Dec 30, 2011

Three Days and Counting...

Next week, my debut novel will be out in the world.

*dramatic pause*

At any given moment, I've been alternating between a zen-like attitude and panic. This is the moment of letting go, after two and a half years of brainstorming, researching, writing, revising, revising, revising. Of hoping that it's good enough and that it entertains and moves people--hopefully many people. I know it will fall short of some reader's expectations. Not every book hits the right notes with me, either, and that's okay. We all have our preferences. But I do hope that the majority of those who pick up NEVER SKY find their time with the story time well-spent.


Who am I kidding? I hope they love it.

One thing I'm sure about: I love that book. It's not perfect, but I do love it. And it's ready for you, World.

Now, onto super fun things:

BLOG TOUR OF AWESOME -- The Teen Book Scene is hosting a blog tour for yours truly. I had so much fun with this crew--thanks for having me! Please stop over and visit their blogs. And mega-thanks to Kari, for putting everything together!

BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION -- Over at the YA Muses, next week is UNDER THE NEVER SKY launch week. Come by for prizes and much merriment! Details here.

FIRST RECORDED SIGHTING IN THE WILD -- Check this out... I know that book. I know it really, really well. Excuse me while I pass out for a moment.

Finally, Happy New Year to you! 
I hope 2012 brings you health, happiness and books.


  1. Congrats! And NEVER SKY is shelved alongside THE SCORPIO RACES! <3

  2. Congrats on officially have UTNS out in the world! I hope everyone enjoys it =)

    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

  3. Under the Never Sky was absolutely amazing and worth every minute that I spent reading it! Your hard work really shines through the pages. I cannot wait to have it on the shelf in my library.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks, JP and Wendy! And Kayla--I'm *so* happy you enjoyed it!

  5. Can't wait to read this and funnily enough, my pre order of the hardback is likely to get here well before the UK copy even surfaces *le sigh*

  6. Congrats! That's a good balance of feelings, even if you feel internally hay-wire, you're putting out a good facade. ; )

    I'm the one who first put the Never Sky cover on GR when the HT catalogue came out, so I'm excited to see it in the wild!



  7. Hope you like it, Lynsey! I'd love to see the two covers side by side :D
    Gabrielle- You're my GR fairy! Thank you & appreciate the support <3

  8. I was just informed by Amazon that my pre-ordered copy of "Under The Never Sky" has shipped. I am so looking forward to finally reading it! Congratulations, ride that excitement and Happy New Year to you, too.

  9. Congrats! I was lucky to get an ARC and now I want to read the rest of the trilogy!
    - Jessica @ Book Sake