Tuesday, December 27, 2011
So I'm all set to return to my SLIDE 2 revision, but before I do, I have to let you know about an amazing opportunity to check out the first five chapters of SLIDE and excerpts from a bunch of other upcoming HarperCollins books!
You can download the excerpts HERE!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Just wanted to announce that Baby Boy, from this point on to be referred to as Little'un (not to be confused with Munchkin, my two year old daughter), was born last Monday at 10:47 a.m. Imagine my surprise when the doctor announced that he was 8 pounds, 15 ounces! Actually, I had a hunch, even though the ultrasound suggested he was in the 7 pound range. My bladder totally knew.
My recovery is coming along slowly but surely, and we've enjoyed some low key time at home before gearing up for the holidays. I'm lounging around (er... changing dirty diapers every seven minutes) and rewatching The West Wing, which my mom so awesomely bought me as an early Christmas/maternity leave present.
Writing-wise, I'm obviously taking a tiny break. But I expect to get back into revision mode (working on SLIDE 2) as soon as The Little'un is sleeping more than two hours at a time. Anyone have any tips on this, by the way? Probably just have to wait until he gets his days and nights sorted out. At any rate, I hope to have this latest revision finished by the end of January. And then it will almost be time for SLIDE to come out! Squeeeee!
I just wanted to wish you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS in case I don't get a chance in the next few weeks. I'm planning on doing some wicked giveaways in the new year, so stick around!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Good morning awesome peeps! Guess what today is? That's right! It's December!!! This means several things...
1. In twelve days, I won't be pregnant anymore! Yayyyyy!
2. I have eaten too much Christmas candy. Already. I blame the baby.
3. I have a fabulous gift for you, my loyal blog readers!
Cynthia Hand, author of the amaaaaazing UNEARTHLY, sent me a signed copy of HALLOWED, the next book in the series. As a huge Tucker fan, I was extremely stoked to see what happened next in the saga. Plus, Cynthia's writing is just gorgeous. I'm trying to think of how to describe the experience of reading her books. It's kind of like a warm bath. You kind of ease in and luxuriate and just never want to get out. Anyway, I loved HALLOWED just as much as UNEARTHLY (if not more) and was absolutely moved to tears (you'll see why). Now it's your chance to win and enjoy a signed ARC of this phenomenal sequel. Here's the synopsis (from Goodreads):
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
Oooh, did I also mention this book was blurbed by Melissa Marr? Yep, that's how good it is!
Ready to enter? Okay, here are the rules...
1. You must be a blog follower to enter. (+1 entry)
2. You can earn extra entries by tweeting, facebooking, or blogging about the contest. (+1 entry each)
3. Tally up your entries in your comment below, and don't forget to add your email address so I can contact you if you win!
4. Yes, it's international.
5. The contest will end next Thursday (12/8) at midnight. I'll post the winner on Friday and send the prize out over the weekend. And then I'LL HAVE A BABY!!!!
YOU KNOW WHAT? I'm getting a little crazy on my 5 a.m. caffeine free Diet Pepsi. I'm going to throw in a signed SLIDE arc as well. TWO BOOKS, people! TWO!!!!