Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Train Kept A Rollin'

I feel I should warn you right up front, before you commit to reading this any further, that this is going to be one of those "catch-up" blogs--the kind where I basically list all of the most recent happenings in place of any real, deep, philosophical ramblings.

This is basically due to the fact that UNTITLED IMMORTALS #4 is not only in need of a title, but it's also in need of an ending . . . an ending that's due on my editor's desk (shout out to the awesome Rose Hilliard!!) in just under a month and it's pretty much sucking up any and all of my creative juices, which means there's not a whole lot of juice left over for stuff like this . . . so . . .consider yourself warned!

First off, I'm happy to announce that I will have a short story in the upcoming anthology, KISSES FROM HELL! Born in the same tradition as PROM NIGHTS FROM HELL, and VACATIONS FROM HELL, this one is about, well, kisses. But probably not the good kind, since, well, they're from hell and all . . .

Also, if you were in any way, shape, and/or form hankering for the audio edition of EVERMORE, well, hanker no more! This is your chance to win your very own copy--just click HERE for all the deets on how to do just that--but be sure to do so before August 15, cuz that's when the contest ends!

And since I've boarded the happy announcements train, I'm thrilled to announce the following:

BLUE MOON landed at #1 again this week on the New York Times Best Sellers List for Children's Paperbacks (making for 5 weeks straight!), with EVERMORE coming in at #3 (making for 27 weeks in the top 5!). They also landed on the USA Today list at #35 & 77 respectively, and on the Publisher's Weekly list at #2 and #7--so thank you thank you thank you for that!!

Also, BLUE MOON was chosen as an Alloy "Sweet Summer Read" you can check it out HERE.

And, I recently had the amazing opportunity to have lunch with a longtime hero of mine, sorry I can't say who, but aside from it being one of those truly great, fan-girl-kind-of-moments, I just so happened to glean one of the secret to their amazing success--ready? It involves waking up at 3:30 AM to lift weights before settling in to work. Simple right? That's exactly what I thought when I decided to try it out for myself . . .only to wake up at my usual 8:30 AM . . .Oh well, guess I'm more of a "mid-afternoon/night person" anyway . . .

And since I like to leave things on a cliff hanger when and where I can, allow me to say I have some VERY EXCITING announcements coming up soon. . .

Very . . .

Very . . .

Exciting . . .

Very, Very, Soon . . .

Have a great day everyone!

A
xoxo

10 comments:

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thanks for the great blog post!
Now I have to wait in anticipation for the REALLY GREAT NEWS.
:)
All the best,
twitter: @RKCharron
xoxo

Kajikitsune said...

Congradulations, Alyson!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey RK- Oh, I probably shouldn't build it up like that . . .but it's exciting to me!

Hey Kajikitsune--Thanks so much!

molly said...

i would like to know how soon "soon" really is. i only like suspense when i'm reading because at least then, usually, i know it will end soon.

can't wait for Shadowland! i'm so incredibly glad i started reading The Immortals Series. thank you Alyson for creating an awesome world.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Molly, So sorry about all the suspense-the truth is I'm waiting for more details as well as the official OK from a few different sources so "Soon" is about the best I can do!

So glad you're liking the IMMORTALS and hope you continue to!

Leslie said...

yay!

molly said...

i won the contest. never thought i would. =D i don't win things.
my dad asked what's the catch? i am sincerely hoping there's no catch!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Molly- Oh, that's awesome--huge congratulations to you!!!! And while I'm not running the contest, RT magazine is, they are an extremely upstanding company so I'm sure there's no catch at all!! Enjoy the CDs!!!


:-D

SassyTay77 said...

Hi, my name is Taylor Nichols and I have recently bought the first two books of "The Immortals" series. And let me say, they are fabulous, but I was wondering when the next book would be out so i can see whether I should slow down on the reading (which is really close to impossible since the books are so suspencefull and romantic) because I am almost finished them and I just started them last night. I love the books and that is why I am asking you this. I want to be sure that the series will be out in a short amount of time so I won't have to start another series or book and then come back to "The Immortals" series because, by then, i will have forbotten about what the series was about. Also, I wanted to know how many other books you are going to make because iw will also help me decide whether I should start another book or not.

Thank You for Hearing me out!!

P.S. The Immortal series are FANTASTIC!!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey SassyTay-

Thanks so much, I'm so glad you're enjoying the series!

To answer your question, there will be a total of 6 books, and the third book, SHADOWLAND, will be in store on November 24, 2009 (it was just moved up from Feb 2010!). The other 3 books will be out in 2010/11--but I don't have exact dates yet.

Hope that helps!

Alyson