UPS is still failing me. My beautiful box of ARCs is still lost somewhere out there. But, since I have the Sweetest Editor Alive, she overnighted me something...
What could it be...
What is that strange woman snuggling while staring dreamily off into the distance (or rather, the bathroom, since that's the best lighting in her house)?
Could it be...
YES! YES IT COULD! A PARANORMALCY ARC! Complete with pretty, pretty, PRETTY COVER.
It has a back, too! A back with a description, and a bio, and my picture!! This is the point where I begin to wonder if maybe I haven't lapsed into some alternate dream reality. But if I had, surely I would have also lost those five pesky pounds...
So, ARC safely in my hands, I spent a long, long, LONG time staring dreamily at it. But then I realized I was being rude. Poor PARANORMALCY must have been exhausted, having flown all night just to get here. So I let her snuggle up in the quilt Natalie made for me.
"Snuggly. I love Natalie."
Me, too, PARANORMALCY. Me, too. When she was finally well-rested and refreshed, I decided to let her have a play-date with some friends I had around the house.
"Oh, hey Bertie! And Calla! And Laurel! Sheesh, Calla, stop baring your teeth at me. Of course I'm not going to bag and tag you. We're hanging out--I'm off duty."
Then I did something I've been waiting a long, long time to do. I was nervous, but PARANORMALCY kept telling me to just go for it, so...I inked her.
ACRONYM, guys, I signed my very first book!
This called for celebration. So we all loaded into the car and took off to get lunch.
Safety first, of course.
And, because I like to eat in high style when toting my two kids and my novel, we hit the gourmet In-N-Out.
"Come on, Kiersten, I wanted animal-style fries!"
(Incidentally, it was especially fun while taking these pictures when a nice man stopped and offered to take one of my kids and me, and I had to explain that I wasn't actually taking pictures of my kids...I was taking pictures of my book. At which point he got really, really confused. But no worries, PARANORMALCY, I'm happy to look crazy on your behalf.)
Finally, wiped out from a full, fun, emotional day together, PARANORMALCY and I curled up together to take a little nap, slipping into contented dreams of dreams fulfilled.
Also, PARANORMALCY snores.
Fine. You don't.
(She really does.)
Coming next week in ARC Adventures, PARANORMALCY meets the computers. Bet you never imagined the life of a writer and her book was so filled with drama!