Friday, September 3, 2010

Paranormalcy! Nightshade City! And... I'm Famous!

Well, not FAMOUS famous.  But Kiersten White, debut author of Paranormalcy, is doing a Q&A series of posts and today she selected my question :) 



Isn't the internet a funny thing?  When viewed one way, it appears that social networking isolates people.  Of course, they LET it isolate them from their physically social lives of families and friends (here's a hint, let it ADD to your life, not BECOME your life). 
And in another sense, social networking brings people together.  Just look how we've all found each other here.  We have similar interests, most of us are writers hoping to be published, some are published hoping for staying power... we are networking, not only to learn from each other, but to support each other.  To buy each other's books when they come out, read them, review them, spread the word!!

Congrats to Kiersten on her debut!  I picked up a copy earlier this week, and so far I'm loving it.

Also, congrats to Hilary Wagner for her debut middle grade book, Nightshade City!  Even though the release date is in October, B&N already has it out on their shelves, so I'll be sure to pick that up soon.



Happy Friday and three day weekend! :)

10 comments:

  1. That's exciting that she picked your question! Congrats :)

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  2. I for one love the connections that social netowrking creates!! happy friday

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  3. I can't wait to read Kiersten's book!

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  4. yes - these are 2 great books that i can't wait to read!

    social networking has definately opened me up for lots of opportunities i wouldn't have experienced otherwise. not to mention, meeting fabulous people!

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  5. Oh, I'm in love with PARANORMALCY book cover!!! It's breathtaking.

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  6. Kristin, you are a TOTAL doll! Thank you so much for the nice mention! Paranormalcy is on my "to read" pile, as is Nightshade! I'll be speaking on a panel with Andrea Cremer in November at the ALAN workshops and it will be so much fun to meet her! Hopefully, someday, we'll get to meet too! :)

    Thanks again!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  7. That's so cool, Hilary!!! So many fun things going on for you! I'll have to add Nightshade to my list too. What a cool cover!

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  8. Good word about the social networking. It can definitely become too big in your life. But when done right, it can be really great.

    I haven't picked up a copy of PARANORMALCY yet, but I can't wait to read it!!! I'm knee-deep in CLOCKWORK ANGEL right now, though, so I'll be busy for a while. :)

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  9. ooh! are you going to post a review when you finish Paranormalcy??? (where are you on buffy?- i want to know when you get to the intro of my fave character... )

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  10. I can't wait to read both these books! Thanks for letting me know that Nightshade City is out already... it looks very cool.

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