The countdown is on! Three weeks until Dear Carolina is released. A year ago, it felt that this was never going to happen. Eleven months ago it felt like it was forever away. And now it’s here, and I can’t believe it. I alternate between feeling totally at peace that I have done everything I can do and totally panicked that it’s not going to sell a single copy. So… That’s fun. But if I wasn’t a bit of a basket case that would probably mean I didn’t care, right?
Anyway, you have to watch this video of my author friend Erin Celello’s little boy. It is so hilarious. He is sobbing after the announcement that Hilary is running for president because he wants to be president. And, in typical toddler fashion, NOW. I don’t know the definition of “going viral,” but this is about as close as I’ve ever seen!
In other super exciting news, I’ve had sort of a life goal come true this week. Kathy Murphy of the fabulous Pulpwood Queens named Dear Carolina the “bonus book” in her August 2015 book club picks. I think book clubs are the coolest things ever and Kathy is in charge of 600 Pulpwood book clubs. So it makes me really excited to think that some of them will be reading Dear Carolina! And, now I get to go to her Girlfriends Weekend in Nacogdoches, TX. Everything is bigger in Texas and, at the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend, the hair is the biggest thing of all, as evidenced by the cover of Kathy’s fab book. (That’s her front and center.) They’re making a movie about her as we speak. Pretty cool.
Who doesn’t look better with big hair?
I get to dress up as a fairy on Friday night, be on a cool panel, and, on Saturday, attend the Cinderella Big Hair Ball dressed as my favorite Disney princess. Well, obviously, I’m going to go as Cinderella. It’s a role I have dreamed of my entire life. And I was born for it. It will go perfectly with my tiara. Kathy doesn’t have a lot of rules but that’s one: You must, must wear a tiara. Again: Born. For. It.
And see? You thought I was going to be telling you about some boring author event! If you’ve ever met Kathy, you learn pretty quick that “boring” isn’t something she does! So I’ll be counting down the days between now and January.
Anyone want to come with? I’ll spring for your tiara!
Have a great day, y’all!!