Truly, this has been one amazing summer.
I signed books at Book Expo America (a dream!) and Wizard World Philly, I saw one of my essays published in an actual anthology, and the translated editions of The Geek’s Guide to Dating have been popping up all over Instagram and Twitter.
Things are lovely. And hey, they’re only getting better. <3
A bit of news! First off, I’m going to be reading at the inaugural Chilltown Literary Festival in Jersey City in July. It’ll be at the WORD Bookstore in Jersey City on Saturday, July 12th. All of my friends from Jersey City (hi Darlene!) and in Brooklyn (hi Preeti!) know that when I visit those areas, the WORD Bookstores in those neighborhoods are MUST VISIT PLACES for me. And I’m just so thrilled that I get to read at one.
We’re throwing a day of literary programming all around downtown Jersey City, culminating with an evening drinks mixer into nighttime panel featuring New Jersey authors and New Jersey stories. Current authors throughout the day include Emma Straub (The Vacationers), Eric Smith (The Geek’s Guide to Dating), Emily Croy Barker (The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic), Murray Carpenter (Caffeinated), Ed Lazellari (Awakenings, The Lost Prince), and John Gomez (Legendary Locals of Jersey City).
Okay. So I LOVE Emma Straub’s books, I absolutely adored Emily Croy Baker’s magical novel, and I recently picked up Ed Lazellari’s Awakenings.
Is it weird to bring a giant stack of books to an event you’re part of, you know, for autographs? Asking for a friend.
Anyhow, I hope to see a few of you there! You can RSVP for the event here on Facebook.
Second bit of news, my YA novel, INKED, finally popped up on Goodreads! And I just love the short description my awesome editor (hi Meredith!) managed to put together for it. Because seriously, I am TERRIBLE with the elevator pitch for the book.
You can add it to your shelves here. It’ll be out in November. Keep an eye out for a cover reveal and some pre-order buttons soon! It’s almost here!
And in non-book news… the fiancee (check out her blog at Beauty and Britches) and I picked out our wedding venue for the Spring of next year. That’s her scoping out the view from the space.
Life is good, kids. <3