Monday, June 09, 2008

Welcome to my Party!!

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I … No, that doesn’t fit! How about, “Welcome to the Freakshow!” Um no. Let’s try, “I want to rock and roll all night… and party everyday!”

Better. But it might be best just to say welcome to the Internet release party for Read My Lips! Grab yourself a latte, green tea chai or a martini, and have some fun! I have major guest authors, books being given away everyday, surprises and check out the grand prize!




Fifteen books from some of the best and brightest authors Simon Pulse has to offer. Check out the list!

1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
2. Wake by Lisa McMann
3. The Au Pairs, Sunkissed by Melissa De La Cruz
4. Private by Kate Brian
5. Wild Roses by Deb Caletti
6. Forever by Judy Blume
7. Chill by Deborah Reber
8. Prama by Jamie Ponti
9. Goddess Games by Niki Burnham
10. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
11. Glass by Ellen Hopkins
12. Ironside by Holly Black
13. Night World by LJ Smith
14. Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
15. 100 Girls by Adam Gallardo, Todd Demong


Now that you know what the grand prize is, you’re going to want to know how to win it, right? The rules are simple. The winner will be drawn at random from everyone who leaves me a comment this week— from now till midnight Friday the 13th. (Ohhh that sounds ominous!) Sorry, only people living in the continental US are eligible. Winner will be announced Saturday, June 14th.

Now on to our first guest author, the fabulous New York Times Best Selling author of WAKE, Lisa McMann, I wanted to let you know that all my guests will be writing on my fish out of water theme... Ever felt like that?

Welcome Lisa!

Teri, I'm so excited about READ MY LIPS. Congratulations on writing a brilliant novel and I hope you enjoy these moments! Way to go -- you should get a tattoo or something to commemorate it, you know???

(Hmmm, why would she say that?)

The older my kids get, the more I like them. I have felt this way since they were born, because part of me is still an obnoxious teenager and now I finally have cohorts. So naturally at the San Diego Zoo’s gorilla exhibit a few weeks ago, when my 14-year-old muttered “go suck a mean one” in a cranky old-person’s voice to zoo-goers standing in our way, it put me in hysterics.

Have you ever seen gorillas? Unbelievable. We watched, mesmerized as the two babies wrestled and twirled in front of the plate glass window. Decided then and there that we must have one of our very own to hug.

And then. You know what’s really funny, right?
Poop. Especially gorilla poop.

At the silverback’s first squat, fifty adult on-lookers immediately began shuffling their feet, looking away, embarrassed, while fifty children and teens (and one adult) oohed and giggled and watched, fascinated by the way that gorillas move their bowels, sitting bass-ackwards to the glass in the toilet area of their cage. And what they do, you see (because I am SURE you are curious), is they actually squat, push AND pull – that is, they reach around and carefully help the bright green roughage softballs along by pulling. Absolutely fascinating. Now, some teens out there will be reading this and saying, “ew, gross!” But secretly, I bet they’d all watch too if they knew nobody was judging them.

Fast forward to my book signing the next day. Facing me in perfect rows of chairs were about twenty-five adults and one – ONE – teenager. Adults make me nervous. They ask about WAKE’s “theme” and “message” and “symbolism,” all questions I have no idea how to answer except to say, “It’s just a book. You read it, and hopefully you get sucked into the story because it’s exciting and suspenseful and there’s a hot romance in it, too. That’s all.”

And all the while I stuttered out answers to the adult questions, I had this incredible urge to blurt out to the one teenager there, “Guess what?! I saw a gorilla poop into his hand yesterday and it was awesome.”

Best wishes on your launch, Teri!

Thanks Lisa! Next we have the fabulously funny and, quite possibly, brilliant Kristen Tracy, author of Lost it and Crimes of the Sarahs.
Welcome Kristen!


