Monday, April 21, 2008

Update on the Class of 2k8

Here it is, mid-April, and I have yet to give some major shout-outs to my fabulous classmates in the Class of 2k8.  If you'll scroll down to the "Class of 2k8" entry below, you'll see all the folks who are in this marketing group with me, and their wonderful books, too.  And of course, you can always hop over to the Class's blog:

As of right now, the following books are available:

-A Difficult Boy by M.P. Barker.  Just released earlier this month.  On my "must-read" list.  Gotta love historical fiction, yo!
-A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce.  Currently reading it and LOVING it.  Nominated for an ALA/YALSA best book of the year.  A retelling of "Rumplestiltskin."  It's glorious.
-The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman.  Ditto that nomination of best book of the year from ALA/YALSA.  This one is on my nightstand now.  I'm getting my pencils sharpened so I can play along with all the games and riddles inside.
-Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer.  Out this week, folks!  Gotta get this one; it's a behind-the-scenes look at Miami's modeling industry.  Yummy fun!
-The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher.  A Spring 08 Booksense Pick.  I devoured this one in two sittings.  Alice, the main character, is my kind of gal.  Get it, y'all.  You're gonna love it.
-I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder.  A novel-in-verse, which I adore.  And so do others, as it was just named an ALA Quick Pick.  Yip!
-The Lucky Place by Zu Vincent.  Just out earlier this month, so I haven't read it yet, but it's also on my "must-read" list.  It sounds positively lovely.

More updates later, as the accolades continue and the launches keep coming!  Yay, Class of 2kgr8! 

Monday, April 14, 2008

Thought for a Monday Evening...

I believe myself to be the only person in America who is inconvenienced by the fact that Gossip Girl and Antiques Roadshow air at the same time...  


Monday, April 07, 2008

My First Review!

It's official, y'all:  I have a review!  A real, live person (who isn't my editor, my mother or my husband) has read my book and wanted to comment on it!  Gaaaaaa!  Click here to read the full review.  

I feel like a debutante, minus the pounds of hairspray and awful pantyhose.  

Thank you to Susan Sales Harkins for taking the time to read and comment on Autumn.  And for, well, making me a reviewed author.  I'm having to restrain myself from casually tossing it into conversation:  "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that your favorite brand of shampoo is giving you the hives.  Do you know who doesn't get the hives?  Susan Sales Harkins.  Yes, yes, the woman who reviewed my book..."  

I'm pathetic.  But I'm reviewed!  :-)