February 25th, 2009

The Randomness of It All

Hey, I’m over at the 5 Randoms, talking about YA writing in general and Torched. Come learn more about dark days, surprises, and “the call.” Click here to read my answers to their questions.

[One of the Five Randoms is my litter-mate, Robin Merrow MacCready. Not only do we have the same agent, we now have the same editor and agent.



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Cover, cover, who's got the cover?

It's the rare book cover that is done entirely by a commissioned artist or has a photo shoot set up for it. Often the cover is made up of stock images, sometimes manipulated. Cases in point:
















Gotta remember to ask my publishers to print my next cover in purple, because Evermore ended up on both the NY Times bestseller list and the USA Today bestseller list!

If you like cover art, check out http://jacketwhys.wordpress.com .



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Any runners out there?

I run five miles four times a week. I thought endorphins were supposed to kick in around mile 20. But every now and then when I'm running I get hit with this feeling of absolute complete joy that leaves me grinning.

It happened today, for the first time in several months. It makes no sense, because my body feels bruised and broken. I've started taking boot camp classes, Pilates classes, and kick boxing classes, which also makes no sense because in high school PE I swore I would never, ever take a class where I had to do whatever someone at the front of the room said. I got about five hours of achy sleep last night. I should have felt terrible.

But then Kanye West started singing "Never Let Me Down" suddenly I felt the best you could feel. Ever. Too bad it lasts less than a minute.

So, runners - does that happen to you?



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