May 21, 2012

Book Tour, Book Two, Neil Gaiman and Solar Eclipses

Hellooooo!!! I’m back! Sorry for my extended absence. In April and earlier this month, this happened. If you were one of the amazing, awesome, amazing people who came out to say hello in one of the stops I made: thank you, thank you, thank you! It was so great meeting you--truly one of the best parts of being a writer is hearing from you. Also, thank you booksellers and tour-mates, Tahereh Mafi, Anna Carey, and Cynthia Hand. I can’t wait to do it again!

Where I’ll be next:

June 3-6th – I will be at Book Expo America in New York City, wandering around the show. Anyone else going? Let’s hang out!

June 10th  - I will be at the Redwood City Writers Conference. Details here.

July 12-15th – Comic-Con San Diego. Details to come!

Katy Longshore signing GILT
What I’m working on:

Just finishing up the last stages of book two, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT and now I’ll be spending the next couple of weeks playing around with a secret project (very different from the world of UNDER THE NEVER SKY) and then I’ll be full steam ahead on book three.

I’m also going to start painting, which is sooper exciting for me, as I have missed it tremendously. What are you guys working on? 

Other Stuff:

This past weekend, I went to my friend Katy Longshore’s book launch party for her YA historical, GILT. Be sure to pick it up—it’s a great read!

Ring of Fire

Yesterday, there was a solar eclipse which was very, very cool. During the eclipse it got darker, but the light was also golden, and the temperature dropped about 15 degrees in a hurry. The shadow of the eclipse was everywhere you looked—these perfect little half-moons on the street, on houses. It was amazing. My sister-in-law took this photo from her home in New Mexico.

In a pure bit of random, I discovered on tour that there are now televisions inside mirrors. So those of you who can't stand to miss out on your favorite show while brushing your teeth, your problems are solved. I'm both disturbed and impressed by this turn of events. I also wonder: what is it called? Mirrovision? Reflectatube?

Lastly, Neil Gaiman is amazing and this is just one of the many reasons why.

If anyone knows where I can get my own personal Neil Gaiman, please leave a message in the comments.

Lastly-lastly, only eleven more days until Snow White and the Hemsworth!  Can't wait!!