April 22, 2014

Breakable Teaser #10

If you read Easy, you may think you know Lucas's story.

You don't.

Two more weeks.

Available May 6, 2014. Description and preorder links HERE.

April 21, 2014

BookTalk Nation Interview with Colleen Hoover

On Wednesday, April 30th at 7PM (ET) / 6 PM (CT), BookTalk Nation is hosting a LIVE interview with me, to be conducted by Colleen Hoover. That's right - Colleen is going to ask me stuff and I have to answer her. Basically, this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to eavesdrop on one of our insane conversations. Anything could happen.*

After the interview, I'll also be answering YOUR questions. Go HERE to get the info you'll need to participate. (There's no cost, but you do need to sign up if you want to listen in.)

Fabulous LA indie bookstore Skylight Books is selling signed, personalized copies of Easy and Breakable. They'll be shipped right to your door! (I'll be in Los Angeles on the 6th, so they'll be mailed out just after Breakable's release.)

Please join us on the 30th!

*Note: No free pig.

April 15, 2014

Breakable Teaser #9

Three weeks. 21 DAYS.

Available May 6, 2014. Description and preorder links HERE.

(Side note to my Brazilian readers: I received my first-ever royalty payment from Verus Editora this past week. As an author, getting a royalty check is a big, huge deal. It means you earned out whatever advance you received. It says, "You are worth what we thought your were, and look - a bit more!" It says that readers believed in what I wrote so much that they paid for it. So here's my promise: If Breakable is published in Brazil, I will come to Brazil and do a signing. I will hug every one of you I can hug and I will SIGN ALL THE THINGS. Because OMG. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.)

April 11, 2014

Twelve Things About Writers

We mainline our drink of choice, whether that's Diet Coke or Earl Grey or Jim Beam.

When we were first introduced to math word problems, we felt a deep betrayal that has never gone away.

We congratulate ourselves for showering.
Well there's fifteen minutes I'll never get back.

Also for making a salad instead of grabbing a handful of stale Cheetos and a stack of Oreos for lunch. Who am I kidding - that never happens.

We notice when people say (or write) things like, "He can ride to the party with Gary and I." Our teeth may grind a bit, but we're used to this stuff. We're so used to it, in fact, that when we're writing, our brains reject (grammatically correct!) sentences like: "Come sit with Jill and me." Because people will think it's wrong, even though it's not. Instead, we type: "Come sit with us."

We believe caffeine is a food group.

Our characters are like strangers who grabbed us by the shirt front and insisted we listen to their story. And then repeat it back, word-for-word.

"I'm sure you're a really nice lady, but I'm more of a
sci-fi writer... I just don't see myself writing
women's fict— ow-ow-ow okay then!"

We can be either introverted or extroverted. Whichever of those we are, we're the insecure type.

Yes, we were totally eavesdropping on your conversation. Sorry we're not sorry.

If you were a dick to us in junior high, you've been fictitiously killed off at least once, and it wasn't pretty.
Hope you enjoyed ridiculing my training bra in front of your jock friends in 7th grade, Sally.

We get our best ideas when we can't write them down: in the shower, while driving, in the middle of the 5th grade winter orchestra concert, during communion...

We used to be more organized, we swear.