Awesome news! The official trailer for CROSSED is up, exclusively at ew.com. I am dying to know what you guys think. This trailer is beautifully done and I love it–and I think it’s the perfect transition from MATCHED to CROSSED.
I also have some truly unbelievable news. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten Books. This award means the world to me because MATCHED was nominated by teens, voted for by teens, and ultimately selected by teens across the country as one of their Top Ten favorite titles. As a former high school English teacher, I can’t imagine a more awesome honor than this. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the teens who nominated and voted for MATCHED. I am very grateful and thrilled.
UPDATED 10/28: I have just heard from my publisher that there will NOT be early copies of CROSSED available at the Barnes and Noble event. Still waiting for confirmation on the Book Festival. I am SO sorry/bummed about this. But I will sign any and all copies of MATCHED and also bookplates for you to put inside of CROSSED when it does come out. I also have some fun news for those of you who live in the southern Utah area. I’m presenting at the St. George Book Festival on October 29th and doing a signing afterwards at the Festival, and then again a bit later at Barnes and Noble. But here is the really fun part: I have confirmed with Penguin that they will ship CROSSED a few days early to those two events. So if you come, you can get CROSSED before its release date. This is so exciting for me because I’m from southern Utah and because the Outer Provinces are based on that area, so it’s really fun to talk about the book and see it go out into the world right from where it began, so to speak. More info on these events here and here. (If you click on the second link you’ll have to scroll down in the left sidebar for info on where/when I’ll be presenting.)
We are getting closer and closer–less than two weeks left now! Woo hoo!