Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Page Proofs for Otherkin!

Got this via Fed Ex from my publisher today:

Page proofs of my book!  I'm so tickled, I think I'll just giggle quietly to myself for awhile. I wrote a book! I still can't quite believe it.

After that I'll need to get down to work and read the whole thing very carefully, checking for typos and factual errors. This is my last chance to catch them.

Meanwhile, am down to the wire finishing Book 2 (whose title shall be revealed later...) at the same time! Woo hoo! Bring it on! These are excellent problems to have.

Monday, March 26, 2012

He Speaks for Animals Who Cannot

Checking in from deep writing and a terrible flu to share with you my current hero - Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, CEO of Panthera. He told his story to Stephen Colbert in a far better way than I ever could:

He's been diagnosed with leukemia. I don't know how much longer he has, but he's dedicating what may be his last years to trying to save the tiger. You can read about it here.

This is his book.

This is his organization.

Okay, back to the writing cave. I'll emerge in a few weeks. Meanwhile, be well.

Save the tiger!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Alas, No Hotties Here

I'm sicker today than I was yesterday, so I'm really sorry to have to bow out of the Hotties of Literature Event being organized by the fabulous Brigid Kemmerer

It isn't often that I'm too bleary to hunt the internet for cute guys (and girls) to cast in a book I love, but this cold or flu thing is slamming me hard. Disappointed!

So I wanted to apologize for falling down on my YA author duties and not offering up my ideas for who should star in the movie of AWKWARD (Marni Bates's first novel - so funny and sweet) and CLOCKWORK ANGEL (Cassie Clare's awesome first book in the Infernal Devices series). But even typing up this apologetic blog post is exhausting enough to make me want to lie down.

Please excuse typos or incoherence. I hope to be back to my snappy writing self in a day or two.

Be sure to visit Brigid's blog tomorrow. She'll have a whole list of blogs participating, so get ready for the hotness!

Crawling back into bed now. Send chicken soup if you get a chance.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Looming Deadline Looms!

I have a big fat deadline on April 1 for book 2 in my Otherkin series (which I'm very excited about!), and another, smaller, but very important deadline on March 25 for a short story that will be part of an anthology published by Month 9 Books. (More on that super cool project in another post!)

So that's why I haven't been blogging much lately, and why I won't be blogging much for the next couple of weeks.

Also, I managed to catch a bad cold and am doing that weak sickly thing at the moment. Sigh. Bad timing, virus, you jerkface.

I'll be pouring most of my energy into writing to meet those deadlines (plus my cool regular job in TV development, once I get better) so this blog will be a bit of a wasteland for a little while. But I shall return!  And with some very cool stuff to discuss.

Till then, have a fabulous March! Keep working on making your own dreams come true.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Kindle Edition of Otherkin now available!

It's still not really real to me, but the evidence continues to pile up that my book is really coming out.

The latest such evidence is that the Kindle edition is now available for pre order.


I'll share reflections on yesterday's YALitChat soon. Mostly it was nutty and fabulous!