Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tour Dates and Dismay

I'm alive! I promise!!

In fact, I'm just about done with revisions and then I will be more or less around . . . for three weeks till Spells comes out.:) This is my busy season! Luckily, I also tend to blog pretty well while on tour, so hopefully everything will just get better with the blog.:D

Okay, I've been promising you guys tour cities and dates for a while and, finally, here you go!


May 4th Joseph-Beth Booksellers Cincinnati, OH 7:00PM

May 5th Books & Company Dayton (Kettering), OH 7:00 PM

May 6th Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove, IL 7:00 PM

May 11th Barnes & Noble Idaho Falls, ID 7:00 PM

May 13th King's English Salt Lake City, UT 7:00 PM

May 20th Changing Hands Tempe, AZ 7:00PM

May 27-30 Phoenix Comicon Phoenix, AZ (Various times)

June 1-3 Supernatural Summer! SS this year is being hosted by several lovely stores, but many of the events are at other places (like libraries) so double check here for exact locations and addresses, etc.)

June 1st Hosted by Rainy Day Books Kansas City, KS 7:00 PM

June 2nd Barnes and Noble Atlanta, GA 7:00 PM

June 3rd Borders Dallas, TX 7:00 PM

June 8th Poisoned Pen Scottsdale, AZ 7:00 PM


In addition, I will be in Toronto, Canada the last week of May doing a Supernatural Summer tour with Harper Canada. Those dates and locations aren't firm yet, but I will add them to the list when they are.

I am also hoping to do an LA event this summer, but I'm still working on that.:)

All of these events plus locations, addresses, etc. are all on my website in the calendar section here.




So, like I said, I've been finishing up revisions, and this last week is just for reading through and polishing little nit-picky things.:D So, I knew that the manuscript was getting longer as I worked, (I always have to add in edits!) but it wasn't until I finished that first pass that I realized just how much longer.

50 pages longer.

On top of that, I have a file that I have been putting big chunks of text into that I cut and/or moved. After all of the copy/pasting was done, that file was still 33 pages long. So technically, I have added EIGHTY completely new pages to book three in the last five weeks.

What is wrong with me?!?!?!

They're good pages, they really are. It's just a little mind-boggling. I'm not quite sure how that happened. But hopefully my editor is happy with them.

And hopefully they aren't boring . . .

Hopefully.

:D

Ciao!

37 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

No Florida?

Valerie Ipson said...

Sounds crazy fun!

Crystal Cook said...

Extra pages yay!! That means more Wings goodness to read! And you're coming to the King's English!!!!

So excited!!

Candyland said...

Woo Cincy!

Natalie Whipple said...

Yay! I have to come see you—I'm gonna find a babysitter immediately.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Wow. Adding 80 pages is amazing! Can't wait to read it.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

how super exciting!

You're not going to be anywhere near me, really, b/c I'm not making the 3-hour drive to Kansas City. but I think it's great that you have such an awesome tour ahead of you!

~Kelsey~ said...

Yay!!!!
Your coming to the Borders in Texas right by my house!!! Oh I am so excited to meet you and have you sign my book!!!

Linda said...

Come to Sweden to!

I'm sure it's not boring. I never want the goo books to end so 80 extra pages is super :)

Amanda said...

Skipping up north again HMPH!
:) I won't get to make it to Idaho Falls since we'll be there 2 weeks before :) BUT I've got my copy preordered! Who needs you signature when I can brag about getting my butt kicked in debate by you :D

Glad to hear the rewrites are going well! I am sooooo excited for Spells!
Keep up the GREAT work April!

insidethewritersstudio said...

That is a busy season! Sounds like a fun one. A lot of middle states in there...

Tara McClendon said...

Have fun on tour. I hope you get to meet a ton of fans!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Wow! What a schedule. I've done book tours, but yours beats mine. BUT hey, isn't it great to do something you love and meet all those wonderful people who buy your books? That's a good kind of tired.

The Graef Family! said...

80 extra pages= 80 extra pages of sweetness!!! May 13 YES!!!! I sadly no longer live in Utah but my mom will go for me!! She goes to book signings for me and then tells me all about them. :) I live through her.

Sara B. Larson said...

