You know the rest.
My book goes on sale. I think it may already be available in some stores but you can buy an official copy as opposed to an advance copy and these distinctions matter!
Many thanks to Megaterrific Meg Cabot for her plug for the the book. (And you should be reading Meg’s blog anyway, especially her account of her international tour, which is hilarious and because her site has just undergone a beautiful makeover.)
Thanks also go Gabe, who also blogged about the book on Reading Book, Watching Movies.
In other news, I enjoyed reading at Word on the Street Vancouver yesterday. Susin Nielson was wonderful and shared with us her first diary. Like a lot of first diaries, hers went great guns for a week and then died off. Luckily, the story of Ambrose the Word Nerd is longer! Laura Trunkey gave an amazing reading from her new book, The Incredibly Ordinary Danny Chadelier, which has a bit of a dark Snickety feel to it. She’s definitely a writer to watch.
I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Meg Tilly (yes, that Meg Tilly) whose new YA is called First Time. It’s an uncompromising page turner about… well, you should read it. I would like to say for the record that she was one of the most gracious people I’ve ever read with. At the question and answer period after the reading, most people wanted to ask her questions and ever so artfully she made sure to include me in the process. “What do you think, Susan?” she’d say. She was also very funny and I enjoyed watching my husband have some kind of fit when he found out that he missed seeing her. So all-in-all, an interesting afternoon. Many thanks to my adoptive bookstore for the event, Huckleberry Children’s Books in Vancouver. It’s a new store that’s just opened at Main and 28th Avenue. If you live in the Vancouver area, be sure and check it out.