This has been such a long time coming and there have been so many steps to the process, it’s only just starting to feel real. I can’t even begin to count my blessings. The Weird Sisters has been:
named one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for January
named one of Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Month for January
selected as an independent bookstore IndieNext pick for February
chosen for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program, starting in February
reviewed in the New York Times
complimented in a starred review from Publishers Weekly and glowing reviews from Booklist and Library Journal
featured in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Woman’s Day
…and there’s more to come.
But most importantly, it’s been praised by early readers and book bloggers like Beth Fish Reads, The Divining Wand, Jenn’s Bookshelves, Vasilly…I can’t single out all the people who have embraced this book and found something in it they responded to.
I have to admit – I’m extremely unprepared. I have no champagne to drink out of my shoe, and no bon-bons to eat, and I completely forgot to book myself a trip to Hawaii.
In fact, I don’t have any plans at all.
So I am turning to you, dear Debutante readers. How should I spend my publication day?
Just to make it more fun, let’s say money and geography are no obstacle (but the space-time continuum is – you can’t send me out to dinner with Oscar Wilde or have me hopping back and forth across the international date line until I’m dizzy).
And there’s a prize – I’ll give away one hardcover copy and one audio copy of The Weird Sisters to commenters who suggest a great way to spend my publication day by midnight Eastern time tonight!
Denver/Colorado folks – I’ll be at Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch at 7:30 tonight. Come on by! Additional appearances in D.C., Pennsylvania, and Florida are over here on my events page.
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