1) I am ridiculously fortunate. While I usually feel that way in a very broad sense, today I mean it specifically—The Replacement has been included in a pretty major endeavor on the part of Penguin, called Breathless Books (which officially has its own website)!
The advance reading copies are being given out as a package deal, sort of like a little book-basketball-team. See the pretty slipcase?
So, from time to time, I’ll be putting up reviews, guest posts, and interviews with my fellow Breathless Books authors. Stop by next week to see what Kirsten Miller, author of The Eternal Ones has to say about music, hot beverages, and dress-making!
2) You may have already heard this, since the news—it is big! But I see absolutely no harm in saying it again. Over and over. Forever.**
Linger (the much-awaited sequel to Maggie Stiefvater’s hot novel of angst, Rilke, and werewolf nookie, Shiver) debuted at #1 on the NYT list! (!!!!!!!!!!)
Go here for the full story, some pretty glorious piano, and an ungroomed Maggie.
3) This month’s Tessa Does Shakespeare is up and features tears—real ones—and a chance to win Tess’s ARC of The Replacement just by commenting. I suggest that you watch it, because DUDE! Tess is crying. Did that just sound totally dysfunctional?
*Well, three. But that doesn’t have nearly the same ring to it.
**Oh, see what I did there?