Hey friends! Fluffy, goose feather snowflakes are fluttering past my window. Biscuit is curled up beside me, waiting for me to finish this so we can go watch Anne of Green Gables. I love going to Green Gables when it snows. Or rains. Or when the sun is sparkling.
... maybe weather doesn't have much to do with my Green Gables obsession. Anyway!
While I'm sad we can't squeal over Gilbert together, I do have some fun links to share:
First, if you'd like to win an ARC of A SNICKER OF MAGIC, Scholastic is giving away FIVE of them via the sweet folks at The Nerdy Book Club. Beth Shaum wrote such an incredible review over there. I hesitate to link it because I don't want your expectations to be too high (ha :). But I can't believe the story resonated with someone this way. I'm so grateful for her kind words. Click here for the review and the entry form if you'd like to have some ARC-love in your life.
Scholastic is also sending magnetic poetry with each ARC. The magnet sheets are darn adorable:
Second, Beth was also kind enough to interview me on her blog today, and I had a wonderful time answering her questions. Eventually I had to cut myself off because I realized I was basically writing a whole other book on there. :) During the interview, I shared one of the specific places that inspired my fictional town of Midnight Gulch, if you'd like to take a look. Click here for that.
In the way of updates, Biscuit and I cheered for the Broncos during the Superbowl.
I've been working through more fun interviews. The questions are so thoughtful, and I've had fun filling them out. More links to come soon!
And I've been preparing for my trip to California! While I'm in that gorgeous, glorious state (which, from what I hear is still above freezing - huzzah!), I'll be doing a few classroom visits. I'll also be speaking at the SCIBA Children's Literacy Dinner. I can't wait to meet the booklovers attending. If you're there, I hope you'll say hi! (Warning: my SoTwang does not come with subtitles.)
And of course February 25th is when the book releases, and I've been getting ready for that too. I can't believe that day is almost here. It's really happening. I'll be flying home from California that day, so I'm not sure how easy it will be to find celebration ice cream in the airport. But I will try! Please go eat ice cream in celebration, savvy?