Friday, November 12, 2010

Indie Next, Other News & Friday Giveaway!

As the title suggests, there is Indie Next news.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz has been chosen for the Winter 2010-2011 Kids' Indie Next List
As a lover of Independent bookstores, this makes me really happy. Thank you so much to those who nominated and voted!

And wow. I just skimmed the blog and I realize I forgot to tell you blog readers that VERA has already gone back for a second printing. A HUGE thank you to all who made that possible. (That's you.)

Second-to-last stop on the Pizza Deliver Blog Tour! 
I managed to roll myself off Heather Brewer's couch and get back to work. Today I deliver pizza to the Story Siren, who read, loved and reviewed Please Ignore Vera Dietz a week or two ago. I share my final embarrassing picture. WOAH. Check out the perks of growing up in the early 70s. Let's hear it for fluorescent floral fabric. Also, learn a little more about the Pagoda. BONUS. If you enter, YOU CAN WIN A SIGNED COPY OF PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ.

I've been super busy this week, so if I missed your awesome review of the book, my apologies. (Always feel free to send me links. I don't check reviews and my filter uses Google alerts, which aren't great.) I did see this quote from katie the librarian, on the ACPL Mock Printz blog and nearly cried.
This is a book that will endure. Like Perks of Being a Wallflower it speaks to the universal truths of being young. No, not everyone loses their best friend to a mysterious death, but everyone knows what it is like to feel helpless, to feel alone, abandoned and utterly betrayed. While Please Ignore Vera Dietz definitely has a mystery element about it, ultimately this is a story about what it takes to save oneself.

1 comment:

Sara J. Henry said...

HUGE congrats, Amy, both for the second printing (and many more to come, I am sure!) and for making the Indie Next list. And the lovely quote from Katie the librarian, with which I wholeheartedly agree.