former librarian turned editor, reader, writer, avid consumer of ya fiction, blogger (stackedbooks.org), introvert, obsessing over black licorice. word.
It has been A Week. A really good one! Here is a round-up:
The ALL THE RAGE cover was revealed on MTV by katrosenfield, who I am a huge fan of. (Have you read her novels? She is so good, so so good.) In anticipation of its release, the first chapter went live the day before and you can read it here. I’m so thrilled and grateful to everyone who shared in the excitement with me and helped spread the word about both. Thank you so much.
ARCs are in!!!! The second picture in this set is courtesy St. Martin’s Press’ Griffin Teen Twitter. A few hours later, my own copies arrived. (Obligatory headcrab shot.) I will be launching my newsletter in October, and I will be giving one of these beauties away to a random subscriber when the first issue launches. There’s still time to subscribe, soooo….
Related: can’t describe how good it felt to hold in my hands after working on it for so long.
Meanwhile, my good friend catagator wrote an extraordinarily kind blog entry about ALL THE RAGE (so kind) and is super super super generously giving away 3 pre-orders of the book to US/CAN residents. You can check that out and enter here. (I hope you will!) Thank you a whole bunch, Kelly.
I had THE BEST time doing a podcast with sarahmoon and andantepiano over at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves. We talked for over three hours about All Manner of Things and the last installment went live on their website this week. You can listen to Part One, Part Two and Part Three respectively by clicking on each of the links. I have a been a long-time fan of their podcast (you should subscribe) and being a guest on it was a big deal for me. And fun and funny as hell. True story: Sarah had to adjust the audio levels when I started talking about Supernatural because that is how ahem passionate I get about the show. Thank you so much, ladies!
PLEASE REMAIN CALM, the sequel e-novella to my zombie novel, THIS IS NOT A TEST, is in its last stages of editing and we have a cover! It’s pretty sweet and I can’t wait to show it to you. The release is slated ahead of ALL THE RAGE, so you will be able to buy it within the first few months of 2015. I will share when there is a firm release date. Like all my best laid plans when novel-writing, the story evolved A LOT while I wrote it. I hope you dig what happens next…
Also, getting PLEASE REMAIN CALM handed in is why I’m behind on my ask box! I have some outstanding asks waiting for my attention and I hope to get to them in the next two weeks. My email situation is similar. If you have been waiting to hear back from me about anything, hopefully you’ll be getting a reply soon. Thank you so much for your patience!
Here this heart is for you, I don’t need it because I have to go make some characters sad and it only gets in the way <3
So excited for and proud of my friend.
So you’ve read and loved If I Stay by Gayle Forman and are wondering what to dig into next?