Thursday, November 25, 2010

Copenhagen Day 1!

Must get to bed soon as I have a full day tomorrow--but first, just wanted to share some pics from my first day in Copenhagen . . .

Morning view from the hotel room--snow!!!

After a great interview with the Metro Express, I headed to the fabulous and famous, La Glace to meet up with two amazing readers, Helena and Anna Katharina who won a contest on why they love The Immortals series. We ate delicious cakes, drank coffee and hot chocolate, and talked, and talked, (and talked!), and the whole thing was captured on film by TV2 and Ole Kolster!! Those of you in the area can catch it on the Friday night news at 7:00 PM!!

Waiting for Helena & Anna Katharina!

Helena, me, Anna Katharina!

Signing their books!

Tomorrow after a couple morning interviews with Berlingske Tidende and Politiken/Born og Boger, I'll be singing books at 4:00 PM at:

Bod & Ide
Lyngby Hovedgade 23
2800Kgs. Lyngby'

And I really hope to see you there!!

Have a great day, everyone!


A Thanksgiving Thank YOU!!!

I'm in beautiful, snowy Copenhagen today, but just wanted to thank all of YOU for your support of the Immortals series, including the latest release, NIGHT STAR, which landed at #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers list for Children's Series (an insanely tough list!), and at #20 on the USA Today Bestsellers list!!

Your support means the world to me--so:

Thank YOU * Thank YOU * Thank YOU!!

Enjoy your turkey!!


Friday, November 19, 2010

UK part two!

Oh, I've been meaning to share this for a while now . . . here is part 2 of the interview I did in the UK where I talk about The Immortals series, The Immortals movie, and more!


PS- If you missed Part 1, you can see it HERE!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Orlando, Copenhagen, Oslo, & Paris! (oh, my!)

I've got quite a bit of travel in store between now and the end of the year, and it seems most of the details are finally in, so I can share it with you! Hope to see you at one of the stops!!

NCTE/ALAN Conference
Nov 20-23Orlando, FL

Saturday, 11/20, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Sign in Macmillan booth

Sunday, 11/21, 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Sign in Anderson Booth

Tuesday, 11/23, 11:20 - 11:40 AM
"Immortal Me" talk with signing directly after

Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday, 11/26, 4:00 PM
Signing at:
Bog & Idé, Lyngby Hovedgade 23, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Saturday, 11/ 27, 11:00 AM
signing at:
Bog & Idé in the shopping center “Fisketorvet”

Saturday, 11/27, 1:00 PM
signing at:
Arnold Busck, Købmagergade 49, 1150 København K


Sunday, 11/28, 2:00 PM
Public interview at:
Oslo’s House of Literature

Monday, 11/29, 4:00PM
signing at:
Book store a bit outside the center of Oslo

Tuesday, 11/30, 4:00 PM
signing at:
Book store in the center of Oslo


Wednesday, 12/1, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Signing at:
Michel Lafon stand (H24, ground floor) at:Montreuil bookfair Halle Marcel Dufriche "Paris-Est Montreuil" 128, rue de Paris à Montreuil-sous-Bois

Thursday, 12/2

Friday, 12/3
My birthday in Paris!!!!

Saturday, 12/4, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Signing at:
Book Fair in Michel Lafon stand (address above)

12/5 & on -- VACATION!!!

Also, wanted to share these pics from Norway where my Norwegian publisher, Kagge, challenged the bookstores to an IMMORTALS window display contest--I think the results are just stunning!!

And here is a pic of one of the bookstores where I'll be signing in Copenhagen--can't wait!!

Have a great day, everyone!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lots to catch up on--but first, I'd live to give a big, huge, sparkly THANKS to all of you who showed such enthusiasm and support for NIGHT STAR's release day! Whether you posted to my blog, twittered, facebooked, myspaced, or made it out to the signing--I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of you!! Thanks for making my release day so special!!

The photo above was taken at the signing, just moments after Birgit gave me her beautiful rendition of "Enchantment" the painting Damen made of Ever when they snuck into the Getty Museum in SHADOWLAND!

It was one of my favorite scenes to write, and I have to say that Birgit really nailed it--this is so much like the painting I imagined--I was stunned! It is just so beautiful!!

Oh, and speaking of, there's a very good chance you will see a reference to "Enchantment" in a future IMMORTALS book . . . just sayin' . . .

Okay, so the signing was a blast--you were all so nice and sweet and asked such great questions--and I want to give a special shout-out to Shay, the B&N CRM who invited me to sign in her awesome store!!

