This is what my life looks like this week:
This is a cool box. I want humans to come with these same markings:
I have been getting nice words in my inbox about REALITY BOY.
It's been a kinda busy month with revisions and then writing a few more thousand words on the secret project. (Have I told you about the secret project? It's very secret. So probably not.) (The secret project is boss.) (And there's another secret project, too.) And now moving.
But I wanted to share the nice words with you because that's what this blog is for.
"Timely, incisive, compassionate. A.S. King is always on the cutting edge of YA. All of her novels are must-reads."—Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
“A.S. King is one of the most powerful, resounding voices in contemporary Young Adult literature. REALITY BOY is fearless and brilliant, a seething pressure cooker of a masterpiece that will make you angry, heartbroken, and will lift you up and make you feel real.”—Andrew Smith, author of Winger and The Marbury Lens
“Reality Boy is A.S. King at her best, and maybe then some. If you don't fall in love with the Crapper you shouldn't be allowed to read. This book is tough and funny and smart as hell.”—Chris Crutcher, author of Period 8 and Whale Talk
“REALITY BOY is a powerhouse of insight and empathy toward the people who cruise the fringes of acceptable behavior. A.S. King takes all kinds of risks and every single one pays off. Highly recommended.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and FIRE & ASH
“Reality Boy is A.S. King's best work to date. Touching and teeth-clenchingly emotional, this story is an important reminder that behind every reality show...may be a totally different reality.”—Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List and Thousand WordsIf you're on Facebook, you should check out this hilarious video of myself, Aaron Hartzler, Alex London & Bill Koningsberg prancercizing at Clinton Book Shop on Friday night.
Now, back to this:
I'll be back, I hope, before my first VCFA residency as visiting faculty. If you don't see me before that, blame the internet company in my new secret hideout.
Disclaimer: This was really a 20 minute blog.