Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brand New Day

(Blog title courtesy of Sting)

Wow, somehow this week really got away from me--I can't believe it's already Thursday!

Which, means I am now, officially, just one day away from seeing David Sedaris live--I can't wait!!!

I paid an embarrassing amount to sit front row center, and just after clicking "submit" I have to admit I felt more than a little dumb. I mean, the guy stands at a podium and READS--it's not like there will be any singing or dancing. But still, the truth is, I love him, and I just can't take the chance that someone with an especially big head, wearing an especially big hat will come between us.

Nope, I just can't risk it.

But that's all for tomorrow, for now, I just wanted to remind you of a few things, the first being: Free Book Friday Teens--the awesome site run by author extraordinaire Jessica Brody, where you can win a signed book every Friday--all you have to do is click HERE to sign up! And, while you're there, if there's anything you want to ask me--any burning Immortals related questions, just fill out the box on the right hand side bar, as I'll be dropping by in November to answer the top ten! But hurry, last day to submit your question is November 1!

Also, I'm Living My Five this week HERE and giving an interview over at The Enchanted Inkpot HERE!

And, I just wanted to thank you all, yet again, for all of your amazing support!! EVERMORE & BLUE MOON continue to stay on the New York Times Bestsellers list for their 38th & 16th weeks respectively, and I just learned that they hit the WalMart bestsellers list too--and I couldn't have done it without you! So thank you - thank you - thank you!!

Hope you all have a great day!


PS- Just 19 more days until SHADOWLAND is in stores. . .

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


(Blog title courtesy of Adam Ant)

So last night's signing in Oceanside was AMAZING!

Seriously. Amazing.

One of my best events yet.

When teacher extraordinaire Mrs. Duncan first approached me to do it several months back, I had no idea what was in store for me. But between her, her students, the readers, store CRM Lisa Haynes, and the wonderful and enthusiastic B&N staff--it was a total treat from beginning to end.

It stared with this:

A SHADOWLAND necklace that I couldn't wait to wear--and Cinda Williams Chima who I signed alongside also got one for the first book in her new series, THE DEMON KING (which, btw, just got an awesome review from the Story Siren that you can see HERE!).

And then a trip to the B&N cafe revealed this:

Yup, an IMMORTALS menu!! The top two cupcakes in that picture are the BLUE MOON and EVERMORE cupcakes--and let me tell you--they looked delicious!!

People dressed up in amazing costumes and there was even a face painter on hand!

But the best part of all, as always, was meeting YOU GUYS--the readers! I answered questions, took pictures, signed a ton of books, read a letter delivered by the world's nicest uncle who was there on behalf of his niece who couldn't make it, was interviewed by the amazing Courtney who is such a natural I fully expect to see her anchoring the news someday, and one of you told me an especially touching story that brought me to tears (shout out to Amber!) and pretty much made my entire year!

Oh, and I also got to meet the super nice and wildly talented Cinda Williams Chima whose book I can't wait to dig into!

So, a Big Huge Thanks to Mrs. Duncan, Lisa Haynes, the awesome staff at B&N Oceanside, and all of the students, librarians, teachers, and readers--you guys are The Best!!!

And just in case you missed this one, my next event is for the SHADOWLAND release on Tuesday, November 17 at the B&N in Orange and another on Thursday, November 19 at the Border's in Bakersfield (details on the sidebar)--hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just a Reminder . . .

I'll be signing copies of my books this Monday, October 26th here:

Book Discussion & Signing
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
El Camino North Shopping Center
2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 529-0106

And I hope to see YOU there!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Heart of Gold

(Blog title courtesy of Neil Young)

So, I'm over at The Cafe today, blogging about Friends & Boyfriends and would love to hear your take--all you have to do is click HERE.

Also, I just wanted to thank you yet again for your continued support! I was just informed that EVERMORE & BLUE MOON made the New York Times Bestsellers list once again for their 37th and 15th week respectively -- so Thank YOU so very much for that!!

I also wanted to give a shout out to my friends Stacia Deutsch and Becca Fitzpatrick who also made the list!!! CONGRATS!!!

Okay, back to work for me--hope you all are well!

PS- Oh, and this just in-- SHADOWLAND received 4.5 stars (out of 4.5) from RT magazine and was chosen as one of the December issues Top Picks!!! Woo-Hoo!!!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Dancing Queen

(Blog title courtesy of Abba)

So, the other day I realized we're now less than one month away from the release of SHADOWLAND (in stores 11.17.09!) and I can hardly believe it!!

Less than one month away from my SHADOWLAND release signings on Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 PM at:

Barnes and Noble Booksellers
791 S. Main St., #100
Orange, CA 92868


Thursday, November 19
7:00 PM
Border’s Books
4980 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Less than one month away until I answer YOUR questions on Free Book Friday Teens--all you have to do to submit your question is click HERE and input it on the right hand side. The top 10 questions will be answered in my November interview! But hurry, deadline to submit is November 1!

But in the meantime, I did a fun interview today over at The Examiner--click HERE to read it!

Also, I'll be chatting over at The Readergirlz blog this afternoon at 6:00 PM (Pacific), along with Justina Chen Headly and Zoe Martiott, and all you have to do to join us is click HERE!

And last but not least, the SHADOWLAND book trailer is ready for viewing!!!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Story

(Blog title courtesy of Brandi Carlile)

So, yesterday was a great day.

Not only did EVERMORE & BLUE MOON remain on the New York Times Bestsellers list for 36 & 14 weeks respectively, but I received, hot off the press, straight from my publisher, the finished, hard cover copy of SHADOWLAND!!!

And it's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Seriously. Beautiful.

I am in awe of the talented people in the St. Martin's art department--they really outdid themselves this time!!

(And no, I'm not giving it away--not even to my mom--it's too pretty--and it's mine-- all mine!!!)

In other IMMORTALS related news, I've recently learned that EVERMORE is also a bestseller in both the UK and Spain--so Rock On my transatlantic friends-- THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU for that!!!

And I hear that today it's being released in France as ETERNELS-- Viva France!!!

Also, I wanted to remind you I'll be chatting with the ReaderGirlz, on Monday, October 19th from 6:00 -9:00 pm Eastern, in honor of YALSA Teen Read Week! So please stop by and say hi if you get the chance.

And speaking of dropping by . . . I'll be signing copies of EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, (and any other book with my name on the cover!), alongside Cinda Williams Chima on Monday, October 26th at:

Barnes & Noble
El Camino North Shopping Center
2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 529-0106

And I really, really hope to see you there!!

Oh, and yesterday I was over at Living Your Five, um, living my Five! So to find out what the car wash, Orlando Bloom, and holiday cards have in common, click HERE.

That's it for now--have a great day everyone!!



Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Feelin' Alright!

(blog title courtesy of Joe Cocker)

So, I just got home from a whirl wind day of dental appointments and other miscellaneous errands only to find these on my doorstep---

Sent from my UK publisher because EVERMORE made the bestsellers list!!!

Thank YOU Thank YOU Thank YOU to all of you who made this happen--I am simply over the moon!!!!

Have a good night everyone!