I'm getting a lot of mail about my Divine trilogy, DIVINE BY MISTAKE, DIVINE BY CHOICE, and DIVINE BY BLOOD - and I just wanted to say a big "thank you!" to all my fans who have hunted them down in Borders, gobbled them up, and them emailed me with lots of e-giggles telling me how much they enjoyed them. Those of you who aren't close to a Borders, rest assured they will be available everywhere in November. I heart you guys!
Oh, as a reminder - these are NOT young adult books, but ELPHAME'S CHOICE (release date end of September) and BRIGHID'S QUEST (release date March 2010) are set in the same world as the Divine books, and ARE young adult.
p.s The picture is from lovely Holly. Smooches back at you Holly!
Monday, August 31, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Okay guys - remember a year or so ago when Kristin and I did an Author Talk video interview with Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe? Remember that Author Talk is ALWAYS a satire? (That means it's NOT a serious interview, but a spoof of an interview.) Well, we (Gena, Jill, "Krissy" and me) decided it was time to do another. THIS IS A JOKE. Oh, and it took hours to film because the four of us kept cracking up. Enjoy!
Posted by PC Cast at 11:03 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Hey there UK (Ramsgate) fans! Check yourselves out in this super cool video made the day I was there!
(Oh, Kristin had to stay in the hotel 'cause she'd gotten nasty food poisoning the night before.)
Posted by PC Cast at 7:58 AM
Monday, August 24, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
As many of you know, Gena Showalter and I are good friends. She and I are part of launching the new young adult imprint of Harlequin called Harlequin TEEN. (My book, ELPHAME'S CHOICE, will be out the last week of September.) Her book, INTERTWINED, is just out and she just gave me the inside scoop about this:
Our publisher is hosting a contest to promote Intertwined. The grand prize? $10,000! They are also giving away other cool prizes throughout the next 3 months. For your chance to enter, follow the link:
Super cool, huh? Go get in on the fun, and don't miss Gena's amazing book! Let me know if you win anything! Fingers crossed for you...
Posted by PC Cast at 7:57 AM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thanks to everyone for being so patient. We had to collect permission to post letters, and then deal with jet lag from our fabulous UK tour. But now all is well (and I'm looking forward to doing more research in Scotland next month!). We had about 150 entries, and it was really tough to narrow it down to the top five. Y'all did some excellent work! Winners: well done you! My PA will be sending prizes out in the next couple weeks. Please email Camden and let her know when you've received them.
So here are your three winners and two honorable mentions:
Honorable Mention is by Carla Kennedy who lives in Ireland (this is obviously not Carla, but her boyfriend):
Honorable Mention is by Jennifer Hewitson from the UK:
Our third place winner went to the lovely Amy Carlson who lives in Mississippi:
Second place is awarded to the beautiful Poppy Jennings from the UK:
And finally our first place winner! Can you believe our her name is Zoey Mitchell (no, we didn't know her name when Kristin and I chose her)! She is also from the UK. Well done Zoey!
Congratulations to all!
Posted by PC Cast at 6:54 AM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
In about half an hour the car will be here to load up our copious bags (that have grown in the past two weeks!) and take us to the airport. We'll be in T-Town late tonight. It'll be nice be home - my Scotties and my horrible cat are missing me, as are Kristin's two beasts/dogs, but it does make me sad to say goodbye to the UK. Yesterday one of my new friends said, "I'm glad you're leaving." It hurt my heart and I just kinda said, "Um, you're glad?" My friend smiled and said, "Yes, that means it's sooner to the day you'll return." What a lovely way to look at saying goodbye!
So to all our UK fans and friends we say we're looking forward to the day we return! Thank you for your love, loyalty, and hospitality.
And as you would say:
Posted by PC Cast at 1:17 AM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We had a lovely event today at beautiful Ramsgate library. The fans were great and asked excellent questions. I had an excellent time, even though Kristin had to stay back in London because she got nastily sick after eating something at dinner the night before. So I had to answer questions for her - which she LOVES (not)! After the signing several of us went down to the wharf, sat outside, and ate delicious fish and chips. Not that I'm obsessed or anything, but check this out. YUM!
And the wharf area:
Sorry, not a very good picture, and doesn't do justice to the beautiful day.
Tomorrow Kristin and I visit Battersea Dog and Cat Shelter, and Saturday we head back to the states. We will definitely miss the UK! But I'll be back soon to finish research in the Highlands, as Zoey and the gang will be going there.
Hey! It's getting a lot closer to October!!
Posted by PC Cast at 4:13 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We're in London and having a great time! Our lovely publisher threw what they called a "tea party" for us today, which turned out to be cool little cupcakes with the HoN UK covers in icing on them and excellent champagne. Yum! I took a couple pictures of them, as well as one of the wonderful CEO of Little, Brown UK, Ursula MacKenzie. Then we filmed an interview with some really nice people at the Reading Agency 'Group Thing' (www.groupthing.org). Next we're going to do a live web chat on Sugarscape.com (that's Wed. Aug 12th, 3:30-4:30 UK time), and the next day (Thursday the 13th) we have our event at Ramsgate Library. Hope to see lots of y'all there!
Posted by PC Cast at 5:22 PM
Friday, August 07, 2009
After an amazing day in the Highlands yesterday, Kristin and I took the train from Edinburgh down to York, and had a great event/signing at the Waterstones here. Now we have a couple of days to relax, shop, and just rejuvenate before going on to the Manchester event. Oh! A note about the Manchester event: yes, it's sold out, but Waterstones is allowing fans to come in after we speak and still get their books signed. So don't despair if you don't have a ticket! Come see us anyway!
I do have to tell y'all that I kinda left my heart in the Highlands...soooo magical there...
Posted by PC Cast at 1:25 PM
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
We've arrived safely in Edinburgh, which is where we'll be doing some major research for the 7th book in the HoN series, BURNED. Because we're busy research, we're not having any formal signings here, but I can tell our Edinburgh fans that tomorrow, Aug 5th, we'll be stopping in several local bookstores to sign stock. Here's a list of where we'll be popping in. If you don't catch us, at least we'll leave behind us a trail of signed books! No, I don't have specific times when we'll be where. Our driver picks us up about 11:00, and we're off roughly in this order:
Waterstone George St.
Waterstone Ocean Terminal
Waterstone Cameron Toll
Blackwells South Bridge
Posted by PC Cast at 8:37 AM
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Just wanted to let you know that the winners of the tattoo contest have been chosen, but not everyone has gotten back to me with their permission to post letters so because Kristin and I are literally walking out the door to the airport to head to the UK it doesn't look like I'm going to make the Big Announcement before our UK tour. I'll try to post from there, but not promising anything. I promise it'll be the first thing I put up as soon as we return on the 16th.
Hope to see many of my UK fans!
Posted by PC Cast at 12:10 PM