copy of your book. That’s something I would do, too!

  5. Congratulations! I was in Target yesterday and I looked for your book, but seeing as it was yesterday, you can probably guess how it turned out. In any event, I’m really happy for you, and am looking forward to reading it.

    P.S. Suck it, Mrs. X.

  6. You are getting such great praise for the book, and you deserve ALL of it. Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations on your big day! Thrill to every moment of it!

    : )

  8. Congratulations! What an exciting day!

  9. Congratulations, Allie!

  10. That is so cool that you had the salesperson sign the book!

  11. I see authors buy their books all the time. Totally a thing.

    They didn’t have your book at Posman in Grand Central Station, but I spoke to someone I know there, and they’re going to see if they can get it in stock!

    This is my mission every time I go into a bookstore now…

  12. I love that you had him sign the book! I think that’s a perfect way of marking pub day!

  13. So exciting. Enjoy every minute!

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