Monday, March 22, 2010

Book on Sale

A House Afire will be 7.99 on for the next two days if anyone's interested (otherwise, it's ridiculously expensive!).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Review!

Hi all! Just wanted to let you know that Anna from Anna's Book Blog was nice enough to review my book on her blog!
See the review here:

I've tried to announce all the reviews of the book here on the blog, so that people can look and maybe get a better idea of the story than I can give.
Anna is also doing a giveaway of the book because she's clearly awesome. Thanks Anna!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Blogosphere

This is what I love about the book-blogosphere. If you really need something, and you reach out for it, you're bound to get help. I've seen teenage girls (sorry, but sadly I've barely come across any male book bloggers...I think I've seen two) doing incredible things for authors and books! There are so many great ideas...I'm so impressed! I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I seem to keep forgetting how incredible the teenage crowd can be. Maybe it's because I'm on my way out?
Turning twenty WAS a little weird, and I was kind of sad that I wouldn't be able to call myself a teenager anymore. I know what I'm going to be asking every YA author I ever meet- how do write a convincing teenager?

Sometimes, I think it's not that hard. Everyone's different, it's not like teenage essence can be boxed or programmed. But we've all seen movies or read books where writers have gotten it ridiculously wrong, and that's the last thing I'd ever want to do. This is another reason that it's comforting to know that the book-blogosphere is there. And hell, so is the regular blogosphere. Blogs have been a big help to me these past few months, and even though I'll probably be annoyingly busy as this semester ends, I'm going to try and keep my blog going relatively steadily. We'll see what happens. Just wanted to thank everyone, especially my two new followers. :) 36! Hooray! New goal? 40. It'll take a while, and it'll make me do more (and hopefully, better) PR.

I know that whether we should be labeling books as YA or not has been up for debate, but honestly? I love that there's a YA section, even though which books go where can be hard to determine.

Okay, future posts:

My first reading on April first!

Sid, the male interest in my book whose character is up for debate.

Hopefully more reviews! I might be reviewing a couple of books myself, just for fun.

And more excerpts, of course.

If there's anything you'd like to see on the blog, let me know. My experience as an author thus far is a tad different from most, given my age and the nature of the publisher, but I'd love to help anyone and share anything I can. And if you want to know more about the book, or you just want to talk about YA stuff, leave me a comment and I'll get in touch with you!

Thanks bloggers! Thanks followers!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

For bloggers:

I've been trying to steal buttons from bloggers left and write to throw onto the side of my blog, but for reasons that I presume have to do with my slowly moving internet, they don't seem to work properly. They show up in awkward places, they don't show at all, I can't move them on the layout settings page, etc. So I think I'm going to give it some time and perhaps wait until I'm in a place with better internet to add more blog-buttons.
Also, thanks for following Jami! You have brought me closer to my goal of 35 followers!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blog News!

It's time for me to get back on the blog-wagon!

Now there's a fun-looking word. I've distanced myself from the blogosphere in the last two months and now it's time to come back for a bit! Here is my big news:

I'm taking part in a reading at The River's End Bookstore in Oswego on April first! It should be interesting, it'll be my first ever (and no, I haven't decided which excerpt I'm going to read yet).

My book has had FOUR reviews on some great YA book blogs!

I know there are some things in the book that I'm going to have to answer for and explain, and I plan on doing so HERE, but that will likely be after more people read the book!

If you're a blogger, and you've taken a look at a review or the description on the side of the blog, well, feel free to leave a comment or contact me some other way if you're interested in talking about the book!

Depending on my networking within the next few days, there should be more news on the way. Meanwhile, my new goal is 35 followers. Whoa. It's a little crazy, but if I work hard I just might be able to do it!

Thank you all for following!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

MORE reviews!

Another review! Thanks Katie!

Another Review!

Amy Jacobs of "My Overstuffed Bookshelf" was also nice enough to review my book!
Take a look! :)
More posts in the future, I promise. March 12, perhaps? See you there?

And thanks for following everyone!