So here’s the deal, the last several weeks and months have been…BUSY! I really had the best of intentions to blog every other week, but it just hasn’t been happening. Here’s what I’ve been working on:
Most importantly, I’ve been working on the first book in my new series. I can’t say much about it yet because my publisher and I are still working out some of the details. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to reveal the series and book titles in a post very soon!
I’ve also been very busy traveling. I like going to new places and I LOVE meeting my fans! Just in the last few months, I’ve been to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ohio, and Charleston, South Carolina. Thank you so much to everyone who came to see me at any of those events! Without you, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love to do…write books! By the way, if you want to know if I’ll be coming to a town near you, keep an eye on my schedule.
I’m headed back to Charleston, SC this Friday where I’ll be participating in YALLFEST on Saturday (Nov 10). I’ll be on two panels at 11 AM and 1 PM and I’ll be doing a signing at 2 PM. By the way, I’ll be bringing some of the Fuentes Brothers posters with me, so be sure to come and get one!
11 am YA GIRL BAND: BETWEEN TWEEN & TEEN – BALLROOM
Presented by Omnific Publishing
Alyson Noel (Immortals series), Elizabeth Eulberg (The Lonely Hearts Club), Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry), Jenny Han (Burn for Burn), Kathryn Williams (The Lost Summer). Moderator: Andria Amaral
1 pm GOOD GIRLZ & BAD BOYZ – CMH
Presented by Tumblr Ellen Hopkins (Crank), Gayle Forman (If I Stay), Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry), Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Cate Tiernan (Immortal Beloved), Kiera Cass (The Selection) Moderator: Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)
You can find out much more about YALLFEST at their website.
Finally, in the spirit of YALLFEST, I wanted to make sure I answered their interesting interview questions!
Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse?
I would bring Marc Anthony because (I think) he looks like a zombie and he could protect me by helping me blend in. Zombies don’t attack other zombies, right!?
If you could spend a week in any book world, which would it be?
Harry Potter! Broomsticks, magic, delicious candies (although, I’ll try to stay away from the vomit-flavored ones!)
What is the best word (in any language) and why?
Yes…isn’t it obvious?
Who are you most excited to see at YALLFest?
The fans – they inspire me to keep writing even when I’m feeling stuck or down on myself. I’m also excited to see English teacher Dennis Jolley, who is a huge supporter of mine!
What is your favorite flavor of pie?
Pecan…and, as I learned during my last trip to Charleston, you have to say it the southern way! (PEA-can)