Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Double the Awesomeness

It's been a busy week for my amazingly talented friends, so you get a double helping of excitement in this post:

First up is the book launch for Ally Condie's final book in the MATCHED trilogy: REACHED!

 My friend Stacey (who runs the My Pile Of Books blog) and I went to dinner first to celebrate my signing with Josh--yummy food and a wonderful friend = so much fun!

 Then we headed up to the launch party for Ally's final book! Ally is such a humble, kind, amazing person. It was so surreal to stand there in line, staring at the box set of all THREE of her books, and thinking about how far she's come since I first met her four and a half years ago, when I got to read MATCHED for the first time. It couldn't have happened to a better person. So happy for you Ally, hope you have a great time on tour! For an awesome recap of the night, check out Stacey's blog post HERE.
 They even brought the big bubble from BEA for us to get our pictures in, so here we are, trying to break free!
 Oh no! The Society took Stacey, now I'm all alone in the Uprising! If you don't already follow Ally, here's the link to her blog as well.

Okay, so that was awesomeness part the first. Ready for the second??

Feast your eyes on this:
My friend Jenn Johansson's book cover got revealed today! Isn't it totally creeptastic?? Scary and yet beautiful (those eyes!) all at once. It's perfect! Congrats Jenn! To learn more about her book and to follow her (both of which you should do RIGHT NOW) go to her blog HERE.

And now, for anyone still reading this... a BONUS bit of awesomeness:

Yep, that's Michael Phelps. My hubby got to hang out and chat with him last week on a business trip. Rough life, huh? Yeah, I agree.

Any exciting awesomeness going on for you or your friends this week?


Aubrey said...

It was a fabulous night! So very happy for Ally and can't wait to read it! Jenn's cover is seriously creepy good! And I am so happy for you and all the work you've put into this goal and having an awesome agent like Josh recognize that! Yay for an awesome night!

Bethany Hudson said...

SO fun!!! Little bit jealous right now that I don't live in Utah. I guess I'll just have to come visit you the next time all the stars converge. ;-)

No exciting news here. The first query rejection just came a-rollin' in, but there are 8 more out there. It's not over til it's over!

J.R. Johansson said...

Aww, thanks, Sara! I can honestly say I've never before been featured in a post with Ally Condie AND Michael Phelps. ;-)

It's a big day of firsts for me! :)

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Great news! :D