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Monday, April 6, 2009

It's Celebration Time!

I haven't stopped smiling since the calendar rolled over to April. How could I? My first novel, FAIREST OF THEM ALL, hits the shelves on April 21. The blog reviews have been great (www.teensreadtoo.com), my local B&N is throwing me a launch party, I have a calendar full of school visits, and my writing group is hosting a private get-together to commemorate the event. This is--it's such a cliche--the most exciting time of my life.

Oribella's story began in early 2005. Back then she was a twelve-year-old aspiring actress with a mysteriously absent father and a disfigured mother who was hiding a terrible secret. By the time Ori's tale was finished, she was fifteen and the funky subplots were victims of the DELETE key. She's braved numerous rewrites and suffered through her share of red ink. But she's come out on the other side sharper, more intriguing, and much more focused. Now, after four long years, she's poised to take her place in the wonderful world of fictional characters.

Happy Birthday, Oribella!


Kelsey said...

Yeah! I just read you book last week! It was really good!

Congrats on the soon-to-be release!

Danielle Joseph said...

Jan, I'm so excited for you! Sounds like you have some great celebration plans lined up! I can't wait to pick up my own copy of FOA next week!

Jan Blazanin said...

Thanks! I'm having a blast!

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

This is sooooooo exciting Jan! I can't wait for FOTA either!