Tuesday, March 01, 2011

CLARITY Release Day! Plus a Contest!

Today is Clarity’s official release date!

First, I want to send out a big giant thanks to everyone who has sent me messages on Twitter, Facebook, email, etc. about Clarity. It’s amazing to me that this file from my computer is now a real book that people are excited about. People I’m not related to. People I don’t have blackmail against! That is 10,000 kinds of awesome. So thanks. :)

This has been a dream of mine since I was old enough to hold a pencil. And today it’s finally coming true. So I’m a bit emotional.

No, not that kind of emotional.

That’s better, Dawson. Thanks.

So today I release Clarity into the wild. If Clarity is not available in your favorite bookstore, please ask them to order it. (Or it might just be hiding in a box in the back and they haven’t put it out yet. Please ask!) If you’re a New Englander, consider attending one of my signings. If you can’t attend one of those, but would still like your book signed, you can get a bookplate.

Note: This contest has ended. Thanks!
And now I celebrate with a CONTEST!!! Buy Clarity, take a picture of yourself with your Clarity (hardcover only), email the photo to me at [redacted], and I’ll enter you in my new contest. There will be two winners!

The first winner will receive...an ARC (advanced reading copy) of Meg Cabot's new book Abandon! That's right. The Queen of Awesome has a new trilogy coming and you can read the first book before you can buy it!

The grand prize winner will receive:
- an ARC of Meg Cabot's Abandon (because I got two and it's double awesome),
- an ARC of Allison van Diepen's The Vampire Stalker,
- an ARC of Veronica Roth's Divergent,
- an ARC of Gayle Forman's Where She Went,
- signed Clarity swag,
- and a massive amount of Elevensies (2011 YA/MG Debut Author Group) swag (some signed).
Added: Plus a Clarity T-shirt from my release party! Only a few of these exist!

Awesome, right? Enter away, and please pass the word on about the contest. The last day to enter is 3/14/11. The winner will be chosen at random on 3/15/11.

I truly appreciate everyone who has helped to get the word out about Clarity via Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and the truly awesome kidlit blogosphere. Your excitement is contagious—especially to me. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

High fives to you.