This is my first blog party ever. And to celebrate, I’m eating a cupcake. Thanks, Teri, for throwing it! And of course I think you should check out her debut book Read My Lips. (For the record, I like books even more than I like cupcakes, and that’s saying a lot, because recently I’ve become addicted to sugar again.) Okay. Here’s my fish out of water story. I was not blessed with athletic abilities. My head tends to attract balls. Softballs. Basketballs. Disco balls. Also, before I managed to escape adolescence, I broke both my arms, got hit in the head with a golf club, was involved in a minor bicycle wreck, and got attacked by a variety of random neighborhood pets. Plus, there was that incident with the lawn mower. So when I was fourteen and my parents gave me and my sisters skiing lessons, I feared for my life right away. Had I have realized how crowded the Bunny Hill was, I would have feared for the lives of others as well.

At the slopes (I'll skip over the hour-long, up-hill, treacherous bus ride, packed with insane teenage guys hellbent on tormenting my friend and seat mate about her eye deformity) we met our aged ski instructor Kirby. He asked us if we'd ever been skiing before. I said, “No.” To remain in my group, my older sister said the same. As well as several of my friends who’d decided to take lessons with me. But they were *totally* lying. They’d all been skiing before. I suspected some had developed a fair amount of technique. So, once our gear was on, our group looked extremely capable. We could walk forward in our skis and sideways. Plus, we could fall down and get up using our poles. Okay. I couldn’t do any of these things, but for some reason Kirby overlooked my failings and took our group to the next level. The ‘tow rope.’ The only piece of advice I was given before I gripped the tow rope, was ‘don’t let go.’ This was said emphatically by a man wearing goggles and snow pants. I got the message. When my friend Sue Ann (not real name) fell down in front of me, I didn’t know what to do. My first impulse was to let go of the rope so I wouldn’t ski over my friend. But then Kirby’s voice boomed in my head, “NEVER LET GO OF THE ROPE!” As I angled my ski tips up over Sue Ann’s new, puffy coat, and skied over her torso, I felt an odd mix of guilt and accomplishment. I never looked back.

Once we got to the top of the Bunny Hill, our instructor was impressed yet again by our group's skill level. Even Sue Ann managed to recover and join us. Then came the snow plow. Everybody--except me--mastered this technique within seconds. Soon, we all made it down the Bunny Hill and Kirby said it was the fastest a new group had ever done it. He was proud of us. My strategy for getting down the hill was to fall and roll a considerable distance before I tried to get back up. It got me down with the least amount of skiing. Then, the next thing I knew, we were all moving toward the ski lift. I remember thinking that we weren’t actually going to board it, but just study how other skiers got on it. Wrong! Kirby insisted that he should be my escort to the top. As I stood waiting, I remember feeling uncomfortably close to death. And as we traveled upward, I remember commenting, “It’s amazing people don’t fall off of these things.” To which Kirby replied, “Sometimes they do!” When we got to the top, Kirby signaled for the lift loaders/unloaders to slow down the lift. I wasn’t offended in the least. Once we were up on the mountain, I realized how exhausted and terrified I was. I stared down toward the lodge. They sold hot chocolate there. And muffins. I watched the rest of my group dutifully zigzagging in the snow plow position down the slope. I tried. And fell. And tried. And fell. “Left knee out!” Kirby yelled at me. I looked at the lodge again. Why couldn’t I just ski straight to it? Sure, I’d go fast, but once I hit the level bottom wouldn’t my momentum slow?

