Two Weeks to FORGE! (sort of)

You know how when J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer or Suzanne Collins releases a new book there are VERY STRICT RULES about what day it is allowed to be sold to the public? And how bookstores hold parties the night before the on-sale date and start selling the book at the stroke of midnight?

Yeah, that won’t be happening with FORGE.

The “technical” release date is Tuesday, October 19th. I suspect you might be able to find it in your bookstore a day or so … or more… before that. I leave to start the book tour a week from tomorrow. First stop is the Texas Book Festival in Austin! Will you be there?

7 Replies to “Two Weeks to FORGE! (sort of)”

  1. I will be there!! I look forward to meeting you again. I first met you at ALA this past June. I can’t wait to be one of the first to own a signed copy of your latest book!! I am hoping to get two signed copies so that I can give one away on my blog site once I reach 50 followers. See you in a couple of weeks!

  2. I’ll watch for signings in my area. Don’t worry about teh street dates.. get your books in the stores & get displays & staff to back you up. I know when I was working for Borders (many years ago) the hype sometimes didn’t live up to the book. BUT the authors & illustrators w/heart always made the easy sell. You are an author w/heart. If you weren’t Speak & Fever 1793.

  3. Thanks for sharing the video. You reminded me about the British wives in Chains. I hadn’t realized that women had traveled with the soldiers. I am definitely looking forward to Forge.

    My girls aren’t quite old enough for your chapter books (although my Lulu loves Zoe Fleefenbacher’s Hair), but I secretly treasure catching them reading after the lights are supposed to be out and have already recommended Laurie Halse Anderson for when they’re ready.

  4. You’re a MUCH better writer than Stephenie Meyer. I will be throwing my own party for Forge, my lit group will be attending. Down with badly written misogynistic sparkly vampires! Up with fleshed-out, historically sound, generally awesome characters!

  5. You are a great author and I really love your books. I wish you could do English Festival up where I am, it’ll be awesome if you did. I can’t wait to read Forge, I’m just waiting to find out what happens next. Well as I said you are a great writer and I can’t wait until you publish more books.

  6. Hi Laurie,

    I apologize for the informal message. I had a question I wanted to ask you and wasn’t quite sure how to reach you. I wanted to ask what is your best advice for a first time author? Also, what really helped you in terms of research in writing for historical accuracy? Thank you in advance for any suggestions you can provide!

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