More signing pics:

Me & the beautiful & talented Birgit!

Me, Renee, & the adorable Grace!!

Me & Carlos!!


Thanks again, everyone!!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NIGHT STAR in stores now!!

Today's the day!

Hope to see you tonight at the...

Night Star Release Party!
Nov 16 - 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
791 S. Main St, #1000
Orange, CA 92868

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tomorrow . . .

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow, you are only a day away . . .

Only one signing this time around, and it's here:

11.16.10 - 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
791 S Main St., #100Orange, CA 92868

Hope to see you there!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Night Star Video is Here!!!

NIGHT STAR will be in stores on 11.16.10
I will be signing copies at:
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
791 S Main St., #100Orange, CA 92868

Hope to see you there--but for now, enjoy the video!!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Just one more week . . .

in stores 11.16.10!!

Join me at the release party:
November 16, 2010
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
791 S Main St., #100
Orange, CA 92868

Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

YALITCHAT.ORG teen writing contest winners!!!

I'm so excited to announce the first and second place winners of the YALITCHAT.ORG teen writing contest: I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!!

(If you're interested in writing and are not aware of
YALITCHAT, I suggest you check it out now--well, maybe not now, but soon--after you read the amazing contest winning entry below! There are authors, agents, chats, info--basically its an amazing community of generous people, all sharing their knowledge on the ins and outs of the writing biz!)

Okay, back to business--and the winners are:

(insert drumroll here)

2nd place and a $10 iTunes gift card goes to: Audrey Chen!!! Huge Congrats, Audrey!!

1st place goes to: Angela Adduci, who wins $100 and a signed book from me! Her beautiful and inspiring entry appears below--and they are words to live by for sure!


I Can Change the World, by Angela Adduci

We live in a world that does not want to be changed. We are given our numbers, told our place, and nothing more is expected of us. Social security, class rank, even that dog-eared ticket that they hand you at the deli while you wait to pick up your food. Maybe you never noticed. Maybe you never cared. But how is one supposed to change the world when they are not seen as flesh and blood, heart and dreams?

A number will not send you to a place of happiness or satisfaction. A number will not transform your dreams into reality. A number will not show you the pure beauty of life, or help you spread that beauty to those who need it most.

And yet these numbers are so easy to fall into. We want to know more, more about our chances of being accepted to a certain college, about the status of our bank accounts. It’s pure selfishness, the kind that we have been taught is acceptable. These numbers send us on an inward spiral, into a life of disregard and apathy for others.

This vicious cycle can be broken by something so simple and yet, so wonderful: kindness. The beauty of helping others is that there are no numbers. You don’t need a string of digits to volunteer at a food kitchen. There are no numerals involved in the orphanages of Vietnam, or in a town that has been destroyed by a hurricane. These are the places where we rely on interactions with others, on the science of generosity. Hand to hand, heart to heart.

This is my challenge: become more than a number. Transcend the status of black and white, of ink on paper. Become a helper, a thinker, a planner, a friend. Monotony and memorization will not change the world. It is so easy to become caught up in the numbers game. GPA, PIN number, college applications. These are what we idealize. But we cannot change the world by sticking to the same beaten path. When you are gone, what would you like to have left behind: a string of digits, or a life changed for the better?

I can change the world. I can rise above the standards that have been set. I can stop thinking only about myself and my numbers, and begin to think about the big picture. It is true; the world may not want to change. We know what our place is, and we know how we can maintain that position. We are told that our lives and our problems are all that matter. It would be infinitely more comfortable to stay this way, to live out my life in the familiar way. But I can reject this way of life. I can bring an end to the same old routine, and embrace a life of kindness and generosity. I can come to understand that what we as a society put value to is not what really matters.

I can change the world, and so can you.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Fan Art!!!

I've been meaning to post this for a while, but with my scanner on the brink, I had to settle for a cell phone photo instead.

Anyway, these pictures were given to me by the awesomely talented Olivia, who I was lucky enough to meet in Frankfurt!! Love the manga style!!

Thanks, Olivia!!!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

For WLMA/WALE attendees!!

For those of you who requested a copy of the speech I gave at WLMA/WALE conference in October, due to its length, I won't be posting it on my blog, though a copy can be obtained by contacting: Jeanette @ alysonnoel dot com (no spaces). Please put WLMA/WALE in the subject line, and tell her which library you are from.



Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Lua Azul!!!

Wow, this just in--behold the Portuguese book trailer!!!!