So I was being naughty and not writing as I should have been (But my new novel has lots of stuff that I need to double-check online! It's not my fault!), and I did the ol' put your name in quotes and search it thing. Actually, I searched "Into the Wild Nerd Yonder," which seems to be popping up more and more each day (release date: September 29!). I found a couple great tidbits, the first being a lovely review at What All the Cool Kids are Reading. This one was particularly fab in that she said I might just be this generation's Judy Blume. Say wha?! Thank you for that.
The next item I found is ca-razy. Many of you may know that I am somewhat of a Rupert Grint fan (stalker, perhaps? Only in the online sense, of course.), and the main character in INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER has some Rupert pictures hanging on her bedroom wall. This fact made its way into the Green Been Teen Queen's review of NERD, which, in turn, must have shown up when the good folks at rupert-grint.us did their very own "Rupert Grint" google search (I'm just guessing) because they mentioned NERD on their blog! I'm now planning on sending them a book once it comes out because maybe the rabid Rupert fan base will be big supporters of NERD. And maybe Rupter Grint will notice and give me a call and we'll have a nice meal and a chat. Why not?
We finally have some real summer weather in Chicago-- hot and humid-- and my hair looks like it has gone into shock. HUGE and very curly. That's what ponytails are for, I guess. I wonder what Rupert would think.