Today I received (yippee! hooray! hip hip hootie hoo!) the Advance Reader Copies of THE 13TH SIGN! This is my third time to go through this stage, and it feels just as exciting and terrifying and wonderful and scary as the very first time. So, in honor of authors and their ARCs, I share with you the roller coaster of emotions an author goes through when she sees her BOOK for the very first time:
(photo credits: The Peanut)
Did I miss one? I'm happy to (very goofily) portray one I've missed! :-) Thanks for sharing in the joy, everyone!
Thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in THE 13TH SIGN Cover Reveal Contest! Your answers made me laugh, and you guys saw more zodiac signs than I did! (The interpretations were a little loose at times, but I was impressed with the creativity in your answers!) The winners of the prizes are as follows:
1. The $50 gift card to Parnassus Books (which WAS an IndieBound gift card, but I found out that IndieBound doesn't do that. Parnassus Books has a website, so the gift card can be used nationwide): CATHERINE DING!
2. The signed copies of SELLING HOPE and AUTUMN WINIFRED OLVIER DOES THINGS DIFFERENT: ALYSSA SUSANNA!
3. The book basket with 3 yummy middle grade books (see below): CASSIDY GRACE!
Winners, I will contact you via email for shipping addresses, etc. Again, thank you to everyone who played along in the contest. You are ALL winners in my book! *smooshy reading hugs*
I am the author of "Selling Hope," a middle grade historical fiction novel set in 1910 Chicago on the vaudeville circuit, and "Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different," an historical fiction account of the beginnings of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the eyes of 11-year-old Autumn. AND: Coming Fall of 2012: Ophiuchus et al in "The 13th Sign."
I never met a writing genre I didn't like. Some may call it a lack of focus; I prefer to think of it as a lust for life. I adore "kid lit," though, because I think it's the most honest writing out there. My writing gigs have included a lot of licensed character books: Scooby-Doo (Ruh-roh!), Strawberry Shortcake (Berry cool!), Bugs Bunny (Ain't I a stinker?), the PowerPuff Girls (Game over!) and next year, the new Holly Hobbie & Friends (Hey, girl!) But enough about me...