Someone asked yesterday why I never update my latest news page on my website. Well, I could say I’m just so busy with cleaning out my closets and other domestic chores, but the truth is I, um, don’t really have that much news to report. Lame, right? What can I say, I’m in a big of a slow stretch here, waiting for the book to come out. But I did take note of the request, and went over to update the new pub date, as well as the pub date of the paperback of The Truth About Forever (April 6th for both, for those of you who haven’t been innundated by me announcing this already). I also discovered that the anthology in which I have a story, Twice Told, is ALSO coming out on April 6th. So that will be a big day for me. All the more reason to lay low now, right?
I am excited about my book, of course, as well as several others that will be coming out in this new year. For instance, there’s the new Jessica Darling book by the fabulous Megan Mccafferty on sale April 11th, which I cannot WAIT to read. Coming out this month is Tanya Lee Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, which I’ve already read and loved. I’ve also been lucky enough to read Kirsten Smith’s The Geography of Girlhood, which is out in March. Out in stores right now is the newest from Lara Zeises, Anyone But You, which is on my reading list. And coming in April is Jenny Han’s Shug, which I am very excited about, as Jenny is a UNC girl like myself AND went through the creative program there. Nothing like pulling for a hometown favorite, right?
So while this is a slow time, at least for a little while, that’s not such a bad thing. It gives me ample opportunity to read. Right now I’ve just started Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking (which is very good) and I have The History of Love by Nicole Krauss up next. I still need to get to James Frey’s follow up My Friend Leonard, too. Plus I am WAY behind on my US Weeklys. As I have more news, important and otherwise (you never know what you’ll find in those Us Weeklys) I’ll post it here, I promise. In the meantime, go read. I know I will.