I have been an official author for about two weeks now (or 12 days to be precise).
I want to share some highlights with you!
On book day 2, I got to read at this beautiful NYC library (it used to be a church). And even better, I got to read alongside four amazing authors who I read and admire (and they were all very nice to a newbie like me!)
This was the line-up! And thanks to David Levithan for setting it up!
Gwendolyn Heasley – Where I Belong
Melissa Kantor – The Darlings are Forever
E. Lockhart – Real Live Boyfriends
Michael Northrop – Trapped
Maryrose Wood- The Hidden Gallery
On book day 3, I had a signing at Barnes and Noble in TriBeCa! It was a great occasion for my friends and family to come and see me! I can’t describe how grateful I am for their support! I had friends come far from far (Minnesota, Colorado) and near. Thank you!
This past week, I went on a minischool tour! In Greenwich, CT, I spoke to 200 students (both boys and girls), which I thought might be scary until I realized how nice and receptive the students were! We had a lot of fun talking about how a book get published, and I loved listening to the students’ questions! In Washington DC, I got the opportunity to hang out with a cool, young librarian and have lunch with teens! It’s very refreshing and fun to be in a school! There’s so much energy! I really loved my school visits and I hope to post pictures soon!
This week, I am off to my hometown of Minneapolis! it’s one of the places WHERE I BELONG! I am so excited
And as always, I’d love to hear from anyone about their thoughts on my novel or any questions they might have!
So excited for tmrw’s release. If anyone sees WHERE I BELONG at bookstores, I’d love to see a pic! Thanks to everyone for their support, especially my friends, family, editor, agent and HarperTeen.
With many ARCS of WHERE I BELONG circling around, reviewers are starting to post their opinions. While initially I read each one with fear and sweaty palms, I have grown to love reading feedback! I appreciate everyone’s opinions on the story and what it meant to you. No matter what star rating the person gives, the feedback is equally valuable to me. I am thankful for every comment and hope that they will help me grow as a writer! so thank you for reading and taking the time to share your thoughts!