You guys, this month has been a strange one. I’m pregnant and I’ve been so sick with this baby, I’ve literally been strapped to the couch, which is very unlike my usual ADD-can't-stop-moving personality. My one book signing event, the FCL release party, I had to fight through nausea long enough to do a reading and I actually started crying at one point. Yeah, LAME. In my defense, I was explaining the dedication of the book when I started crying , which is a tear-jerker story.
So, thank you to everyone who has sent me emails and
comments about First Comes Love. Your support and enthusiasm is seriously helping me get through this
pregnancy. I’m still so excited to have
this book published, and I hope one of these days I will get to give this book
the energy and publicity it deserves. My goal is to do an extensive book tour
next spring, to celebrate the paperback release of First Comes Love, as well as
the release of Middle Ground (coming out on November 20th, four days
before my due date. How’s that for overwhelming?).
On a lighter note, I did a phone interview with
Seventeen.com last week. I grew up idolizing this magazine; it was my bible to help decode the confusing male mind and figure out what to do with friendship
drama and what on earth to wear in the decade-behind, fashion void that is
Central Wisconsin. So, doing an
interview was a dream come true. I think I asked the journalist more questions than she asked me. Yeah, I like to keep it awkward. I will post
a link to the article as soon as it’s up.
I'm participating in my first multi-author event next Saturday,
June 2nd. It’s at the oldest bookstore in the Pacific Northwest,
Klindt's Booksellers, in The Dalles, OR. It will feature twelve YA authors
(bestselling and award-winning authors. Oh, and me). Definitely come and check
this out. There will be live music, a barbeque, and I’ve heard rumors that
Channing Tatum might make a guest appearance. Okay, that’s completely made up,
but he’s my current celebrity crush so I can dream.
Finally, my “author sister,” Annabel Monaghan
is coming out with her novel, “A Girl Named Digit,” on June 2nd. I
had the priviledge of reading an ARC of the book and I LOVED
IT. It’s hilarious, witty, smart, and there’s
a hot boy mixed in, all great ingredients for a perfect read.
Thanks again to everyone who has picked up a copy of First Comes Love. Pass the love around.