I have lots of awesome info and some faq to answer today so here we go:
MATCHED made the ALA 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults List! It also made the ALA 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers List. These lists are chosen by librarians and it is such a thrill for me that they picked MATCHED. Thank you, thank you!
Also, I need to give a shout-out to another awesome MATCHED fansite: the LiveJournal Community for the Matched Trilogy can be found here.
We’re #5 on the NYT list this week! Wahoo!
And I have a couple of questions that keep popping up in my inbox that I thought I would answer here as well:
Have you seen the cover for CROSSED yet? When can you reveal it?
I haven’t seen the official cover yet (I’ve seen a mockup and LOVED it). When I do, I promise I will post it as soon as I get permission. Promise.
Who do you want to play the characters in MATCHED if it does get made into a movie?
I did joke about having Neil Diamond play Grandfather in a post a few weeks ago. And I’ve seen people who I think would look the part and have commented on that. But the truth is that if MATCHED does become a movie I would want whoever the directors, etc. pick. Because they know what they are doing and how to cast movies and I am clueless.
Can you send me a bookmark/book/bookplate?
I actually don’t have any swag. I’m sorry! It’s one of those things that I can’t seem to figure out how to do without taking away from writing time or kid time. But I would love to sign your book someday. Keep an eye on my Events page–I might be coming near you soon!
I think that’s all for now. This was kind of a newsy post and not very writey. I’ll try to do another one of those on Tuesday.
Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!