Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty

I know I've been MIA for a while. It's fall. This is always a crazy time for me, what with school starting and book deadlines and all that jazz. But I know y'all forgive me since I have been working so very hard on Book 3.

But today I have big news!

The good: the doorbell rang today. A guy put a box on my doorstep and ran. Normally that's cause for alarm and the box just may be full of dog terds or something, but this time it was a big box from HarperCollins. I smiled big when I saw it because awesome things come in boxes from HC!!!!

The bad: the doorbell woke up my daughter right in the middle of her nap and right when I was really getting smoking on my Book 3 work for the day.

The pretty: Inside the box was:

ARCS for HALLOWED!!!!!!!!!!

Now, before I get inundated with ARC requests, let me say: um, I can't take any ARC requests this time. Sorry. Truly, I am. I fully understand your need for a Tucker fix right now (he's on page 1, people)--oh yeah, and Clara too, right?

Never fear, I will be having some contests to give away the books in this box. But if you want an ARC you'll  have to contact the publicity department at HarperTeen and/or go by the usual book blogger channels. Last year I tried to handle the requests myself and it was a mess and ended up with me wanting to crawl into a corner and suck my thumb, there were so. many. requests.  And that was before most people even knew there was a Tucker.

So--YAY! Even though I've been on this published-author train for a while now, there's nothing quite like opening a box full of books with my name on it. Huge rush. Huge. I need somebody to pinch me. I can't believe this is my life.

Now I have to go calm my crying baby.

20 comments:

Preets said...

AAAAAAAH! i'm excited! i can't wait to read Hallowed! i missed Tucker and Christian and Clara! :))

Renée said...

Yay, books! In need of a Christian fix here. =P I can't wait to see these hit Australian shelves!

Joely said...

Oh my goodness, this is so exciting! I cannot wait to read this book!

SupaGurlbooks said...

That is so amazing!! Yeah I need a fix ..... heeelp LOL

Lissa said...

Yes! The world NEEDS more Clara.

Amanda said...

Can't wait to read it!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this!!!! I love Tucker and I need to know what happens next! I wish I could meet some one like Tucker in real life *dreams*

Gina said...

AAAHHHH!! I am unnaturally and inappropriately in love with Tucker. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Vetsy said...

That's so awesome! I can't wait to read the book.

It sucks that your daughter got woken up in the process of getting the ARCs. I always try to keep the TV or radio on for background noise, otherwise I feel like I have to be super quiet when my daughter takes her nap.

Tine vs. The World said...

I cannot WAIT to get my hands on Hallowed....and my imagination on Tucker....

Mimi Valentine said...

OH MY GOSH, I'M SO EXCITED TO READ HALLOWED -- EEEEEP!

I love getting awesome books in the mail too! I know it's not the same because those are YOUR books (and it must be like "Mimi Excitement" times a million), but still! :)

TEAM TUCKER FOREVER ♥

(I don't blame you for not taking requests yourself -- I can only bet there will be TEN TIMES more now that the world has gotten their first fix of Tuck LOL!)

Daisy said...

OMG! SO PRETTY! I cannot wait to read it :) Love Tucker! And Clara, but in a friend-way. While Tucker is totally crush-worthy.

Carrie said...

Oooh! That IS pretty!

jazmin said...

omg why do i have tooo wait sooo long i miss clara and tucker!!!!!!!

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Tina G said...

Tucker I miss you!!!

Please tell me the contest will be for Canadian's too ~pleads~

Can't wait!! wOOt!!

Tina G~

Anonymous said...

what is an ARC???? cause i really want to enter!

Paz said...

Hello, I'm from Argentina and I just finished reading another world, I love it! and I love Tucker and Clara and all the characters.
I read it in one day because I could not stop!
is a beautiful story, congratulations ..
I did not know he had written another book, that's great! I already want to read the book.
Talia

Fallon said...

OH MY GOSH!! EEKsicle! I NEED to read this book, dude. I absolutely, undescribably LOVED the first book. And haha YES i need a Tucker fix! I'd be surprised if anyone didn't! I miss Clara and Christian and Tucker and everyone so much!

Roberta M. said...

Stayed up till 4 AM to finish "Unearthly" last night! Wonderful! Can't wait for Hallowed! Cheers from Brazil!