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 Monaghanis 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.