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comic con recap + upcoming event in BOISE! + an update

Veronica Woolf, Lissa Price, Marissa Meyer, Holly Black, Veronica Roth, and yours truly on our panel at Comic-Con 2013. Photo courtesy of Bekah.

Veronica Woolf, Lissa Price, Marissa Meyer, Holly Black, Veronica Roth, and yours truly on our panel at Comic-Con 2013. Photo courtesy of Bekah.


on the floor at Comic-Con, feeling a little giddy

on the floor at Comic-Con, feeling a little giddy

So Comic-Con…I don’t really even know where to begin. I couldn’t believe I got to be on this panel with these amazing women (who all said such smart things, and our moderator, Sherrie Smith, was truly fantastic with her thoughtful questions and follow-up). It’s lovely to hear writers you admire talk about writing and characterization and the process.

Thank you to all of you who came to the panel and who waited in the signing lines and who asked great questions and who made me laugh.There is such a fun energy at Comic-Con. I loved seeing the costumes and talking with people and running into the fans and being a fan and hanging out with the Penguin team and other authors. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and it was absolutely magical.

Something else I’ve been looking forward to for a long time–I’ll be speaking at the Boise Public Library in Boise, Idaho, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th, with a signing to follow. I’ve been wanting to come to Boise for quite a while (also on my wish list: Phoenix and Las Vegas, because they are quite close to me and I keep hearing from awesome fans in those cities). So I’m very thrilled to be there and I hope I’ll get to meet some of you.

And, one final announcement for today: We’ve closed the comments on the blog. There was a lot of random spam and also I am much better at responding over on twitter (and I do still read emails, even though I can’t respond to each of them anymore). This was a hard decision to make–since my first book and my first version of my blog debuted in 2006, I’ve tried to be really accessible here. But things are a little crazy and the two things I can’t give up are my family and my writing. So I’m trying to compensate in other areas (answering less email, spending less time managing the blog) in order to be the best mom and writer that I can be. I hope that makes sense. 🙂

Much love and a happy summer Monday to all of you!