Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Didja Miss Me?

Because I sure missed you. Should you think I was off having fun or lollygagging, I assure you I was locked into my windowless basement for the entire month and only stepped out once I was victorious. It'll take some power tools to get it into shape, but I'm a big fan of power tools, so we're good. (Yes, that is a tiara. Radical.) Upcoming Contest! I managed to do a serious spring cleaning job on my office. In doing this organizing, I now have a final box of very odd goodies (AKA VOGs or Very Odd Gifts) all ready to send out to lucky winners in May! So--are you ready for a chance to win some very serious VOGs? If so, stay tuned. Blog Re-opening bonanza contest to come this weekend! Random Links & Stuff I finished The Dust of 100 Dogs tour, which ROCKED. My final stop was Clinton Book Shop, where this particularly awesome picture of Rob & me was snapped by my particularly awesome sister. School Library Journal Teen's Liz Danforth did a WONDERFUL interview with Lisa McMann, Robin Brande, and me while we were all together for the Tucson Book Fest. The Flux Blog has totally changed and you should check it out. Awesome poscasts! This month, it's Lucienne Diver, author of VAMPED and Susan Fine, author of INITIATION. What can I say about Jackson Pearce? ROCK ON Jackson Pearce. (How did your cat allow you to do that?) Oh! Hey! If you haven't already done this, check out the YA Edge Book Club site. D100D was their book for April, so there's an interview, some cool discussion topics, and some ongoing chats about the book. Thanks so much to Tami & Tracy who run YA Edge. It's a groovy place & I hope to join in the fun again as a reader! (Next month is JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta.) An April of Random Linkage Bookluver Carol is having a Blogoversary!! Emer, Saffron and I stopped by for an interview. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY CAROL! The BookBind had a great review of D100D in April. The Book Book had a cool review, too. And HydroJen (what a groovy name) over at BookEnvy & Zoe's Book Reviews & Want my YA's Heather said: "The Dust of 100 Dogs held me enthralled. When I read the end I had to stop and blink and check again. I'd been so engrossed in the story that I just wasn't ready to leave it behind." And One Last Thing Have I told you all lately that you ROCK? Because you do! See you this weekend!

7 comments:

sraasch said...

AMY'S BACK!!

Yay, VOG's! Yay, reviews! (especially Jackson Pearce's video review -- too fun!)

Yay, AMY'S BACK!

Insert Book Title said...

I am so glad that you are back!

Liviania said...

Welcome back!

Thao said...

Yay for Amy ^^

E. M. Reads said...

You're back! And you KNOW you were missed! **HUGS** When you get a sec you'll have to give us an update of new book progress. :o)

pepsivanilla said...

Welcome back! Jackson Pearce's video is awesome- thanks for posting it :)

A.S. King said...

You guys seriously rock. :)
Thanks for all the welcomes!

I'm trying to decide on what kind of contest to do for the weekend. I feel like having the fun of Mad Libs with the challenge of a Janet story. Hmmm. I wonder if I can invent a Janet story Mad Libs. I bet I can.