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Happy almost-February! I really like this month. I do. There are fun family birthdays, and treats, and it’s short and spring is coming.

This is one of those newsy-type posts…

First of all, MATCHED was named to YALSA’s list of 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. You can see the full list here. I love YALSA!!! Remember when MATCHED made the 2011 Teens’ Top Ten List and my life was made?

Second, I want to thank all of you for your support of both MATCHED and CROSSED. MATCHED has been on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback for 18 weeks running now, ever since its release, I believe. And CROSSED spent 7 weeks on the hardcover list, among many Lego books and also Brian Selznick. This significantly increased my nine-year-old’s opinion of me.

Third, I have updated the Events page. Due to some family circumstances (no, I am not pregnant), I am really limiting events this spring, and so I just have one scheduled–a visit at the Holladay Library, which has been in the works for months. I would love to see you there!

Finally, I have some giveaways and author interviews scheduled for February. It should be a most excellent month. Come back soon! And I think I need to make these cookies.

+ comments (14)
  • becca
    January 31, 2012

    I made sugar cookies yesterday. There are 4 left. Hurry. (Just kidding about the hurry part. By the time you got here, there would no longer be 4 left.) But I hear they taste great – so if you’re looking for a new recipe, shout it out. (No sugar or white flour for me right now, so if you try it and hate it, you can blame my kids who have no subtlety to their tastes.)

    • ally
      February 2, 2012

      Oh, I so wish I could! Everything you make is so delicious. And what is this craziness about no white flour, no sugar?!?

  • Hannah
    February 1, 2012

    I’m wondering when the hardbound cover’d release? 😀

    • ally
      February 2, 2012

      Hi Hannah. Which hardcover do mean? They’re all up on Amazon with release dates (including Book 3, although I don’t know how accurate that one is). 🙂

  • Ali
    February 1, 2012

    That’s great news. Go Ally! I love Feb. too. Two days and Valentines Day al in one. The cookies look tempting, but none for me until Valentine’s Day and my b’day the next day (New Year’s Resolution.) I’m almost done reading Crossed.

    • ally
      February 2, 2012

      How fun to have a birthday this month! And hope you enjoy Crossed!

  • Ashley R.
    February 1, 2012

    I love Valentines’ Day, and my birthday is this month!

    • ally
      February 2, 2012

      Happy Birthday, Ashley!! 🙂

  • Cinamon Kuhn
    February 3, 2012

    My 18 year old daughter is named Cassia. had to buy the book just for that factor. Great name choice, plus she looks like her.

  • Sarah
    February 5, 2012

    Can u tell us a little bit more about the third book…the wait is KILLING me

  • Liz Brown
    February 6, 2012


    Just thought I’d let you know that Matched was chosen as a Nutmeg 2012 book (list of books chosen by teens here in Connecticut!). My daughter was excited and wanted me to tell you! Glad things are still doing so well for both books, looking forward to #3!

  • me
    February 8, 2012

    i noticed that you have Matched in spanish, are you going to make Crossed and the upcoming book in spanish too? if you are please let me know thanks 🙂

  • Julianne Gallen
    February 21, 2012

    I create a leave a response when I appreciate a article on a site or I have something to contribute to the conversation. Usually it is caused by the passion displayed in the article I read. And after this article lists and news! || allyson condie. I was actually excited enough to drop a commenta response 😛 I actually do have 2 questions for you if you don’t mind. Is it simply me or does it seem like some of the responses appear as if they are coming from brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are writing at additional places, I would like to keep up with you. Would you make a list all of all your public pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  • Bettie
    May 5, 2012

    Hi Ally!
    I just read Crossed and it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Originally, I was planning to read it when the paperback version comes out (btw, when does it come out in paperback? I am hoping it’s similar to the green sheen cover of Matched but in blue…), however I just couldn’t wait anymore! =)

    Can’t wait for Reached!

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