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!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Happy Labor Day!

It's a glorious day in Laguna Beach, but I'm getting ready to head here--

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend-- and in case you haven't heard it already-- SAVING ZOE is in stores now! Yipee!

Happy Labor day!