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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Things you don't want to do in DC in July: Hope on the Metro to go meet someone, only to find that the Metro's a/c isn't working. Feel vague sense of unease, but brush it aside. It is the summer, after all, and maybe they're trying to save on power costs!

Read for a while, and then notice that the Metro has stopped moving. Notice other people noticing. Eventually get static-filled mumbled announcement about "track problems."

Sit. Sweat. Sit some more. Completely miss meeting the person you are supposed to be seeing and--you guessed it--sit. And sweat.

Finally, end up paying about $10 for the privilege of parking your car in a lot and then sitting on a subway GOING NOWHERE.

And people say no one in DC knows how to have a good time!

However, all is not sweat and sitting! I got an email from my lovely editor at Harper yesterday letting me know that Stealing Heaven has been nominated for the American Library Asssociations’s Best Books for Young Adults! YAY!!!!!! It's a total surprise and real honor to be nominated, and my heartfelt thanks to whoever did so.

Finally, if you live in the DC area, I'll be doing a book signing tomorrow, Friday, August 1st from 9:30-11 PM during the Breaking Dawn party at the Barnes and Noble in Reston, Virginia.

P.S. The pictures that have already been sent in for the Picture This! contest have been FABULOUS. Keep them coming--I can't wait to see what your picture will be!


Blogger softindierocker said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! It is so awesome that Stealing Heaven has been nominated as one of the ALA's Best Books for Young Adults! Oh, and I was wondering how long you were waiting on the Metro? =)

~Lucy D =)

August 06, 2008 8:02 AM  

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