“Just Your Average Boy Meets Ghost Story.”
I’m attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in L.A. in April, and this is the art my publisher created for the poster and program ad. Isn’t it gorgeous? 🙂 And I LOVE the headline! As a former copywriter, believe me, I know the blood, sweat, tears and rolls of Tums that go into getting those words just right. The fewer words involved, the harder it is, in my experience. And this headline is just PERFECT!
Other random stuff…
–Still polishing my draft of G&G3. At the stage where I’m going through and looking for my favorite (AKA overused) phrases and words. Topping the charts at the moment: “just,” “right,” “really,” “like” and of course, an oldie but a goody, “that.” I often hate this stage because even though I’m picking at each sentence to make it better and the story stronger, it often has the effect of making me feel like I haven’t written a decent sentence in the whole darn thing. But, well, writing is revision, so there you go. And I still need to write up my post-book “what I learned THIS time” blog. But I’m waiting until I actually turn it in, I think. Just in case…
–I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the Portuguese rights have been sold for G&G and QOTD. Just a quick update on that to provide a little more info, based on some questions I’ve been receiving. The company publishing the books is Novo Seculo and there’s no release date scheduled yet as they’ve just purchased the rights. I did receive a lovely email from them this week, and I’m super excited to be in touch with them. 🙂
–I’m going to be at the Children’s Literary Breakfast sponsored by Anderson’s on Saturday in Glen Ellyn. If you’re going to be there, please come find me and say hello!
—Delirium by Lauren Oliver and The Truth-Teller’s Lie by Sophie Hannah are in my to-be-read stack.
–I loved The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooke (adult romance). One of the first steampunk novels I’ve ever read, I think. (I always have trouble telling what’s considered steampunk and what isn’t!) It has amazing world building!
–Tomorrow I’m going out to pick up Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting, Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann and A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness.
–Is it kind of wrong that I’m loving the “over there” Fringe episodes just a little bit more these days? I like Charlie and Lincoln and smiley Fauxlivia. But I would miss crazy Walter.
–We haven’t been to the movies since Tron, people. For the husband and I, this is UNHEARD of. In the summer, we sometimes go once a week! So, I think we’re going to try to see I Am Number 4 this weekend. If I can’t talk him into that one, though, what other movies would you recommend?