Out there! In the world! For all to see! OUT THERE! As of TODAY!!!
(Okay... it's 'out there' in the US - it'll be 'out there' next week in Canada...)
I'm no longer a debut author. Okay... that's a little weird. And wonderful. And Crazy!!
I wanted to take the opportunity to say "thank you!" to all the people who made this happen for me - again - especially my phenomenal editor Laura and my astounding agent Jessica.
To celebrate, let me share a story of something pretty amazingly cool that happened to me last week:
I got to spend a couple of hours with a group of smart, talented, funny, fun, enthusiastic young readers from Cheyne Middleschool at the HarperCollins Canada offices. The kids were on a field trip to see what the internal working of a publishing house is really like. They had also been group-reading WONDROUS STRANGE prior to the trip and were all given advance reader copies of DARKLIGHT and lots of cool swag when they got the office!
What they didn't know was that I had been invited to come chat with them (over pizza, no less!) and answer any questions they had about the book and writing and sign their books and all that stuff.
What I didn't know was that the kids had put together two scenes from the book to do as dramatic presentations with narration and acting and awesomeness. I felt like Quentin the Director only with nothing to snark about! They were amazing. It was really the coolest thing in the world for me to be able to sit there and watch live action versions of my scenes. I almost cried - but opted instead for grinning like an idiot. It was pretty special.
Anyway, here is a picture of me (still grinning like an idiot) and the Cheyne students!
And me, waxing philosophical no doubt about... something.
And thank you to all my readers! I hope you enjoy the continuing adventures of Sonny and Kelley and company in DARKLIGHT!
It's OUT THERE!