Thursday, April 23, 2009

Far Behind

Wow. 

This week has been crazy busy --so busy I can hardly believe it's already Thursday. 

I mean, hel-lo, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday--where the heck did you go?

But even though it went by in such a whirl I can hardly account for it, I do vaguely remember turning in the finished SHADOWLAND manuscript to my awesome editor (insert very loud YIPEE!! here), followed by some serious catch-up on The Stack of e-mails (which I still haven't gotten through but am making serious progress), To Do lists, mailings, b-board posts, and interviews, one of which is HERE!

Oh, and yesterday I learned that EVERMORE remains in the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List for Children's Paperbacks for the 8th week straight, and hit #51 on the USA Today list as well! So thank YOU for that.

And I finally got around to uploading (or is it downloading, or just loading?) the photos taken at last week's Taft High School Passport to Reading Event, followed by the trip to the Getty Museum in which I spent serious time "researching" an exhibit Ever and Damen check out in 



SHADOWLAND.  Followed by a celebrity sighting at a restaurant, (see post below), where for the life of me I could not remember who it was I was sneaking peeks at, but then later, while watching an old episode of Dead Like Me, I realized it was Mandy Patinkin!

Okay, back to The Stack for me!!

Have a good day everyone!

Alyson
:-D

26 comments:

NiGeLa said...

I am sooo jealous! Not only are you a fantastic writer, live in a sunny and warm state, but you saw Mandy Patinkin! How can life get any better?

Alyson Noel said...

Hey NiGeLa-
Hey looked great--and seemed really friendly and nice!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey NiGeLa-
Hey looked great--and seemed really friendly and nice!!

Pamela Cayne said...

Eight weeks at #1? I am jumping up and down and screaming for you--how exciting and terrific and well-deserved! I know Shadowlands is going to be even better!

Alyson Noel said...

Aw, thanks Pam!!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Mandy Patinkin! I know him from Princess Bride, but that was filmed years ago, so I doubt I'd recognize him either. Good work figuring out who it was. I bet that was really bugging you.

And in other news, congrats on getting your MS turned in!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Caryn- Yeah, it was one of those mind niggling things--and then- bam-- Mandy Patinkin!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Caryn- Yeah, it was one of those mind niggling things--and then- bam-- Mandy Patinkin!!

scifilover02 said...

When can readers of the Immortal Series expect a glimpse of what Shadowland holds?

Alyson Noel said...

Hey SciFiLover02- An excerpt of chapter one will be in the back of BLUE MOON!

Thanks for stopping by!

scifilover02 said...

Thanks!! I loved reading Evermore and can't wait for the others.

Nisha Sharma said...

I totally understand. My week has been absolutely nuts, too! But congrats again on Shadowland and Evermore. I can't wait to post your interview for blue moon up on my blog!!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Nisha!! I'm looking forward to it too!

Anonymous said...

Alyson Noel you are an amazing author,I loved Evermore and I stayed up till 2:30 last night reading BLue Moon and I loved it, but it is so sad. Please tell that there is some hope for Ever and Damen in the next book!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Anonymous--Thank you so much, I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!

And as for hope--of course!! There are many more books, and many more adventures to come!

Ashley Lopez said...

I've totally loved reading Evermore and Blue Moon. I was counting down the the months, then weeks, then days till Blue Moon came out and was at Barnes and Nobles early that morning. I also stayed up till 2:30 in the morning to finish it. And I have to say they are amazing books and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Phoebe said...

Oh-migod... blue moon was sooo sad... roman is not gonna cause trouble anymore right? jeez, theres gonna be a happy ending in Shadowland, right?

Alyson Noel said...

Ashley - thanks so much for all the kind words and support-- I hope you enjoy the rest of the books in the series too!

Phoebe- Hmmm, now I can't really answer that without giving away a ginormous spoiler, and since I'm sworn to secrecy . . .

:-D

Stephanie said...

Hey Alyson!
I loved Evermore and Blue Moon, and I'm counting down the minutes until Shadowland!
When can we expect the coverart?

John said...

hey im diemind im one of the many twilight fans out there after twilight i read the vampire kisses series and then evermore and blue moon i was stuck after twilight but evermore has helped not only think about twilight but think what will happen in shadow land i am bouncing off the walls ide really like to know what its about at leaste plz and whats the front cover desighn gonna look like? see ya!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Stephanie-- Hopefully sometime soon! I really love this one- the art dept did a great job--but they are still adding a few final tweaks, so as soon as I get the OK I will post it!

Hey John- You can visit the new website at:
http://www.immortalsseries.com
to read a short summary of SHADOWLAND, and the cover will be up as soon as I get the OK

Caitlyn said...

I really love you books and the library here in Missouri didnt have ur book cuz peeps were checking it out and i had to wait forever, now it's in but i already read it i had to upload it on my computer, the ending was confusing but still great i think i just read the ending to fast, got a lil to exited. Hope ur book stays in the #1 spot :) have a good day

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Caitlyn- Hmmm, I'm not sure where you uploaded it from, but if you got it for free then it was an illegal, pirated copy and there's a very good chance that what you read is not the real thing. . .

Glad you're enjoying it though!

Holly said...

I just read Evermore and Blue Moon in one night!
Well I began reading at 3pm (technically yesterday) and I have just finished Blue Moon. and it is now 7 in the morning!..
The rest of my family has woken up.
lol :)
I can't put these books down!!!!

I'll be reading Shadowland tomorrow I presume :):) if I'm not in a complete zombie state.

Holly Rylance said...

i LOVE the immortal series, when is the 4th book outt pleasee xx

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Rylance- thanks so much! Book 4, DARK FLAME, is in stores now! Book 5, NIGHT STAR, will be in stores on 11.16.10, and the 6th & final book I'm writing now so it'll be out in 2011!