Okay, I know you have all been waiting with bated breath for the winner of the Dueling Debs!!:D Well, I am totally going to tell you at the end of the post.:)
Okay no, I'm not really evil like that. The winning Deb is Danielle Joseph! Congrats Danielle! And in second place is Cynthea Liu!! Go Cynthea!! Seriously though, both of these books are awesome, and Cynthea will be most graceful in defeat as this is her SECOND book this year!
So the winning Danielle voter is TereLiz! Congrats to you! Please email me at aprilynne pike at G mail dot com with your address and I will get Shrinking Violet in the mail to you!!
The contest for Dull Boy is still alive and well just down below this entry. It's open until Friday!
Okay, on to Where's Aprilynne.
I am embarking on some fun adventures the next couple of weeks and wanted to make you guys aware. Most of this is on the calendar section of my website, but some of it is so new it hasn't made it there yet. So here is where I will be for the next two weeks!
Tuesday, June 23rd
Later that night I have a group signing with the lovely Linda Gerber and Sydney Salter!
Orem Barnes and Noble
Thursday, June 25th
Another group signing with Linda, and the inestimable Wendy Toliver!
The Purple Cow at Tooele, Utah
Saturday, June 27th
I am attending my ten year high school reunion (am I really that old??) and a signing at my old local bookstore afterward! It should be way fun!!
Dark Horse Books
Then, starting July 2nd, I am going to be at Westercon 62, a.k.a. FiestaCon!!! I found out about it via Janni Lee Simner (Name drop! Google Alerts! :D) and managed to worm my way into the programming! I am so excited! So . . . .
Westercon 62/ FiestaCon
I will do a separate post later next week detailing my exact schedule (I'm on three panels, have a reading, a signing, and a KaffeKlatch) but I will be there the whole convention! Fun, fun!!
Okay, last, Shameless Self-Promotion (SSP). (BTW, I am getting into writing the third WINGS book when I get back from Utah and Idaho, so I really will start doing writing posts again soon. I promise!!!)
I haven't done a lot of announcing since Wings hit number one, because, quite frankly, no one likes a blog where all of the entries are simply a week-by-week logline of how their sales are doing. However, since people have been asking, Wings is in it's sixth week on the NYT Bestsellers List, and is hanging tight at number six. Hopefully I can squeak out a couple more weeks! (In related news, Ally Carter, authoress extraordinaire, is number six on the series list with her third book in the Gallagher Girls series!!! She twitterred it, so it's public knowledge now.:))
It's been a very exciting couple of weeks; I didn't mean to be quite so teasing with my mention of film rights (I didn't realize you would all focus in on it so fast!). Things are definitely happening, however, Hollywood likes to announce everything first, and they ARE working on the announcement. So as soon as they announce, I will spill freely. (I can't wait to spill freely!:))
In the foreign rights department, I have sold to SIX territories in the last two weeks! In fact, four territories and film news all came through within about 36 hours of each other. That was one wild two days!! (Oh, and I was in Portland at the time, so it was seriously wild!!) That brings my total up to the US plus 10 foreign territories! Very little in this business makes me more excited than foreign sales, so there has been much squeeing the last couple of weeks!
Okay, that's done, I'm going to go wash my hands now.
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There, much better.:)
Self-Promotion is always such a two-edged sword for me. On the one hand, I feel very strange being like, "Hey! Check me out I'm so awesome!!!" On the other hand, this is the kind of stuff I LOVE to read on other authors' blogs. It also answers many of the questions I get via email . . . so yeah, it def. has it's place. However, like I said, I am getting back to writing in two weeks, and there will be more writing posts interspersed with the SSP.:)
Till then, go comment on the Dull Boy contest entry, just right down below this one, and have a great couple of days!!