Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YOU GUYS.
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls comes out TWO WEEKS FROM YESTERDAY.
(Yes, that is Jeremy Renner flailing like a giddy schoolgirl. YOU’RE WELCOME.)
Lots of exciting, Cavendish-y things coming up soon, and the most exciting of these might just be . . .
Yes! The Cavendish Blog Tour officially begins Monday, August 20! I’ve got some awesome posts lined up for you at some equally awesome blogs. It’s been SO wonderful working with these bloggers. The book blogging community has basically been rocking my socks off.
And guess what?? At each stop on the tour, Simon & Schuster is giving away a final hardcover copy of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls! All told, that’s 19 chances to win!
Check out the schedule:
Monday, 8/20: Interview with Katie at Mundie Kids . . . + an excerpt from Cavendish!
Tuesday, 8/21: Illustrator Sarah Watts and I chat about the art of Cavendish at The Hiding Spot
Wednesday, 8/22: The Music of Cavendish, Part 1 – At The Book Cellar, I share some of the music on my Cavendish playlist — including scene teasers!
Thursday, 8/23: At Gypsy Book Reviews, Simon & Schuster Art Director Lucy Ruth Cummins and I talk about the process of designing Cavendish‘s beautiful packaging!
Friday, 8/24: I share some completely embarrassing — but fully illustrated! — stories I wrote in elementary school, over at Hobbitsies
Saturday, 8/25: Britney of I Eat Words interviews Victoria and Lawrence
Sunday, 8/26: The Music of Cavendish, Part 2 – At Good Books & Good Wine, I share more music from Cavendish, as my playlist starts to get freaky . . .
Monday, 8/27: At Icey Books, I present to you A Day in the Super-Glamorous Life of Claire Legrand, Author — told diary-style!
Tuesday, 8/28: (as in, THE RELEASE DAY AHHHHH!) Kristi at The Story Siren interviews Mrs. Cavendish and the Cavendish Home groundskeeper, Mr. Alice
Wednesday, 8/29: The Music of Cavendish, Part 3 – at Novel Sounds, I share more music from Cavendish (and struggle not to give away spoilers!)
Thursday, 8/30: At The Book Muncher, I talk about the role of music, both in my life and in Cavendish, and
embarrass myself yet again play you a little somethin’ somethin’ on the piano
Friday, 8/31: The Turkeybird interviews me about unicorns, tacos, and scary stuff at There’s a Book!
From September 1 – 3, the Cavendish blog tour will pause to observe the Labor Day holiday
Tuesday, 9/4: The lovely ladies at Girls in the Stacks and I party it up in a podcast-style interview!
Wednesday, 9/5: The Book Smugglers review Cavendish and I talk about my favorite MG heroines
Thursday, 9/6: I chat with the Cuddlebuggery Cuddlebuggerers! (Do they appreciate being called that? I don’t know, but it makes me happy inside.)
Friday, 9/7: The Challenges (and Fun Parts!) of Writing MG Horror – at Project Mayhem
Saturday, 9/8: At The Bookish Type, I talk about the architecture, style, and wardrobe of Victoria’s
not so picture-perfect town, Belleville
Monday, 9/10: Q&A with Amie at The Mixed-Up Files (Will I be more-than-slightly loopy at this point on the tour? POSSIBLY.)
Whew! That, my friends, is what we call A Whole Lotta Awesome. I hope to see you at all the stops! It’s gonna be a grand ol’ time.