Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Double Life Give Away

Andie, my intrepid rent-a-teenager, has come up with a book trailer for My Double Life. She did an awesome job, and special thanks to Arizona's own Jonnie and Brookie for letting me use their song: Missing Me Crazy. The first time I heard it, I knew I wanted it for the trailer because the chorus: You'd be missing me crazy if you only knew my name, fits so well with the novel.

For a chance to win the book, just watch the trailer and leave a comment about your favorite part. Followers get double chances, with the almighty Random Number Generator, so if you follow, follow me (sung to the tune of: Do As I'm Doing) be sure to let me know.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Red Carpet launch

In case you missed the big event of the year, I had a fab red carpet launch at Changing Hands. This is the dress I picked up at thrift store when I realized . . . Oh, red carpet means I have to dress up too.

These next pictures are of me and my entourage arriving. Curse the paparazzi! They make my life a living heck!

Okay, that's actually just my fantasy world. Hey, authors are allowed to have fantasy worlds. We even populate them and get attached to our characters. (Tristan is real! I know he is!)
Here we are posing for our adoring crowds. And yes, that is the Book Babe Faith, along with the lovely Babe Brandi and Babe Bethany. (We are all Babes.)

We took lots of awesome pictures of people posing for the paparazzi--and I will say that some of my friends and their kids are quite the hams, but since I wasn't sure if any of them actually wanted their pictures posted on my blog, I'm just posting a couple from a woman who frequently trots her children's pictures out on this blog.

Yes, this is Gaston, and this is what he really would do if paparazzi ever bothered him. (Actually, he would probably grab cameras and clang them together like cymbals.)

And here is my biggest fan--or at least my most up-to-date fan-- since she reads all of my stories as I write them on my computer. Yesterday she asked me, "If you weren't an author, would you be one of those mothers that does housework?"

The world will never know.

And lastly, this was my favorite picture. Babe Brandi appears to be a mild mannered book store employee by day, but she obviously has an inner starlet that is dieing to get out.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Random.org has chosen the winner/ more chances

The random number generator--who boasts of true randomness (as opposed to all that fake randomness you find elsewhere) has chosen Enna Isilee as the winner.

If you feel lucky though, TeenLibris is giving five copies away at their site: www.teenlibris.com/win-me

Congrats, Enna. Send me your mailing address and I'll send you the book . . . well, actually, it may take me a day or two to send you the book because Putnam has still not sent me my author copies, something I am complaining bitterly about since I was supposed to get them last week. I bet Rick Riordan never has to wait for his author copies.

Hopefully they'll come today.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Double Life giveaway

It is just two short days until My Double Life comes out, so I'll be running a couple of give-aways, but just because I'm putting up a new blog--you can't forget to come to my book launch on Thursday, May 13th at Changing Hands: 7:00 pm. Remember, you're going to lure strangers into your cars and bring them with you. (Details are in the last blog entry.)

Okay, so here's the deal for the free book. Teen Libris and fellow author, Susan Colbank, have interviews with me on their websites and I am just fascinating enough that you'll want to read them both. Then leave a comment on this blog about something you learned about me or the book from one of the interviews. Mention whether you're a follower, since followers get double entries. May the random number generator be with you!



Thursday, May 06, 2010

Red Carpet Book Launch--free stuff!

That sounds like I'm going to throw my book out the window, doesn't it? (Believe me, there were many days during revisions when I wanted to.) But no, I'm actually having a Red Carpet event at Changing Hands.

There will be free stuff: Books, a Changing Hands gift certificate, school visits--and you just might win some of it. I think it will be a lot of fun. Bring your daughters, your friends, complete strangers who you've lured into your car--and go as glam as you want, because we will be taking pictures in front of a 4x6 paparazzi poster.

Here's the info:
Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 pm.
Changing Hands Book Store
6428 S McClintock DriveTempe, AZ 85283(480) 730-0205

All her life, Alexia Garcia has been told she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia's photo filters through the Internet, she’s offered a job to be Kari's double. She takes the job in order to finally meet the father she's never known.

Alexia lives the celebrity life, even romancing the hottest lead singer on the charts. But is it real love if your boyfriend doesn't even know your name?

Just had to post this

And when I can figure out how to post the whole thing here, I will. But right now you're going to have to copy and paste the link because for some reason the whole thing isn't linking up.


It is--get this--me in a cooking article. Those of you who know me are laughing right now--or as my husband put it when I told him Raising Arizona Kids was using me for their recipee section:

"So they're doing a humor piece?"

Yes, yes they are. But that's beside the point. It's me in a cooking article. Take that, Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

And the description winners are:

I have to say this was a really hard call. You guys wrote a ton of great description: delicious dips in his throat, muscles, cheesecake, sunlight tinging off his teeth, and Pluto the not-a-planet. I could go on, but you guys probably read the descriptions yourself.

The next time I have to describe an attractive person I will peruse through your comments looking for material. (I did warn you I would do that.) But the judges have spoken (At least one of them did--the other one's wife just had a baby so I'm cutting him some slack, but if he ever gets back to me there might be one more winner.)

Anyway, Jesslyn and Kimberly send me your mailing addresses at jrallisonfans at yahoo dot com and let me know which of my books you want. (With the exception of My Double Life--which still isn't out, but I'll do a giveaway for that book as soon as I get my author copies.)

(Wow, the parentheses are just flying in this post. It's obviously time for bed.)