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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beware the Ides of March

It’s March 15, and you know what that means. Yes, it’s two days before the official release of Going Too Far, but it’s also the day the action starts in the book. Meg is working in her parents’ diner this afternoon, looking forward to the end of her shift so she can sneak out with Eric (DON’T DO IT MEG) and end up on a railroad bridge in the middle of the night (BAD IDEA MEG). Can’t you feel the air buzzing with tension? I know everybody at my house is on edge, waiting for this book to start.



Then of course we have March 17 to look forward to. I hope everyone will celebrate St. Paddy’s Day AND the book release with a little Spending O’ The Green!

On Friday, April 3, I’ll be signing Going Too Far at the Little Professor Bookstore in Homewood, Alabama, from 4 to 5 p.m. I beg encourage you to attend. Believe it or not, even best-selling authors sometimes have book signings with low attendance, but it’s still a fate worse than death embarrassing, and I want to show the kind folks at this bookstore that I can draw my own mother plus one other person who honestly just wandered in looking for a copy of Twilight a huge crowd.

And then, sometime after that, my hometown of Birmingham is having a parade for me! Strangely, they have not quite pinned down the date just yet, but I have created this mock-up of what it might look like.



8 comments:

Alea said...

Oh my gosh today is the day. I just got chills!

sammyjones57 said...

If I lived in your area I would be there for the signing! Love the mock up parade! And I'm super pumped because in two days a little brown box from Barnes & Noble should be arriving at my doorstep with Going Too Far in it! Cannot wait!

Jennifer Echols said...

Both of you are kind--thank you so much!

Jenny O'Connell said...

Yeah, you! As the woman behind this blog I don't know how you do it all... and a parade no less. I'm impressed.

Jennifer Echols said...

Thank you Jenny! I'm going to try to work the parade in between Pulitzer and Nobel Prize for Literature ceremonies. Busy, busy, busy.

Jan Blazanin said...

I'm excited for you, Jenn! Love the parade, too.

Jennifer Echols said...

Thanks Jan! Every writer should have American Idol winners in their town so they can stock up on parade photos.

MssJos said...

Parade schmarade-they should build a statue of you in 5-points! :) I just finished the book and I am so excited to attend the signing on Friday! :)