Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Not the official SHIFT release day post

I'm not much for forethought, apparently. I thought it would be a fine idea to make an appointment for Meadow's physical therapy on release day, even though it's an hour's drive away. Sure, why not leave home and the internet for three hours? It's not like anything will be happening.

Sometimes I wonder if I have a rather odd concept of time, in which I think that two things can happen simultaneously. I can take my dog to the vet today AND answer Happy Book Birthday wishes (with what? my mind? They frown on DUTs here--Driving Under the influence of Twitter).

Or I can have an online Twitter chat (#UFchat) this Saturday night while enjoying an evening with my family. Oh, I can't imagine what my family will want to do between 6-7:30pm eastern. Like, I don't know, EAT?

So before I have to go jump in the shower (eight minutes ago), I want to tell you not about the release of SHIFT (which is today), but the online Launch Party happening this afternoon at Bitten By Books. I'll be taking questions from 1:30 eastern time until the end of the day and of course giving away a signed copy of SHIFT.

The big prize, though, is a box of YA books and ARCs from Simon & Schuster! Including the following:

Dust & Decay (Jonathan Mayberry) – ARC
Shift (Jeri Smith-Ready)
Invincible Summer (Hannah Moskowitz) – ARC
Clean (Amy Reed) – ARC
Crescendo (Becca Fitzpatrick)
Wither (Lauren DeStefano)
And more!

If you RSVP at this post before the chat begins, you get 25 extra chances to win.

I've been told that some Comcast users have been trouble accessing the BBB site, so here's a proxy site to get on. I use Comcast, and I haven't had any problems, but there you go, just in case.

Hope to see you there! Now I'm off to go pretend it's not release day.

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My book is on its way! YAY!!!! Happy book release!

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