Monday, December 07, 2009

Into The Mystic

(Blog title courtesy of Van Morrison)

The art work above comes courtesy of the incredibly awesome Alexa, who is as nice as she is talented--Thanks, Alexa!!

So, it's been a crazy/busy last few weeks, what with the release of SHADOWLAND, the deadline for Book #1 in the Riley Series (still no title!), which, btw, I had so much fun writing I actually finished it 2 weeks early (!), and then of course there was Thanksgiving, quickly followed by my b-day (thanks for all the b-day wishes--you guys are The Best!), and now I've spent the last few days desparately trying to catch up all the things I let slide . . .

(Part of my b-day dinner- I LOVE octopus, what can I say?!)

Part of that catching up including some interviews I'd promised a while back, one of which you can read HERE, and I have to say that this one happens to be particularly awesome to me since I was lucky enough to meet Amy at my Bakersfield signing and her and her husband could not have been nicer!

Also, I just learned that EVERMORE is nominated for GoodReads "All Time Favorite of 2009" Award, along with THE IMMORTALS series which is nominated for "Best YA series" Award--a sort of double header--how cool is that? For those of you interested in casting your vote, just click HERE!

And in more IMMORTALS type news, the series has now sold translation rights to 30 countries (!), and it's made the New York Times Children's Series Best Sellers List for 2 weeks straight--an amazingly difficult list as my 3 titles compete directly with series who boast 6 or more titles!! While SHADOWLAND has made the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and WalMart Best Sellers Lists as well--so Thank YOU- Thank YOU- Thank YOU - for all of your support--I really appreciate it!

And speaking of SHADOWLAND, the Chattanooga Times chose it as a "Childrens Gift Book to Put Under the Tree"--you can see the full list HERE!

And speaking of DARK FLAME (okay, I know we weren't but I couldn't think of a better segue), I recently got a sneak peek at the cover and it's awesome!! Totally different from the ones that came before it in one very distinct way . . .I can't wait til I get the okay to share it with you!

And for those of you who prefer to listen to your books, the entire IMMORTALS SERIES is now available at Macmillan Audio, iTunes, and wherever else audio books are sold! And as it just so happens, the SHADOWLAND edition contains a special treat--an IMMORTALS pendant as pictured below:

(I've cut my hair since this pic, but the gist is the same!)

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



Amy J said...

Thanks for the shout out Alyson! Can't wait for Dark Flame! Thanks again for the kind words and you are the sweetest!

Victoria said...

My votes are in. I cannot wait for Dark Flame. I just love your work. Glad you like octopus ;).

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Amy- RIght back at you!

Hi Victoria- Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what the Dark Flame cover looks like now! I've loved the other 3, so now I'm itching to see what the difference is! I'm sure it'll be great :)

Ronnie said...

Hey Alyson,

You must be a little like Ever right? I mean what goes through your head when you step into the body or personallity of one of the people in your book? I wish one day I could meet you! That would be awesome :)



Shelli (srjohannes) said...

congrads on all the accolades - well deserved. How cute is that necklace!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Browneyedgirl- It's pretty cool! I'm always amazed at what the art dept comes up with!

Hi Ronnie- Even though I'm the world's worst actress, seriously, you should've seen me in my high school play (!)--I think it's sort of like method acting where I just sort of dip into her skin and become her for the duration of my writing time. Writers are weird that way!

Aw,thanks Shelli! :)

i_love_your_books. said...

hi alyson!
i asked you for a signed bookplate and when i got it in the mail i literally freaked out! you made my day [: THANKS SO MUCH. your one of the best authors ever, i cannot wait until Dark Flame!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks so much, I_love_Your_Books--so glad they arrived and so glad you like them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alyson :)
Thank you for the great update post.
Congratulations on the success of your books!
(I think I saw the octopus move in that picture *shudder*)
Thank you for sharing,
Love & Best Wishes to you & yours,

Edie Ramer said...

I love octopus, too. Congrats on all the awards and bestsellers. You rock!

Alyson Noel said...

LOL! Thanks RK! I assure you, the only place that octopus moved was from the plate to my mouth!

Alyson Noel said...

HI Edie- Really? You like octopus too? That's so awesome! Mostly I gross people out when I order it but it's one of my faves!

Ronnie said...

That is really cool. I just finished reading Shadow Land and I loved it!!!!! Are you writing the next one? Or are you already done?

Ronnie :)