Flowers from home

What I love about being on book tour:

1. Meeting teen readers.
2. Meeting readers who happen to be teachers and librarians and adults with really good taste in literature.
3. Meeting booksellers.

What I don’t love about being on book tour:
1. Not sleeping.
2. Airport security lines.
3. Lack of time to write or exercise.

The good news is that what I like about tour outweighs what I don’t like about tour massively. But there is one ache that always lingers.

I miss my husband.

I only have a couple days to go. I get to talk to him several times a day, and we squeezed in a Skype visit a while back. But it’s still hard. And I’m pretty sure he feels the same way.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Because he sent flowers to my hotel room.

::sighs and becomes very mushy and romantic::

Yesterday was a stunning day. I was on TV, Good Morning, Atlanta, spoke at a conference, and had a few interviews as well as an evening event. That’s where I reconnected with

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Terra McVoy, manager of Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories and author of the forthcoming YA novel, PURE.

I have some great pics from Texas and Mississippi to share, and I have to tell you about the Horrifying Wheatgrass Incident (from which I am finally recovered, thank heavens) but it will have to wait, because my ride is here.

TONIGHT’S EVENT
6:00 PM Barnes & Noble – Alpharetta **Please Note: Time Change**
Mansell Crossings SC
7660 Northpoint Parkway Ste 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: (770) 993-8340

THURSDAY’S EVENT
6:30 PM Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
Contact: Debra Lynn
305.444.9751
Store phone: 305.442.4408

FRIDAY’S EVENT
7:30 PM Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607

13 Replies to “Flowers from home”

  1. I wish I was where you are in your career.
    I understand that writing takes time and emotion and pain and all of the other long pieces of the process, but I dearly wish I could blink my eyes and be signing books outside of a Barnes and Noble somewhere.
    You’re such an inspiration!
    Can’t wait to get the book!

  2. I was waiting for a meeting at Borders HQ last month and pulled a magazine from the rack. There was an article about howe being away from a loved one for as little as 4 days can create changes in brain chemistry. Just what I needed to know.

    Here’s hoping those last few days fly swiftly. Yay for you for surviving such a long tour.

  3. Sorry this is totally random to your post but I thought I would share with you anyway.

    Wintergirls is brilliant. I just finished it Wednesday. I found the internal dialogue to be very realistic while your writing was creative in expressing it. I knew it was going to be dark but I never expected the depth with the hauntings. I think you did a really great job showing the horrors of such a real life problem in the world. Thank you for doing that. I would like to someday be able to teach this novel in my classroom as a literature circle book. This subject needs to be spoken about more especially in the schools.

  4. tulips

    Oh my, he sent you tulips! Those are the best flowers. And skype is awesome, it’s how I keep in touch with my boyfriend while he’s in Iraq. Don’t worry you’ll see hubby soon! Your readers appreciate your sacrifice. 🙂

  5. I’m in the middle of Wintergirls right now. I love it! I’d already be done if not for these sucky things called work and homework. Anyway, I went to NYC and, because Mom’s a librarian, we went to the Strand! It took forever to find it because we had to ask a staff member to go get it out of the back and then they had to print a sticker, but yes, I have your book. And it’s amazing. =)

    So, have fun on your tour and come back to NY soon!

    ~Amanda

  6. SPEAK

    i have wanted to tell you somthing for a cuople of days, and it sounds over used again and again but your book struck me hard. in dirrerent ways i am alot like melinda, i have freinds but i dont belong to a certain clan or clic or group. and i am okay with that. i had a friend like heather, we were realy good friends for a bit more than half the year, and then she fould a better clan to belong to. i hate talking my teachers thought i was mute at the beging of the year and when i do talk no one seems to listen. becase they dont seem to care. my parents divorced. im not sure about how i feel most of the time and i dont understand why i dont. and alot of the time it IS easyer to just not say anything becuase words are hard for me. i am a girl i am 12 and my name is not jay. but i dont want an IT following me so that is what i’ll use.

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