Guess what, folks? It’s only 22 DAYS until the official release date for my new book CLEAN (July 19)! That’s almost exactly the two-year anniversary of when I started writing it. The life of a book is a funny thing. The act of writing is so far removed from publication–it’s like the book has two different birthdays. I’ve already written a whole other book and started a new one since finishing CLEAN, but now I get to go back and hang out with her like she’s getting born all over again.
Until then, there are a few exciting things I wanted to let you know about. Any day now, I’ll be posting an excerpt of CLEAN on here, so stay tuned. I’m also planning a kind of “behind-the-book” post about CLEAN, with some background info and why I wrote it. I’m also super excited about an interview I’m doing with Nova Ren Suma, author of the extraordinary new book Imaginary Girls.
And for folks in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, I would LOVE to see you at the CLEAN release party, where I’m planning on doing a reading, signing and Q&A. Here’s the info for that:
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Tuesday, August 9th at 7:30 p.m.
And last but definitely not least, here’s the schedule of my upcoming blog tour for CLEAN. I’ll be posting links to each feature on Twitter and Facebook as they happen, but I wanted to let you know ahead of time when I’ll be visiting these amazing blogs so you can check them out:
Tour Dates: August 1-14
8/2: Author Interview
8/4: ‘Teenage Garage Sale’ Post
8/6: ‘Author This or That’ Post
8/8: Character Interview with Olivia
8/10: ‘Author Book Picks’ Post
8/12: Author Interview
8/14: ‘Character This or That’ Post
I think that’s it for now. Thanks to everyone for your support. I can’t wait to hear what you think about CLEAN!