Happy Happy Happy News

My apologies to everyone waiting to hear from James McAvoy, but . . .


And I have numbers.

A RELEASE DATE (December 9th), an ISBN (0525423273), and a PAGE COUNT (384). And I realize these things are "whatever" to most people, but this information ranks as Astronomically Exciting on the debut author scale.

And do you know who else is on Amazon? My friend Kiersten White! Her fantastic debut Paranormalcy was recently made available for purchase HERE. You know how Beautiful Creatures and Hush, Hush were *the* talked about YA debut books last autumn? Yeah, that book this autumn?


If you like romance and humor, I hope you'll consider pre-ordering our novels. You could even do it at the same time! And then we'd have that whole "Frequently Bought Together" thing going on.*


Speaking of talented friends, did you hear Laini Taylor's Silksinger just received the CYBIL award (Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary award) for Middle-Grade Fantasy novel of the year? I couldn't be more excited or proud! I'm SUCH a fan of her Dreamdark series, and it's thrilling to see it get the recognition and praise it deserves.**


And further congratulations to her husband, Jim Di Bartolo, who gives her words such beautiful illustrations! I am so happy for them both.


I am so happy.

*There's a chance I may have already done this, as evidenced by this part of my receipt:

**Also, my name is in Silksinger's acknowledgments. Which means now my name is in an AWARD-WINNING NOVEL. Just so you know.


  1. Yay!! It's just so cool to see your books online! I am going to order them. Seriously.

    You know what I can't wait to see? COVERS.

  2. WOW WOW WOW!!! Freaking A!

  3. jckandy — Thank you!! And I can't *wait* to share my cover! It's WONDERFUL. And I have it on Good Authority that Kiersten's is spectacular, too. ;)

    beth — HURRAH! Thanks for sharing in my excitement!

  4. Awesome awesome awesome!!!! On Amazon!!!!

    My name is in the Silksinger acknowledgements, too, and I didn't realize it till just now, when I checked. Yay!

  5. YAY!!! That is so freaking cool! Congrats! Can't wait to read Anna and the French Kiss!!! : )

  6. That is really awesome. I totally get how excited you must be! :0)

  7. YAY YAY YAY! So exciting!!!!

  8. I will consider "Anna" to be on my Christmas wish list. :)
    Yay! Congrats!

  9. I do regret James not replying to me, but...

    You are much more famous than him because he does not have a debut novel (nor any other sort of novel) on Amazon!

    Weeeeee! (And my note to my friends on Facebook is coming soon, I promise. I must craft it first. :-) )

  10. Omigoodness, so many yay exciting things! Congratulations to you and your book!

  11. Amber — Yes! I've seen you in there! WE ARE AWESOME. (And *lucky*, to have gotten to read it before everyone else.)

    Kimberly — Merci beaucoup!!

    Kristi — Thank you for understanding! It's been a wonderful day.

    Casey — Wheeeeee! It IS.

    Verisimilar — I am so honored. THANK YOU! :)

    Grimmster — Oh, he'll be back. And thank you!

    Sarah — Thank you so much!! I'm still giddy!

  12. Oh, shucks! Thank you! I'm just so excited we're there together!! And yes, PLEASE, if you pre-order, order us together so our books can snuggle in one of those "frequently purchased together" little boxes! Because my book lurves Steph's book. Like, RIDICULOUSLY so.

    But you don't even have to order both of them. I already ordered Steph's book, and you should to, because it is wonderful and delicious and one of my all-time favorite novels.

    Of all time.



  13. Kiersten — SNUGGLE!! Our books HAVE to snuggle. HAVE. TO.

    And thank you, as always, for your super super super kind words about Anna! I love Evie just as much. Like . . . I feel protective over your book.

    I'm so pumped up right now that I could go for B.A.D. Except it would have to stand for Bret's AWESOME Dance.

  14. Okay, I got chills seeing that. HOW EXCITING!!! OMG, I hope you're happy dancing all over the place (or maybe I'm the only dorky one who does that. Well...whatever, I'm happy dancing for you!)


  15. I can't even begin to imagine how awesome that must feel to have a REAL book that REAL people can buy!

    I'm totally going to pre-order your books together just to support the snuggling of said books.

  16. I can NOT wait to get my hands on these two books! I am so happy for both of you!

    And I don't know why this is, but I was surprised to see Anna is 384 pages. I guess I was expecting a shorter book?? Now I want to read it even more!!

    Rock on!

  17. This is so exciting! I can't wait to see your covers!

    And Silksinger was the best book I bought last year--loved it!

  18. You are so cool. I swear to My God. I am so buying Anna and the French Kiss by the time it lands here.

  19. HUUUUUGE congrats on your book being for sale now! This is very exciting! And like I'd told you in an e-mail, enjoy and celebrate all of these steps along the way!!

    And of course VERY sincere thanks for the shout out to Laini (and me! :) for SILKSINGER's CYBIL award! We're thrilled and I'm SO proud of Laini!

  20. Congrats! I'm so jealous!

  21. Wow! How exciting:) Can't wait to see the cover and hold my own copy!

  22. Oh my gosh that's so awesome! Congrats. ISBNs are my absolute favorite.

  23. That is so freakin' cool. I've already signed up for your and Kiersten's books over on goodreads. Now I need to just get them already.

    Congrats to Laini!

  24. im ordering them both now! Cant wait you guys!

  25. Congrats to you! It's all so very exciting!

    I learned of my ISBN the other day, but I've still spotted no Amazon listing. I'm SO looking forward to seeing the sekrit covers! I've been sitting on mine for over a month now, just waiting for the go ahead. :-D

  26. Thank you, everyone! Just a few quickies, because I need to get offline:


    JenE — Tee hee. The page count surprised a few people! Perhaps it means I joke about the cute boys and kissing too much? There's SERIOUS STUFF in there as well. ;) Serious stuff = higher page count. (And more swoony bits.)

    Empress Awesome — "ISBNs are my absolute favorite." Ha ha! Mine too.

    Shelli — THANK YOU!! Eeek!!!

    Mindi — OMG, you have your final cover? I haven't seen mine yet! I am SOOOO excited to see yours. I hope they give you the go-ahead SOON!

  27. Your cover is SO CUTE! I pre-ordered Anna and the French Kiss today!