March 25th, 2011

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Sleepy Friday

I've had a few really great ideas recently for blog posts, but I'm so exhausted right now that stringing profound words together sounds kind of hard. So, I'll just give you a few updates and reminders today and hope to have something more substantial for you later!

First, thank you to everyone who listened to my radio interview yesterday. It was a lot of fun! For those who missed it, you can listen to the recording here. Just to clarify my answer on the number of issues in the Eugenie comic series, here's the scoop. There are eight issues total for Storm Born, but they're going to be released and compiled in batches of four. So, four issues will come out month by month, and then a collected volume of those first four will be released. Then, the last four will come out one at a time and eventually be compiled as well. Sorry for the confusion!

Spirit Bound is a nominee in the Children's Choice Book Awards (which includes teen stuff, not just "children's"). It's a huge honor--especially since you guys had to do a write-in for it. So, thank you. That's all your doing! Voting's open, but I'm going to hold off on rallying since the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards are still going on too, and I feel like I ask too much voting of you as it is. We'll stick to one thing at a time. The Nick awards run through the end of this month, and voting's open every day.

Lastly, I've talked a lot about the eBay charity auctions other authors and I have been doing, but there are more opportunities for giving out there! Emma Vieceli, the artist of the Vampire Academy graphic novel, will be auctioning off a custom drawing on Monday. You can read the details here. The winner gets to pick the topic, so VA's your chance to get a Dimitri or Adrian of your own (or some other cool subject matter)! And speaking of the VA graphic novel, I just got the word that some sneak-peek examples of its art are going to be online in mid-April. I'll definitely let you know as soon as I hear those are posted.

Have a good weekend!