Hooray! Today is the day! Happy book birthday, In the Afterlight! I don't want to say much about the book right now... I really want you guys to have a chance to read it first and form your own thoughts and feelings before we delve a little deeper. But I'm so excited to be able to share the end of Ruby's story with you at long last. It's been an incredible journey in more ways that one.
When I finished the copyedits on this book and sent it back to my editor for the last time, I had that same feeling I had after finishing the first draft of The Darkest Minds--I just missed the characters and wondered what they were doing and if they were okay. The feeling was more pronounced this time around, knowing that it was the end of the line. The Darkest Minds series is the first trilogy I've ever attempted and I learned so much about myself as a writer and storytelling over the past few years. Gosh--four years?? I still remember the apartment I was living in, the job I was working at, coming home each and every day tired but still desperate to get back to writing The Darkest Minds.
Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart--I'm so honored and thrilled you've come along for the ride and that you care about these characters as much as I do. You are the best, the best, the best.
OKAY! Time to get down to business:
Twitter chat with @NookBN TODAY!
I'm chatting with B&N today on Twitter at 4:30 PM EST time and everyone is invited! Ask me all your burning questions! Or just follow along on the hashtag: #NOOKTalks. I'm hoping to keep this pretty spoiler-free for IN THE AFTERLIGHT.
Launch Party at Books of Wonder TONIGHT!
If you're in the NYC area, my eternal fave Books of Wonder is hosting the launch party for IN THE AFTERLIGHT from 6PM to 8PM. We'll start with a chat between me and my fab editor, Emily, and then open it up to audience questions (if you have any!). After that, I'll sign books! It's going to be a ton of fun--I hope I see you guys there!
More upcoming events!!
Tomorrow morning I'm flying home to Arizona for an event at the Phoenix location of Changing Hands on Thursday, October 30th at 7 PM.
And then, on November 3rd, I'll be at Blue Willow Bookstore at 7PM!
On the east coast? I'll be at YALLFest in Charleston on the weekend of November 8th. Will post my signing time and panels next week!
NEVER FADE is 99 cents!
Yes, the good news never stops! ;) For a limited time the ebook of book #2 in The Darkest Minds series, NEVER FADE is available for less than a buck. Here's the Amazon link, and here's the link for B&N.
IN THE AFTERLIGHT Playlist
I've been slowly but surely adding tracks to the playlist each week! I'll be adding the last three songs this Friday. Here's the playlist so far:
I think that's it for now... I can't wait to hear what you all think of book 3! Let's chat a bit more next week about the story itself :)