Today, BORN WICKED comes out in the UK!
It’s also the one-year anniversary of its US publication. A year ago, I was bouncing with excitement and nerves as I went to visit my book on shelves for the first time. It was a dream come true. I am so grateful I get to share Cate and Finn and her sisters with you.
Thank you. To those of you who’ve emailed or tweeted or sent me a Facebook message to tell me how much you loved it. To those who’ve bought the book. To those who’ve borrowed it from your local library. To anyone who’s read it. To those who’ve faced it out in the bookstore, or talked about it to bookseller or librarian friends. To the booksellers and librarians and teachers who’ve recommended it. To anyone who’s recommended it to a friend. To those who’ve shared it on Facebook or twitter. To those who’ve written a review on your blogs or Amazon or Goodreads or anywhere else. To anyone who’s brought it up when someone’s asked you, “What have you read lately?”
A marketing friend of mine once told me people have to hear about something X number of times before they buy it. I don’t remember what X is, but you wonderful readers – you’ve all helped, every time you mention the title. That is how you help a new baby book survive and thrive and find its blinking way out into the world and into the hands of new readers. I am so grateful to you. THANK YOU.
As a token of my appreciation, I’m giving away one signed paperback copy of BORN WICKED! All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter. Open internationally, through Feb 18, because that’s when I get back from tour.
I also thought it’d be fun to answer my own Thrice interview questions. Here goes:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Cate is a bossy, stubborn, brave sister.
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Witchy, romantic, historical fantasy
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Optimistic, thoughtful, neurotic writer
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
Ireland, Iceland, and Greece
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Calligraphy, vegetarian cooking, and American sign language
6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Event planner, librarian, dramaturg
7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?
Red roses, red Gerber daisies, peonies
8. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Salmon tacos, extra-sharp cheddar, and chewy sugar cookies
9. What are your 3 favorite books?
I’ll go with YA – CHIME by Franny Billingsley, FIRE by Kristin Cashore, and THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS by E. Lockhart