Aug 31, 2012

Bay Area Signings & Updates on TTEN and Roar


Davis, CA - September 15th
The Avid Reader
617 Second St.  Davis, CA

with Talia Vance, Katherine Longshore and Donna Cooner


San Ramon, CA - September 29th
Info below.

Are you coming? I hope so.

In other news, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT and ROAR AND LIV are both up on Amazon. YAYYYY. Serious yay. I would greatly appreciate your clicking LIKE if you like! 

Some of you have been asking for ARCs of TTEN. I know that my publisher will be sending some out, but don't have any details yet. I'll have answers soon for you-- along with a contest/giveaway--but I did just learn that there will be many signed ARCs at NY Comic Con this fall, so if you're in the NY area, be sure to pick one up.

Regarding ROAR AND LIV, the cover is coming soon. I can't wait for you guys to read this novella, which is a prequel to UNDER THE NEVER SKY told in Roar's POV. It's about 65 pages (or it would be, if it were printed... it will only be available as an ebook), and I've mentioned before that I could have kept going. What else can I say about it? It's mostly Roar and Liv's story, but there's plenty of Perry in there, and you'll get to see Vale and Talon too, among others. I totally loved spending time in Roar's head, and I hope you'll enjoy it one tenth as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Aug 21, 2012

Nostalgia aka I Want To Go Back To Art School

Weirdly, working on a new project has me feeling nostalgic. New project has a character who is an artist, and see, once upon a time I was an artist. I mean, I still am. But once--once--my hands were always either smudged with charcoal or paint of both. Once, I didn't own a single pair of jeans (or shoes) that weren't covered in paint. Once, I could look at any color and tell you exactly how I'd mix it on my palette. Exactly. Blue wasn't blue to me. It was Cerulean. French Ultramarine. Thalo. It was so much more than just blue.

I miss thinking like that. So I'm gonna start painting again.

I hope if there's something that you miss doing that you'll start up again, too. Let me know in the comments if you do.

I have books and books of this stuff. Interesting how we return to the same territory over and again.
I wrote this excerpt of WB Yeats "The Second Coming," above which has the lines, "The falcon cannot hear the falconer.... Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."  Coincidence? I think not.
Oh, and if you're interested in seeing a few more of my old sketches you can stop over at my Facebook page. 

Rock on, y'all.

Aug 13, 2012

YALSA Reader's Choice & French Cover

UNDER THE NEVER SKY has made it to YALSA's Reader's Choice list! This is something Veronica never dared to even dream of! Veronica is so stunned and flattered by this turn of events that she's speaking about herself in the third person.

But seriously... Thank you readers, bloggers, friends, librarians and booksellers for supporting Aria, Perry, Roar and the rest of the NEVER SKY crew. Thank you for reading, commenting, and nominating. Thank you! 

In other news: Here's your chance to read UNDER THE NEVER SKY on the nook for just $3.99. Cast your vote to make UTNS a Nook Summer Read!

Lastly, but certainly not leastly, the Cover Gods have truly been kind. Look at this beauty, created by my wonderful French publisher, Nathan:

C'est magnifique!

Aug 10, 2012

ARCs of Through the Ever Night!

Well, helloooo precioussss!

Look what I got in the mail today! So excited to get my first copies of THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. I love how it looks next to UTNS. (I can't believe it was just a year ago that I received my ARCs for UTNS. Where has the time gone, I ask?)

First, a few newsy things:

Contest - I'll be giving away an ARC of TTEN soon. Stay tuned for details.
Novella - The release date for the Roar and Liv short story has been set for October 30th. 
Writing Workshop - I'll be part of a conference in North Carolina in October. for MG and YA writers, for those of you who are interested. Details here.

Hey there, good looking. 

Even better together, yes?

One of these things is not like the other.

Go forth and read!