Friday, February 4, 2011

Ice Day:In Which I Did not meet Lauren Oliver

So the snow didn't happen. But the ice did.

Here are the things I did not get to do today: I did not get to meet one of my writing idols, Lauren Oliver, because she did not make it to Houston yesterday for Blue Willow and The Woodlands B&N today. (She was slated to visit the school where I teach, which was totally wonderful) Lauren - Before I Fall is one of my favorite books of 2010. I've started Delirium and it's equally as fabulous.

I did not have to go teach. (okay, I'm not mourning that one)

Here's what I'm worried about: That the damn ice melts so that everyone can make it to The Woodlands B&N tomorrow at 2 for the HAUNTED launch party. (cake! t shirts! Me!)

That the apocalyptic weather conditions do not muck up book sales - for the lovely Lauren whom I have yet to meet, and for me!

That the husband - trapped at my side right now because the toll road is closed - does not decide to do a noisy, banging man cave project while I'm writing.

Here's what I'm going to do: Write, write, write. Drink coffee. Take pictures of the icicles. Keep an eye out for the elusive snow. (better chance of that eye being poked out by a falling icicle.) Ponder whether the Packers are responsible by bringing their frozen tundra weather to Texas with them.

So hi Lauren Oliver! It would have been lovely to meet you. My signing poster at B&N shares a stand with yours. Hope you come back in the spring!

And the rest of you! Get your butts to The Woodlands Mall B&N tomorrow from 2-4. I'm thrilled to meet you! Or hug you if I already know you! Buy a copy of HAUNTED. Buy a copy of Lauren Oliver's Delirium while you're at it.

Til next time...

(and don't forget - Sourcebooks - my poor little team still stuck in a drift in Chicago - is still offering free downloads of Dreaming Anastasia on the ereader of your choice til 2/7, in honor of Haunted's release. Just do what you'd normally do to buy an e book. Except it will be free!)


Alyson Greene said...

Joy- I was also disappointed not to see Lauren Oliver last night, but excited that school was cancelled today.

I'd love to be at your launch party tomorrow, but unfortunately the ice did not cause my in-laws' flight to be cancelled, so I have to entertain them.

Hope your launch is awesome and the weather doesn't stop people from buying your book.

I'm hopping on amazon to buy Haunted and Delirium right now. :)

Anonymous said...

I'll see you today at 2!! :)

Carrie said...

Just ordered Haunted yesterday. Hope your launch goes well. I blame the Packers for the cold but I spent most of the football season blaming Brett Favre for the snow.

Kristin Rae said...

Great to meet you today! What an excellent turn out to your book launch! :)

I was disappointed about Lauren Oliver's trip too. Hopefully she'll be back in April!