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Oh, baby

I warned you yesterday that my blogging had gone from "nothing to talk about" to "something every day." And today's no exception. I'm finally able to deliver some big news that I’ve been waiting to share with everyone. If you keep up with all things Richelle, you know that August is a busy month for me. Succubus Revealed, the last Georgina book, comes out August 30. Bloodlines, the first book of the VA spin-off series, will be released on August 23. And, just to keep things interesting, the Vampire Academy graphic novel is also coming out on August 23.

But, it seems I couldn't stop there. I decided to add one more new release to my end-of-August schedule: a baby.

Yes, that's right. Finally, all the parenting skills I learned from watching Mad Men and Toddlers and Tiaras are going to pay off. My husband and I will be welcoming our first child into the world right around the same time the rest of you are enjoying three new books! We're really excited about this, but because of the timing, I won't be able to tour for any of the new August books—nor will I be traveling in fall or winter of 2011. I'll still be making my conference appearances in April, and I'll play the rest of the summer by ear. We'll be able to manage signed mail orders through University Bookstore too, and if all else fails, I think we know who can tour for me.

Remember, books always have to be finished well in advance of their release dates because there's so much time required for revision and production. So, that's one nice thing about this timing. The books that are coming out in August will be done, polished, and off to production by mid-summer. That means the baby's arrival isn't going to affect their release dates. Likewise, I won't have to worry about them when I'm trying to figure out what to do with a baby. I can spend my August focusing on tiny adorable clothing.

Of course, that means I've had the interesting experience these last couple months of writing books while pregnant. It's a lot like writing books while not pregnant, except I can no longer drink a pot of coffee and plow through a chapter in three hours. Instead, I find myself taking lots of breaks because I need a nap or because a plate of bacon suddenly seems like a good idea.

So, that's the scoop and part of why I've been so preoccupied lately. I'll keep giving you updates on all the August projects. Stay tuned! It’s going to be a busy year.


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Feb. 11th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Richelle!!!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
So happy for you and those girls did a great job taking your place.
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Feb. 11th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you and your husband, Richelle!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Ooh, congrats! I'm due to have my first baby in August, too. Er, babies. There's two of them in there.

And you're so right - writing a book while pregnant isn't quite the same as writing while not pregnant. I'm envious you actually want food, though! I'm starving, but nothing ever appeals to me. Bacon? *shudders*

Looking forward to the VA spinoff!

Congrats again. This will be an interesting year. :-)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!! :-)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Richelle!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations from this ex-Puffin in the UK! Enjoy all the bacon you like, baby loves bacon. ;) Hx
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! This is going to be an exciting year!! :D
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats Richelle!!!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you and your hubby! This must be so exciting for you =)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
you will have to give your fans some sort of stalker proof address to send baby gifts!

CONGRATS! as a new mom, i can tell you how special and wonderful this will be for you both!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
MMMMM. Bacon.

And congrats on the baby too. I'm sure she'll be cursed with awesomeness.
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
*_* Congratulations!!!
Iraya Martin Garcia
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations for both of you!! :D
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
congratulations"im so happy for you!GOD bless you!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
OMG! CONGRATS! ... So exciting!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, congratulations! When are you going to start thinking about? Can we have some sort of online baby shower to celebrate? Will you consider naming your baby Kayla if you end up having a girl. Kayla is the cutesy character in all your books.
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Half of that didn't make sense. Sorry, still trying to get used to my new phone. When are you gonna start thinking of baby names? And I meant to say cutest.
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing all the best for you and yours :)
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful news all around!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Richelle and hubby! Babies are so exciting and fun. Plus babies born in August are super cool (I was born August 5th, so I know from experience)! Can't wait for all your new arrivals (books and baby)!
Angela Prieto
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
First of all congrats on the baby!!!! How very exciting!
Second I am sad that this is the going to be the last Georgina book. I love all of your Georgina books!!!!
Feb. 11th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations to you both!
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