A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU finally went on sale today! I’m out here on the Compelling Reads tour (coming to Greenville, SC tomorrow), trying to write and travel, and so I’ve been completely unable to keep up with all the wonderful support and good energy you guys have been sending my way. But here’s my best attempt!
First of all, obviously I owe great thanks to my agent, Diana Fox, the editor who worked with me on the book, Sarah Landis, my publicist Dana Kaye, and the other pros who have kept me and this book on track. Couldn’t go anywhere without them.
Also, I’d like to thank so many of you bloggers who have reviewed the book, singing its praises, and otherwise getting the word out there. Jaime Arnold and Sara Gundell have been true standouts — Jaime for organizing my blog tour (via her RockStar Book Tours) when I was too strung out to even come close to handling it myself, and Novel Novice for advice on swag, emotional support and making A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU her Novel of the Month for November. (She’s already posted some gorgeous wallpapers — check them out here!) But every blogger who has participated in the chapter reveals or the blog tour has been wonderful: Novel Novice with Chapter One, Alice Marvels with Chapter Two, Two Chicks on Books with Chapter Three, and Fangirlish with Chapter Four. They got the beginning of the book out there first, and I’m hugely grateful for that.
And the bloggers from my book tour! I’ve tried to tweet a link to every one, but in case I (or you) missed one, here are the posts:
Day One — The Midnight Garden — guest post on why I had to write A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU
Day Two — Tales of the Ravenous Reader — interview
Day Three — Bookhounds YA — review
Day Four — Dark Faerie Tales — interview with Paul Markov
Day Five — Reading YA Rocks — looking back at the ATPOY first draft
Day Six — Parajunkee — interview
Day Seven — Two Chicks on Books — important songs from the ATPOY playlist
Day Eight will be a guest post on Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Day Nine will be a review on Me, My Shelf and I, and we wind it all up on Day Ten with another review on Page Turners Blog. EVERY SINGLE ONE of these bloggers: Thanks a thousand times for this.
And as I mentioned earlier, I’m out on the Compelling Reads tour, spreading the ATPOY joy through the Carolinas. So I want to give a shoutout to all the great writers involved, especially Martina Boone, author of COMPULSION, who put this whole thing together like the organizational mastermind she is. I share a book birthday with Kimberley Griffith Little, and her atmospheric, ancient-times YA epic FORBIDDEN. I share a Mini Cooper, many hours of driving and a similarly twisted sense of humor with S.E. Green, author of KILLER INSTINCT. Meagan Spooner visited with her SKYLARK trilogy, as did Megan Shepherd with THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER and the fabulous Beth Revis with THE BODY ELECTRIC. These ladies have been great to travel with, appear with and have a lot of fun with. Also, great love for every single bookstore or library who’s hosted us on the tour. We couldn’t do it without them!
But really, most of all, I am grateful to you guys, the readers. Already so many of you have said kind things on Amazon or Goodreads, expressed your eagerness to read the book, or — in the cases of those who got ARCs — have already read it and taken the characters to heart. As you can read in my guest post about why I had to write ATPOY, all I ever really wanted was to share Marguerite, Paul, Theo, Henry, Sophia, Josie and Conley with other people so we could all talk about them together. Let the talking begin. 🙂