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Friday, May 9, 2008

My book is out!

And so “What Happens Here” was released this week! YAY! It was a really fun week, actually, which isn’t always the case when a book is released—not for me, anyway. Sometimes it feels, well, sort of anticlimactic, because usually you’ve already heard that people have seen the book in stores and Amazon has usually been shipping it for a week or two.

But this week, I participated in a really great reading at a branch of the New York Public Library the day after my pub date. I read from “What Happens Here” for the first and hopefully not last time and got to hear some other great young adult writers—like Libba Bray and Nico Medina and David Levithan and more—read from new works of theirs.

After that, I went out for an amazing meal with a few friends. It was the perfect way to mark the occasion.

Some fun stuff. I’ve been doing a bit of guest blogging. You can read about my brushes, such as they are, with Hollywood fame on author Maggie Marr’s blog here.

And you can read about how it was that I came to write YA here.

There’s also a fun interview with Jocelyn of Teen Book Review here.

I’ve got some other neat stuff coming up, like a chat with the awesome Sara Zarr and a Book Notes essay (about the music I listened to while writing “What Happens Here”) over at Largehearted Boy’s blog. Stay tuned in the days and weeks to come!



Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Happy release week, Tara! What Happens Here is next on my list of books to buy, it sounds amazing! Off to check your various interviews!

jennifer echols said...

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

Jenny O'Connell said...

Considering how much I LOVED your first book (which still sits on the bookshelf in my office among a very select group of books) I can't wait to read this.
Congrats and enjoy!!!

Kelly Parra said...

Yay, happy release, Tara!! Looking forward to reading What Happens Here!

taltebrando said...

Thanks, guys! I hope you all like it!