Friday, December 29, 2006

New Year, New Look, New Book!

You may have noticed a whole new look over here at the Alyson Noel page. Well, that's all due to the hard work of the amazing Heidi over at Xuni, who so generously took time out from her holiday to design me a new website, blog, and myspace page! It seemed like the book covers were starting to pile up on my old site, and Heidi did a great job of sorting it all out in a fun, vibrant, user friendly way!! Man, I love a good makeover!!

Also, my debut adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, was released the day after Christmas! And I will admit to slinking into a bookstore or two (or three) to see just where it's placed on the adult shelves. I'll be singing copies in January at the following locations and would love if you could make it!

Wed, Jan 17 at 7pm- Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, Ca

Thurs, Jan 18 at 7pm- Borders Books, 125 W Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA

Wed, Jan 14 at 7pm- Borders Books, 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA (across from South Coast Plaza!)

Next up- I'll be announcing a contest soon, so stay tuned for that, and my next teen book, Kiss & Blog, is coming out in May, and another, as of yet untitled, teen book is coming out next Fall. . . .

Happy New Year to all of you! And if you get a chance, check out this fun interview I did over at BookBurger. I actually had a chance to eat that exact same burger here- and it was awesome!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Getting to know you 2007

So, it's already 4:24 in Laguna Beach and instead of writing, excercising, or showering- I chose to spend the day answering this getting to know you e-mail from my friend Jeannie in Oregon. The following is the result of a hard days work!

1.. What time did you get up this morning? 8:35, it seemed like the right thing to do

2. Diamonds or Pearls? Turquoise

3.What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Stranger than Fiction- loved it!

4. What is your favorite TV show? Tie between The Office and Entourage

5. What did you have for breakfast? An entire pot of coffee, followed by toast and a handful of vitamins 3 hours later

6. What is your middle name? Noel

7. What is your favorite cuisine? I love it all, but good French Bistro always satisfies

8. What foods do you dislike? Snack foods, pre-packaged foods, fast foods

9. Your favorite Potato chip? See above!

10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? U2- because Bono is that perfect blend of hot and altruistic!

11. What kind of car do you drive? A black one with new rear tires, a partially missing bumper, and a messed up passenger door due to the Christmas day tread separation incident.

12. Favorite sandwich? The tuna tartine at Bouchon in Las Vegas. I dream about that sandwich.

13. Favorite item of clothing? My new Ugg boots that I'm tempted to sleep in. . .

14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you
go? I'll start with Sir Richard Branson's private Virgin island and see where that leads. . .

15. What color is your bathroom? A light, terra cotta, orangey type of color

16. Favorite brand of clothing? I really love my new Gap hoodie.

17. Where would you want to retire to? I don't want to retire!

18. Favorite time of day? Thursdays at 8:30.

19. Where were you born? Some hospital in The OC

21. What laundry detergent do you use? The one in the green box

22. Coke or Pepsi? Venti non-fat latte, s'il vous plait.

23. Are you a morning person or night owl? PM- totally

24. What size shoe do you wear? 7- 7.5

25. Favorite animal? Dogs rule!

26. Any news you'd like to share with everyone? Why yes, now that you ask, I'd like to mention that FLY ME TO THE MOON is in stores now!

27. What did you want to be when you were little? A mermaid, a princess, Mrs. John Travolta, Judy Blume- In that order.

28. Favorite candy bar? See number 8.

29. What are your favorite childhood memories? Riding my horse after school with my friends. . .

30. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? baby sitter, department store sales girl, bookkeeper in training, secretary, tour guide, hotel clerk, T-shirt painter, jewelry maker, flight attendant, author

31. Any nicknames? Snarky, pronounced with a lisp.

32. Eye color? Greenish hazel

33. Ever been to Africa? Yes, and it was awesome!

34. Ever been toilet papering? Oh, yeah!

35. Ever loved someone so much it made you cry? It wasn't love that made me cry. . .

36. Ever been in a car accident? Christmas day- me vs. my right rear tire

37. Favorite restaurant? Studio in Laguna Beach, Bouchon in Las Vegas

38. Favorite ice cream? Golden Spoon frozen yogurt- half vanilla, half pistachio, with yogurt chips on top= pure heaven

39. Favorite flower? Tie between orchids and peonies

40. Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney, totally.

