Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Debut Book Birthday - Carrier of the Mark

Well, well, well...lookie what I found on the shelf at Barnes and Noble today!!!  I had to tell the associates (loudly) that I knew the author, partly because I was so darned proud of her, and partly because I didn't want them to wonder why this crazy woman was taking pictures. So fun!

Aaaand this is what happens when you have your two-year-old son take the picture, LOL.

I just want to let Leigh know that I'm celebrating her here in Virginia. Leigh has been like a big sister and mentor to me during these early months in the publishing game. When you sign a publishing contract with the big folk, you don't exactly get a welcome packet explaining how it's all going to work. You just have to take it day by day, largely in the dark. Thankfully I've been able to turn to Leigh, the first Inkpop.com author to be acquired by HarperCollins, with my myriad of questions and insecurities. Thank you, Leigh! And congratulations!!!  :)

On a different note, for those who are wondering where I'm at in the process with Sweet Evil, I've been told ARCs will be out late fall, probably November (please contact HarperCollins directly if you're interested), and the cover will likely be revealed between now and then. I have not seen it yet. (*dies slow death from anticipation*)  Thanks for checking in! 


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  1. Congrats to Leigh. I am so excited for her and CARRIER!!! I also cannot wait for SWEET EVIL to come out. I'm dying to read more than the little bit I read on Inkpop. You and Leigh are twins of awesomeness! Fingers crossed that I get an ARC to review at Imaginary Reads!


  2. Thank you, Kris! I'll cross my fingers for you, too. :) And I'm sure I'll have a few contests to give my handful of ARCs away, too.

  3. I just love your son's picture. You must tell him for me that he's going to be a photographer one day. He did I lot better than I could have done at 2! (:

    I'll have to email HarperCollins for an ARC... I kind of know Becki Heller from being an Inkpop contest winner... Hopefully I can review Sweet Evil on my blog (http://somewhatbittersweet.blogspot.com/) if they send me one!


  4. Thanks, Megan! My son and I had lots of fun in the bookstore, haha. :)
    Definitely let HC know that you'd review it on your blog and you're an inkpopper. They want to make sure people who get ARCs will spread the word about their books. Good luck! Your blog is super cute, btw, love the chic Halloween theme.

  5. :) Thank you! Hopefully I can get an ARC super soon!

  6. Yay! Google is allowing me post again.
    Thanks, Wendy. You are fab. I can't wait to see the ARCs. Woohoo!

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    1. Google just did this super awesome thing where I didn't get your post until today... (Yay blogger?)

      Anyway, love the cover for your book - excited to read it when it comes out!

      And I finally got Leigh's book recently! Now I just have to *read* it!

    2. Yay, R.A.! :) Thank you for stopping by!