September 10th, 2010


Friday Five

1) THE MERMAID’S MIRROR comes out in less than a month! Hence, over the next few weeks, I will be posting links to interviews with some kindly blogger friends. You might want to check them out, not just for the flood of mermaid discussions (yep … water wordplay … I haz it), but because there will be lots of giveaways, too. (I've had way too much fun shopping for mermaid and surfer tchotchkes.)

Ever wondered when my fascination with mermaids began? Jackie Dolamore asked that question here, and I answered. (Hint: a View-Master was involved.)

Jackie and I bonded on LiveJournal years ago – now we share an agent. Not only that, we both have mermaid books coming out! The world … she is petite. Jackie’s book, BETWEEN THE SEA AND SKY, comes out in the spring of 2011. It’s a love story between a mermaid and a winged man. Can’t wait!

Want to read PARANORMALCY, by Kiersten White, or the hotly anticipated MATCHED, by Ally Condie, or even my book? Check out Jackie's interview for details on how you might win these ARCs.

2) Speaking of book releases!

On Saturday, October 2 at 2 p.m., April Henry, Lauren Kate, and I will be appearing together at Powell’s Books in Beaverton. I haven’t read Lauren’s TORMENT yet, but I’ve read April’s GIRL, STOLEN … and it is a fantastic thriller!!

3) Don’t be afraid to click on this link, even though it has the word “virus” in it: It’s a poster (I’m going to order it) of the creative process. SO EXCELLENT.

4) I’m really sick of everything on my iPod. Do you guys have some recommendations? I need new music.

5) Happy weekend!