Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What You Don't Know About Bookstore Shelves

Okay, I've been debating on whether or not to write this post but I just gotta. Also, please know the following is about all books, not just mine because all authors work really hard on their books (I'm talking sprouting gray hair, missing important family events and maybe even a few tears) and every book deserves a chance in the world.

Do you guys know that shelf space in a bookstore is expensive and well sort after real estate? What this means is just because a book is on the shelf at this moment doesn't mean that it will always be. If that book doesn't sell pretty quickly, it gets the boot never to return again. Yup, the store will send back any and all books not sold in order to make room for the next book. This doesn't look good at all to the publisher. In fact, the publisher might not ever want another thing that particular author writes. 

This is not to blame the bookstore in any way. This is a business and businesses must make money in order to keep their doors open. Plus, I love bookstores and would live in one if I could. Heehee. That goes for libraries too.

So if you're thinking you'd like to read a certain book, please go and get it, otherwise it will disappear like it never even existed.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Post Saving Baby Doe Book Launch

Whewwww! The book launch was so ... GREAT! Guys, if you ever find yourself in Downtown Brooklyn, you must stop into BookCourt General Books (163 Court Street)! From the beautiful space to the awesome people who work there, just wonderful!

The book SOLD OUT and made BookCourt's bestseller list and gets to be placed on a special shelf! *sniff* Did you hear that? THE SPECIAL SHELF! Also, I believe it will be offered at 30% off, so if you want a copy and you're in Brooklyn, get over to BookCourt!

So if it's okay, I'd like to ask two things of you. One, if you read and like Saving Baby Doe (or The Trouble with Half a Moon), could you do me a huge favor and leave a review online? And if you're on goodreads, could you leave one there too and maybe give me some star love? I appreciate any kind of love you're willing to give!

Okay, on to number two. You probably don't know this but shelf space in a bookstore is HOT real estate! That means if the book doesn't sell pretty quickly, they SEND them back to the publisher and will not re-order the book. How stinky is that?! This leads me to ask for another favor, pretty please with sugar on top. If you intend to buy the book (man, I feel terrible asking this! forgive me, please!) don't wait too long? Ewww, now I feel dirty!

If you do get the book and would like a signed bookplate, bookmark and related swag (free, of course!), just email or message me and I'll get everything out to you asap.

I want you to know how much I appreciate all of your help. The job of being an author does not stop after the writing is done. We have to then fight for our babies so that they'll be out in the world happy, healthy and reaching the people they need to reach. So a big THANK YOU goes out to you!

Anyway, here are some cool photos from the launch!!

This last photo is my childhood BFF who I haven't seen in years! Yay! So good to see her!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Book Launch for Saving Baby Doe!

Did you guys enjoy my nutty videos? I hope they gave you a good belly laugh! They're good for the soul!

Also, I want to remind everyone that the book launch for Saving Baby Doe is TOMORROW! Here are the deets:

I hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Saving Baby Doe Release Day!!!

Oh, my gosh! It's finally here! My baby, Saving Baby Doe, goes out into the world all alone today! World, please treat her with kindness. She's come a LONG way.

A big thank you to my editor, Stacey and to Penguin Young Readers Group for taking a chance on me!

And, here's a thank you and a giveaway for all of you!

Also, what good is a series of video's if you don't have a blooper video, hmmm? Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One Day to SAVING BABY DOE release!

Holey guac, guys! Saving Baby Doe is releasing tomorrow!! Here's the last video in the 5 days 'till release day fun (it's my favorite but don't tell anybody! Ha!) Feel free to share my nuttiness! I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nutty Release Day Video # 4

These video's were SO much fun to make! This next one embarrassed my husband, the camera guy, but I'm not sure why since I was the one-- well, take a look! Haha!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Secret Stuff Part 3

Saving Baby Doe is almost here and that means another video in my, 5 days until release, video series. I think this one will definitely perk your Monday righttttt up!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

4 Days Until the Release of Saving Baby Doe!

Hey everyone,

Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday! I try to keep my Sunday's lazy but that hardly ever works. What about you? Do you play catch-up on laundry or ignore it's plea's from the basement, like I do?

So, with just 4 days until release day, here's the first and second video for Saving Baby Doe. I hope it adds some smiles to your day!

Friday, March 14, 2014

I may or may not have lost my mind.

In celebration of SAVING BABY DOE's birthday next Thursday, tomorrow (3/15), I will begin 'unleashing' the TOP SECRET stuff I've been working on for the past several weeks. I had a blast putting it all together and promise that it will be funny as heck. The madness will continue through Wednesday (3/19) so don't forget to check back daily to see the next nutty thing.

Can't wait!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Top Secret Stuff to be Revealed Soon!

Oh, my gosh! Just 3 more days (Saturday, the 15th) until I reveal the TOP SECRET stuff I've been working on! My advice to you is get your giggle pants on!

Saturday, March 1, 2014


I've been crazy busy with the release of SAVING BABY DOE on March 20 and the release party at BookCourt (info on that below) on March 22nd! But, I just had to stop by to tell you that I'm working on something top secret and beginning 5 days before the book hits shelves, you'll find out exactly what it is. Hint: You're gonna laugh!

Okay, that's all you'll get out of me at the moment! Here's the info on the release partayy. Please come by and say hi if you can! There will be cupcakes and stuff!