it was such a hectic week last week.
after the high of ala midwinter, malinda lo and i
worked hard behind the scenes to officially launch
our Diversity in YA website and announce the authors
signing with us. we’ll be in san francisco, austin, boston,
new york city, and one more stop depending on when
our nyc signing is. we also hope to sign in san diego the
week of world fantasy con in late october! =)
malinda and i have been planning and working
on the tour since last year, so it’s very exciting to
see it coming together. please check out our awesome
authors list and sign up for the mailing list. the blog
is updated every monday and we’ve cool blog
posts and contests planned in the coming months!
the same day we launched the website, fellow deb,
l. k. madigan (lisa) shared very difficult news
on her website. i’ve been thinking of my friend and
sending good thoughts all week. the debs are also giving
away forty sets of lisa’s Flash Burnout and The Mermaid’s
Mirror to help spread L. K. Madigan Book Love. won’t you
consider helping by tweeting or anything else you can do to
spread the love?
it was an honor to be interviewed by sarwat chadda
for his Kiss Me, Kill Me blog tour. we talk food, sex, and
a girl’s place in xia society. as i mentioned before, i had the
pleasure of meeting sarwat at ALAN last november when we
were presenting together with cinda williams chima. so much
fun. and i’m loving his sequel, Dark Goddess.
harperteen is also giving away ten Fury of the Phoenix arcs
over on goodreads! get on it! =) the initial reviews and reader
reactions are always so nerve wracking–but so far has been
very positive. it makes me glad that i took the risks that i did
finally, i had friends visit over the weekend and we
spent a lovely summer like day at legoland. (our first
full day there, really, i tend to avoid theme parks like
the plague, ha!) it was surprisingly uncrowded and the
bubs had loads of fun. here, you can see some of the
san francisco skyline as well as the griffth observatory
in los angeles.
till the next, lovely blog readers!