Friday, May 14, 2010

Things That Made Us Squee This Week

1. When Mandy Hubbard author of PRADA AND PREJUDICE and the forthcoming YOU WISH AND an up-and-coming literary agent (talk about a multi-hyphenate!) generously offered to blurb LIAR SOCIETY, we kind of freaked. Another author/agent was going to be reading our book. My mom asked us what we expected, I mean, the book will be on shelves next year and while we have thought about that, we hadn't thought about this. So, we frantically re-read the document before sending, wanted to throw up when we saw her tweets and felt like we were going to have a heart attack when she emailed. But, then we read this. And we squeed. Loudly.

2. And then, as if we weren't already floating on cloud 9, one of the girls from our YA book club came last night holding this:



We don't have a scanner, so I had to take a picture of a picture, so let me fill in the blanks. This is a cover she designed for our book. It features black and pink (of course), pearls, a star that says, "Emma's Fav Book Award" and a byline that says, "By the Bestest Authors Ever." Whenever we read a particularly terrible review, we're going to whip this bad boy out.

3. The Secret of the Old Clock: 80th Anniversary Limited Edition (Nancy Drew). Holy crap, you guys. This cover totally made us squee. Love the vintage feel!


4. Puck + Dancing + "The Lady is A Tramp = Me almost fainting. Watch this now. Seriously.

5. Our amazing bookish buds, Hilary Wagner and Kody Keplinger landed a coveted spot on Publishers Weekly BEA 2010: Kids' Galleys to Grab list. THE DUFF and NIGHTSHADE CITY are "Debuts to Watch." And we couldn't agree more. Cannot WAIT to get our hands on a copy of these books!

Hope you guys had lots to squee about this week. Please share in the comments and have a fabulous weekend!

56 comments:

Christina Farley said...

So much to be excited about! Congrats on the review and cool cover!

Matthew Rush said...

All great news! Congratulations for everything you've done ladies.

Nisa said...

Oh so much to squee about! I love that song (The Lady is a Tramp) and I can't wait to get copies of all those books too! Yea!!!! And that review rocks!

Tabitha Bird said...

Yep. I love a good squee! They are fantastic things to squee about. Mine are a bit simpler. I squeed about a great run I had today. And sunrise. Magnificent. :)

MissV said...

I remember that Nancy Drew book! I may even still have a copy on the kids' bookshelf. hahaha.

All very SQUEE worthy. Have a great weekend!

beth said...

It wasn't even the song and dance that made it...

Puck in that hat is made of PURE UNADULTERATED AWESOME. I nearly died when he flipped that sucker on.

Jen said...

You have a ton to be excited for!!! How cool that Many Hubbard left such fantastic things to say!!! A total Squee moment and many more to come! I look forward to reading it!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

How exciting, guys! I love your hand-made award. Think of all the love and care that went into it.

salarsenッ said...

Good for you!! Congrats on the reviews.

Kim Harrington said...

Congrats on all your good news!

But I'm still not giving up Puck without a fight.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Yay, congrats on the reviews and good news. I'll join you in a celebratory squeeeeee. :)

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Great way to start the weekend!!!!

Lola Sharp said...

All squeeee worthy!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Lola

Carrie Harris said...

That review is awesome!

And Puck. Oh, Puck. Must go wipe drool off face now.

Lisa said...

Puck=Win.

Drool...Swoon...Thud!!!

Liza said...

I've never used the term "squee" before. The review seems like a good opportunity to change that. Congratulations. Squee!

Jill Kemerer said...

That is the sweetest thing that a member of your book club made a cover for you! How generous!

Have a great weekend!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Nice cover that was made for you guys! I'd squee too. ;) Have a great weekend!

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Thanks so much for the mention, ladies! I saw the PW article when I was in my car! Thank God I was at a stoplight! :) CRAZY!! You'll be on the list next year--I know it! SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo -- Hilary

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It's easy to see why you spent so much time squeeing this week - hurray for Liar Society! :-)

I'm just glad it's Friday. Have a great weekend.

Elana Johnson said...

What a wicked-awesome review from Mandy! Congrats gals! You guys deserve every amazing thing that's coming. And believe me, they're coming.

Dara said...

Sounds like a squee-worthy week on your end! :)

I didn't have much--just planning our Disney World vacation in September. That made me squee :)

Oh and I'm still squeeing over winning a sketch from Natalie Whipple. Seriously excited about how it will turn out!

Candyland said...

I haven't "SQUEE'D" in a long time :/
The closest thing, right now, is getting a FF from you today, so thanks.
(it's one of "those" weeks...)