I pointed my skis toward the lodge, lifted up my poles, and was off. The amount of speed a fourteen-year-old can accumulate shooting straight down a ski hill was amazingly higher than I’d anticipated. As I raced toward the lodge--eyes watering, lips twitching--I realized there were many things in addition to my rocket-speed that I had neglected to take into account. The biggest issue I faced was the ski line that stood between me and the lodge. Dozens of people were waiting to board the ski lift. And they only thing separating them from me was a small, orange, plastic snow fence. I noticed a few people point to me. The pointing turned into waving. Then, the line began to part very ‘Moses Red Sea style’ as I continued to barrel toward them. I’m not sure how fast I was going when my skis impacted the snow fence. Luckily, they got twisted up in it. This stopped me very quickly, ripping off my skis, boots, and one sock. But I remember being relieved to feel my bare foot in the snow, because having sensation in my extremities meant that I hadn’t suffered a spinal cord injury. Complete strangers ran to my side and asked if I was okay. Oh, I was more than okay. I didn’t feel a big sense of shame or embarrassment. This was the most athletic thing I’d ever done. I listened to them advise me about exceeding my abilities. Somebody said, “Stick to the Bunny Hill.” And another person said, “There’s more injuries on the Bunny Hill than on the actual slopes. All those beginners.” When I got home, my parents weren’t all that surprised to hear about my day. Apparently, my mother once skied over a St. Bernard.

Thanks Kristen!

Everyone who leaves a comment in the comments section is going to be entered into today’s book drawing! One lucky person will receive a copy of WAKE and another will receive a copy of Lost It. (You don't need to live in the continental US to win a book, just the grand prize)

Oh, and don’t forget, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing!

131 comments:

Lenore said...

Ha! I loved these stories - you guys are so cool :)

tetewa said...

Enjoyed both interviews today and had a good laugh when I read about the gorilla poop. Thanks for having the party!

Jessica Burkhart said...

LOL, Lisa, about adults making you nervous. Kids would make me nervous! :)

Tasha said...

Yeah!! Your parties finally here Teri...I know it's going to be tons of fun.

Lisa and Kristen your posts were just great!! Loved reading them...and I must admit I laughed a little too!!

No need to enter me in today's contest though because I have both of these amazing books!! Don't count me out for that awesome grand prize though!!!

traymona said...

Gorilla poop-Too funny!Enjoyed the interviews. i hope I win since I haven't read either of the books yet.
traymona[at]aol[dot]com

avni said...

those were funny stories... can't wait to read read my lips!

The Book Muncher said...

loved those stories. you guys are so funny :D enter me for Lost It (i already have Wake, but it was awesome!!)

Anonymous said...

ooh, please enter me!! that was hilarious :D

Samantha
ssclarinet@hotmail.com

Hillary said...

Those were hilarious! But I already have Wake (and it was amazing) but I don't have Lost It so if for some reason the book gods love me and I win it then I totally haven't read it yet.

Hillary

paperxxflowers said...

This is sooo cool!

Congrats on the release of your book! (cause isn't that what a launch party is for? lol)

(Oh yeah, I already have a copy of both of these books, so I'm just commenting for fun :])

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh, that was hilarious. I loved both blogs, too funny.

Happy you parties finally here!!!!

Thanks! kels.m.17@gmail.com

Amber said...

You ladies are so funny =) I would love to be entered in the giveaway, please!

viabloomington said...

ROFL - gorilla poop is really funny! As are bunny slopes!

Congrats on your book release - I can't wait to read it! Yay!

(juliarts2003 at yahoo)

Brooke Taylor said...

Rockin' party, Teri! Enter me for everything--I'm a contest whore :-P

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Great book launch party! :-)

Book~Adorer said...

Wake is a great book and this post was so much fun. Can't wait to see what else goes on this week!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Teri on Read My Lips! Gorilla poop, wow! LOL!

Janice
rizzoswife4life@yahoo.com

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Congrats, Teri! Thanks for your posts Lisa and Kristen! :)

xXaliceXx said...

omg i cant wait to read; Read my Lips!!! it sounds like an ahmmaazing book. I hope you had fun writing it

~Alisha

kamewh said...

Please enter me :) Thank you for the giveaway!

Astrid said...

Hi Teri! Wow...it took me forever to find out how to comment lol :p. But here I am!!!
The trailer of the book looks amazing! (I want it, I want it! lol :P) I might just go get myself a copy but maybe I should just wait until the 14th....what do you think? lol You ROCK!! :)

Khyrinthia said...

