Tuesday, September 25, 2012

One. More. Week.(!!!!!)

You guys. 


KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES comes out one week from today. 


*jumps up and down*




So naturally that means I have ALL KINDS OF things going on this week--number one of which is this:

The absolutely amazing Mundie Mom's have arranged an AWESOME tour, including all kinds of fun things. AND, S&S has been INCREDIBLY generous, and are giving away TEN shiny finished copies of KEEPER and TEN shiny ARCs of LET THE SKY FALL throughout the tour. Details on all of that can be found HERE

Also, if you missed it when I posted this info, I have three exciting events coming up and I'm really hoping I'll see some of you there. Here's all the details:

West Hollywood Book Fair
Sunday, September 30, 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
West Hollywood Library and West Hollywood Park
625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA
I'll be on the Toddlers, Tweens, and Teens Stage for the Writing for InbeTWEEN Readers panel, from 12:00-12:40, with Dan Santat, Kirk Scroggs, and Eugene Yelchin. There will be a signing immediately afterward and yes, they WILL be selling copies of KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. So if you're in SoCal and you're dying to get your hands on a copy a few days early please come hang out. Full event details HERE.

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 pm
Barnes & Noble 
2615 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92054
There will be rambling. And awkward hugs. And nervous giggling. And prizes! (And *whispers* some of those prizes will be ARCs of LTSF). Also: Cupcakes (because uh, this is me). So lots of reasons to come, besides just, yanno, making me love you forever!

Changing Hands signing and official launch party
Saturday, October 6, 5pm
Changing Hands Bookstore,
6428 S McClintock Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283 
*NOTE: Seating for this event will be ticketed (I know--I'm shocked too!)
2 free tickets come with every pre-order, so you might want to order your copy early. Go HERE for instructions.  And the lovely people at Changing Hands have helped me put together an amazing pre-order offer. Limited edition exclusive swag packs will come with every copy of KEEPER (while supplies last) AND for every copy purchased, an additional copy will also be donated to the amazing charity, Kids Need to Read. You can find more info about that HERE

And I have a feeling I'm going to be saying this a lot over the next couple weeks (get ready for it) but... I just want to say a big giant sparkly THANK YOU to all of you for all the love and support. 

I won't ever be able to fully explain how much I appreciate all of the amazing things you guys are doing to support me, whether it be blogging / tweeting about KEEPER, emailing me your thoughts, posting reviews, telling your friends, pre-ordering, coming to my events, or simply just stopping by to cheer me on. ALL of that means SO MUCH. You have no idea.

This debuting thing is super scary, but all of the love and support you guys keep giving is making it so much less stressful. So THANK YOU. I would be a puddle of panic without you! (hows that for a lovely mental image to end on? Maybe scroll back up and look at the cuddly bear)


  1. This seems like a dream. I am so happy for you, Shannon! Couldn't be happening to a sweeter writer!!

  2. Wow it's already almost here!!! Such an awesome read!!!!! What an honor to have been able to read it before it launched. Can't wait to share!

    Go SHANNON!!!! *shaking pom poms***

  3. Oooo congrats! When pay day finally arrives I'm going to run out and get it. It looks super!

  4. WOW! Big congrats! Can't wait to read both of these books!

  5. So happy for you. Wish I lived out there so I could go to a signing. And please hold all our hands and give us tons of advice if we ever get to where you are.

  6. Are you excited!?!?!!?! LOL!


  7. Awwwwww! :)

    The countdown is on! Make sure you're breathing and sleeping and taking care of yourself in all the chaos!

  8. I gave my 4th grader student my copy to read yesterday. I caught her walking down the hallway with her nose buried in it. "This is the best book ever!" was her comment. I couldn't agree more. I can't wait to hear about all the success you get from this book. Amazing! Good luck on your book birthday!

  9. I'm so looking forward to reading this! Good luck getting everything ready-- I hope launch day is amazing. :)

  10. So incredibly awesome. Congratulations, Shannon! Looking forward to dive into this. :)

  11. Wow! You do have some busy weeks coming up! Good luck with them! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic debut. Sounds like you're headed that way already. :-)