May 21, 2012

Book Tour, Book Two, Neil Gaiman and Solar Eclipses


  
Hellooooo!!! I’m back! Sorry for my extended absence. In April and earlier this month, this happened. If you were one of the amazing, awesome, amazing people who came out to say hello in one of the stops I made: thank you, thank you, thank you! It was so great meeting you--truly one of the best parts of being a writer is hearing from you. Also, thank you booksellers and tour-mates, Tahereh Mafi, Anna Carey, and Cynthia Hand. I can’t wait to do it again!

Where I’ll be next:

June 3-6th – I will be at Book Expo America in New York City, wandering around the show. Anyone else going? Let’s hang out!

June 10th  - I will be at the Redwood City Writers Conference. Details here.

July 12-15th – Comic-Con San Diego. Details to come!


Katy Longshore signing GILT
What I’m working on:


Just finishing up the last stages of book two, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT and now I’ll be spending the next couple of weeks playing around with a secret project (very different from the world of UNDER THE NEVER SKY) and then I’ll be full steam ahead on book three.

I’m also going to start painting, which is sooper exciting for me, as I have missed it tremendously. What are you guys working on? 

Other Stuff:

This past weekend, I went to my friend Katy Longshore’s book launch party for her YA historical, GILT. Be sure to pick it up—it’s a great read!


Ring of Fire

Yesterday, there was a solar eclipse which was very, very cool. During the eclipse it got darker, but the light was also golden, and the temperature dropped about 15 degrees in a hurry. The shadow of the eclipse was everywhere you looked—these perfect little half-moons on the street, on houses. It was amazing. My sister-in-law took this photo from her home in New Mexico.

In a pure bit of random, I discovered on tour that there are now televisions inside mirrors. So those of you who can't stand to miss out on your favorite show while brushing your teeth, your problems are solved. I'm both disturbed and impressed by this turn of events. I also wonder: what is it called? Mirrovision? Reflectatube?


Lastly, Neil Gaiman is amazing and this is just one of the many reasons why.

If anyone knows where I can get my own personal Neil Gaiman, please leave a message in the comments.

Lastly-lastly, only eleven more days until Snow White and the Hemsworth!  Can't wait!!

18 comments:

  1. You're adorable and I miss you! :-)
    So excited for all the awesome happening in your life! Def YAY for painting again! I need get my own creativeness back on track!
    HUGS!

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    1. Miss you too, Valia!!! And YES. That's my mission as well. Hugs back <3 <3

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  2. Hahaha Snow White and the Hemsworth!! That is too funny and the main reason why I will be watching that movie! :D

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    1. I think they should rename the film, personally ; )

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  3. I was interested in reading this post and the mere mention of Chris Hemsworth had me sold. Is it June 1st yet?
    But yay on getting to work on new projects.

    Xoxo,
    Jenn

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    1. : ) Thanks, Jenn. Have you seen the AVENGERS?

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  4. The solar eclipse was a Northern Hemisphere-only thing, so I missed out here below the equator, so thanks to your sister-in-law for that gorgeous photo! :-)

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    1. Aw... Sorry you couldn't see it. Will pass along the thanks. The eclipse was pretty spectacular, Tez.

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  5. Excited for Book 2 and the secret project! Putting GILT on my to-read list, cheers :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, and I know you'll love GILT!

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  6. Ohhhh secret project!! I do hope you'll share it with us! I believe you can get your very own personal Neil Gaiman at any bookstore that sells his books! I always love finding a Neil Gaiman read, never disappoints!

    So, if Through the Never Sky is practically done, printed, and bound (ha!) when do I get my ARC in the mail? ;) Just kidding!! But I seriously think I'm going to fly out to Cali so I can be there for the book launch. I'm going to need the second book signed to add to my other two!

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    1. Hey Sallie : ) I promise to let you know as soon as the ARCs are ready! And where are you again? Maybe I'll come your way... <333

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    2. I live in Block Island, Rhode Island. I was ALMOST able to come to your New York signing... but it's still too far away... If you make it to New England, I will be there! And I wasn't lying about flying to Cali for book 2's launch... I have family in Cali, and I would make it happen! Hopefully Roar wine will be around so I could try that too!

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  7. Can't wait to read more about Through the Ever Night and your secret project! ; )

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  8. Hi! Where will you be for the Book Expo thing in NY? Apparently, it has many venues. :\ I'd love to meet you in person! <3 <3

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  9. I loved Under the Never Sky it is my Favorite book I read so far this year and I can't wait for Book number 2!!!!!

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  10. Will you ever stop by in Florida? You are an awesome author and I would love to meet you! I am sooo excited for THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT! UNDER THE NEVER SKY the ending gave me tingles of excitement all over. :)

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