Great stories! They were both funny.

Enter me in both contests, please. (:

And congrats on your release, Teri!

Anna Elise said...

i cant wait to read your new book

Sue said...

Very cool, Teri. Congrats.

Lisa McMann said...

OMG, Kristen Tracy, I am ROFL at your bunny hill story. That brings back terrible memories that are eerily similar to you experience.

TERI!! Congrats again on a READ MY LIPS. I hope everybody here rushes out to get it. It's here on Amazon: READ MY LIPS>

PJ Hoover said...

Virtual cupcakes would be yummy. Actually, real cupcakes would be even better!
Yay for the launch party!

CherylM112 said...

Wow, great posts ladies. I'm going to have visuals of gorilla poop all day now.

Teri, congrats on the book launch. so excited for you.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win a book! This was a great post, Congrats on the release! - Ryan

Kelly said...

You guys are hilarious. Can't wait to read your books!

SarahLynn said...

Loved this interview! Lisa is funny! =)

trudeau1031 said...

wow that is such a cool contest!

The Compulsive Reader said...

Skiing is a dangerous thing...unfortunately (or fortunately? Who knows) I broke my ankle going down the bunny slope, about a half hour in. I can empathize, Kristen.

Lisa--observing gorillas is awesome. I probably would have been the one trying not to look at the poop, but taking really quick, secretive glances anyway.

Awesome book launch idea! I think everyone needs to read Read My Lips. It rocks socks off!

xxRadRayRayxx said...

Love the way you have other authors say stuff too. =] The gorilla poop had me laughing so much.

Anonymous said...

Those stories are great! I love embarassing stories, it helps me not feel like such a klutz!

(Katie - kt_shopsalot@yahoo.com)

Pamela said...

This is so cool! I didn't know who you were before this, but your book looks interesting, so I'm sure I'll be a new fan.^^ I also really, really hope I'll get one of the prizes.^^ Good luck with everything!

pinktooth2 said...

i'm soooo lookin forward to reading your book!!!!!

barbrafl said...

Oh my gosh, I'm laughing so hard. Lisa, we love you. Thanks for having the party here, this is too cool.

Ricki said...

Good interviews. The grand prize sounds awesome and the daily prizes are cool, too.

Daniel said...

This party rocks!

What an amazing grand prize.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

YAY for the launch party! How very exciting! :0)

Love the posts ladies. HILARIOUS. I have never been skiing nor do I want too. I think I'd hurt myself right away.

Lisa: Oh gosh! Sorry about all the many adults making you nervous...that would be a little hard to deal with, I agree. I'd much rather talk to all the teens.
That's hilarious about the zoo too! LOL
I want to go to the zoo....hahaha

-Lauren

hannah said...

Just wanted to say that I love all of these books, they're the reasons that I'm always falling asleep in my AP classes. Just can't seem to put them down at night. You guys are all so awesome!

stephhale said...

Very entertaining gorilla poop story, Lisa. I definitely would have watched.
Kristen, I recently read Crimes of the Sarahs and really enjoyed it.

Congrats on your release, Teri! :)

Laura said...

HAHA, you guys are hilarious. Everytime I tell a story, I just get these weird looks. I already own Wake, which I love, so please don't enter me for Wake!

Congrats on the release of your book Teri! : ]

Heather Harper said...

Great interviews, you two! I have three kids, so poop stories are always amuse. :-)

Jenn said...

I can really relate to the whole part about just writing, not with symbolism and all that (espeically right now as i am about to study all of them for my english final tomorrow.....). Very funny:)
I own (and really enjoyed) Wake, however i havent read the other one=]

traveler said...

COngrats on the release. The stories are wonderful. I enjoyed the interviews greatly. Wonderful party.

Lexi said...

You gals are CRAZY! But I can tell this is going to be an awesome week here!

