Twenty-six days before the official release date.
Almost 800 from the day editor extraordinaire Cheryl Klein (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic) purchased it.
And nearly 1,500 days since I began writing it (thanks to good friends Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Diane Capriola and Liz Conrad who encouraged me to give it a shot).
Recently, several events have made the actual release of the book seem shockingly close:
- An excerpt from the audiobook, by Oasis Audio, was recently posted on Youtube: http://tinyurl.com/3j9mcgx (The audiobook also releases August 1)
- A book in hand ( I have one copy!)
- And plans for an actual party with my good friends at the best
children's bookstore in Atlanta: Little Shop of Stories.
The "partay" is on Friday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth thinks we should make it a toga party. Waddaya think?
|"I demand you make this a party for the ages!"|
She demands a party even better than the one she gave Marc Antony where she drank a pearl. I keep telling her that there will be no imbibing of precious stones but she just laughs knowingly.
I may invite a gladiator but I don't want to make any promises. ("And, no, Drag Queen Cleo, there will be no naked wrestling!" Geez!)
You see what I'm up against? Any ideas you have to get her off my back...er, I mean, to help me make my launch party lots o'fun will be very much appreciated.