Awww, you guys are AWESOME!!!
Okay, so here’s a sneak peek at REVELATIONS: I’ll just say that part of it is set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You know, the city with the Jesus statue? Formally known as Cristo Redentor on Corcovado Mountain. Rio is called “A Cidade Maravilhosa – “The Marvelous City”. Corcovado means “hunchback” in Portugese.
I have to stop talking because if I keep talking I’ll tell you all about the book and I’m still working out a few things and I don’t want to give it all away!
I love all the excitement… although I have to admit it’s such a double-edged sword. It’s hard to write a book knowing so many people are waiting for it. THE PRESSURE!!!!
Anyway, something VERY exciting happened last night…I saw my FIRST EVER STANDEE!!!
You know those standees? They are cardboard stands that hold an author’s book? Well, it has been my great ambition to be one of those authors with their very own standee.
And last night, I finally saw one for MY books. For Masquerade. FRACKING AWESOME!!!
I will post a picture here once we go back to the B&N and get a shot. We didn’t have our camera last night, sadly.
If you see any standees in your neck of the woods, will you send me a pic?
The very nice B&N rep told me that they are called, in the industry, “Dumps”. So that was my “very first dump.” LOL.
Okay? So tonight? CRAAZY HOT PARTY!!! And it’s fracking Crazy Hot here in SoCal. It was 100 degrees yesterday.
Come one, come all…
‘CRAZY HOT’ LAUNCH PARTY IN THE VALLEY!!!
Shopping! Dancing! Mayhem! Goodie-bags!
May 9, 2007
6:00 – 8:00 PM
M. Fredric at The Commons
4751 Commons Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
I seriously don’t know what to wear.
For the LA Times Book Festival I wore a blue floor-length silk halter dress (Urban Outfitters $80) with an airy white sweater (Club Monaco $90) and Jack Rogers flats ($90) and Me and Ro silver hoop earrings ($500). Its too hot to wear complicated clothing!
Last night I wore a black a-line Diavolina top ($350), Nordstrom leggings ($20) and tan Sigerson Morrrison sandals ($100 at the sale) and my fabulous Anthony Nak earrings ($4000) that Mike bought me as a “delivery gift” for delivering his child. I think these are also called “push presents” but somehow I don’t like the sound of that.
Lalala…my book has a standee…lalala….and tonight I’m having a partee…lalala…
Hey Blue Bloods peeps–
If you are in the L.A. area come out and see me tomorrow night!
I’ll even tell you what’s in store for Book III: REVELATIONS–which comes out in Fall 2008!
MASQUERADE READING, DISCUSSION & SIGNINGÂ
May 8, 2007Â
Barnes & Noble at the Third Street PromenadeÂ
1201 Third StreetÂ
Santa Monica, CA 90401Â
I feel sooo guilty about my reader mail. I have been so late on my
correspondence lately. But please know I READ every one of your emails,
and I am still holding on to wanting to respond PERSONALLY to each one,
so it just takes a while for me to get back to you.
But here’s what you guys want to know…
IS MASQUERADE OUT? It’s out NOW! Yippee! Kirkus called it "a tasty and
alluring sequel for the vampire-sex-and-fashion set". And readers who
pre-ordered it seem to like it too. I re-read it last night because I’m
gearing up to write REVELATIONS right now and I have to say, it’s a
fun, fun read. I forgot all the twists and turns that I even riveted
myself. Heh Heh. I’m told REVELATIONS is scheduled for Fall 2008.
IS CRAZY HOT OUT? It’s out NOW! Yippee! It’s the fourth book in the Au
Pairs series, and there’s tons of fun stuff in it: Jacqui meets a sexy
Aussie photog, Jeremy gives Eliza a "Holly-rock" (major bling, minor
commitment?), and Mara has a hot new boyfriend, but does she still have
the hots for the old one (ie Ryan Perry?) Find out in CRAZY HOT! Will
there be a new Au Pairs book? I’m not sure! Stay tuned. It’s never up
to me. It’s always reader demand that decides whether the series will
continue. So if you DEMAND it, I will write it.
And to those
readers who asked, the Au Pairs series goes like this: Book One is Au
Pairs, Book Two is Skinny Dipping, Book Three is Sun Kissed and Book
Four is Crazy Hot.
I SAW A BOOK ON AMAZON CALLED ST. TROPEZ BY
YOU. WHEN IS THIS COMING OUT? Not yet! St. Tropez is my first book in
my new series called SOCIAL LIFE, which I believe debuts in Summer
WHEN IS YOUR BOOK THE ASHLEYS COMING OUT? Ashleys comes
out December 2007. I am still writing this book!!! It’s about the four
coolest seventh-graders ever to wear designer saddleshoes.
what saddleshoes are? They are those white-and-black shoes that private
school kids have to wear. Yes, I wore them. They were ugly. But you
know what? Chanel and Louboutin now make high-heeled designer
saddleshoes. They call them "spectators". They rock. And my girls rock
them in the Ashleys.
ARE YOU WRITING A SEQUEL TO ANGELS ON
SUNSET BOULEVARD? Yes! I don’t know yet when this book will be
published, but I am writing a sequel to it. The tentative title is
ANGELS FLIGHT or ANGELS SONG. We’ll see which one works better. It
might have a completely different title by the time I’m done with it.
ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW? My tan. Ha. Seriously. I am overwhelmed with
work. Don’t even talk to me about work. There is too much of it. Plus
my baby is still not sleeping thru the night. So can you say "sleepless
I’M HAVING A PARTY! For CRAZY HOT – IF you are in
the O.C. area, come by the Calabasas Commons – at the M. Fredric store
on May 9th from 6-8 pm. We’ll have raffles, goodie-bags, a popcorn
machine, a frozen & fruity drink machine, a DJ, and I’ll be
chatting and signing books!
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN BUYING? Lots. I’m
re-writing some really important shopping scenes in the Ashleys and I
of course had to go shopping with my BFF Jennie (we’ve been BFFs since
college) so that I could have some fun material to work with. Everytime
I am with Jennie I feel like I am eighteeen again, atlho truly, we
regress to two 14 year olds, which is about right since that’s my
One of the fun things we did was Jennie and I
bought the same Michael Stars hoodie ($74) and she really wanted me to
buy the same wedges as she did, but I am scared of wearing platforms
now because I need to hold the baby and I’m scared of tripping in my
heels while I’m holding her. Jennie and I always used to buy the same
shoes. Same shoes=the sign of true friendship.
When we were in
college, during one Spring Break that I spent with her in B’more, we
bought these ass-kiccking cowboy booties together (they came back
briefly a few years ago). They were so hot. And $14 each. From
JORDACHE! We also peeled off the label together and vowed never to
reveal where they came from. So when people would ask us where we got
them, we would say "Kenneth Cole" or "Bloomingdales" because we were
embarassed of their provenance! So funny. I have owned tons of shoes in
my life, some in the four-figure range (those rhinestone Manolos are
expensive!), and nothing warms my heart as much as the memory of those
$14 Jordache "booties".
And now, I must go back to my regulary scheduled writing…