Saturday, May 09, 2009

I'm Back! (And Come Party!!)

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments while I was gone! It was so much fun to come back to them!!


Tour was amazing.

Simply amazing.

And school visits? They are awesome. SO incredibly awesome. Teens are the absolute best demographic in the world to write for!! I only did school visits in Chicago this week, (more next week! Yay!!) but oh my goodness, the teenagers in Chicago are so great!!! I got FAN ART!!! Really good fan art!! (Unfortunately, my husband absconded with my phone tonight, so I will have to post pictures tomorrow.)

Some highlights:

*Seeing my first floor display. The. Best!!

*All of the schools decorated for my visits!!

*Meeting fellow Debs, Kristin Walker and Kristina Springer! We got to hang out afterward and had a great time!! Thanks so much for coming, guys!!!

*Signings with more than ten people!! Yay!! The signing in Phoenix had about fifty. . . . course they were mostly family and friends, but that's okay.;) I didn't have any signings where I just read to the bookstore staff. I will call that a win!!

*Reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner on my flights. Whoa! This book is amazing!! (Sorry, not out till October. But worth the wait!! . . . you may see my name somewhere on the cover when it comes out. *wink*)

*Seeing people I met on my pre-pub tour!! Andrea, Becky, and Jan!! You rock!!

*Signing stock. LOTS of stock. My book!! It's real!!!

Man, I had such a good time. I am headed to Idaho tomorrow for a couple of days of school visits and a signing on Tuesday night at the Idaho Falls Barnes and Noble at the Grand Teton Mall. Starts at seven! Be there! (All the cool kids are doing it.;))

Also, if you live in the greater Salt Lake City area, I am having a launch mingle Thursday night at the King's English in Salt Lake City between 5:30 and 7:00 PM, followed by a reading and signing. Everyone is invited!! There will be cake and soda!! Seriously, you don't have to RSVP or anything; just come party with me!! *does the party dance* It's going to be way fun. Hope to see some of you there!!



Kate at Read This Book! said...

ooh seemed like great fun! =D wish I was there!

Major Jazz said...

I read your book in one night! I am totally hooked!
You should come to Texas!

Miranda said...

Im coming, and bringing Missa, and a car load of friends who have already bought your book and love it. And I might (hopefully, cross your fingers) bring a date!! See you there!!!!

Sandra Cormier said...

It all looks so magical and wonderful. I love that floor display. Happy sales, AP!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

sounds awesome!

Unknown said...

See you on Tuesday!

Amber said...

I just finished your book this morning- was great and cannot wait for the next one to come out!! I am in Washington DC, but have family in Portland Oregon and am going to pay my lil sis to go to the book signing there for me :)

Denise said...

That's so great! I just finished reading Wings and I absolutely love it! Thank you Aprilynne for writing it. I cannot wait for the next installment! :)

Happy Writing!

Unknown said...

I loves the book SOOO much. I was totally hooked. Are you gonna write a second one? You had better! The book was amazing and you are such a talented Author! Thank you for taking the time to write a fairytale, it was perfect and made me belive in magic again. (but not really, that would be wierd.) : )

Mary Alvarez said...

You didn't say what DAY at the King's English. For those who haven't cross-referenced your website, I'll tell you it's Thursday. I'll totally be there =).

P.S. Your About Me section of your profile is a little dated =P.

Aprilynne Pike said...

Thanks for the heads up, Mary! I've fixed it!

HeatherM said...

Sounds like you had a great time on tour! I've told all my family about your signing in Portland (they'll be the crazy ones:)By the way, I'm almost done with your book and I LOVE it!

StacyZ said...

I am a teacher at one of the schools you visited in Illinois. My students are still talking about your visit. Thank you for an awesome experience. Can't wait to see my students' fan art!

Heather Moore said...

Good luck at your SLC signing. I just read your book over the weekend (after Dashner's recommendation). It was lovely. Congrats on everything.

cindy said...

the same exact floor display is at the bn in my town!!!