Hopefully I can come see you again at TKE in SLC. Can you believe book 2 is already coming out?? Wow! It's so exciting! Way to go on all those revisions. I'm sure the extra pages will be great. :-)

I'm waiting for my first revision letter from my agent, and I can't wait to see how it goes!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I'm with Juju. No Florida? What the crap? COME TO FLORIDA!

moonrat said...

Uhhhh

let's ALSO talk about MY dismay at how there are not NEW YORK dates in there. sob.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Are you really coming to Kansas City, KS? That's my city. I'll see you there.

Faith Anne said...

OH OH PLEEEEEEEEASE come to LA I live right near there and will DEFINETELY come if you come!! PLEEEEEASE PLEEEEEASE PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE You are a favorite of both me and my mom, so I am sure I can talk her into it without a problem. HA!

Heather said...

Wow, 80 new pages?! No worries, I'm sure your editor will love them! Sounds like you're going to have a very busy spring. Enjoy!

TerkeyBait said...

Thats fun! Is there any other places you are going to go to in the near future, or is this it for now?

Anonymous said...

Oh! Thats fun! I hope that you can come up to Michigan someday... :D

Morgan TurkeyBait said...

I just realised my friend got on and posted right b4 me... TurkeyBait IMPOSTER, I'm onto you! Btw, you spelt TURKEY wrong. Haha, and don't go stealing my nickname on MY COMPUTER.

Dara said...

SWEET! You're going to be like a mile down the road from me! *squee* And it's the second date too! So excited; gonna be there!

Alyson said...

Yay for Kansas City! Hardly anyone comes here. You'll have to spread the word on how cool KC is. :o)
So excited to get my book signed!

Anonymous said...

EEP!! YOURE COMING TO DALLAS!! FINALLY 1 OF MY FAVE AUTHORS IS COMING:)
-SOPHIE D

Brittany :) said...

That's so cool! you've already been editing your THIRD BOOK?!!!
That's awesome! I can't wait for SPELLS! and whatever the THIRD book is called and the FOURTH! man I love writing and reading and especially about FAERIES!
I so wish you would come to Australia(NSW) Aprilynne :) I'm a member of LDS as well and it would be amazing to meet a member author -sigh- thank you, your my inspiration and when I write my book i'll put you in my acknowledgements :D love B

The Novelist said...

80 pages is perfect! When I finished reading Wings the only thing I thought was that I wished it had been longer so I could stay in the world of Tamani just a bit more. Tell your editor that I approve whole heartedly!

Autumn said...

WOW!!!! Eighty more pages?!!! How awesome is that?!!!! Can't wait to read it!!!! I heard that you are going to be in Dallas, Tx. on the third of June!!!! I really wish I could come and see you, but unfortunately I can't!!! :-( I live in amarillo tx. and won't be able to make it!!!! Even if I didn't have anything going on the third of june, I'm not so sure if my grandparents would be willing to drive me all the way to Dallas!! Can't drive yet!!!!!! :-(

autumn said...

I've already read wings and cannot wait to read spells!!!!!!! I have a lot of favorite authors and out of all of them, you're one who has inspired me to be a writer when i grow up Aprillyne!!!!! When I get my first novel published, I'm so going to add you in my acknowledgements!!!!

Autumn said...

I loved your book and cannot wait to read spells!!!!! I really hope that some day soon you will be able to come to amarillo!!!!! I really hate it that I can't come to dallas!!!!!!!

Shelley Watters said...

I'm SO beyond thrilled that there will be a book three! I wish I was at the revision stage with my manuscript. I'm still in the first draft, trying so hard to get it finished so I can GET to the revision stage!

Can't wait to read Spells. When is book 3 supposed to be out?

Autumn said...

Hey Aprylinne!!! If you're reading this, I've always wanted to write fantasy fiction!!! Got any tips?!!! Should I write down any ideas that i come up with incase i forget?!!!!

Patti said...

No one ever comes to western Canada. Good luck with the tour.

Darby said...

Yay!!! You are coming to Idaho Falls!!! My friends and I are HUGE fans!!! Good job on the eighty pages!

Kaileeann R said...

Cant wait to see you again :D Just finished spells! (less than 24 hrs to read it all xD) i wish you wouldnt sell film right to disney but hey its your book :] really loving the series :D

C.E.Schafer said...

Any chance of a Tucson visit?