Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Birthday HAUNTED 2/1/11

Happy Birthday, Haunted!

It was a tough, winding road getting you here. But today’s your day. May your life be long and full. A week on that NYTimes list wouldn’t hurt, either, but no pressure. I will always think you’re special.

You survived a crazy teaching and promotion schedule, an editor change, a cancer diagnosis and surgery, and numerous other upheavals. But there you were anyway – the story I wanted.

You’re the middle child. Dreaming Anastasia will always be older. And there’s a third book coming next year. I don’t know what this means, but that’s okay. We’ll both figure it out together.

So go on, little book. I’m kicking you out into the world. (actually, you’ve been sneaking onto shelves for a couple of weeks now. You’re an independent little cuss and I already love that about you) Go. Grab readers by the scruff of their necks. Do your thing.


PS – and if anyone needs to catch up on Dreaming Anastasia, Sourcebooks – wonderful folks that they are – is offering free downloads on all e reader devices for one week starting today!! Check it out now!!


Cari said...

Happy Book Birthday! See you Saturday!

Carrie said...

Congratulations. Excited to read it.

Nazarea said...

I'm so excited for you and HAUNTED! I adored DREAMING ANASTASIA and so hoped there would be more to the story. Congrats to you and the new book--which, since I bought it on my nook, I'm gonna go read. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Book Birthday!

Lisa and Laura said...

Hoorah for Haunted!!! You're almost sold out Amazon already! I foresee BIG things for this book! YAY!

Emily said...

Yay!!!! See you at the release party!

Joy said...

Thanks all! It's been a great day - and I hope you all enjoy Haunted. We just celebrated at a local restaurant, complete with chocolate cake with a sparkler - like it was a real birthday! Which I guess it was.

Kari said...

I bought Haunted a few days ago, and I read it in one day; the only time I ever stopped was to do my homework and journal. I'm already jazzed up about the next book

Sylvia said...

I just wanted to say that I loved Haunted and can' wait for the third book!