41. Favorite fast food restaurant? Again, see #8.

42. What color is your bedroom carpet? Hard wood floors with flokati rugs

43. How many times did you take your drivers test? One anxiety ridden, sweaty palmed time.

44. Before this one, from whom did you get your last email? The iTunes store, welcoming me to the iTunes family

45. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? The iTunes store. That was one helluva a welcome.

46. What do you do most often when you are bored? I don't do bored.

47. Bedtime? Late. Very, very late

48. Who are you most curious about their responses to this
questionnaire? STS, I have no idea if he's ever been toilet papering. That's something I should have cleared up before we got married.

49. Last person you went to dinner with? STS, last night.

50. What are you listening to right now? Psychedelic Furs- Pretty in Pink, courtesy of the iTunes store.

51. What is your favorite color? Turquoise blue

52. Lake, Ocean or River? Ocean

53. How many tattoos do you have? Zero, too fickle.

54. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The intention.

55. Who sent this to you and what is something you didn't know about
him/her? Ms. Jeanie sent it, and I learned soooo many interesting things! Norma-? Really-????

56. What materialistic thing would you ask for if you had one wish to
make? More wishes.

57. Time you finished this email? Shhh! I'm procrastinating!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and wishing you all good things in 2007!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Win Free Stuff!

Just a reminder to click over to TEENSREADTOO for your chance to win tons of cool stuff! There are multiple prizes for every day between now and December 31st. On December 19, I'll be giving away autographed copies of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, and Laguna Cove, as well as a Sephora gift card! But there are plenty of other awesome prizes as well!

Just click on the "31 Days of Giving" banner. What are you waiting for??


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Truth About Watched Pots. . .

I just discovered that it's not at all true what they say about watched pots- they really do boil, and I can prove it!

Just seconds after my last post, I heard a truck pull up in front of my house, followed by the sound of a soft thump right outside of my office window. And just like one of Pavlov's dogs I jumped up from my seat, fled my desk, and skidded to the porch where I found a padded envelope bearing a label that read- St. Martin's Press.

Okay, maybe it wasn't a large brown box, and maybe it was Fed-Ex rather than UPS, but inside was a single copy of the final version of FLY ME TO THE MOON- the one that's ready for mass consumption, the one that my awesome editor, Stefanie Lindskog, knew I was anxiously waiting for!

In person the cover is bright, vibrant, and velvety smooth. And the little gold luggage printed on the front bears my characters initials (H.L.)- so so cool! There's just nothing like getting your hands on the finished product- I can't wait until it's in stores so you can feel for yourself!


January Book Signings!

Last Sunday's book signing at Latitude 33 was really fun! Not only do they have an awesome staff, but also a nice, new, well stocked YA section that completely rocks! And one of the best parts was I got to meet D.L. Garfinkle- a fellow OC scribe and author of Storky who just happens to have so many books coming out over the next 2 years I can barely keep track of them all- there's THE BAND series, the STORKY paperback, a children's series, and more! All that and she's super nice too!

Also, it's just two more weeks until FLY ME TO THE MOON hits the shelves and I can hardly wait for my very own copies to arrive. Seriously, I keep peeking through the blinds in my office, checking to see if that nice UPS man has left a large, brown box on my porch! I also admit to a very recent trip to my local B&N to see just where it will land on the fiction shelves (as opposed to my usual spot on the teen shelves), and apparently it will be keeping some very good company!

Speaking of FLY ME TO THE MOON- I will be signing copies at the following locations, and really hope you can stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, Jan 17th at 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA

Thursday, Jan 18th at 7pm, Border's, 125 West Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA

Wednesday, January 24th at 7pm, Border's 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA

Until then, I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a peaceful New Year!


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Now Playing- My Book Trailers!

Hey everyone-
Just 19 more days until FLY ME TO THE MOON is scheduled for take off, but the book trailer is ready for immediate viewing! Click HERE to check it out!

Also, I was so exicited about the FLY ME trailer, I had one made for LAGUNA COVE too! Click HERE to see it!

I have a major website overhaul planned for the end of December- and has come up with an amazing design! Be sure to check back soon, so you don't miss it!

And for those of you hanging out in the OC this weekend, I will be signing copies of my teen books at:

Latitude 33
311 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA

I'll be there at 1:00pm, so please stop by and say hello!

Have a good day!