Starry eyed ...
Yeeeeeeep! Such a thrill :-)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been chosen as a New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2011, one of only five young adult novels on the list. Thank you, New York Times!!!
I really ... I just want to say ... I don't really know what to say. So many wonderful things have happened with this book, the reception that it has gotten is mind-blowing and constantly amazing and I feel grateful all the time, every moment. Grateful to my fabulous publishers, Little, Brown and Hodder. To my best-anywhere-ever agent Jane Putch. To readers, for the emails, the tweets, the Amazon and GoodReads reviews, and for coming to signings so I don't have to be all embarrassed and pretend like it's not a big deal if nobody shows up (which, bless you all, never happened!).
And Clementine, aged two, who climbed into a seatless dining chair today, standing right in the little hole in the middle, declared it her "writing room" and began to pretend-type. And who, later, hearing the staple gun from upstairs, raced to the stair railing to call out in defense of her new writing room: "No papa fix chair!" Ha ha. So, whoever gets the seatless chair on Thanksgiving, it's Clementine's fault. Dude, it's her writing room. Get off.
Have a good night. Smiling in my sleep :-)