Thursday, April 17, 2008

In Publishers Weekly's Children's Bookshelf

(or: to avoid all potentially misplaced apostrophes... In the bookshelf of the children belonging to the weekly of the publishers)

A little photo and story -- Cassandra Clare and me and our time in Phoenix.

Scroll down a little...we're right below Felicity Huffman (OMG).

Friday, April 11, 2008

Authors -- on promo and marketing

Hey author friends,

Are you scared to death of speaking in public, doing a book signing or school visit, or just don't have the first clue about how to get the word out about your book? (Why do I feel like this 'graph sounds like the beginning of an infomercial? It's not, I promise.)

Recently I did an interview with Kelly Spitzer.
In it, Kelly asked me quite a few questions about promotion and marketing and what my publisher and I did together. I've had a bunch of people tell me it was very helpful, so I'm passing along the link.

The lovely Bella Stander picked up the interview as well for her blog and she tells the story of how she and I met.


I just wanted to let you know that these articles and this help is out there. Bella is amazing. And I just noticed she's doing a workshop called Book Promotion 101 on May 17 in NYC. If you live in the NYC area, go. And if you don't, maybe you could spread the word to other author friends who do live there.

She also offers reasonably priced sessions over the phone that will really help you get your brain focused on the goal -- selling your book -- rather than on the churning feeling in your gut that's telling you you can't do this.

Check Bella out! She's brilliant.

Phoenix Public Library

I'm so terribly sorry about the mix-up.
Thank you to those who made such lovely signs and artwork to welcome us. We appreciated it...




...and we apologize for disappointing you. I'm working on setting up a new event -- unfortunately Cassandra Clare continues on her tour, so you're stuck with just me!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler! Tonight and tomorrow...

Last night at Borders in Superstition Springs was a BLAST! Standing room only. Thanks to everyone for coming out. I had a chance to meet two (three?) more virtual friends in person -- Georgia, who made my lovely "dream" pendant, and Mom2BJM and her son, (B). Fantastic people!



You are invited to the following book readings/signings where I'll be signing my NYT bestselling YA paranormal book WAKE. The delightful NYT bestselling author of the Mortal Instruments Trilogy, Cassandra Clare, will be there too to sign her books and read a bit -- She's giving away a sample chapter of City of Glass, which comes out next year. Get your sneak peek!:

Wednesday, April 9
4:00 PM
Joint Event with Cassandra Clare (City of Bones, City of Ashes)
Phoenix Public Library
Burton Barr Branch
1221 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

7:00 PM
Joint Event with Cassandra Clare!
Changing Hands
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

Thursday, April 10
5:30 PM
Joint Event with Cassandra Clare!
Phoenix Book Company
4134 East Wood St.
Suite 290
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Saturday, April 05, 2008

BBYA

WAKE has been nominated as one of the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults! BBYA is A compilation of the current year’s books with proven or potential appeal to teens.

Pretty freaking awesome. Many thanks to those ALA members who found WAKE appealing enough to nominate it!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Phoenix Reading/Signing Events April 8-10

I am so excited to be spending some time with NYT bestselling author Cassandra Clare when she is in Phoenix promoting her Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones (now in paperback) and her latest, City of Ashes -- just released. Come out and join us!

Tuesday, April 8
7:00 PM
Joint Event with Cassandra Clare!
Borders - Superstition Springs
6555 E. Southern Ave., Ste. 1502
Mesa, AZ 85206

Wednesday, April 9
4:00 PM
Joint Event with Cassandra Clare!
Phoenix Public Library
Burton Barr Branch
1221 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

7:00 PM
Joint Event with Cassandra Clare!
Changing Hands
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

Thursday, April 10
5:30 PM
Joint Event with Cassandra Clare!
Phoenix Book Company
4134 East Wood St.
Suite 290
Phoenix, AZ 85040