Thursday, December 27, 2007

ArtScene2Go Promo

Here's a sneak peek at ArtScene2Go-- a new Orange County talk show focused on the arts! I did a really fun interview for them, which is scheduled to debut on Jan 1,2008!

ArtScene2Go Show Preview

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Free Rice

My friend Mary just sent me THIS and I've already crowned it my most favorite time waster/world saver. You've got to stop by and play- you won't be sorry!

Have a good day!

Monday, December 17, 2007


As I mentioned in my last entry, yesterday I was interviewed on a local cable show, ArtScene2Go on ETAccess, hosted by the amazing Sandy Day and Patrick Fletcher. And aside from having a great time--as witnessed in the picture below, taken by a fan in the audience-- aka- my husband!

I also learned something very important-- large hoop earrings have a mind of their own and will totally tweak without your permission-- as witnessed in this picture!

But crazy jewelry aside, I had an absolute blast! And all of my pre-interview nerves immediately subsided the moment I sat beside Sandy, who is not only a great host, but is also one of the most amazing people I know. Seriously, she's a whirl wind of energy and warmth who made me feel so comfortable I forgot I was being filmed--which may or may not be a good thing-- we'll just have to wait and see when the show debuts on December 31st!

Also, in the exciting news department, I just learned that SAVING ZOE was chosen as one of's "Best Books of 2007"--you can see the full list HERE.
And it's nominated, along with KISS & BLOG, for a CYBIL!

That's all for now! Have a good day everyone!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Hey Everyone-
I just learned that SAVING ZOE was mentioned on the CBS Early Show on a "Giving the Gift of Reading" segment as one of three books that was recommended for teens, and the cover is up on their site! Needless to say, I am over the moon with excitement!

You can see the post HERE.

Also, I'm on my way out the door to do an interview for a local cable channel! I'll be sure to post more details, and maybe even a clip, when I get them!

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Give a Little Bit

Just as I was seriously lamenting the rampant commercialization of the holiday season (4 Am shopping anyone??), I received an e-mail from Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of WHALE SONG, regarding THIS.

For those of you who don't want to click through, I will summarize by saying there's an organization called ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN'S ENRICHMENT, or ACE for short, whose mission is to help less fortunate families. Each year they compile a list of of names, ages, and holiday gift wishes of children who live at poverty level, and apparently, the hardest category to fill is teens, many of whom will receive no gifts to open.

I'm already a supporter of several different charities, but what really struck me about this particular list is that these teens weren't asking for the latest iPhone or Juicy Couture handbag, they were asking for things like school supplies, and books! A few of them even asked for my books! And it tugged at my heart so much, I wasted no time in contacting the charity, to see how I could help.

I ended up sponsoring two different teens, and the joy I received while wrapping and sending those gifts--- was a gift in itself.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Year of the Cat, Dog, Horse, Rabbitt, Bird, etc.

I'm blogging over HERE today, talking about my favorite childhood pets, so why not stop by and tell me all about yours??

Monday, December 10, 2007

Blue Monday

This is a picture of the BEST SAXOPHONIST EVER!!! Seriously. This guy is amazing and I was lucky enough to see him play last Saturday night with the also amazing Johnny V. And, of course, as usual for me, I forgot his name mere seconds after learning it. . .but I think it's Walter. . .at any rate, he truly rocks, and if you get a chance to see them, don't hesitate, just GO!!

Also, I wanted to give thanks to everyone who showed up and volunteered for the Young Women's Health Conference on December 1, it was an amazing event, and all 140 participants went home with an autographed copy of SAVING ZOE!

Okay, back to work for me-- Have a good week everyone!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Young Women's Health Conference

Hey Everyone--
Just wanted you to know that tomorrow I'll be HERE.

So, if you're in the area, be sure to stop by and say hello!

Have a good weekend!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Basket of Cheer!

Back by popular demand, one of the coolest contests ever:
The Basket of Cheer contest!

Five winners each will receive a basket that includes the 12 books pictured above --- THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie; GUYAHOLIC by Carolyn Mackler; HERO by Perry Moore; I’D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU by Ally Carter; INCANTATION by Alice Hoffman; THE LUXE by Anna Godbersen; MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC by Gabrielle Zevin; PERFECT: Pretty Little Liars #3 by Sara Shepard; THE RED QUEEN’S DAUGHTER by Jacqueline Kolosov; RETURN TO ATLANTIS by R.A. Montgomery; SAVING ZOE by Alyson Noel; and WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr.

