Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Things We Learned This Week

1. Christine Fonseca is about a million times smarter than we are. The jury is still out on whether or not our children are gifted (although they're quite gifted in their consumption of snacks and requests for an endless supply of cartoons), but that's the best part about Christine's book. All of her research can be applied to children in general. It is quite handy actually. Just look at the reviews!

2. We have fan girls*. Hot, talented, fan girls. We can now die happy.

3. Our world has been pinkified. How can we ever thank all of you? Your support is so incredibly amazing. We're seriously at a loss.

4. Laura is still the master of all things poetry. Check out Karsten Knight's contest. She enjoyed spreading her rhyming wings once again. After things settle down, I'm demanding she reinstate her celebrity-inspired poems.

5. Our family and friends are offering an endless supply of support up in here (yeah, you have to sing that last part). A friend dropped off matching pink, crystal pens for the signing, our Grandma made dozens of pink and pearl cookies, our Grandpa is reading the book, blog readers are driving in for the launch, people are reaching out to local schools and art centers and newspapers and, and, and...it's overwhelming. We're emotional and nervous and excited and thankful.


So, so thankful.


*Who apparently have a finished copy of the book! AHHHH! It's real! And it looks pretty! And these writers have no time, yet they're organizing a contest for our book. *collapses in a ball of emotion*

25 comments:

Jill Hathaway said...

Can't wait for pics!!!!!

Matthew Rush said...

Proof that the world is still cool.

Christine Danek said...

I've got to get me some pink hair. Can't wait for the release. I'm so excited for you gals. Pinnk pens how cool is that.
Have a great weekend!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! You guys rock the sauce in awesome!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

It's been an awesome week. You've got some amazing friends. :D

Josin L. McQuein said...

Terrific! It's great to hear that you've got so much support from your family, as well as the blog-o-sphere.

Christine Fonseca said...

Add more fangirls, as the YA set is starting to read your novel and LOVING it. And I am so NOT smarter!!! Just sayin

beth said...

Dude! I don't know how Kim got an early copy....but I do know that my copies to you shipped early!!!

Laura Pauling said...

Can't wait for the release of your book. I know I'm going to love it! It's my kind of book. Enjoy this special time!

storyqueen said...

Pink and pearl cookies!

Awesome.

Shelley

Lola Sharp said...

Awww...she baked you pink and pearl cookies!! *gets all mushy* I love your grandparents! (I never had any, hell, I really didn't have parents...but I imagine my ideal gradnparents baking me cookies!)

Y'all are such sweethearts, how can we not want to support you two any way we can?

Enjoy your debut moment, bask, revel, roll around in it.

Hugs,
Lola

Amy said...

I love that Twitter is inundated with the pink maddness of your upcoming release. Can't wait to read it!

Tere Kirkland said...

What an amazing week! I can't believe your grannie made Liar Society cookies. That is so adorable!

I hope things just keep getting better for y'all! (Also, did you see the Fug girls' YA novel is out? WTF?)

Laura Marcella said...

This is super exciting, LiLa! After this weekend, all your other weekends will be spent as PUBLISHED AUTHORS!!! Woohoo! *tosses confetti*

Gail said...

So excited for y'all!!!! So is the online launch party the 7th or the 8th of March? On the blog? Website for LIARS SOCIETY? Don't want to miss it!!!!

nutschell said...

I've been watching the TLS videos and they are all hilarious! They are also very effective. I can't wait to pick up a copy of your book! Congratulations!

Krispy said...

I'm excited to pics from the launch party! Wish I could go!

Congrats ladies!!!

Dara said...

Pink pens!! Yay!!

And I am uber excited for this launch party. I've never actually been to one, so you two have the honor of being the first one I'll have attended :)

Marsha Sigman said...

No can deny the awesomeness of The Lila.

Resistance is futile.

I got nothing better than that. It's friday and I am experiencing work week burnout.

Jonathon Arntson said...

I agree, Christine is awesome, and so is her book!

Jemi Fraser said...

I managed to pinkify my rose for you on Twitter, but Blogger's not cooperating very well. But my heart's there supporting you! :)

Jessica Love said...

You sure do have some hot fangirls! My twitter feed is full of hot chicks with pink hair!

Wannabe Writer said...

Pink and pearl cookies sound fanastic! You have an awesome grandma.

LTM said...

ya'll! I'm seriously retarted! I can't figure out how to get the pink hair... :o( sadness... coolness leaving... left out.

Janet Johnson said...

So excited for you! Best of luck with the signing. (And how cool about the matching pink pens?!)