Tuesday, August 31, 2010

RELEASE DAY! RELEASE DAY!

Even I am speechless sometimes. This is one of those times. I just spent fifteen minutes reading congratulations here, in email, and on twitter. As if today weren't already surreally beautiful, sharing the excitement with so many people?

Amazing.

Thank you.

Again, and again, and again, thank you.

More later, including probably the only thing that could make today more exciting.

Until then, thank you.

77 comments:

Katie said...

Congratulations, Kiersten! I can't wait to read it. I'm going to get it as soon as I get off work at 11. :D

ElegantSnobbery said...

YAY for you! And yay for me, because I finally get to buy it!! Congrats!!

Dara said...

I cannot wait to run to the bookstore and buy it! :)

Brooke (Cupcake Queen) said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It's my birthday today so got a little extra CASH! haha to go buy your book :) YAY!

Penelope said...

It's just so easy to be happy for someone genuine and awesome like you! I can't wait to read your book!

Enjoy this! :)

ella144 said...

I'm so excited and happy for you! Congratulations!

Shari said...

Congrats! I'm heading out right now to pick up your book!!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Paranormalcy rocked - it's so fresh, original, sassy and amazing - you should be beyond proud - and Congratulations are not enough!

I loved it so much I even named my eReader Lend - I mean, ahhh he's amazing! :)

You rock, and I can't wait to read more, even if it's not about Evie and Lend!!!

Red Boot Pearl said...

Congrats...what an amazing day! Can't wait to read this :)

Falen (Sarah) said...

YAYAYAY!! i went out right at 9AM to my barnes and noble to pick it up.
ALAS (and skock) they didn't have it in stock. WTF, amiright?
I asked and every other single barnes and noble in an hour driving distance does have it in stock. why is my barne so backwards? I will be complaining to the manager.
No worries, though, my sis will be picking it up for me after work!
SO EXCITED!

Michelle Wolfson said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a fun, amazing ride this has been SO FAR! Today feels like an end point but really it's just the beginning of another wonderful phase. Enjoy it all. You deserve every bit of it and more.

Dominique said...

Congratulations! :)

Corrine said...

Congratulations!!! You'll never guess what came in the mail today... PARANORMALCY!!! (well, I guess that'd be an easy guess) But Congrats!!! :D Enjoy today! :D

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

CONGRATS!!!

Julie said...

Congrats!!!

(And I pestered the Borders staff before they'd even opened to get them to hold my copy.)

So excited for you my heart is dancing!

Enjoy the day!

Dayana Stockdale said...

there's more. no way? I'm interested in knowing how you are celebrating. I can't imagine what I would do. Probably walk around in a daze!

Kelly Bryson said...

Congrats Kiersten. I entered every contest I could manage, hoping to win an ARC, but no luck. Ah well, the wait is over! Have a great day and enjoy it! -Kelly

Kristan said...

EEEEE! Congrats!! I think my copy will arrive today or tomorrow... unlikely that it will make it to my cruise next week (because I will probably read it in one sitting!).

Melissa said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you!

And I'm leaving in about an hour to get my copy of Paranormalcy:) I've been looking forward to reading it for ages!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Congrats! I've loved watching your journey unfold. Here's to many more releases and a satisfying career.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congratulations!! You must be on cloud nine. This is one of those days where you just gotta forget about the hard work that got you here and what you're still gonna need to put in and just take a breath and admire what you've done. Enjoy it!

Nathan Bransford said...

Congratulations!!

Sarah Laurenson said...

You're going to love Austin. Try to see the bats come out from under the bridge if you can (and if it's the right time of year).

Wish I could come see you tonight. I'm sure it'll be awesome!

Valerie said...

Yay! Congratulations! I'm (not so) patiently waiting for the UPS man to bring me my copy!

Emily White said...

Woohoo! Party at your house tonight! Right? Oh...I'm not invited... :(

Oh well, I'll have to comfort myself with chocolate and Paranormalcy.

Mary Campbell said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE OFFICIALLY A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!!! :D
YAY!

Wrighty said...

Congrats!!! I've heard only the very best things about your book and I can't wait to get my hands on it too! So glad it's a series. (Love the cover too!!)

Wishing you all good things! :)

Erica Chapman said...

Congrats!! I started reading it last night ;o) You're a great writer!

Suzy Evans, J.D., Ph.D. said...

Congratulations! I'm taking my daughter to B&N this afternoon to buy our copy!

Stacy said...

I ordered it Friday from Amazon and they shipped it yesterday! Can't wait to get it! Think my Toddler and Husband will notice if I disappear for a day to read it?

Tere Kirkland said...

Awesome! I don't know whether to start it from the beginning or pick up where I left off in the sample...

Decisions, decisions!

Congrats, Kiersten! This is a wonderful day!

Bahnree said...

Congratulations! I'm going to Borders today to pick it up! Eat chocolate to celebrate (or other legal addictive substances if you're not a chocaholic).

Steena Holmes said...

I'm going out to buy my own copy today!!!! Congrat's!!!

Moka said...

I'm really excited for you! congratulations. I promise I'll buy it as soon as I can (may take a while 'cause I don't live in usa, but I promise I'll buy it), I want it soo much, also: the cover it's beautiful.
Have an Awesome pub. day.

Claire Dawn said...

FINISHED!!! You'd figure I'd love Evie, since I'm a pinkaholic. But I'm totally into Lend! TOTALLY!

Kinda waiting to see how Reth turns out too. Got a feeling about that one.

Claire Dawn said...

PS, I'm sorry it's 2 am here and my brain is fried. So I forgot to mention (in my obsession over Lend) that I LOVED IT. Do I have to wait like a whole year for the next one? You don't happen to need a beta for Super, do you?

Kathryn said...

