Sunday, January 23, 2011

One week (plus a couple days) til HAUNTED and other stuff

Look at the box of Haunted
Do you know that it's almost February 1st? Do you know that Haunted is already filtering into bookstores, available and in stock on Amazon and the online stores of the big box chains and the indies? How this is possible, I have no idea. Wasn't I just writing the darn thing yesterday? But it's true. So get your copy/reserve your copy/ask your library to stock some copies.
In case you're still waffling, let me add that Kirkus Reviews has just called Haunted a "well-paced roller-coaster ride of death-defying magical encounters." (I can't even begin to tell you how happy this makes me)
  • Come to the kick off event of my Haunted mini tour - my launch party/signing at The Woodlands Barnes and Noble in The Woodlands TX on Saturday 2/5 from 2-4 PM.

    I'll put up my finalized travel schedule soon (waiting on Publicist Paul to give me all the final details about some stuff) but you can expect to see me:

    2/26 - Changing Hands in Tempe AZ, 4 PM (more events to come soon)
    3/5 - Borders in The Woodlands TX, 2 PM

  • 3/15 - School visit at Pilgrim School in LA

  • 3/15 - Barnes and Noble, Glendale, CA, 6:30 PM (more events to come)
  • 3/26 - Champions Forest Barnes and Noble, Houston Tx - book fair w/Banff School (time TBA, but probably 1PM)

  • 4/1- Barnes and Noble, Layton, UT, (have to find out time)

  • 3/31- 4/2 - various events in Salt Lake City, UT - to be announced soon

  • 4/9 - Houston Teen Book Con at Alief Taylor High School from 10-4 Check out their website. I am so excited to be appearing with the likes of Rachel Hawkins, Lauren Myracle, Deb Caletti, Ellen Hopkins, Gail Giles and many others!!

  • 4/14 - 4/17 (exact dates to be announced) TLA in Austin (two different signing events)

Let me emphasize here that as I was just beginning my thyroid cancer journey last year at this time, I am beyond grateful and thrilled to be here typing all these dates for you. When my box of author copies of Haunted came a couple of days ago, I surprised myself by bursting into tears.

Am also doing my very first Skype visit this coming week - from my classroom to 100 jr. high kids in FL!! This will either be very fun or very weird. I will let you know. (We practiced on Friday - just me here in TX and the teacher and media center guy in FL. "Can you see me?" "Can you hear me" "Look, it's Joy Preble eating a banana in her classroom and grading Hamlet essays"

Will be blog touring as well.... and doing some contests... and did you check out my book trailer (link on previous post) I lOVE my book trailer. I LOVE Marianne Nowicki of NoWicki Productions.

And writing Again and Again so I can tell you how it all turns out.

Up this week on the blog: a wonderful interview/conversation with my friend and mentor and really cool Texas writer, Cynthia Leitich Smith. Cyn's third book in the Tantalize series, Blessed, is out Tuesday 1/25. She stopped by virtually to chat vampires and other really cool stuff. It's a great post, so don't miss it!! Until then, stop by Cyn's main Cynsations blog:

And of course the Kiss Me Kill Me Blog Tour with Sarwat Chadda continues at:

Til next time!!

1 comment:

Mundie Moms said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release! I can't wait to pick Haunted on your release day! I'm looking forward to meeting you at TLA!