Along with the books, winners will find their basket stocked with the hottest holiday goodies --- a kit to make a gingerbread house, Ghirardelli Rich Dark Hot Chocolate mix, gourmet vanilla marshmallows, sweet-smelling cinnamon sticks, delicious Chewy Peps peppermint candies, adorable winter-themed cookies, an Illuminations Cranberry Orange jar candle, very cute reindeer socks, Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch candy, a marshmallow Christmas tree pop, and holiday-colored bath confetti.

To enter Click here

Best of Luck!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thank you, Gracias, Danka, Merci Beaucoup, Efharisto!!

Thank you to all of my wonderful readers, for your comments, letters, bulletin board posts, and support during the last two and a half years!

I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


Friday, November 16, 2007

Hey Everyone!

I'm blogging over HERE today-- about playing hooky! So please stop by and say hello!

Have a good weekend-

Monday, November 12, 2007

Hard Sun

So I just returned from a long, relaxing weekend in beautiful and sunny Scottsdale, Arizona where I hung by the pool, shopped a little, ate a lot, and saw lots of stuff like this:

And this:

And while I was there my awesome editor sent me the new cover for my May 2008 release, CRUEL SUMMER, and I absolutely LOVE it!! But since there may be a few minor tweaks I will wait for the final product before I post it here.

And the funny thing is, in the book, the main character, Colby, is faced with the prospect of moving to Arizona and she FREAKS! Whereas I really didn't want to leave because it's just so dang peaceful in the desert. . .

What about you-- what are some places you've visited that you were reluctant to leave?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Eight Alyson Factoids

I've been tagged! Actually, it was awhile ago (hey, I've been busy!), and THIS lady's to blame! But all it requires is for me to list eight of my most dirtiest little secrets, so here goes:

1) Birthday cake is medicinal. I’m completely convinced of this, which is why I never turn down a piece.

2) The first time I laid eyes on my husband I knew he was “the one” even though I didn’t believe in things like that at the time.

3) My husband and I once ordered fried crickets in a restaurant out of curiosity. They were very, very crispy.

4) Every time I watch Flight of the Conchords I secretly try to decide which one I’d choose as my desert Island companion—Brett or Jermaine??? I can never decide.

5) When I like a song, I tend to play it over and over (and over!) again.

6) I can’t pronounce the word “thing.” It comes out sounding like “theen.”

7) I eat pizza with a fork and knife, but only because I have an open bite (my front teeth don’t meet) and not because I’m trying to be all fancy.

8) I believe in silver linings.

Okay, now you know all about me--so now it's your turn--tell me something strange, wonderful, secret, or fascinating about YOU!

Monday, October 15, 2007

2 Nite

So I just learned that my next book-- CRUEL SUMMER-- is scheduled for a Spring/Summer 2008 release--and I couldn't be happier!

It's the story of Colby, a seventeen year old girl on the verge of having the best summer of her life, when her parent's decide to get divorced and pack her off to live with her "crazy aunt Tally" on a tiny Greek Island. . .

I had so much fun writing this book--and I hope you enjoy reading it! I'll be sure to post cover photos and news, as I receive them!

But, concerning more recent events--- tonight I will be here:

Oct 15 - Readers & Writers Group
6:30 PM
Alyson Noel, author of "Fly Me to the Moon," Kiss & Blog," and "Laguna Cove" will discuss writing fiction, followed by coffee and conversation.

Los Angeles Public Library
Memorial Branch Library
4625 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90019

Click HERE for more info!

I hope to see you there!!

Have a good day everyone!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Left To Tell

Last night I had the privilege of seeing Immaculee Ilibagiza speak at a local high school and I was transformed by the experience. If you're unfamiliar with her story- this is the nut shell version:

In 1994, Rwandan native Ilibagiza was 22 years old and home from college to spend Easter with her family when the death of Rwanda's Hutu president sparked a three-month slaughter of nearly one million ethnic Tutsis. She survived by hiding in a Hutu pastor's tiny, 3 feet by 4 feet bathroom with seven other women for 91 days. When she finally emerged, weighing just 65 pounds, with only the clothes on her back- her family slaughtered, her home and all of her possessions destroyed- she managed to heal herself by doing the seemingly unimaginable-- forgiving her perpetrators.

Immaculees story is one of incredible perseverance--her message uplifting and inspiring-- and I left feeling grateful for EVERYTHING I have.

