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9.26.2012

Answering Your Isla Questions! (Sort Of.)

Tired-and-Wrinkly Moi with the Always Stunning Myra McEntire at SDCC 2012
(photo credit: Cutiepie Lauren Billings)


I've been a-working, working, working, so it was my husband who reminded me that I still needed to pick a giveaway winner. Whoops.

(Thank you, Jarrod! Always looking out for me.)

Katy Upperman is the randomly-selected winner—I always use this—for the advanced copy of Mindi Scott's Live Through This. Hurrah, Katy!

Speaking of work, which these days means Isla and the Happily Ever After, I'd like to give a massive, sparkles and rockets, whipped cream and cherries, biscuits and gravy THANK YOU to my author-friend Myra McEntire, who has been responsible for 95% of my productivity since the beginning of summer. I thank my lucky stars every day that we found each other when we needed each other the most. Because of Myra, Isla will be an actual THING that you guys can BUY.*

*Also because of my publisher. I love you, Dutton!

Sooooooo I've been getting tons of questions about Isla on Twitter, but mainly the same ones again and again. I hope this Frequently Asked Questions will help:


WHEN WILL IT BE OUT?!?!!

There is no set release date, but we're hoping for Summer 2013.

WHEN WILL WE SEE THE COVER?!?!!

It doesn't exist yet. So . . . I'm not sure. My best guess is sometime this winter.

WHEN WILL WE GET A DESCRIPTION?!?!!

See the above answer, but maybe you'll get a teaser sooner than that.

IF YOU'VE ALREADY WRITTEN IT, WHY HAVEN'T YOU PUBLISHED IT YET?!?!!

I have not already written it. I am writing it. And my editor will be editing it. Also, publishing is superlong and time consuming. There are tons of awesome people involved and lots of boring-but-crucial steps. I promise you that you will have it as soon as it's ready to be had.

IS IT ABOUT ISLA AND JOSH?!?!!

My lips are sealed.

WILL ANNA AND √ČTIENNE AND LOLA AND CRICKET BE IN IT?!?!!

All I can say is that you will probably see the characters whom you want to see.


Thank you for being curious, everyone! I'm sorry that these answers couldn't be more exciting. Soon, soon. ;-)


EDITED TO ADD:



Ha ha ha! Oh, man! I can never resist THE AMES.

Thank you, dear friend, for these excellent questions.

(A) Hair is the most important thing in the universe, so yes.

(B) Every chapter title is named after a menu item from Taco Bell, so double yes.

18 comments:

  1. You give such excellent (sort of) answers.

    I hope you're taking care of yourself!

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    1. YOU TOO, my special pregnant ladyfriend!

      xoxo

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    1. I can't wait until Reece is out and more people discover how funny you are and I can be all yeah yeah yeah, STEP IN LINE BUSTER. I knew her first!

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    2. Your haughty laugh will warm my heart.

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  3. Than you so much for the answers Steph. I Can't wait for the book :)

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  4. Yay for Isla! So very excited to read her story! And thank you again for the giveaway... I'm thrilled to have won Mindi's book, and I can't wait to read it!

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  5. You had me at the mere mention of Isla...and Taco Bell. This can only be epic, amaze-balls awesome.

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  6. Anonymous4:03 PM GMT-5

    I remember months ago I forgot who Isla was and then I'm like "oh the cute redhead!" i'm in no rush to see Isla come out -being as I haven't even bought Lola- but if you manage to get it out by summer 2013 i'd be ecstatic.

    wait a minute didn't you say in one of your posts that the cover was finished? or was it scrapped?

    Love, Amber

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  7. Very excited for this one! But I have one MAJOR QUESTION!!

    Will there be lots of kissing? :)

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  8. I really hope every chapter IS named after a Taco Bell item- that would be AMAZING!

    -Melly
    http://www.beautyandthearmageddon.blogspot.com

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  9. I think the wait to read this book is gonna made me crazy!!!

    I cannot wait no see the cover! *-*

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  10. You are awesome and I just discovered you and I'm super excited for this book and oh my god stephanie can we be besties foreverrrr

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  11. I just found this. LOVE YOU! And TWYYYYLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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  12. Anonymous2:36 AM GMT-5

    I am REALLY looking forward to this book... I have read the first two at least 5 times each! One question though... Will Rashmi be in the story? Thank you!!! I love the books :)

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  13. I can't wait until your new book comes out! I have read both of your other books and loved both of them very much. Your one to my most favorite author and wish you had way more books published for me to read! That's okay though, hopefully soon. Just wanted to let you know that you are my top favorite, and you inspire me to take new risks and be a better writer. Thank you! *

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  14. Yey! Thanks for answering our Qs!

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