This morning’s madrigal

We’re singing this one in choir. In fact, we sound EXACTLY like this.

Well, almost exactly. Our choir has one excessively enthusiastic alto who sings her fa-la-las with a great deal of vigour. No, no one you know. *ahem*

I am likely to be offline for the next week. Be excellent to each other in my absence. The flowers and fa-la-las should sufficiently send care packing, til no mirth be lacking. Or some such. Catch you later, darlings!

Today’s excitement

Seraphina is mentioned in the Summer Reading for Kids list at — along with our old friend Dragons Love Tacos! Coincidence? I think not. It is the year of the dragon, after all.

The book also got a very nice mention at Shurtugal, a Christopher Paolini fan site. Thanks so much, you guys! I hope Inheritance fans will enjoy Seraphina as well!

Remember me filming some video interviews when I was in New York? Sure you do! Well the first of those, from fabulous vlogger Liz at Elizziebooks, is online now. And here it is!

Annnnd… is that all the news? I do believe it is. Nap time!

Third post in one day

It’s like Saturnalia around here today, all these wonderful things at once!

Here is a review and interview from Jennifer Brown at Shelf Awareness. I had so much fun talking to her. There is literally an hour’s good conversation, condensed into that published interview.

More exciting news!

Entertainment Weekly’s online book blog, Shelf Life, has just put up the book trailer for Seraphina! Go watch it! I love it unreservedly!

The post also features a short story I wrote, set a month or two before the book, for your reading amusement. Enjoy!

Today at Random Acts of Reading

I have a guest post up! It’s all about what it was like writing Seraphina, and there’s even an introduction from my fabulous editor. Go, read! Perhaps I shall convert you all to Morning Personism, ha ha.

Another nice review

Here’s a really fun review – and pretty spoiler-free – at A Nudge in the Right Direction. What I particularly appreciate about this one is that it’s written as a dialogue between two sisters, Krispy and Alz. Their banter reminds me of my own sisters!

(I am now scouring their blog for evidence that they’re sisters and not finding it. Why did I think they were sisters? Maybe they’re not. They TALK like sisters, though!) (Right, talk. Because I can hear their voices! OK, time to quit while I’m ahead)

Tiny correction

I said Monday, but I meant Tuesday. Aren’t you glad you weren’t holding your breath now?

Here’s a nice review from Janina to tide you over.