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Tour stop at Anderson’s in Chicago/Naperville. Photo credit: Cayt O’Neal.

I want to thank all of you wonderful readers for your supportive emails, comments, tweets, etc., this past week. They are always great, but this week they’ve been especially supportive, and I am so grateful. Being in the public eye is not an easy thing for me and you make it easier/less scary. You make it possible. I know it is a big investment of time to read a book/series, and I appreciate it more than I can say that you would be willing to give your time to these books and characters.

And for those of you taking the time to post reviews on your blogs, or on Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc.–that’s an additional amount of time taken, and I am VERY grateful for that too.

Also, word-of-mouth cannot be overestimated–when you take the time to tell someone about a book you love (whether it’s mine or not!) that does the reading community and us as a culture a great deal of good. You’re letting people know that books and stories are worth their time.


I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and please know how grateful I am for each of you. It has been wonderful to have a chance to see some of you on tour last week, and I’m very excited to come to Houston, Miami, Bethesda/D.C., and Raleigh next week!

Love, Ally

+ comments (12)
  • Ashley R.
    November 20, 2012

    You are more than welcome. I am so glad my friend introduced me to Matched a couple of years ago. I love you and your books so much! I can’t wait for your next book!

    • Sarah
      January 26, 2013

      I love your books! I just finished crossed, and I’m doing a report on it. I need your mailing address, since our assignment is to write a letter to a author!

  • Sarah
    November 22, 2012

    I’m glad it’s going well! I will be in the audience when you get to Raleigh šŸ™‚ I made cupcakes when I met Cassie Clare, so if you want cupcakes just let me know and I’ll bring some! šŸ˜€

  • lauren
    November 22, 2012

    You are definitely more than welcome. Your such a talented writer and all your readers appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. This series changed me. The writing is beautiful and lyrical and descriptive. I have never read anything quite so amazing. I am so sad that the trilogy is now over but all stories have an end. These books helped me to realize I am powerful. I’m not just some girl people can control (almost like cassia is by the society in matched, and she too, changes) Thank you so much for these books Ally. You wrote me an adventure worth living.(:

  • Amy Adams
    November 23, 2012

    Just finished “reached”. this series is truly wonderful! i just posted an encouragement to read it on my facebook page. more people need to hear about this series and read it ASAP!

  • Rachel Fike
    November 23, 2012

    You write beautiful work, and I can’t wait to get the Matched series for Christmas. Thanks for caring about your readers. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!

  • Maren
    November 24, 2012

    You’re very welcome! I just wish I lived in the US at the moment, because I’d really love to see you in person… One disadvantage of living in Europe :).
    Thanks again for this amazing book series!


  • Ashley R.
    November 25, 2012

    I just finished Reached last night! It was so wonderful! I love the the way you word things, and your descriptions are so vibrant and vivid. I love it! I love the ending, although I would have been happy with the alternative as well. I am so excited for your next book!

  • Vanessa O
    November 26, 2012

    You’re welcome Condie. And might I say that I truly loved the Trilogy. As an English major I appreciated the incorporation of art, poetry and writing in these novels. Dystopians are my favorite genres but yours was something new and fresh. Just Finished Reached…great way to end….or should I say begin šŸ™‚

  • Alison
    November 26, 2012

    Your Matched trilogy are some of my very favorite books of all time. I completely adore them and recommend them to my reading friends whenever I can. Thank you for the books, these characters, this story that has meant so much to me.

  • jade
    January 1, 2013

    hey im so glad that i got to read these books and happy new years eve!!!!

  • Lynn Ford
    January 4, 2013

    I read Matched because one of my church girls recommended it. Very well done.

    Your description of sorting sounds just like the USPS SLC REC. I suppose there are others like that but did you ever work there?

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