Her book, LEFT TO TELL, is one I can't wait to read!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Promo Week!!

Hey Everyone-
It's promo week over at my favorite cafe, so drop by, say hi, and you just might win a free book!
Click HERE to visit!
Have a great day-

Monday, October 08, 2007

City of Angels

Next Monday, I'll be braving the traffic and heading up to L.A. and here's why:

Oct 15 - Readers & Writers Group
6:30 PM
Alyson Noel, author of "Fly Me to the Moon," Kiss & Blog," and "Laguna Cove" will discuss writing fiction, followed by coffee and conversation.

Los Angeles Public Library
Memorial Branch Library
4625 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90019

Click HERE for more info!

I hope to see you there!!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I Luv Canada!!

I'm am so completely honored and excited to say that SAVING ZOE has been chosen as a "Favorite Read" by Ms. Emma-Lee Kramer, a Junior Advisory Board member for Canada's largest book retailer-- Chapters, Indigo, Coles!!! Which means not only did she write an AMAZING review that brought tears to my eyes, but that my book will be prominently displayed in all eighty stores!

Since I wrote SAVING ZOE after experiencing a period of profound grief--losing three people I loved in very short succession, and facing the serious illness of others-- I couldn't be happier than to know that this story is reaching an audience. . .

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Emma!

To read her awesome review click HERE

Her Name is Rio and She. . .???

How would you finish the title of this post? Would you say--

A) Dances on the Sand . . .

B) Is an Art Geek . . .

C) Is a Prom Queen. . .

Well, if you read the book than that question may not be all that tough-- but I just came across a quiz that an ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS expert (and no, it wasn't me!) put together and it's both fun and tough-- I just took it myself and actually had to stop and think about some of those answers!!

So, if you're up for playing just click HERE!

And then come back and let me know how you scored!

Good Luck!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

(End of) Summer Samba

So the other night I attended a party:


And even though Cheech Marin was there-- I forgot to take a picture :-(

Though I did get one of his book, which showcases his collection of Chicano Art (he's got the largest collection in the world!) :-)

And after one or two of these-

The party was over and I headed out to my ride -

All in all a very good time!

And speaking of good times- I did a really fun interview over at Book Chic click HERE to check it out!

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

First Kiss (Then Tell)

I’m so excited to be part of the upcoming anthology, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL)——along with a list of amazing authors like: Deb Caletti, Cecil Castellucci, David Levithan, Lauren Myracle, and more (!)—-all of us confessing the sordid details of our first kiss moments!

Now I admit, when I was first approached to do this, the second after I said YES! I panicked.

Seriously panicked.

Thinking—no way can I tell that story!

I mean, I’d successfully banished it from my memory bank, blocked it out for a reason. But, as they say, truth really is stranger than fiction—or in my case more humbling, more desperate, more overall embarrassing!

So if you’re up for reading all the cringe worthy details—-then you’ll be glad to know that it's scheduled for release on December 26, 2007—(what better way to use those bookstore gift cards?) But you can get a head start by pre-ordering now! Either HERE or HERE!

And just so you know, I recently got hold of an advanced copy—and those stories do not disappoint!

Have a good day!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blog Hopping

I'm blogging over HERE today- so stop by and say hi!

Monday, September 17, 2007

And The Winner Is. . .

No, I'm not posting about the Emmy awards, I'm referring to promo week over at the Teen Fiction Cafe- where I promised an autographed copy to one randomly chosen commenter.

Well, this is how we did it- I engaged in blatant self-promotion, people commented, I wrote all of their names down on a piece of scrap paper (I'm big on recycling), cut them into several small strips, folded them each in half, dumped them into a baseball cap, and asked my husband to close his eyes and pick one--

And he picked Juliann!!!!


(I really hope she likes it!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Win Free Stuff!

I'm taking advantage of promo week blogging over HERE today, talking about my new book, SAVING ZOE, and all you have to do to maybe, quite possibly, win an autographed copy is drop by and leave a comment by 9/16/07!

(small print= winner will be chosen at random.)

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Every Picture Tells A Story

I just got back from an Amazing trip to--

Where I met some interesting people--

Donated SAVING ZOE to the library in memory of a dear friend - (as I do with all my books)

Saw lots of these- (though most of them were alive!)

None of these:

A few of these-- although this one's (by far) the best!

Co-piloted one of these--

Okay, maybe I just sat up front. . .

And then, before I knew it, it was time to go home. . .

Good bye Kodiak-- Thanks for a wonderful time!