Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm Back!!!

For those of you who thought I was taking a break and/or being lazy--for once that wasn't the case.

My blog has been broken--refusing to publish posts and comments--since, well June 3--yikes!!!

But it seems my trusty tech guru (shout out to Brittney!) has fixed it, so I'm back to blogging!

Oh, and for those of you who left comments but don't see them here--rest assured that I read them all as blogger still e-mailed the notifications--and though I have no way to respond, I thank you all for your kind words.

But now there's soooo much to catch up on, I'm not even sure where to start. Though if you're my Mysapce, Facebook, or Twitter friend, this might be a little redundant so bear with me!

First- BLUE MOON will be out in ------wait for it------12 days!!!!

I know, I can't even believe it! And I'm thrilled that it's getting some really great early reviews and a lot of early readers have contacted me to tell me they like it better than EVERMORE, so-Woo Hoo!!!
Below is a picture of the EVERMORE and BLUE MOON cakes my publisher had made for me at a champagne reception on a recent trip to NYC. And even though they look far too purdy to eat--that didn't stop me. And let me just say they were deeee-lish!

Also, the BLUE MOON trailer is up!! I will probably do a direct post from YouTube soon, but for now you can watch it HERE.

And if you live in the Chicago area--well, I was in town recently and signed a huge stack of EVERMORES at the Borders Books on Michigan Avenue--so if you want a signed copy, head down to the basement where the YA section lives.

And I'm thrilled to say that as of yesterday, EVERMORE has now been in the top 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list for Children's Paperbacks for 5 months straight! It's also been on the USA Today and Publisher's Weekly lists for the same--and I can't thank YOU enough for all of your support!

Also, Turkish rights to both books were recently sold so--Viva Istanbul!!

And, last but not least I am thrilled to announce that I've agreed to write another book in THE IMMORTALS series (for a total of six!) and that Riley (Ever's ghostly sister) will get her own series, debuting in Fall 2010!!!

And just some random notes:

- If you're in NYC go see HAIR, because not only is it awesome, but at the end you get to dance on stage with the cast members!!!

- The Book Chick has a rockin' Summer Reading List you can see HERE

- I'm on Wikipedia!! Here.

- I did a really cool interview HERE (just under the amazing Charlaine Harris!)

Oh, and there's more -- so much more!!!

But all in good time . . .

Have a great day everyone!!



GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Yay for getting back to blogging. I always feel lost when I loose some internet or blog or e-mail.

And I'm so glad Riley is getting her own series. I remember saying she should forever ago, so yay for that!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Oh, and at my library there is a wait list of 20 people who want Evermore. Which may not seem like a big list, but for YA books it is!

Kim Walus said...

My daughter bought me "Evermore" for Mother's day and I loved it. I'm anxiously waiting for July 7th!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Green Bean (love your new pic!)- Oh, 20 people is a big deal to me!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Hey Kim- Well that is just the coolest thing I've heard in awhile! Thank YOU and thank your daughter for me too! Hope you like BLUE MOON!

deltay said...

That's wonderful that the blog got fixed! Those cakes look ah-mazing. So sweet.

Congratulations on the amazing stats on the NYT Bestseller list for EVERMORE, and woohoo - Blue Moon's almost out!

Strangely enough, I actually had a weird dream last night where DAMEN (yep, Damen from your series) showed up. ;) Just thought I'd share - even a subconcious influence whilst dreaming. lol

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Deltay-

OMG- really???

I thought I was the only one who dreamed of Damen!

But I'm more than willing to share!

Hope you like BLUE MOON!

*Astrid A.* said...

Yupii...!! Alyson Noel is back! =)

Six books!?!??!??? WAAAOO!

I am like jumping on my seat right now!! I swear! =)

July 7 soon! Finally!

Good Day!!

Sara said...

YAY! ^^ I'm so excited!! I LOVED Evermore, and am bouncing up and down for Blue Moon! wOOt! I also can't wait to read Riley's books! Awsome <3

» αℓεxα☆ said...

Welcome back. 6 books! That's awesome. The cakes looks amazing. I could never pull it off. 12 days! I can't wait for Blue Moon. All fingers crossed for a paperback. I am so happy Riley will get her own series. She's my fave character! So, are you working on the 4th book? Any idea on release date for 3rd and 4th? Seeya!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Astrid- Yup, 11 more days--not that I'm counting or anything . . .

Hey Sara- I can't wait to write Riley's books--I think it's going to be really fun!

Hey Alexa- Yup, I'm just now starting UNTITLED BOOK #4, and also just learned that SHADOWLAND (book 3) will be in stores on Jan 5 2010, so I think book 4 will be out in July 2010, then Riley's book in Fall 2010 . . .

Caryn Caldwell said...

Your NY trip sounds like so much fun, and those cakes were so cool! So glad your publisher is appreciating you like you deserve. :-)

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Caryn-- The champagne--the cakes--it was pretty amazing!

cindy said...

YAY ALYSON!!!!!!! i hope i can attend one of your signings coming up this summer!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Cindy- I hope you can too!