It seems like just yesterday I was writing this poem and preparing for my debut novel to release. In reality it was 15 months ago.
But look at my book baby! It’s all grown up and in paperback form now.
And inside it are a few surprises:
1) A bonus short story from GYVER’S point of view
2) The first couple of chapters of BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE
If you see a copy in the ‘wilds’ of a bookstore, snap a picture and share it with me, please. Or, snatch it up and take it home with you
This gorgeous cover* (+ some fabulous new bonus content**) will be hitting bookstore shelves and online stores on January 14, 2014.***
I love it & hope you do too!
* I’m pretty sure it would be impossible for the design team at Walker-Bloomsbury to be any more talented!
**I’ll drop some hints closer to pub date about what that bonus content looks like
Send Me a Sign turns one today. I think this is a perfectly valid excuse for cake.
It’s also a perfectly valid excuse for a contest.
I’m giving away a copy of SEND ME A SIGN, an ARC of BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE, and assorted bookish swag.*
Thank YOU, dear readers, for making this past year amazing, emotional, and entirely unpredictable. *blows kisses*
*Contest is open to U.S. and Canada. Thanks for understanding that international postage gets pricey!
** You can also enter on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/15LVXb6
Once upon a time, I was a little girl who loved fairy tale bedtime stories.
Once upon a time, my long-suffering and infinitely-patient parents banned certain fairy tales from bedtime… because I asked too many questions. With all my whys and hows and wait-a-minutes, it could take hours to reach the happily ever after. And none of their answers were particularly satisfying.
The Princess and the Pea was one of the first stories to be eliminated from our bedtime repertoire.
I’m not a little girl anymore, but I couldn’t forget those questions.* So, I came up with my own answers…
Starting in winter 2015 you’ll be able to find them in:
HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH : Once Upon a Crime Family– book 1
As the name implies, the books are crime family fairy tale retellings. And the crime families traffic human organs.
It’s YA. A little bit thriller. A little bit fairy tale. And, of course there are kissing scenes!
Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:
*yes, I’ll definitely share a whole lot more about which questions inspired this story, but you’ll have to be a little bit patient…
Late last summer I came home from a Schmidtlet playdate at my friend Stacey’s house to find a box of these on my porch.
Today she and her daughter were over and these were delivered.
If I totally ignore the dozens of no-book-happens playdates we’ve had in between, I can say she’s good luck, right?*
Oh, these ARCs are so pretty! And the interiors? ALL THE FONTS. ALL of the lovely, lovely fonts that I can’t wait for you guys to see.
Will you indulge me just a little while I share two of my favorite parts of the ARC?
Do you know how honored I am to have the praise of these two uber-talentd authors on Bright Before Sunrise? On a scale of 1-10, my excitement is a 36! Thank you, thank you, Diana and Jen!
I promise I’ll do some ARC giveaways soon. But right now I’ve got to go snuggle some ARCs… or Schmidtlets.
*Stacey, leave some dates open for playdates in early winter… I can’t wait to see my finished copies!