The countdown is over! The big day is here! This is your chance to run out and grab the book I haven't shut up about for like five months!!!
That's right! It's SHE'S SO DEAD TO US release day!!!
I can't wait for you guys to read the story of Ally and Jake and learn all about the complications keeping them apart, bringing them together, and making them rethink everything about who they are and what they know. I love these two characters so much and I hope you will, too!
Come back to the blog often to comment and let me know what you think, or feel free to share on facebook or twitter, too!
And don't forget about the release party tonight at the Hillsdale Library in Hillsdale, NJ! It starts at 7pm and I'll be doing a reading, a signing and a writer's workshop! Hope to see you there!
I'm happy to announce that the winners of yesterday's giveaways are . . . .
LAYLA: You've won the MP3 on CD!
LUXECOUTURE: You've won the book!
All you need to do is email me your full name and addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send them out ASAP!
The rest of you, thanks for entering! I'm so happy to have your support! Don't forget that tomorrow is SHE'S SO DEAD TO USRELEASE DAY! So maybe I'll give away some more swag, just to celebrate. Come back tomorrow and see!
Win a FREE SIGNED copy of SHE'S SO DEAD TO US in book OR CD format
This past week has been completely insane for me, and not for the reasons you might think. Yes, my new book comes out THIS TUESDAY, so you'd probably assume I was busy running around to bookstores and libraries promoting it--which I am--but I've also been doing the single most stressful thing known to woman, aside from giving birth.
I've been moving. And not just from one house to another. No. Not I. I can't do things the simple way, even if I try to. Instead, I packed my entire life (and those of my husband and son) onto a truck on Monday to move in with my in law's for four days and move into my new house on Friday. You see, we were supposed to close the deals on both our old house and our new house on Wednesday, but because of some bank snafu, our buyers were unable to, well, buy that day. And now I have to wait until next week so I can both sell my house and buy my new one. IF, of course, everything is un-snafu-ed by then. Meanwhile, I'm sleeping on my in law's couch, while M & B sleep in the guest room, working on my crappy laptop all over Bergen County, NOT going to the gym (which is killing me), eating like crap (also killing me), and not entirely getting to enjoy the fact that SHE'S SO DEAD TO US is hitting stores in. like 48 hours.
So why am I telling you this? Well, partially because I felt like a good venting, but also beacuse the bright spot in all this has been the delivery of two separate boxes to my door. (The old door. At the old house. Which I have to drop by periodically to pick up my mail.) The first was a big box full ofSHE'S SO DEAD TO US books, hot off the press. The second was a smaller box filled with copeis of the MP3 on CD. It was so cool to see the audio version! The CD is actually pink. A pink CD. What could be better!?
I'm so excited about the arrival of these gifts, I've decided to give away one of each. One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of the book, the other will receive a signed copy of the CD!
All you need to do to enter is comment on this blog and tell me which you'd rather win, and why you'd prefer the book over the CD or vice versa.
I'll take entries until 10pm EST tonight and inform the winner tomorrow morning! US residents only, please! Now get commenting!
Hear About SHE'S SO DEAD TO US Right From the Author's Mouth!
Usually I cringe when I see myself on video. I think I sound too nasal, look too shiny and move around too much. But this video is surprisingly unscary to me. Maybe because I'm talking about my current favorite topic, SHE'S SO DEAD TO US! (And its upcoming sequels.)
Definitely humor. I'm almost always drawn to guys who make me laugh. I have a hard time figuring out which guys are cute!
I put everyone's names in a box this morning and picked out one winner. LAUREN, that would be you! You've won a signed copy of SHE'S SO DEAD TO US!
Now all you need to do is email me at email@example.com with your address to claim your prize. I'll put it in the mail tomorrow if you get back to me today!
Everyone else, thanks SO much for participating. Keep checking here for more contests in the upcoming weeks. Whenever a new book comes out, I just get in the mood to give stuff away. Bookplates, bookmarks, books . . . . You never know! So make sure you come back and see!
And a special thanks to everyone who came out to chat with me last night on chatzy.com. It was SO much fun! We'll have to do it again sometime.
Got a burning question you've been dying to ask me? Well here's your chance! I'll be doing an online chat tonight as part of the 10 in '10 Teen Chick Lit Challenge and I'd LOVE to see you there! The chat starts at 8pm and all you have to do is go to www.chatzy.com/921886379231 to join the fun.
And speaking of fun, I've decided to run a little contest today!
SHE'S SO DEAD TO US is going to hit bookstores EXACTLY TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY!! (That would be May 25, if you don't feel like checking your calendar.) In honor of this momentous occassion (or pre-occassion) I'm going to give away one autographed copy of the book TODAY! Yes, that means that, should you be the winner, you will get to read the juicy little story of Ally Ryan and Jake Graydon before it ever makes it to a store near you.
All you have to do to enter is comment on THIS blog with your answer to this one simple question:
Which of the following qualities is most important in a significant other?
A. Physical attractiveness - What's the point if I don't constantly want to kiss him/her? B. Wealth - If the person can take me cool places and buy me new things, then we have a lot more to talk about. C. Humor - Laughter is the key to a good relationship, after all. D. Attentiveness - If he/she would rather text and play xbox than listen to me, they're not worth my time. E. Popularity - If everyone else loves him/her, then he/she is worthy of my attention. Also popularity makes anyone sexier.
You may choose any combination, but no fair choosing "all of the above!" Comment on THIS BLOG, and you're automatically entered. I'll announce the winner here, on my blog, tomorrow morning and also on Twitter and facebook, so you can triple check. The winner will be chosen at random from all entries. The winner WILL NOT be based upon your answer, so don't try to shrink me and figure out which one I'D pick. I'll never tell. :)
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MIDNIGHT, EST MAY 11, 2010! Any entries added after that time will not be considered.
They're here! They're here! My first five copies of SHE'S SO DEAD TO US have JUST arrived! I'm so excited I just did a happy dance in the middle of my kitchen. Once I got them all cleaned off.
(SIDE NOTE: Thank you, US Postal Service, for so thoroughly destroying the padded mailer in which my new books were packed, that I had to break out the vacuum and suck all the gray dust off the spines and out from between the pages with the extender hose before properly enjoying the moment. Not to mention the damage done to my white tee and my formerly clean floor. Seriously. Thank you.)
But back to the joy. These books look soooooo beautiful! Honestly, forget what I wrote, the cover, the interior design, even the font make this book worth picking up! I can't stop touching it. In fact, I'm typing this with one hand right now while I pet the lovely, shiny, cover with its raised pearls and pretty Tiffany blue color . . . .
I can't wait for you to have one! That's it. As soon as I get more copies I'm running a contest. These ones are mine all mine (insert greedy laugh here). I'll keep you posted about a giveaway soon!
PS: Sorry about the blurry photo. I'm too excited to hold the camera steady.