Rinda Elliott said...

My son would love the gorilla poop! I spent half of yesterday chuckling because I heard him laughing at his own gas in the bathroom! LOL!

Happy blog party day, Teri!

book_worm said...

congrats on your book! can't wait to read it!

mariposa2600 said...

omg i love these authors so much

lisa said...

Your party is the best!!!You guys are the best authors. Teri your book help kids see what it like for someone different go to a new school.

Ashley said...

Haha love these stories!
You guys are awesome!!!

Medens Gerbier said...

WHOOOO!!! PARTTY!!!! CONGRATS ON UR DEBUT ALBUM TERI!!!
IM ALREADY ENJOYING UR PARTY!!!
hahahahaha the interviews were hilarious and very entertaining! totally love this party already! WHOOOOO!

BookWorm said...

I've read Wake-a great plot. Haven't read the other one but sounds interesting and would love to. It's great that you guys take time to talk to us little people. LOL

anne said...

Enjoyable and unique stories. Thanks for the fun. This party is wonderful.

Michelle London said...

Wow! Great party guests, Teri! I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel to "Wake" -- what a great premise for a YA series! And congrats on the release of "Read My Lips"!

Amy said...

::wiping tears from eyes::

Oh, thanks for the laugh!

Congrats on your release, Teri! Wahoo!

Lisa, uh, you wouldn't have been the ONLY adult watching....

Kristen: yeah, this is totally why I don't ski.

Alexis said...

Hi my name is alexis and i love to read books. Im glad to see that more people are willing to write for teens my age. I cant wait to read your book. =]

Katie said...

I (heart) you guys!

astoryteller said...

lol Loved those stories

rhiannonjk said...

I'm over here from Diana's blog, because I love the idea of your new book. Congratulations on the week long party!

aliyah said...

the book sounds awesome, i can't wait to read it!

Lady said...

GREAT STORIES!
FUNNY & ENTERTAINING
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!

Anonymous said...

congrats Teri on ur launch party! Those blogs were hilarious! you guys are too funny. I'm so glad ur doing the giveaways. thanks oh so much!

shivani
shivu_93@hotmail.com

Teen Troves said...

Yay! Great contest! I just got Read My Lips from the library, looking forward to it!!!!!

-Mollie

Julia said...

Wow, this looks like fun!

Ann M. said...

Enjoyed the interview & "Party" today.

Meredith said...

Teri, Congrats on your book release! I have it on hold at the library! Now they just need to get their hands on it, so I can read it.

Those are some great stories.

Lisa-I totally would stand and stare at the gorilla. I would be seriously grossed out by it, but I would still stare.

Kristen-I totally feel your pain. I am very accident prone as well. I broke my arm when I was 4 falling off a swingset. I had two different sets of stitches by the time I was 3. And I just dislocated my knee last year at the age of 19, rollerblading into a door of the building where I work, after hitting some uneven concrete.

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Great stories!!! The gorilla poop really cracked me up and it was much needed as it has been a total Monday!

Darylove said...

This is so great. I'm so excited for this. Some of these people are just beyond amazing in the world of writing. I love hearing all these stories. Thank you for putting this here.

TJ Brown said...

wow! I duck out of the party for an hour and come back to find you all partying without me! Way to go! Thanks everyone! This is so much fun!
Teri

Darylove said...

Of course, Teri, miss a moment and you could miss the whole party.
Not that that would happen here. This party shall last for so long it'll scare people.

Sara Hantz said...

Love the posts. Huge congrats on your launch

Emily V said...

I can't wait to read your new book! :)

eavheart@yahoo.com

legofurby said...

Your anecdotes are so facetious.

cmkdancer12 said...

I loved the story about the gorilla poop. One time I saw a hippo poop at a zoo, and it splattered everywhere. It was hilarious.

Rylie said...

OMG, those stories were hilarious!

Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

Love_er_girl said...

