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.


  1. Yay! Yay! Yay! So very excited for you, Shannon! Happy Release Day!

  2. Too bad I still need to wait about 3 weeks to get your book, since I live in Indonesia. Already can't wait to read your book, Shannon!
    Happy release day! =D

  3. Awesome puppy dog eyes, congratulations on your release day!!

  4. I can't wait until my book gets here, and when it does, I will be hugging it to! I hope you have a super fun day; you deserve it! :D

  5. YIPPEEEEE! I can't wait till my copy arrives! And Shannon, you look adorbs in those pictures :D Happy book birthday, girl!

  6. I'm so happy for you! Not just because I've met you multiple times, won an ARC and bother you on twitter. But because it is a really, really, good book. And it's so different from Keeper. But still very Shannon.

    The hugging picture continues to be my favorite.

  7. Congratulations, Shannon! Can't wait to get my copy! :)

  8. You work those puppy dog eyes!! LOL!! Awwww but you don't need to!! Look at your GORGEOUS book!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! All the best Shannon! Take care

  9. Congratulations!
    Those puppy dog eyes are simply cute...and sad for it looks like you were about to cry.
    but I cannot wait till I receive this book! (Since i already ordered it for 2 day shipping from Amazon).
    If I already love the cover, I will LOVE this book!

  10. You are positively ADORABLE! I'm so excited for you.

    Also, my Scott is loving EXILE, and Molly is begging him to read faster. Meanwhile, I try to wait patiently (hah!) for my turn. :)

  11. You need to be able to levitate like David Blaine to properly emulate that cover.

  12. Just ordered it today! I'm so excited to meet you at the Yappiest event at the end of the month! :) So happy for you! Ahhh I hope I get it soon so I can read it! :D

  13. Happy Release Day! Thanks for sharing the emotion and pure awesomeness of this day, Shannon. Congratulations!!

  14. I am screaming wordlessly in excitement!!!! But quietly because I'm still at work. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  15. Happy Book Birth Day... how exciting. I love your photos - hugging your book as though it is your child that you're sending off to school for the first time.

  16. Big congrats!!!! Loving those photos... Can't wait to read it!

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  18. Congrats on this wonderful accomplishment! How exciting that this book started out just for you and now we all get to read it! I am looking forward to reading it soon. Best of luck! So happy for you. :)

  19. Yay! I am impatiently waiting for my book. Loved the tease of the first few chapters on-line and can't wait to read more. :)

  20. CONGRATS on your book release! : )

  21. Finished it and it is great! Working on my review now :) Love. Love. Love.
    Congratulations to you!!!!

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  26. Gosh, HAPPY RELEASE DAY to you!! Love your cover, and I'm excited for you. Congrats!!


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