Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tell The Truth Tuesday: The Official Launch Day Edition

1. Laura wanted to do a TLC's Baby Story-inspired vlog about our book's birthday. Lisa didn't think it was a good idea.

2. We're sick of hearing ourselves talk and can only imagine that all of you feel the same. For this you have our deepest apologies.

3. The Blog Tour of Awesome kicks off today for The Liar Society. We're giving away a $100 Amazon gift card and some other cool stuff. There are some AMAZING bloggers involved, but we don't want to talk about it too much. See #2.

4. Our author copies arrived in the nick of time and we spent all yesterday petting them. It's not nearly as gross as it sounds.

5. Despite the fact that we're thanking our lucky stars to see our book in print, we have to admit we're bummed that only one Barnes and Noble near us is stocking it. Mostly because it leads to conversations like this:

Aunt Mildred: I can't wait to buy your book at Barnes and Noble on March 1st.
LiLa: Oh, yeah...about that. You should probably call first.
Auntie M: Why? Your book is being published isn't it?
LiLa: Yeah, but it's really hard for debut authors to get stocked at chains...
Auntie M: So your book isn't being published?
LiLa: No, it totally IS being published...
Auntie M: Well, then, I'll just go pick up my copy.
LiLa: Maybe just call first. There aren't going to be copies at every single store and they can always order...
Auntie M: You've made this all up haven't you? I always knew you were a couple of liars. Or maybe this is some kind of prolonged fantasy you two have dreamed up. I'm calling your mother!
LiLa: Crap.

6. If we really sit back and think about the fact that our first novel officially releases today and about how far we've come since this post we get all weepy. The truth is, we can't believe how lucky we are that right now, in this moment, we're living our dream. And even better we get to share it with all of these amazing, supportive people we have in our lives.

Thank you for believing in us and our little book.
Thank you for laughing with us, bitching with us and (most of all) hating Gwynnie with us.
Thank you for being there every step of the way so we never, ever felt like we were on this crazy roller coaster alone.

We love you all!

Ok, your turn. What's your truth this Tuesday?

65 comments:

Jill Hathaway said...

Truth: I am so, so, so excited!!!!! Wish I could wear pink hair to school today!

Matthew Rush said...

Yay for TLC! Yay for the tour!

I have to go to the stupid warehouse again, but I'm sure it will do fine. Congrats ladies!

Cynthia Watson said...

Truth: I'm so happy for you gals - you totally deserve every great thing coming your way! I'll be watching for your book here in Canada!

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

This is such an exciting day. You've done your work, girls. Liar Society is everywhere in the blogosphere. It seems the world has gone pink just for you two :)

xxoo

Kris said...

Congratulations! I keep seeing pink--it's awesome!

emery said...

Congratulations, L+L! No one deserves it more!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

First thing I thought of this morning was March 1st = Release of The Liar Society. Congrats!!! So happy for you girls! <3

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your debut! Can't wait to read your book. Have fun on your blog tour.

Susanne Winnacker said...

Congratulations! :D

Christine Danek said...

I'm just so excited for the release of this awesome novel. I can't wait to read it.
Congrats gals! You rock.

Rachele Alpine said...

Happy novel release day! I'm so happy for the two of you...Cleveland writers rock! :)

P.S. My arc of your book is making its rounds around my classroom. We're getting a few more copies for the library so my students don't need to fight over it!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Ugh! The book isn't available in Canada until the 15th. The date was switched.

Enjoy the blog tour. I can't wait to follow it. At least that I won't miss out on. :D

Loretta Nyhan said...

My truth? I'm so freaking excited for you two!!

Yay! Happy launch day!!!

gideon 86 said...

The truth....

It's pouring rain in Florida and I would LOVE something good to read ... LIKE YOUR BOOK!

Congrats and all the best!

Michael

Katie said...

Ooo! I need to go photograph it on the shelves at our indie. I KNOW they have it because I sat there and watched them order it :)))

Ishta Mercurio said...

Good luck, ladies!

Can't wait to read your book!

And my truth is... That I should be exercising right now. but I wanted to wish you luck first. :-)

Kerri Cuev said...

