Saturday, September 12, 2009

Late Bloomers

One of the most amazing things about fans, is when they get inspired enough by your book to go through the trouble to create something involving it. It is the very highest of compliments, in my opinion. I feel that way about all kinds of fan creations--fan art, fan fic, song lyrics (I got some of these the other day; very squee-worthy!), fansites, forums, etc. I already told you guys about wingsfansite.com, created by the amazing and fabulous Ben (thanks again Ben!!!). This is a comunity open to anyone, anywhere and I am part of the community there and comment in the forums etc.

But I also wanted to tell you guys about another fan forum that I'm really excited about! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting two fans, Espe and Jen, at FiestaCon and we sat and talked books (not just Wings!:)) for about an hour and exchanged info, etc. Well, they have been busy ladies the last month and have created another forum that launched today! This community is a little different than Ben's--modeled a lot like both Twilight Moms and Mundie Moms, Late Bloomers is a community for fans aged 15 and up, and has a lot of older (well, compared to tween;)) women who are discovering how young their hearts are! So if this fits you, come on over and say hi at Late Bloomers! I will also be an active part of this community. Sp if you see someone on either this or Ben's site who looks like me . . . . it is.:D

On that note, it's been pretty amazing to see these two forums open and become active the last couple of weeks. I have to tell you, I am amazed by my readers! Have I thanked you guys lately?? I write the books, sure, but it's the readers and fans who really bring a book to life. You guys have brought Wings to life in a way that I honestly never thought possible. *blows kisses* You guys are amazing!!!!

Little update, just this week, I finalized my twentieth foreign rights deal. Twenty!! Blew. My. Mind. I'll post the list as soon as I can, for the little bird who keeps that kind of thing current on wikipedia. *Big smile at whoever it is. That's some fun coding there!*

In other news, I'm going to finish the first draft of book three next week. *Eeeeeeee!!!!!!!*

Ciao!

21 comments:

T. Anne said...

Wow that is beyond a big compliment, that's just plain awesome! Fan forums are an amazing place to hang out in too. Big Congrats!

Kari Pike said...

Very cool, Aprilynne! IT is so fun watching all this happen!

Tiffany said...

Thats really cool, and please look at this www.stardoll.com/member/tootalafruit
I worked pretty hard and it took me a while, but i am not finished yet, i hope you like... ::::)

Valerie Ipson said...

Okay, Aprilynne, how do you do it!? With all that's been going on and you're finishing your next book? I'm in awe!

Valerie Ipson said...

Okay, Aprilynne, how do you do it!? With all that's been going on and you're finishing your next book? I'm in awe!

Valerie Ipson said...

Oops, it posted twice...apparently I really want to know. :D

Hannah said...

Hey I loved your book Wings and I heard Disney's making it into a movie! Very happy about but please don't let Disney make miley the main character a lot of people don't want for to be Laurel! So please see if it could be someone like Taylor swift she would be perfect!

Kel said...

Ah! This will be more my speed, I think. While the Wings fansite is great, the posters there are ... really young. Comparatively. I'll have to check this one out.

Valerie said...

I joined it and it is really fun to hear other peoples ideas about the books and to share your own!
It has me thinking about parts of the book I never even considered before!

Demon Hunter said...

Great, Aprilynne! Amazing. Couldn't happen for a nicer, cooler person. :-D

*Kara* said...

Fun websites!! :) First draft... *happy dance* I'm so excited!!

Katie said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment!! We really adore you. You have been one of the funniest author chats we have ever done. Hopefully one of these days we'll be able to meet you. A friend of mine started your new fan site.

I love how the fansites are all supportive of each other and how supportive the YA authors are of each other. It's really wonderful.

Congratulations on the draft!!
Katieb
Mundie Moms

Angela Corbett said...

Thanks for letting us know about the new fan sites. Congrats on your most recent foreign rights deal! And the first draft of book 3! How exciting!

Carrie Harris said...

That fansite is made of awesome! Congratulations on that and the near finish to book three!

Tara said...

That's awesome. Seeing how I fit the Late Bloomers description, I may need to head over there.

Dani said...

Hi Aprilynne! I'm Daniela, I'm 17 years old and I'm from Argentina. As not many girls of my age I LOVE reading, but i can't do it very often because school keeps me very busy.
Last July, on my winter vacations, i took advantage of it and I read as many books as i could, and one of them was WINGS. I don't know where and when I got to know your book, but i'd downloaded it (I know it's wrong...) and I read it in 3 days... and I absolutely fell in LOVE with it!! It's awesome! Congratulations!! =)
I wonder if the book will be translated into Spanish, cause I can't wait to go running to the bookstore to get it!!

PS: wow! the first draft of book 3? How great!!

Anonymous said...

wow i love wings i cant wait till your next boook comes out i really look forward to reading it

Bella said...

hi, i read your book, wings and fell in love! when is your next book coming out?

Bella said...

Hi Aprilynne! I commented earlier, but I forgot to mention, that I satrted a website it's called:
www.utterlyubsurd.webs.com
please visit it, I would love to hear your recommendation on my review of Wings!!!!!

Lexirella said...

I just read your book, and I loved it! I am a 30 year old mom that is bored here in Portugal. My daughter was reading it, and she said mom you gotta read this, so I did! Loved it! I am planning on telling all my friends, and can't wait to have endless dicussions on your book! Can't wait for the 2nd book to come out! Just read another comment about Taylor Swift being Laurel rather then Miley ...I was thinking the same thing. I love Miley she just wouldn't be right for the role in my opinion!

dawrn-awaits said...

well we're on the topic of fansite I hav created a Wings fan page n a site called fanpop. here's the url. There isn't much there at this point but im working on it :) http://www.fanpop.com/spots/wings