No, no… I’m not having a baby. I can’t even tell you how many times I was asked that when I called people to tell them “I had good news,” meaning I’d gotten my first book deal for DEAR CAROLINA. And then there’s no coming back. Because, I mean, yeah, people are excited that your dream is coming true, blah, blah, blah. But once someone thinks you’re having a baby, whatever comes next is always a letdown.
So, no, little Will is not getting a human sister. But my next novel (I think I’ll be able to tell you the official title in the next couple of weeks!) will be coming out in early Spring 2016! Yay! From Berkley/Penguin Random House again. I absolutely love my editor there, so this is the best news ever.
I’ve finished the first round of edits and the talented designers are working on a brand new cover, so all that’s left to do is wait. But, at this point, I’m pretty used to that!
It seems quite auspicious that I’m sending the contracts back for the new book exactly TWO MONTHS from the day DEAR CAROLINA comes out. Two months?? It’s getting so close, and I’m so excited! I wish I could have a celebration margarita with all of you. I’m working on my tour schedule, so if you’re making book club selections please keep me in mind. (Or if you have a fun bookstore or event you think I should come to!) I’d love to come visit your town or Skype or FaceTime if I can’t come to you!
In other fun book news, my friend Katie Moretti’s book, Thought I Knew You is Amazon’s daily deal! Only $1.99 for a fabulous, NYT Bestseller!
AND Adria Cimino’s amazing Close to Destiny just launched! It’s getting wonderful reviews already. Can’t wait to dive in!
Wishing you a wonderful day!