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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Feeling the Dreaming Anastasia love

This is the cake my librarian ordered for our DA celebration this week.

Even my principals have jumped on the Dreaming Anastasia train

Three weeks into the Dreaming Anastasia blog tour! Around 60 amazingly dedicated book bloggers have been reviewing, allowing me to guest post and interviewing me and basically spreading Dreaming Anastasia love around the globe.


I am: humbled, thankful, profoundly grateful, ecstatic, amazed, honored, and totally jazzed!! Thank you, thank you!! for spreading the word to everyone about this novel. I thank you. Anne, Ethan and Anastasia thank you. Publicist Paul thanks you. (I think he is even sending me an extra silver sharpie. Sourcebooks sends pretty markers when you're being extra good. At least that what Paul tells me. Possibly he is just holding out on the good stuff.) Editor Dan is beyond happy. To my readers who are loving this crazy combination of fantasy, historical fiction, fairy tale, and romance - huge virtual hugs!

If you're in the Houston area, I'll be signing at B&N on 1960 West at Champions Forest, next Saturday, 9/26, 2PM. (it is also my birthday!!) T-shirt raffles, book mark giveaways, posters signed by my snazzy Scooby Snack silver sharpie that Paul sent.

And if you're able, I'll be doing a live chat at My Friend Amy's blog on Wed. 9/23 at 9 PM EST. Come on by to http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/ and chat about Dreaming Anastasia and other stuff.

Check out my appearances on my http://www.joypreble.com/ website under News. I'm headed lots of places in the next couple of months, including the Lousiana Festival of Books in Baton Rouge on 10/17, Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston on 10/20, Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ on 10/24, and Sam Houston State University YA Conference on 11/7. And keep posted for my Chicago tour dates - still TBA, but coming in November! (I knew I bought that great black wool coat last year on sale for something!) If you're around, I'd love to meet you.

And finally, thank you!! to the faculty and staff and especially my intrepid librarian Twyla at the high school where I teach for a lovely reception honoring me and Dreaming Anastasia. National English Honor Society is even selling books in conjunction with local B&N as a fundraiser and sold 50 in less than a day! And there were reporters! My grass roots support has also been humbling. Thank you. Seriously.
Til next time...

7 comments:

Casey said...

I love the cake, very cool. Plus, it looks yummy :)

Kate said...

So glad to hear everything is going so well! I love your cake, and think us bloggers should get a piece ;)

Joy said...

Yes, I think all of you should! So here - I am, for now, virtually sending you huge slices!

~The Book Pixie said...

That cake is awesome. lol.

I'm so sorry I'm late on this but here is the link to my review for the blog tour: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-tour-dreaming-anastasia-review.html

~Briana

Joy said...

Thank you Briana! I am so sorry about your family's loss and you know that I really appreciate that you even thought about this at all! Again - thank you. Book blogging community = amazing humans!

Hazra said...

I love the cake. It looks so delicious!

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such stories. I love to read stories like this. By the way add some pics :)