Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day Whatever - Second Anniversary Highlights

So, not only can I not COUNT, but I actually can't remember the real date of my book release anniversary.

All along I've been saying May 11th, when it occurs to me it's really May 10th.

Ah, well, what's really in a date anyway? Time is fluid. Arbitrary. Fleeting.

All that matters is whether there are cupcakes and gifts* to celebrate.

Here. Have some cupcakes:

The Pull of Gravity cupcakes for my paperback release party
which, like many things this year in NY got
weathered out. And, yes, I ate them all. What of it?
Come to think of it, I've not only lost count of days and dates, but now I've also lost count of highlights. Did I mention this teacher or that? Did I mention this awesome day, or this Skype visit, or this lovely little review over here?

The truth of it is, nearly all of it is a highlight. Nearly every book moment of the past two years has been good.

Like the day I walked in to the Center for Fiction. Me. New York City. The Center for Fiction, NYC.

pretty, yes?

inside, with the 8th graders. . .

Or this evening at the Dolphin Bookshop in Pt. Washington with some of my really awesome YA-writer pals:

l -r, me, Christopher Grant, Lena Roy, Nova Ren Suma, Michael Northrop,
Arlaina Tibensky and Matt Blackstone. Wearing our book faces. 
Or, this and many others at the Huntington Public Library which has been such a HUGE support of me and my writing. Thanks HPL!

from l - r, Matt Blackstone, Christopher Grant,
Nova Ren Suma, me and Selene Castrovilla.
more tomorrow, whatever that day may be!


* re: gifts: All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win a signed ARC of The Summer of Letting Go (due in or about October. US residents only.)


  1. I haven't commented much, but want to congratulate you on your 2nd anniversary celebration. Much fun to read all that goes on with this. Happy Sunday!

  2. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on all of those wonderful book moments! =D

  3. Happy Anniversary to a wonderful book and author! Congratulations on all of your success and your future success (which I already know there will be loads of). I can't wait for summer, so I can follow your blog more carefully - I miss it!

  4. thank you all!! Drawing soon...