Because my agent is so very thoughtful, she's not only making an announcement about my AustenFest event today, but she's also doing the first ARC giveaway for According to Jane (the bound galleys are here--whoo-hoo!!!) on her LiveJournal blog. Check out Nephele's site for details later today. Hope one of you wins an advanced copy!
I'll be posting an official "AustenFest Welcome" this Sunday the 21st, with introductions to my special guests and an explanation of their awesome book giveaways and our other great door prizes. But FYI: the big event will run from 6/22 through 6/30 with new posts about every other day, B&N giftcards throughout the fest plus other just-'cuz-it's-a-party surprises. This has been in the planning stages for months, and I simply can't wait to share the excitement with you.
A few other tidbits of fun: Congrats to Erica for winning a copy of Sheila's book! I hope you'll love it as much as I did :).
Also, I had the pleasure of being interviewed via telephone recently by the lovely Lydia Hirt, a writer and aspiring publicist, who is based in NYC this summer to study the world of publishing. She's a contributing writer at Beneath the Cover: Inside the Book Industry, and her article "Happy Endings, Love, and E-Books" just appeared on the site this week. Thanks, Lydia, for including me in your feature!
Finally, let your weekend begin with something positively snort-worthy: Check out Esri Rose's blog and scroll down a few posts to "Darth Thriller" on June 5th. Pamela Cayne, this is for you!!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and please stop by as often as you can in the coming days to celebrate AustenFest with us. Feel free to spread the word to anyone who might be interested. (Janeite fanaticism is absolutely not required, but it's more than welcome... :)