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twitter tonight! and a new song for the REACHED playlist! and austin teen book fest!

Don’t forget, the chat on twitter (use the hashtag #allychat) is from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST (that’s from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for those of us on MST) TONIGHT, September 25th! I’m excited to talk with you, answer questions, etc. And many thanks to Penguin Teen for putting this all together!

Someone on twitter asked me about the REACHED playlist. While I won’t post the full playlist until about a week after publication (that’s what I did with MATCHED and CROSSED, if memory serves me), I will post a few teasers. I’ve already mentioned that “Red” by Natalie Walker is on the playlist (I listened to this one CONSTANTLY). Another addition is Glittering Clouds (Locusts) by Imogen Heap.  It’s perfect for the story in many ways…some of which I might be able to talk about tonight on the twitter chat. 😉

Because I know that not everyone is on twitter, if there are some questions you have that you would like to leave in the comments (nothing TOO spoilery from MATCHED AND CROSSED, please!), I’ll do my best to answer the in next week’s post.

We are getting closer, and closer, and CLOSER to the release of REACHED. I cannot believe that it is less than two months before the end of Ky, Cassia, and Xander’s story is in the world. I know I’ve said it before, but after working on this story for four years, it feels strange and sweet to let it go. I hope you all enjoy it.

In other news, I am reading Michael Phelps’ autobiography and loving it (I know you are not surprised), heading to Austin this weekend for the Austin Teen Book Fest (if you are anywhere in the area, please come–so many authors to see, including Libba Bray and Neal Shusterman!), and trying to find my popcorn popper (which has, sadly, been misplaced)…because it is the season for caramel popcorn, don’t you think?

Happy fall to all!




+ comments (13)
  • Lauren
    September 25, 2012

    Hi Ally,
    Is the Twitter chat on tonight because it’s the 25th here in Australia today and in America you are a day behind us so wouldn’t we be chatting with you on our 26th which is tommorrow?



  • Xaileeh
    September 25, 2012

    I REAAALLLY can’t wait for Reached! Already finished Matched and Crossed and i am very excited.



  • ally
    September 25, 2012

    Eek! I don’t know! But it is on the 25th in America. Of that I am certain. 🙂



    • Heidi
      September 29, 2012

      OMG Ally i love your trilogy when is the trialer of reached coming out 🙂 i cant wait



  • Ashley R.
    September 25, 2012

    Ally, I can’t get a hold of you on here. If you see this comment, I would love to get it fixed. I love you and your books though!



  • Ashley R.
    September 25, 2012

    Hey! It’s working! 🙂
    Sometimes my comment has not shown up, and I have now idea why. Do you have any idea why?
    Do you come out with approximately one book a year?



  • Angel
    September 25, 2012

    I am so excited for Reached to come out!! I’ve already marked off the days on my calendar. This series (and book) has been on my shelves since forever, and I still can’t get enough.



  • Angel
    September 25, 2012

    I do have a question though: does Ky make a reappearance in Reached, specifically in Central?



  • Jenny
    September 25, 2012

    How did you come up with the title REACHED? Does it have an epilogue?



  • Angel
    September 26, 2012

    Before I racket off with a bunch of ENDLESS COMMENTS (sorry about that!), I’m gonna leave all my questions here.

    1) Would Ky and Indie make a good couple? I’ve always shipped Xander/Cassia, but I don’t want Ky to be alone.

    2) Is Cassia reunited with her family?

    3) Will there be more Xander/Cassia moments since Xander was absent for most of the events in Crossed?

    4) Does Indies make any appearances in Reached?

    (I think this is my last question… 5) Is Ky’s drawing if Cassia in the caves featured as the cover art of Reached? (Because, if my memory serves me well, I think he drew a picture of her in a red dress.)

    Thank you!



  • dana
    September 26, 2012

    I have one question. Have you heard of Mindy Glehill? I can think of several of her songs that would be great for the reached playlist, but i dont really know since i havent read the book, but pleas consider it. I really love her music and I think you would also!



  • Nora
    September 26, 2012

    Question: Will there be a MATCHED Movie? If so, do you have any details????



  • Rachel
    September 28, 2012

    Thank you for acknowledging not all of us have twitter!!! It drives me nuts when authors do things like that and those of us who aren’t on twitter or Facebook are left hanging. All I want to say is I loved your books, Matched especially, and that I will be super sad if she doesn’t end up with Ky because he is super perfect and she would be an idiot to choose anyone but him 😉

    Ooo yes a question. Where did you get the idea for this series and how long did it take you to write the first and how long did it take you to write the second and third?




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