Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Rupe Report

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 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.


Leonard said...

How neat that Into the Wild Nerd Yonder is getting such great reviews! We can't wait to read it. If you want to see whenever your name appears on the web, go to and click Alerts. I'm going to set up an alert on you and Matt, my famous neice and nephew, right now.
Love, Uncle Leonard

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I have google alerts too, but it always tells me my own blog posts and whenever someone mentions green beans. :) Although today I got a movie featuring Sean Bean.

How cool that your book is getting noticed all over. Did you see all the cute comments people left? Everyone is super excited about reading it!!

Julie H said...

Thanks, Uncle Leonard. Although prepare to be inundated with tons of random emails from google.

GBTQ- I credit you to getting the Rupert site interested, since you mentioned that I wrote about him! Now, if we can just get a blurb from Rupert. I heard he doesn't like to read, though.