First thing: GREAT NEWS AT STEPHANIE'S BLOG!!! Yippeee! You might remember a certain manuscript I was gloating about reading back in the fall. Well, in remarkable time, that manuscript got representation by an awesome agent, who then swiftly sold it to a dream editor. Yay! HUGE YAY! Read more about it at Stephanie's blog, where the news is much more adorable. She even reveals the excellent title, which of course could change, but I hope not, because I love it and it would make me pick up the book!
Second thing: Jim and I are going to BEA (BookExpo America)!!! We are so excited! I have wanted to go for years, and with Lips Touch being selected for the Buzz Forum, it really couldn't be missed. I can't wait to see Arthur Levine in front of lots of people talking about my book. I still can't believe that's going to happen!!! And then, I'm going to be on a panel too. (Me. Me!)
There. Now, do you recognize this house?
It's the Twilight house, in St. Helens, Oregon! My mom took my niece out to see it the other day, and they also found "the alley":
When I met Stephenie Meyer at Project Book Babe, she was leaving the next day to go up to Vancouver, B.C. to the set of the New Moon movie. Sadly, that one's not filming in Oregon. Too bad. Something is filming in Portland now, though. We saw the film crews downtown the other day during our mad tax scramble from the accountant to the post office. I wonder what it was. Oh, and speaking of movies, The Time Traveler's Wife is finally being released!! August 14. I hope it's good. I so loved the book. I love both Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, so I have hope. (And did you hear that Audrey Niffenegger has a new book coming out in the fall? It fetched almost $5 million at auction!!!) I was talking excitedly with Alexandra about going to see the movie right when it opens, and then I realized: Oh. Wait. I might be a little preoccupied around then. ha ha. Maybe I won't be going to see too many movies in early August!