I know, I know… It’s been awhile and I’m very sorry. I was a little busy promoting The Lonely Hearts Club, finishing up the edits for Prom and Prejudice…and there is the little matter of the job I have on top of being an author! (Notice that I didn’t mention a life?)
Okay, I was able to throw in a few fun things during this time (but, shhh, don’t tell my agent!).
I recently returned from Houston where I attended the first (hopefully annual) TeenBookCon. It was a fabulous event. I’ve gone to countless events as a publicist, but to go to a conference as an author was so surreal and a lot of fun. Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind) was the keynote speaker and I was on a panel with Ms. Draper, Gayle Forman (If I Stay), Jon Skovron (Struts and Frets), Marjetta Geerling (Fancy White Trash) and Judson Roberts (The Strongbow Saga).
Special thanks to everybody involved in the conference, especially Blue Willow Bookshop!
Okay, I did have a bit of a life. I went on a very short trip to Charleston, South Carolina in March. My parents rented a place for the month on Foley Beach, and I visited them for a few days with a friend. It was nice to get away, plus I had issued an internet/email ban, except for emergencies (I only used it once, to figure out who an actor was in a movie we were watching -- as I said, for emergencies only). The weather wasn’t that great, but I got to relax, which was nice (despite having the Prom and Prejudice edit waiting for me at home). And most importantly, I ate a lot. My brother-in-law got me addicted to Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel, and I made my parents take us to the Hominy Grill, a restaurant featured on the show, so I could eat something called The Big Nasty.
Now I’m back and the edit is (mostly) done. I SHOULD be able to blog more, although now I’m starting on my next project (it never ends, but it is a good problem to have!). While I can’t make any guarantees, I can promise that I’ll try to keep this updated more.
Hope everybody is enjoying their spring! XO, Elizabeth