Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder

I'm so excited that my friend Lisa Schroeder is publishing her new YA novel THE DAY BEFORE today!! And even my dog, Murdock, was so excited that he decided to recreate her cover.

Congrats, Lisa!! And everyone, pick up your copy today!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I'm writing this mid-sob. I woke up to a wonderful surprise today. A few bloggers and authors--ones who I respect and admire--got together to put on something... too kind for words.

Celebrating A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL: Random Acts of Kindness. In these posts they tell a story of sacrifice or kindness that meant something to them in honor of my book release. In addition, they are offering a HUGE giveaway.

What can I say to this? I'm so.... touched. Humbled. Blessed. I've never felt so moved in my whole life. Heck, Lisa Schroeder even said that my Gram would be proud of me. And she would. And I thank you, Lisa, for mentioning her.

Kari at A Good Addiction sums it in her post HERE. Thank you, Kari for putting this together. This was a tremendous gift and it far outweighs Reese's Pieces and Candy Corn. You are awesome beyond words.

I hope you check out the posts. But thank you to EVERYONE--from my agent Jim McCarthy to my editor Donna Bray. To the fabulous people at Balzer & Bray and HarperCollins. To the fantastic bloggers who've supported this book and to the authors who've truly inspired me, to my friends who I'm so lucky to have... and to my family.


Now I have to go wipe my tear-stained cheeks and get ready to do a news interview. Which you can watch at www.kptv.com at 9am PT/12pm ET


So there's this book... you might have heard of it. Anyway, that book is out today, out in the wild, available for purchase. Ready for YOU to bring it to its forever home.

That book is A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. And it's out today. You can buy it. I think you'll like it!

Where can you buy it? Well, you can get it at your local store, maybe even get a copy for your friends. You can order it online pretty much anywhere. You can even download it to your Kindle or reader.

Here's the trailer:

Here are some of the reviews, and you can see even more on Goodreads:

"A clever and well-written fantasy. Whether Charlotte is an angel or a being less freighted by religious tradition is left up to the reader, but the dilemma of how we can make a lasting impression is a very human concern. Young offers an elegant solution that is well worth consideration."

“A gripping supernatural romance… An imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light.”
— Kirkus Review

I hope you get a copy of A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. It would mean a lot to me. This book means a lot to me.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Girlfriend's Cyber Circuit: Starring Jessica Brody

I'm excited to feature GCC member and bestselling author Jessica Brody today on the blog. Her new teen novel MY LIFE UNDECIDED came out this week! Here's more about it:

Book Summary:


Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.

Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure.

But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I’m gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else be the one to decide which book I read for English. Or whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich Maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: Chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated!

Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever.

But don’t take my word for it, read the book and decide for yourself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.


"Brooklyn is a sympathetic protagonist with whom teens will identify. Her journey is fun to read, and decision-challenged readers will learn an important lesson about self-acceptance along the way."
--School Library Journal

"Brody taps into a universal human desire...An amusing coming-of-age story with many funny moments...[Brooklyn's] flustered, off-the-cuff narration should keep readers as invested in her actions as her blog followers are."
--Publisher's Weekly

About the Author:

A few fun facts about Jessica Brody’s own life undecided:

• Jessica was born in Los Angeles, moved to Colorado when she was twelve, moved back to California after college and now indecisively splits her time between both states.
• Jessica graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts with majors in Economics and French because she was convinced she wanted to be an “important business woman.” After a brief stint as a strategic analyst for MGM Studios, she abandoned her business background to become a full-time writer. Now she uses her mad spreadsheet skills to build complicated outlines for her books.
• Appropriately, when writing this book, Jessica couldn’t decide on a title. So she polled 50 of her closest friends to finally come up with My Life Undecided.

Visit her online at: www.JessicaBrody.com

And coming soon: www.MyLifeUndecided.com, where you can post your own undecided questions, poll the community, and get some answers.

Check out the trailer!!

Jessica was even cool enough to provide stills from her trailer shoot!

MY LIFE UNDECIDED is out now, so pick up your copy today!!