Friday, October 29, 2010

A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL- The Cover!!!!!!!!

I thought about writing a long post about covers because honestly, I never get tired of telling the story about The Naughty List (my mom thought it was porn). But instead, I just want to say that I'm SO HAPPY WITH MY NEW COVER!!!

I have obsessed and fretted about what the cover for A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL (Summer 2011) would look like. The book is about a girl who is compelled to help people, even though each time she does, her friends and family start to forget who she is--her very existence fading into a glowing light. So... what kind of cover could express that????

Well, I'm so excited to show you!! I just think.... it's so pretty. :-)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Girlfriend's Cyber Circuit: Starring Denise Jaden

Today I'm talking about Denise Jaden's debut novel LOSING FAITH-out now from Simon Pulse. Here's a little more about the book:

A terrible secret. A terrible fate.

When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don’t know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith’s final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

And I love this trailer!!! Check it out--

Pick up your copy of LOSING FAITH today!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Book Signing: Starring LK Madigan, April Henry and Lauren Kate

Super fun time today! I took a break from my psychotic writing schedule to head out to a book signing. Amazing lineup with the always awesome LK Madigan (Flash Burnout, The Mermaid's Mirror), Bestselling author April Henry (Girl, Stolen) and Bestseller Lauren Kate (Fallen, Torment).

Amazing author Tara Kelly (Harmonic Feedback) came with and we met up with Lisa Schroeder (I Heart You, You Haunt Me, Chasing Brooklyn) and Amy Baskin. It was a full crowd at our local Powell's!

Each read from their books (which was great!) and LK tossed chocalotes and passed out one of her early novels about mermaids (was it from 4th grade?) So fun.

The highlight of the event was during question time when an audience member asked Lauren if the author of Twilight helped her write Torment. That Stephanie Meyer--she's just everywhere.

Anyway, Portland once again rules the universe turning out for an awesome event! More coming up soon!!!