Monday, July 21, 2008

Winner and an Extra-Large Basket Full of Awesome!

Okay, back from California and back to work!

First off, the winner of James Dashner's Thirteenth Reality is KAT!! Kat, please jet me an email at aprilynnepike at gmail dot com with your address, and how you would like your name spelled in the book. I'll get together with James sometime in the next little while and force him get him to sign your copy. (He has a cool silver pen!)

And now there is so much awesomeness!! This is one of the most full of awesome posts ever!

My copy-edits are scheduled to arrive today. This is really exciting to me because 1. I am part of an experimental group at Harper who is having their copy-edits done electronically. That means no deciphering strange handwriting and everything is super nice and neat. But also 2. because this is the last time I will work with my book in a word document in Times New Roman. The next time I see my book it will be in the form of First Pass Pages (FPP) which will be typset and should have any chapter headings, internal art, etc!! That is super cool to me. (This is also my last chance to make any kind of major changes . . . but that's a whole other story.:)) So hooray for copy edits!

Next, go check this out. I am in Publishers Weekly!! I have been dying to be in PW since I first made my sale. Huge thanks to Carrie Ryan for chatting me up the instant I signed into Gmail this morning to tell me. *happy dance* Here's the report for Harper Teen:

"HarperTeen takes flight with Wings by Aprilynne Pike, a debut faerie fantasy novel; Emily the Strange Book 1 by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner, a mystery-adventure; Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston, an urban faerie fantasy by a first-time novelist; Sloane Sisters by Annabelle Vestry, first in a series about stepsiblings; and a reprint of The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean, about an Antarctic adventure."

(And apparently there is a second page to the article that is not working right now. Hopefully it will be soon.)

This next one is time sensitive; I don't know how long it will be up. And bear in mind before you go that this is not my cover, is is an outtake. Which means that it is just one of the pictures that was taken during the photo shoot. But that is my set, and my model, and my wings. *big grin!* Check it out at, I don't know how long it will be up. (EDIT: It's no longer up as of about 5:15pm Mountain Time.)

I also have some more super exciting news, but I need to wait to find out if I can share it. I just might, maybe, possibly have something to do with a super-awesome blurb.;) More on that soon!

It has been a super-exciting news week and I am expecting more good news this week. Stay tuned!!



cindy said...

wow! love that cover outtake foto. did you help choose your model april? also, congrats on ALL the awesome news! can't wait to har more. =D

Cuileann said...

Wow, sweet photo!

Demon Hunter said...

Cool, Aprilynne. Great news all around. I cannot wait for your book to come out! :-D

us said...

That is super exciting. You are amazing. Can't wait for the news!

Sheila said...

So glad wonderful things keep happening for you! Spring 2009 won't get here soon enough for me. I can't wait to read your book!

Sorry you weren't there on Saturday at the conference. It was a good day and I learned a lot.

Share your exciting news as soon as you are able to!

JenWriter said...

I missed the outtake! Can't wait to see it in the Spring. There are so many books I'm looking forward to that are coming out then. :)

Jamie Ford said...

Darn, missed the outtake.

Cant wait to hear about the blurb news, um, is it who I think it is? If so, sweeeeeeeeet!

Elizabeth said...

HUGE congrats on the PW nod. What a wonderful feeling that must be.

bookboy28 said...

Way to go, Aprilynne.