Awesome party?

I plan on checking out many of those books on the list. Congrats on the book!

Breanna said...

woah, you've accumulated a large amount of comments already.

Those were great stories, I especially loved Kristen's. It was hilarious!

-Breanna

Breanna said...

Oh and I forgot, don't enter me to win WAKE or Lost It. I own WAKE and I've read Lost It numerous times.

They're both amazing books though!

-Breanna

ruth said...

Enjoyed the stories and interviews. What a laugh. Thanks for the party.

Jen said...

I love those stories! =)
I can't wait to read your new book!

Kelly McClymer said...

Congrats on the fabulous launch party! What great giveaways! I love the Extras series and I'm half way through Wake.

Good luck shooting Read My Lips to #1 on Amazon!

Kelly

Caryn said...

What a fabulous idea! The guest posts were tons of fun to read. Congratulations on your new release!

Jenny said...

Hilarious interviews! I love the idea of having guest authors for the release party, especially since I've read books from almost all of the authors!

Jenny
marchgirl1000@aol.com

Sarahbear9789 said...

lol, Awesome stories. I have a copy of Lost It... so I don't need to be put in that drawing, but I would love a copy of Wake. Anyways, Congrats Teri on your release.

Linda Sherwood said...

Great party! I bought a copy today, and I was a total nerd and took a picture of me with your book before I bought it. I even put it up on my blog! I managed not to tell everyone in the store, "I know her," but it was hard. I figured, "You have to buy this" was better, but the one girl saw me taking pictures with the book, and I think I may have given off some strange vibes....

Karen Gold said...

I want to enter all contests. I loved WAKE, so if the author likes Read My Lips it must be good! Karen G

Sharon said...

Teri, I'm so excited about your book. Hope to be in touch soon for an interview for my blog, Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature.

Devyn said...

Ello Teri!! = )

Lisa: I think there will always be a strange connection with MI Authors and poop. :-p

Alea said...

I loved Lisa's poop story (blush)! The first time I saw the animal that was to become my favorite animal it was standing on one side of it's exhibit and (how can I saw this pleasantly) it's poop etc. shot all the way to the other side of the exhibit. What a sight! The animal was a tapir, and they just so happen to look like they are wearing diapers! At least this species. I was just a little kid then but, apparently it fascinated me so much that it became my favorite animal and still is to this day. Kinda gross sorry!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Teri's blog party is very popular. Lisa--very funny story. I wondered what would go alongside my skiing story. Now I know. Gorilla poop. Too funny. Okay. What else? I liked hearing all the sympathetic responses about my ski story. So thanks. I better go. Teri, congrats again on READ MY LIPS. It's a great story. Yay for you. Yay for your book. Yay for your party. What else can I say? Yay! Kristen

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 1st Book, I Can't wait to read it!!

Anyway, enter me in the contest.
Pot17ter@aol.com

dork4k said...

Yippy.

ellie said...

Enjoyed the interesting and fun interviews today. Congrats on the launch party.

Devika said...

hahahaha
these are super funny
=)

Travis said...

Congrats on the new book! It sounds FANTASTIC!

Olivia said...

I loved the interviews. I was laughing alot at the gorilla poop story. Very educational :D
And I can sympathize with the ski slope story.

And please enter me, i'd love to win a book :D

softindierocker said...

Lol, both of those stories cracked me up! I LOVE gorillas! I already have Wake, so can I just enter the contest for Lost It? Thanks for the blog party! =D

~Lucy D =)

Cyndi said...

Enter me please! :D I haven't read many of those books yet. Thanks!
(mistique44952@yahoo.com)

Little Willow said...

Happy kickoff, Teri!

Great lineup of books (I'm reading through it and saying, "Want to read it, have it, read it, loved it, want to read it...") and of authors.

Kristen, I don't have cupcakes, but I do have chocolate bars that are 1) good for you since they are protein bars instead of candy bars and 2) were FREE, thanks to coupons. They are, most importantly, 3) super yummy.