Congratulations, Kiersten! Also, it turns out that the mailman did NOT read my book. I got it in the mail late last night! Hooray! :)

Whirlochre said...

I always knew this day would come — though curse me for a novice, I figured it would be a Thursday.

Have fun levelling up to Awesome +.

Marsha Sigman said...

MUST get to store...must get to store...must get to store. What?

Oh, yeah Congrats!!!! I will be obsessing all day until I have it in my hands!!

Jessica Subject said...

Congrats on release of Paranormalcy! I'm seeing the book everywhere on the net today! :)

Shveta Thakrar said...

Aww, super, super, super huge congratulations, Kiersten. :) I'm so very happy for you and can't wait to read the book!

Anne R. Allen said...

Woo-hoo! You're getting SUCH great buzz.

Vicki Rocho said...

Congratulations! So very excited for you!

Sarah B. said...

Your big day! Congrats!

Suzie F. said...

Happy Release Day, Kiersten!
Enjoy and treasure every moment of it!

Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic) said...

Happy Book Birthday to you and Paranormalcy!!!!!! :) Have a great day! And take Paranormalcy to dinner or something, maybe a movie. I bet Paranormalcy would love "Vampires Suck" ....

LOL :)

ali said...

Congratulations Kiersten!

I'll be at your SLC signing at the King's English next week and I'll give you a great big hug of congratulations in exchange for your signature ON MY COPY OF PARANORMALCY!

Deal?

Sarah said...

Congrats, Kiersten!!!

Stephanie Perkins said...

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

:) ♥ :) ♥ :) ♥

I am so excited! I love Para so much, that it almost feels like *my* release day!!!

kimscarecrow said...

I just got your book today. I'm so excited to read it!

L. T. Host said...

Can't wait to go pick it up later tonight at B&N. Here's hoping they haven't run out by then! (Please leave one copy at the Grossmont B&N for me, everyone-else-who's-buying-one).

Ezmirelda said...

Happy book birthday *excited*
Can't wait to grab a copy of your book!!

Kristi said...

Congratulations Kiersten!!! I can't wait to read it!

Sara B. Larson said...

I love PARA so much! I am so thrilled for you. I can't wait to meet you next week at TKE to get my own, shiny, hardback copy signed. Yay! :)

Dani said...

I have been waiting for your book ever since my BBF (who happened to go to high school with you) told me about it AGES ago! Now I've told me mom and she wonts it when I'm done with it :D Congrats and hip-hip-horray!

Kristin Rae said...

So happy for you!
I was so excited my local Borders had a stack of Paranormalcy on the New Hardbacks table close to the front door :)
My coworker and I each bought a copy. Can't wait to dig in.
Congrats!

Steph Sinkhorn said...

I just picked up my copy!

So many congratulations, Kiersten. It's been wonderful to watch you go through this journey, and I'm so excited for you to finally be at this point :)

KT said...

AHHHHH!!!

Kim Walus said...

A great big super duper hug and lots of excited jumps up and down from one of your biggest mom fans. I LOVED the book and can hardly wait to read more about Evie. Here's to lots and lots of success!!! You've worked hard enough to deserve all the happiness the world has to hold. Congrats!!! XOXO!!!

Jenna said...

Happy Release Day!!

I requested your book at my local library, and I got a call them this morning to tell me that they won't be ordering your book for "several weeks." I'm a little peeved about it. They are a bunch of meanies over there, and this isn't the first time they've slighted me. But not to worry, I'll be purchasing it after payday anyway. :) Woo! (Shall I be nice and donate it to them when I'm done?)

Do you have any more info on the audio version? I don't see it on Amazon.

Rachel said...

Me and my girls (ages 4 and 5) waited outside Barnes and Noble for 15 minutes this morning until they finally opened. Had some errands to do so I am only on page 257 right now but LOVING it! Oh and my 5 year old thinks "that girl is soooo pretty!"

Congrats again!

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Congrats, it’s party day.

Zachary Grimm said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY...*BREATH* AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! =)

Tenshi said...

I ordered it. It´s not out in Germany, so they must get it from abroad. Is this possible??? Why me? Why? Now I have to wait and wait and drink coffee and tea and wait... T_T

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read it. Have fun with all your marketing events.

Natalie said...

I pre-ordered your book, and it arrived today! I also bought one for Colie. This weekend we'll get it autographed by Pat, Cindy, and Matt. :)

Congratulations a million times over! Dreams do come true!

Anita Saxena said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you I could squeeee out loud. But, I shouldn't because I'm at work, and people might think that's weird. Your dream has come true today, and it's so inspirational to me and all the other aspiring writers that follow your blog. Soak up this day. You deserve it.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

I just finished reading...

So WHEN does Supernaturally come out? (to be read in a whiny, impatient voice)

Fabulous, genius, darling, exciting book! Congratulations on an epic debut!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congratulations! Treasure every moment of this day :)

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Congratulations, Kiersten!!! I seriously cannot wait to read it.

Graystone said...

Congratulations, Kiersten! It's so wonderful to see a writer succeed! And your excitement is coming off my computer screen in waves! I love it. I hope everyone goes gaga for Paranormalcy!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

congrats! hope you're having a great day. :0) I need to hit up a bookstore!!!

Renae said...

Congrats!!! I felt like a little kid running into the mall to pick up my copy!

Larissa said...

So so so so so so so so excited for you, Kiersten!!!

Hannah S. said...

I actually made a new friend today! You wanna know who introduced us?
PARANORMALCY!
We were both reading it during class, and it turns out that she's as big of a YA addict as I am.
Happy belated release date, Kiersten!
Both you and your book rocks!

Love, Hannah

Anonymous said...

over the summer my mom got the paranormalacy and now im reading it, its so good and i cant wait to read more of your books