March 15th, 2011



I'm going to have cool new stuff to share later this week, but in light of a busy schedule and several other important things going on, I figured I'd recap a few things I've mentioned before. Sometimes I'm afraid to repeat things because people will be like, "We already know!" But, without fail, there's always someone who missed some news (like, I bet some still don't know I'm pregnant!), so we'll do a quick roundup for everyone.

Charity auctions to help Japan
Since I last posted about this, I now have several book-related items running on eBay's charity auction program, as do awesome authors Carrie Ryan, Melissa Marr, and Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. We've each picked different charities, but all of the auction proceeds go to groups doing work to help with the Japan disaster. You can get a good book and do a good deed.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
Remember when I was going to lobby for this every day? Well, helping set up the auction stuff kind of took priority--as well it should. I'd rather see you guys help Japan than me. If you are inclined to vote, though, it's always appreciated and you can do it every day this March. Just remember you have to vote in every category for it all to count.

I will be signing in Dallas and Los Angeles in early April
I'm attending two conferences, and both cons have book fairs that are open to the public. You don't have to be registered for the con to come by the book fairs, meet me, and get some books signed. Details are in the post I've linked to.

Ok, this stuff is new
Dear Author is holding a romance novel tournament a la March Madness style. Today (March 15) is the last day to submit a bracket with them if you want to officially enter. Spirit Bound is in the YA category, and all the genres have pretty fierce competition! Submit a bracket if you think you know your romance books, and when voting opens up to pick the winners, I'll let you know.

Okay, I feel like I'm missing one other recap, but that'll have to wait. It's 2:30am, and I need to get to bed. More later.