Oct 6, 2011



1. A sad day for all, with Steve Jobs' passing yesterday. I have mad love for my Apple products, and massive respect for his contributions and his genius. I vote for this as a new permanent logo:

2. I turned in the final FINAL copy for UNDER THE NEVER SKY yesterday. Yikes. Also. YAY.

3. Fun news coming up with respect to the COVER. Whoa. What could it be? Stay tuned.

4. My buddy, Jackie Garlick Pynaert, is guest blogging over at the Muses today. She has reviewed THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern, a book I'm dying to read. Stop on over and make Jackie feel welcome if you have a chance.

5. I was in New York earlier this week meeting with my agent, editor and the marketing folks at Harper Collins. It was awesome. It's amazing to me how many people work behind the scenes, and I feel very lucky to have met some of them. I love my team. I have a gazillion pictures and much to share, but I'm under the deadline gun, so stay tuned for the lowdown next week.

6. It's Thursday! That means Bookanista book recommendations:

Elana Johnson  is obsessed with Possess
Christine Fonseca  twirls for Audition
Shannon Whitney Messenger is wowed by The White Assassin – with giveaway
Shelli Johannes-Wells applauds The Pledge
Beth Revis interviews The Girl of Fire & Thorns author Rae Carson
Carolina Valdez Miller delves into The Future of Us – with signed book giveaway
Shana Silver shouts out about Shut Out
Sarah Frances Hardy fancies You Will Be My Friend

And... back to work!


  1. I was also sad to hear about Steve's passing. Imagine everything else he could of contributed. He came across as a was very charismatic person.

    Congrats on turning in the final copy of your book.

  2. Thanks, Petra. It was great to turn in the final! And I was amazed to see how many people left notes at the local Apple store. So many people were deeply moved by his passing- a true testament to his impact.