Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Upcoming Events!!!

Hey Guys!

Just a quick reminder about some awesome things happening this week--one of which is TONIGHT!

Mysterious Galaxy Signing & Panel 
Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy Books

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite #302 
San Diego, CA 92111

Yes--it's true. Mysterious Galaxy is hosting me again. And I'm SUPER excited for this one! I'll be speaking and signing along with my awesome agent-mate Chris Howard (ROOTLESS) and the lovely and talented Debra Driza (MILA 2.0). And Robin Benway will be hosting us as the moderator!!! Come hang out with us, I predict epicness. I mean, Chris has a British accent and Debra has pink in her hair--need I say more???

Torrance High School Author Fair
Friday, March 29th, 10:00 am
Torrance High School
Not sure if this is a private or public event--but either way, I'll be there, along with a bunch of amazing authors!

YAppiest Day On Earth
Saturday, March 30th, 8:00 am
(If you can't tell, I'm excited about this one!!!)
Sixteen young adult authors will spend the day at Disneyland, hanging out with YOU. To participate, meet the authors inside the gates of Disneyland at 8:00 AM on March 30th. Or, if you can't make it to the park you can always join us at the book signing at 5:30 PM at the Anabella Hotel, 1030 W. Katella Ave. Those too far away to participate may order books to be autographed through Mysterious Galaxy’s website at http://mystgalaxy.com/. Participating authors include: Elise Allen, Carrie Arcos, Sean Beaudoin, Jennifer Bosworth, Martha Brockenbrough, Cecil Castellucci, Rachel Cohn, Kevin Emerson, Chris Howard, Lish McBride, Gretchen McNeil, Robin Mellom, Shannon Messenger, Cat Patrick, Kasie West, and Gabrielle Zevin. The day will be tweeted live by participating authors and fans, using the hashtag #YAPPIEST. For more details, go HERE.

Hope to see some of you guys there. If not, I'll try to tweet/FB/Instagram/Tumblr photos!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Sky is Officially Falling!!!

Wow--I can't believe this day is finally here!!!

I mean, I knew it was coming. I watched the numbers on my countdown widget slowly tick down to today. And I just did this five months ago with KEEPER, so you'd think I'd be more prepared for the nervous/excited/giddy/overwhelmed feeling that comes with launching a book into the world. But LET THE SKY FALL is ... special.

This was my "just for me" book. A project I started simply because I needed to fall back in love with writing. I had no plans to publish it. I didn't even tell anyone I was writing it. But the story kept growing, and the characters were so real, and the world became so vivid that I eventually reached the point where I felt like I HAD to share it--and amazingly enough, my agent and editor agreed.

Fast-forward to today, and suddenly the book I initially wrote "just for me" is now no longer mine.

That's the beautiful, magical, terrifying thing about this process. Once a book launches into the world it no longer belongs to the author. We had our time to play and explore and dream. Now it's time to hand it over to you. So... *sniffles* ... here you go...

I hope you love Vane and Audra as much as I do. And I hope their story lives up to the amazing support you all have given it.

There's no possible way to express my gratitude for everyone who's blogged / tweeted / tumbled / pinned / facebooked about their excitement for this book. Nor will I EVER be able to properly thank my amazing publisher, Simon Pulse, who have not only given it the most gorgeous cover ever (seriously, holy hotness, Batman!) but who have given so much love and energy to this project.

And to any of you who buy/read, or tell your friends that they need to buy/read, well... imagine this is me, hugging you:

A book is nothing without readers. Thank you so much for giving this story life! And if you're still on the fence about buying/reading, well... I give you THE PUPPY DOG EYES:

Also: if you're in SoCal, PLEASE come hang out tonight at the Launch Party. I will have prizes! And exclusive swag necklaces! And DESSERTS! 7pm at Mysterious Galaxy Books, San Diego. Full event details HERE.