My Sparkle Spa publisher threw a party last night and my name tag had an early glimpse of the Bad News Nails jacket on it! It’s not in color, but it’s still so cool to see Aly and Suzy Davis on there. (The book will be out in February, 2015.)
On May 18, there was Follow Your Heart: Summer Love launch party at McNally Jackson Bookstore in New York City. We had a Follow Your Stomach cupcake bar, a store-wide scavenger hunt, frisbees, raffle prizes, and some summer-ready lemonade. Here’s a tiny peek into what happened there..
Two early copies of Makeover Magic arrived in the mail today–and coincidentally, they match my nail polish perfectly! I think “Dive In” might now be my favorite summer nail color…
I’m going to be talking about the Sparkle Spa and books for elementary schoolers in general tomorrow at the Blue Blue Marble Book Store in Mt. Airy, PA. In preparation, I did an interview on their blog. You can read it over here, if you’d like.
Here’s an excerpt:
The School Library Journal had some lovely things to say about Summer Love. (Thanks, SLJ!)
In an article about the “choose your own adventure” format, The Horn Book mentioned Summer Love and said “Ideal for fans of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman…this is a diverting prescription for summer-vacation reading.” I’m a big fan of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman’s books, so this mention makes me very happy.
You can read the whole review here.
I found out that Simon & Schuster offered free Sparkle Spa massages to all of the attendees of the Texas Library Association earlier this month. How cool is that? Here are some photos of the set-up:
So that new edition of Alec Flint #2, The Ransom Note Blues, I was talking about is now available at Amazon.com and BN.com! If you’re looking for the book, you can find it here (Amazon) and here (Barnes & Noble). It’s not available through Indiebound yet, but once it is, I’ll post that information too.