Happy release day!

Yay for LiLa! Yay for Liar Society!

I'm outie here need to go get my copy NOW!

Anonymous said...

WEEEEE Congrats girls!!! I am suuuuper excited for you.

Grey Street Girl said...

Congratulations! This is so very exciting! I just downloaded a Kindle copy and will start reading this morning!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Congratulations!!!

Stasia said...

CONGRATS & HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY! My truth is...I'm just so tired already and my book doesn't put for 7+ months.

Simon C. Larter said...

I only have one truth for you today: I'm stupid happy for you right now. Congratulations on your debut, ladies! Wishing you an entire week full of awesome, with sales figures to match. :D

Meredith said...

Happy book birthday!!! Congratulations! Kate's going to do awesome, I know it!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited to read it!
I'm lucky that i live by two HUGE Barnes and Nobles that carry everything. I also live by a smaller one which does not carry everything. A lesson hard-learned when i went to pick up a copy of Paranormalcy.

Tracey Neithercott said...

Congrats!! Kick back with some Champagne (and pearls, of course) and celebrate!

Truth: I cannot wait to read it!

rae said...

Congrats! I'm buying the Kindle version RIGHT NOW!

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)

Mariah Irvin said...

Happy book release! My truth? I totally want to dye my hair pink :)

Summer Frey said...

Congratulations!!! My wizard Kindle stocks EVERYTHING (not); can't wait to read it! :)

Deb said...

Happy Launch day, you two!

My truth (and it's an odd one). Even though I'm heading to the bookstore to work, I'd rather be at home reading your book and the others I have. And I LOVE my job, lol.

Jessi said...

Happy book birthday!!! So excited for you two! Ordering it today. Posting up by the mailbox tomorrow.

Sarah said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I hope today is fabulous. Huge congrats, you guys!

Gail said...

I'm not waiting to win a copy. I'm headed to the bus to go to a bookstore myself!!! Gotta get LIAR SOCIETY TODAY!!

ashelynn sanford said...

Omg, your aunt. Hilarious story. I mean, the book *is* called the liar society . . .

hee. <3

congrats on the release, ladies!!

Sara Raasch said...

CONGRATS!!!

*dances for Liar Society*

Can't wait to go to a bookstore and see it on a SHELF. So. Cool.

Krispy said...

Happy Book Birthday!

I'll have to go see if my local Borders has your book. :)

CONGRATS, ladies!!!

lexcade said...

I'm so happy for you guys!!!! *Happy dance* You all deserve being able to talk about it. It's your FIRST BOOK! Revel in it. We'll let you know if you go overboard ;)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats!!!! Happy release day!

Casey McCormick said...

Happy Release Day, girls! XOXOXO

Janet Gurtler said...

Yay for Liar Society hitting the shelves!!

K. M. Walton said...

You deserve to be all weepy. It's so damn exciting. I can't wait to go buy my copy today!!!! Much deserved congratulations to you both.

Tere Kirkland said...

Downloading it tonight!

Truth is, I'm still reading like three books, and I want to read Demonglass, too!

There's just not enough time, is there? ;)

Good luck and best wishes for y'all and Liar Society, girls!

ali said...

Happy birthday little Liar Society!

Those truths made me wish I'd loosened my belt a little--my stomach hurts now! Very funny. Poor Auntie M. She'll never understand.

My truths? Hmm. I think already basically said it: my pants are too tight. :P

Sarah said...

Congratulations Lisa and Laura! Can't wait to get my copy from Amazon!

Lori W. said...

The day is finally here! Hooray for Liar Society and for you two! We have no chain bookstores left in my town, but I'll get on the Indie store to stock it. Congratulations!!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

My truth: I want my pre-ordered book and I want it NOW. The wait has been killing me. I love you guys!!

Happy book birthday!!! :-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I couldn't take it, so I just went and bought the Kindle version. Gotta go read!! :-)

Lola Sharp said...

CELEBRATION TIME...COME ON...It's a celebration!

There's a party goin' on 'round here
A celebration to last throughout the year
So bring your good times
And your laughter too...

Also pimping you on my blog today.