Lisa, I'll have to pass on the poop. ;)

Teri, watch this.

Aimee said...

Great interviews, party, and contest!

Cara said...

Oh my gosh. I loved the stories. They were so funny. I am really excitied about the rest of the week and the grand prize. :)

Emily Marshall said...

Happy release Teri!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your giveaway looks beautiful. I love the bag it's in.

photogirl13 said...

haha i especially love the post about the gorillas! i wish my mom was that cool =P

please enter me in the give away! i love to read and those look like some pretty awesome books!

thank you for writing
<3 elanor

dolls123 said...

wow

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

DeenaML said...

Teri, I've already ordered your book for my library and I can't wait to read it! Congrats on your release party!!!!

amandaboo said...

tales of the zoo... so hilarious. some of the funniest moments come from zoos if you havent noticed. :) but i cant wait to read your new book! And by the way, the music playlist is AWESOME! i had all of these artists and practically all of these songs on my iPod even BEFORE i visited your blog. so, it is a FANTASTIC collection with a variety of awesome artists.

Thank You and Congratulations!!!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Congratulations, Teri, on all the great publishing news! Your book sounds terrific and I can't wait to read it.

Please enter me for the contest! I love contests!!!

Genene Valleau said...

Lisa and Kristen, very funny stories! I laughed so hard my eyes squeezed closed and it took me a verrrry long time to actually finish these stories. I can count all that laughing as a workout for my ab muscles, right?

CONGRATULATIONS on your launch party, Teri! Great fun!

Anonymous said...

Great interview!!! haha...gorilla poop--hilarious!

Grace L

Barrie said...

What fun stories. I'm still giggling at "..my mother once skiied over a St. Bernard"!!! Ha!

Amanda Ashby said...

hugs on your new release Teri!!!!!!!! You sure know how to throw a great party!!!

Laura said...

Best of luck withyour book. I came over from Barrie Summary. I am really enjoying learning about all the new writers and new books...Kudos to you!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats on your release! I read about you via Amy's Writebrained blog.

Great party!

Enjoy!

keri mikulski :) said...

Congrats on the release! Great stories. :)

cyn2write said...

Yay Teri, I am so excited your tour is going great. Congrats!!

traymona said...

Still lovin' the party.
traymona[at]aol[dot]com

Sarah said...

No wonder you all are authors! Your story telling is amazing! (I related well to the skiing experience; ironically when I went skiing I ran into a large orange pole that said "SLOW" in neon letters :)

Minnette Meador said...

Teri - Just wanted to pop in from deadline exile to wish you the best of luck with your book...I know this is going to be a very hot YA book and go flying off the shelves. Congrats on all your success...I'm sharing your book with a few of my students, too! Again, best of luck. Minnette :)

flatelephant said...

Great contest.

100 Girls is amazing.

Everyone needs a copy of this book

The Sweet Family said...

Thanks for the laugh about the gorilla Poop.

Great party!!!

I can't wait to read your book!

Kim said...

I loved your stories! Nice interviews! ;)

Bina said...

LOVE the Gorilla story, and yea, I'd probably watch, too, because honestly, how many times are you EVER going to see that happen in your life?

Anonymous said...

I love all the books I've gotten so far! Especially Wake and Perfect You!! :D I think you guys are totally awesome times 10!! The grand prize sounds way cool 2!!

Chelsea said...

I loved your stories, they made me laugh!

Brooke said...

haha very funny :D

Nicole said...

I loved the interviews! I'm really excited to read your book and congrats on the launch!

Astrid said...

mmmm...I just noticed I forgot to put an email address on my little comment..... I think I should put it just in case you know...:D
Who knows luck just might come my way hehe

well here it is....it's worth a try anyways :)

astridrondeau@hotmail.com :)

Chirstina Lee said...

Wow! Count me in. This is too cool.

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