Friday, June 24, 2011

Dude, It's nearly July. Lots of News Here.

I am on my way to New Orleans. And I have to be honest, I'm experiencing a bit of late-acting gobsmackedness. Like, I am about to go to the American Library Association Annual Conference and to the Caldecott Newberry Banquet and to the Printz Banquet the next night where I will make a speech and. . . and. . .

You know, it's still not really real. And so, I've written my speech and I have purchased my very odd dresses (plural, ahem) and I've extensively researched the pool availability times at my hotel so I can do some laps and feel normal. But no matter how many laps I do, THIS IS NOT NORMAL.
I am about to go to ALA to accept a Michael L. Printz Honor. This is about as amazing as it gets.
Like woah.
If you want to see me at ALA, I have two signing slots on Sunday, June 26th.
  • I'll be at the Little Brown Booth (#1129) from Noon-1pm signing ARCs of EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS.
  • I'll be at the Random House booth (#1215) from 3:30-4:30 signing PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ.
Again: DUDES. This is INSANE. I am a basement-dwelling writer with a rubber snake and a fuzzy stuffed sperm as office pets. Surely this is a dream. I will be back with pictures.


There's an excerpt there, so if you got here with promise of an ANTS excerpt, click up there!

Second, here are a few blurbs from authors you may know. This isn't all of them. I still have to thank these wonderful people for taking the time to read the book and for saying such nice things. I've been so swamped, I haven't been able to arrange the herd of goats I owe each of them. (Mental note: send herd of goats to each of these authors. Or at least an email, Amy. These deadlines are starting to make you look rude and that's just not right. It's one thing to ignore your children, but not thanking blurbers is just wrong. You have one week to do this until you have to come back here and publicly apologize.)

"Everybody Sees The Ants is dark, funny, brilliant. A.S. King is a dynamic author, and a force to be reckoned with!"
—Ellen Hopkins, NYT best selling author of Crank, Glass and Tricks

"From the first line, A.S. King's unique voice is loud and so clear. Her compelling characters find themselves in incredible and yet oh-so-believable situations and it's one wild ride. I loved EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS."

—Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of I'll Be There

"A.S. King has become one of our bravest, smartest, and finest storytellers."
-Printz Honor recipient Terry Trueman, author of Stuck in Neutral

"Packed full of quirky characters, every last one of whom jumps off the
page with authenticity, this is a book I will read-and love-over and over again."
-Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List and Bitter End

"A psychological thriller full of magic and realism and hard won truth.
Funny and serious all at once in a way that only a great, enduring book can be."
-Francisco X. Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World

"A terrific read.... Whip smart and emotionally touching."
-Gail Giles, author of What Happened to Cass McBride?

"Awesome. Hilarious. Brutal."
-Sean Beaudoin, author of You Killed Wesley Payne

"Do yourself a huge favor and read this book!"
-James Patterson, bestselling author of the Maximum Ride and Witch & Wizard series

PLEASE NOTE--anyone in the Reading, PA area!!

I will be talking to the Pagoda Writers Group at THE ACTUAL PAGODA on July 2nd from 1pm-3pm.

And hey Omaha, Nebraska. . .

With Heather Brewer and Jackie Morse Kessler!

July 13, 2011 6:30-8:30pm
Free Books. Free Food. 

And Check out this AMAZING video review, please. 
Because it rocks.



Laura said...


Nicol Huntington said...

Darn, I missed your signing sessions, but I saw you from across the room at the Coffee Klatch and wanted to tell you I was exhausted because I stayed up nearly all night the previous night, sucked in by Vera Dietz! I'm looking forward to hearing your speech tonight! Congratuations! :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the Printz award, that is awesome. I think Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an incredible book, one of the best YA titles I have read. I work as a librarian, and I keep recommending your books to teen and adult readers!

A.S. King said...

Nicol, Maybe we'll meet up next time around! Glad VERA sucked you in!

And thank you Michelle! Your support means the world to me. I believe my next post says this a few times, but once more...librarians ROCK.