Monday, February 25, 2013

.:. Updates .:.

It's been a while since we've done one of these catch-up sessions, so I thought now might be a good time—you know, since STRENGTH releases in a week and a half. (Panic, panic, panic!) Who's ready for some updates?

 
(I apologize for how release-centered most of these news items are. It's kind of consuming my life right now...)

1. The Strength blog tour schedule is posted here. If we're doing an interview, or if you're still deciding on which guest topic you'd like me to tackle, please contact me at your earliest convenience. :)

2. Speaking of the tour, you can find a preview of the giveaway on that very same page!

3. If you're not part of the tour, and you would still like to take part in the festivities, it's not too late to sign up for the Release Party/Post Blitz taking place on March 7th (Thursday). I'll heart you forever.

4. Also, if you're on Facebook and you're going to be online at all on March 7th, I'd love for you to join the Virtual Release Party. There's going to be a mini-giveaway (of swag) every hour!

5. Amazon and Barnes & Noble decided my paperback links were going to go live last week—two weeks early. I'm not even going to pretend that disappoints me, because hello, I get to cuddle hold my book!

6. The e-books, of course, won't go live until my release date. Feel free to pass the time by checking out the reader gallery. ♥

7. I'm doing a Friends & Family FAQ next week, so I'm compiling questions now. If you want to clear up any misconceptions about writing, books, or the industry, here's your chance. ;)

8. I'm scrambling to think of something else to put here, because I like things in increments of five

9. I love things that are shiny, like the Spectrum Tree at COSI (which has always been one of my favorite places one earth).

10. Oh! I know. Kelley Lynn's YA fantasy, Fraction of Stone, comes out two weeks after Strength. Get excited!


And there you have it. Ten critical news items with no filler whatsoever. *cough* Now, let's get to the good stuff.  

What have YOU been up to lately? :)

Have a great week, guys!

64 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Lol, I love how much happy is in this post! I am very much looking forward to your blog tour, and your virtual release party!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You are busy! I'm exhausted just reading this list. Good luck with the launch. :D

Ivana -WTSL said...

Oh, and it's Wallace's birthday in two days, right? :)
I just finished reading last night for the blog tour with Giselle and I can't get enough of the characters, especially Wallace. Might have to order the paperback to cudd-I mean, reread soon.

Melissa said...

"(I apologize for how release-centered most of these news items are. It's kind of consuming my life right now...)"

You're debut novel is about to be (*cough* was let out of the bag early *cough*) published. You're allowed! :D

Cosi sounds amazing. That unicycle! Gah! (My daredevil brother probably would have tried it without the counterweight. LOL He used to ride the regular version - 12-footers even.)

I'm watching for the postman today. I should be cuddling my own copy by this evening. SQWEEEEEEE!!!!!!! xD

Julie Luek said...

Congratulations! It must be so fun to see all your hard work pay off in such tangible and exciting steps.All the best to you!

JeffO said...

I guess release dates are more like...guidelines, huh? Congrats on getting hold of your book!

Juliana Haygert said...

Yay!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The next few weeks will be busy for you!

Jessie Humphries said...

I think 7 very important events are enough to blow the steam out of my ears! You are doing awesome. And I will help as much as I can. Let me know if you have anything specific for me to do.

ilima said...

So exciting!!!

Natasha Hanova said...

I'm so excited for you, Carrie!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Mine went up for sale two weeks ahead of time too. Like you, I was fine with it.

Michael Di Gesu said...

YAY, Carrie!

SO EXCITED for you..... CONGRATS on having your book a few weeks earlier. I'll try to come up with something fun and unique for your blog tour. LOOKING SO FOWARD to it!

dawnall said...

Congratulations, Carrie!

Gina Gao said...

It seems as if you have a pretty hectic schedule!

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Nancy Thompson said...

My copy of Strength is on its way! I can't wait. I need to reread it so I can write the best possible review. Big week next next week! I can't wait!!!

E.J. Wesley said...

Woot! for early releases! :-D

I will find a reason to be online the 7th and shanghai your release party. :-)

Melissa said...

They're here!!! I'm holding a copy of Strength in my happy little hands right now! Woohoo!!!!! :D

Nicky Wells said...

Give me STRENGTH! Give me STRENGTH! I love it ~ love your energy and excitement! Congratulations on the paperbacks, it's just such an awesome feeling. Can't wait for launch day and am honoured to be taking part in the launch day blog blitz. Rock on!!!

Iain said...

Don't worry, I'm doing the exact amount of excitement to counter your nerves. It'll all even out. :o)

Samantha May said...

Yay!! How exciting :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

So excited for you!!

LD Masterson said...

Don't forget to work in some happy dance time.

Mark Murata said...

I met Marissa Meyer, author of Cinder, at a library on Saturday. She regaled us with the old, non-Disneyfied versions of old folk stories. If you have a chance someday, go hear her speak.

Lydia Kang said...

Busy, busy! (You, more than me!) Congrats on your new book!

Leigh Covington said...

Oh my gosh! Where was I when all this blog tour planning was going down? I'm bummed that I missed it, but if you need another post or stop anywhere, put me in. I'd love to help spread the word! Totally excited for you!

Carrie Butler said...

Happiness abound! :) Thanks, Kyra!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Stina! I'll need it. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, you are all kinds of awesome, Ivana. Seriously, I just grinned like an idiot for five minutes. Someone knows Wallace's birthday! I love it. :D

Thank you so much! *Hugs*

Carrie Butler said...

Phew! Thank you, Melissa.

Oh my gosh. It is. You guys should take a family vacation to Columbus. The kids would love it! :D

It's 1:53 a.m. here. I hope that means you've already received your copy. *crosses fingers*

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Julie! I appreciate that. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I guess so! Thank you, Jeff. :D

Carrie Butler said...

I second that yay!

Carrie Butler said...

Eek! I think you're right...

jamieayres.com said...

Great cover!!! Get ready . . . can't wait to read it:-)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I lost 5 pounds reading your post! My goodness, you are a busy bee. I'm so excited for you, Carrie. This is a wonderful time for you as an author, and I'm happy to be following along. Very happy!

Tara Tyler said...

yay for carrie!! congrats and good luck!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Squee! How exciting is that?

Can you imagine if the later Harry Potter books had gone live a week early? O_o

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jessie! I appreciate that. <3

Carrie Butler said...

Exciting and nerve-wracking! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natasha! It'll be your turn soon. :D

Carrie Butler said...

I like to think Amazon and B&N were too excited to hold onto them. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Michael! :) I appreciate all of the support and encouragement you've given me. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hectic, but hopefully worthwhile! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Squeee! :) Thanks, Nancy!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Mr. Wesley! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Ahhhh! Isn't it gorgeous? I'm still staring at mine. LOL

Carrie Butler said...

I'm loving the chants! Thanks, Nicky. :D I'm so excited to visit your Hall of Fame!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Iain! :) I'm counting on you.

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Pegasus! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Samantha! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, good idea! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I'd love to! I hope she comes to Ohio sometime. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lydia! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Aww, it might've been during your blog hiatus. I'll send you an e-mail, okay? Thanks, Leigh! <3

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jamie! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Joylene! I really appreciate all of your support.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tara! I'll need it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Very! :)

Oh my goodness. There would be mass chaos!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

You're holding up darned well, Carrie. Great job. I think I signed up already, but will check to be sure I don't miss your big launch.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lee! If you'd like, I can send you the Release Pack. :)

Sophia Chang said...

Eeee how exciting!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Sophia! :D