Lynn said...

Your well deserved excitment (sqeeu..!) is heating up my computer screen! Very, very great. I loved the review.

Lisa Desrochers said...

Squee on your blurb!! Love it! And, also, you TOTALLY want to read THE DUFF! I read it weeks ago and am still thinking about it. So good!

I squeed when PERSONAL DEMONS sold in Russia this week =) Up to five foreign sales now. So fun.

I also squeed at the mounds of money that Myra and Victoria are making to help Nashivillians after the flood. Go bid on something in the Do The Write Thing For Nashville auction! http://dothewritethingfornashville.blogspot.com/

Tere Kirkland said...

Awesome "cover"! Love the pearls.

I was so impressed by how huge the BEA YA Galley list was. Way to go, Kody and Hilary!

Janet Johnson said...

Total squee fest! Awesome stuff . . . and congrats on Mandy Hubbard's offer. Very cool!

Sarah said...

Congrats on the blurb! SO awesome! And that cover is so, so cool.

Marsha Sigman said...

We never doubted your awesomeness.

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a squee-able week! CONGRATS!

Krispy said...

Congrats on the sweet fan-book-cover and awesome review!!! Definitely squee-worthy! I love the Nancy Drew vintage cover.

This week would've been more squee-worthy if Arizona hadn't induced more rage, but it's the weekend! And the weekend is ALWAYS something to squee about! Thanks for the pick-me-up! :)

~Jamie said...

PUCK!!!! OMG PUCK... SO freakin' HAWT! I loved every second of it, and I just wish they would let him sing more!!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I so excited to read both Liar Society and The DUFF. I can't wait! I bet your cover is going to be just as cool as Kody's. :D

Have a great weekend, girls!

Lori W. said...

Congrats. on the review. What a great way to end the week!

I need to get that Nancy Drew. That one was one of my favorites.

K. M. Walton said...

That's a lot to squee about girls.

My squee...got two full requests this week. One for my MG and one for my YA.

Amy Lukavics said...

I'm so happy for THE DUFF! It rocks and everybody is going to love it.

Also, I loved loved LOVED the "by the bestest authors in the world." so sweet!

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! That's so much excitement! YAY! Thanks for sharing.

Scott Tracey said...

Congrats on the review-age! That's so awesome. I cannot wait to read LIAR SOCIETY.

And Puck singing this week was just pure sizzle. Is it any wonder Puckasaurus normally rules the school?

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

SQUEE--that is a whole lot of awesome in one post! Congrats you guys. You are one step closer to world denomination. :)

kanishk said...

Congrats on the sweet fan-book-cover and awesome review!
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Little Ms J said...

I never watch Glee (husband has remote glued to hand) and after I linked over to Youtube I ended up watching three videos and realized I needed to finish getting ready for work!

Jemi Fraser said...

Squee worthy indeed! I got serious chills when I read the blurb - absolutely awesome. I can't wait for htis book to come out! Wow :)

A Pen In Neverland said...

Liar Society sounds interesting. Loving Glee currently. Wonderful blog by the way!

www.a-pen-in-neverland.blogspot.com

Jackee said...

Lots to be excited about! So happy for you! The review by Mandy was adorable but the video has already been removed by Fox. Didn't get to see it. :o(

Have a great weekend, ladies!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You ladies rock...

Ann Marie Wraight said...

ALL SQUEEFULLY SQUEE-ISH!

Brilliant news - YOU ARE STARS!

jessjordan said...

A protagonist that rivals Veronica Mars, eh? (Did I sound Canadian just now? No? Ah well.) Love it! She had very lovely things to say about your book on her blog as well. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

I thought I heard some squeeing all the way over here :) Great review from Mandy! What a great week!

T. Anne said...

Aww, your girl from the YA book club rocks. You can tell her I said so.

Now, I have a Chipotle near me and I've never been. Tell me what I should order.

AchingHope said...

Oh my goodness, Nancy Drew!! :D I love that cover toooo.

And that book cover is so sweet :)

Yay for the Squeedom!

Susan Fields said...

What an amazing review - congratulations! You definitely have lots to squee about, thanks for sharing so we can squee right along with you. :)

PJ Hoover said...

What a fantastic review! huge congratulations! And I love number (2).

Joanna said...

Holy crappoli--what a great post! Seriously inspiring.

And I think you need 700 followers. I'm going to go tweet about that...

Joanna said...

And by inspiring I meant that it put me in a good mood :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

That is a fab review from Mandy. Congrats!

And I love that cover. Hope this week is equally awesome. ;)

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

That cover is awesome!!!! You should totally use it!

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