Wednesday, February 12, 2014

giveaways and gilbert.

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. 

That ... did not turn out like we hoped. But we still love you, Peyton!

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?


  1. So excited for you and all that's happening with your book! :)

  2. I just introduced my parents to the first two Anne movies/mini-series last week. :) They said, "She's so dramatic!" I told them that's just how Anne is. They really liked it, and in the sequel, I could hear them from my room talking about who she was going to end up with. :)

    Loved your interview!

  3. I cannot wait for my copy of snicker to arrive!!!

  4. Hey Natalie!
    I got an ARC copy of your book and I loved Felicity and Jonah! I checked out your blog right after I received my copy from Scholastic and read in your bio about your love for cowboy boots. I distinctly remember reading A Snicker of Magic and reading a line about miracles: "The best miracles show up wearing cowboy boots", I think and I loved that! I ended up adoring it so much that I wrote a guest review for the hugely popular book blog This Kid Reviews Book and it will be posted this Thursday.
    Best wishes!

  5. I knew you were a kindred spirit! Anne of Green Gables is my favorite! I am hoping that you have read the book also. Both movie and book just make my heart flutter! It is snowing here in Colorado so I might just have to go and put in my Green Gables and swoon!