Wonderful mailing list members, you should find a message from me in your inbox later this afternoon (and although I'm now using a mailing list service, if it's not your inbox, check you spam folder to see if it's there)
Now, on to New York City! I'm going to be doing a bunch of things in the next week, and if you live in the area, I hope to see you at least once!
May 22st--Teen Author Panel at Books of Wonder
starting at 1 PM--and yes, you will be able to purchase Between Here and Forever
May 23rd-Teen Author Carnival with loads of awesome YA authors at the Mulberry Branch of the NYPL starting at 4 PM
--seriously, take a look at the line-up! Plus there will be candy and books as well!
May 25th--I'll be signing at BEA in Booth 3774 starting at 10:30 AM--supplies are going to be quite limited, so be sure to get there early!
May 27th--I'm going to be on a Speed Dating panel at the Book Blogger Convention! I'll be on starting at 1 PM in Javits on the first floor of Hall E in room 1E15 and I hope to meet loads of you!
Also, although Between Here and Forever isn't officially "out" until Tuesday, I've seen it in my local bookstore AND Amazon
and Barnes and Noble
are still selling it for only $9.99! To buy it from Amazon, click here
, and for Barnes and Noble, click here
And, of course, I have links to share:
I thought this was pretty cute: The Kindle Killer
Agent Rachelle Gardner with more on difficult conversations, this time on a more personal level
Thanks to Dear Author
, I got this great link to someone showing how they'd visually explain what a Kindle is to Charles Dickens
Agent Jennifer Laughran on why agents don't take on books that are similar to ones they are already representing
--"Think complementary, not competing!"
Interesting post from The Intern on "Universals"
A blog post on Amazon and Bookscan's author partnership
--although Bookscan is crazily inaccurate in many cases, it's the standard for the publishing industry so as an author, you have to be prepared to deal with it (and hope your publisher gives you more accurate information!)
Tips for how to deal with those times when you're having trouble starting writing
How about kicking back and relaxing with Churro Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
? Or perhaps a nice batch of Streusel Oreo Muffins