Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Have Your People Call My People

The past few weeks have been full of good news. For starters, I will be making my first ever author appearance this fall! The fine people at the Watchung Booksellers bookstore in Montclaire, New Jersey, have launched a writing discussion series called Writing Matters. In September they'll be discussing the craft and business of writing children's books--and they've asked me to be a panelist! (Exciting, no?) Even better is the fact that I actually have a publicist that I have to run this kind of thing by. (Is it too soon for me to say stuff like, "Have your people call my people"?)

Also, Flamingnet.com reviewed Your Life, but Better! and gave it their Flamingnet Top Choice Award. (They review books on a scale from 1-10, and anything that scores a 9 or 10 is considered a Top Choice book.) Thanks, Flamingnet!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Managing a Little Mischief

It's official: My book is now on sale, everybody!

So to celebrate the occasion, I did what any sane person would do: I stalked my book all over town. Okay, I only went to two locations, and I wasn't stalking in a creepy way. I mean, I brought friends with me, I never hid behind a bush or anything, and I wore a very fashion-forward scarf the whole time.

First I visited the Borders bookstore near Columbus Circle. I was a little bummed to find two lonely copies on a bottom shelf in a dark corner of the store (it is sometimes a curse to have a last name that starts with V in a world where most things are placed alphabetically). But then...one of my friends spotted the New Stuff shelf, where they have my book on display!