Enjoy your special day, ladies.

Love... and Tassles,
Lola

Angela Ackerman said...

YOU ARE BOTH AWESOME.

Enjoy every nanosecond of this moment! I'm so happy for you. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Kristi Helvig said...

Congrats, ladies...you're both awesome!

Marsha Sigman said...

I preordered and my copy should be here in the next day or two.

My truths: I'm a little weepy for you both and you KNOW I am not the weepy type.

I would also be willing to make a scene at any B&N who didn't stock your book. I'm just sayin'. It's your call.

Laura Marcella said...

LOL at that convo with your auntie! CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so exciting your book's birthday is finally here!

Elana Johnson said...

I'm so excited for you guys! It's THE DAY. Yay yay yay yay yay yay!

Sara B. Larson said...

So so so so excited for you both!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!

Nahno McLein said...

Wow, I'm so happy for you two. It must be a real hard time to believe in reality right now.

Don't worry about B&N. They will pick you up once they know how great you are.
The little conversations you wrote here will be a nice joke ten years from now.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Jemi Fraser said...

I just got in from out of town & had to drop by and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a huge day. I got back too late to see if our local bookstore stocks it - I'll check this week and if not, I'll get them to order it in for me :)

Jessica Love said...

YAY! Happy Book Birthday! I'm so excited for you two! *tosses confetti*

Catherine Denton said...

Yippee!!

Truth: While reading Writer's Digest at my son's practice, I saw your sweet faces and The Liar Society spotlighted in the Breaking In section and I squealed a little squeal. (Okay, maybe not so little because people looked)

Valerie Geary said...

Yay! Happy release day!!! Truth #5 made me laugh out loud...then it kind of made me weep a little. But then I got excited again because...well, I think it's pretty obvious. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Happy release! I'm so happy for you ladies (who are not liars, Auntie M).

Truth: You both are deserving of a TLC Baby Story-inspired vlog. Or maybe Bringing Home Baby or something equally heartwarming. I'm hoping Kate makes her way into many homes and many hearts in the future :D

erica m. chapman said...

We love ya right back ;o) <3

Truth... I really want to eat sugar. I started South Beach again and I want a cookie, that's all just a small little cookie. It couldn't hurt anyone right?

Truth... I CAN'T wait to read The Liar Society and to meet you both! You could probably guess that since I won't shut up about it!! LOL

Happy Book Birthday!!

JESSJORDAN said...

My truth: I'm so ridiculously excited for you two. I have nothing more clever than that left in me today, I'm afraid. xoxo-jess

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

And I forgot to mention that when I saw Gwynnie at the Oscars I thought of both of you. Then I thought she looked very yellow and kind of reminded me of a solar flare.

That is all.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

My truth is that I adore you guys and wish every frickin' bookstore had a stack of The Liar Society (mine didn't, so I looked on the in-store computer for it and made a commotion) Never fear, I will continue my search until I own it!
Happy book release day to two fabulous sister-writers. May it be sweet.

Michelle Hodkin said...

I am so, so, so happy for you and can't wait until the whole world learns how awesome you are. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Simon C. Larter said...

Okay, fine. I won't leave you hangin', gals. Here's a few more truths for ya.

1. When I finally publish a book, I hope to west hell I have as many awesome people pimping it for me as you've had.

2. In fact, I'm now considering writing a novel set in a private school, just so's I can cajole my lady blogger friends to vlog wearing schoolgirl outfits.

3. No, it wouldn't be one of those schoolgirl novels. Sheesh! *eyeroll*

4. Well, I think it wouldn't, anyway. Um...moving along, then.... *shifty*

9. We should really do that Skype-and-prosecco thing sometime.

847. Trent Reznor should do the soundtrack to The Liar Society movie. He's gone respectable nowadays, so it'd be a perfect fit.

0. If I see TLS at my local bookstore, I'm seriously considering running around holding a copy above my head and yelling, "I KNOW THESE LADIES HAHAHAHAHAAAA WHEEEE!"

4.3. This will, naturally, impress the booties off the bookstore manager, thereby enticing him or her to purchase scads more copies of TLS.

%. You're welcome.

:D

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