So here I am - out of Texas for the next couple weeks - and hanging out in North Conway, New Hampshire with my dad and stepmom. While they're getting quality time with their granddaughter, I'm holed up in my remote home office, writing Shattered. (Scorched 2) I know, it's crazy, Scorched #1 is not even out yet and I'm like halfway through writing the second book. Weird how that works.
One of the reasons Avalon and I came here was to escape the Texas heat. And yet it's been scorching (ha) since we got here. Even hotter than Austin on some days. Go figure! At least there's AC in my office. Also, I forgot how humid it is up here. Austin gets super hot, but it's a dry heat. And no mosquitoes to deal with. I got bitten alive on my run this morning. Argh!!!!
That said, it's really gorgeous up here and Avalon's having a blast and I'm getting a ton of writing done so I can't really complain! :)
Also, I need to enjoy the calm before the storm of the Scorch launch events. Once fall hits, I'm going to be one busy author. Going to Dragon Con in Atlanta, touring Texas, doing Heather Brewer's awesome Less than Three anti-bullying conference in Saint Louis - and a sci-fi con called Conclave - based in DC - that has George RR Martin as a featured guest. (Yes, I'm SO going to fan girl him!)
|I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!|
So yeah, awesome stuff on tap. But it'll be a little crazy. It all ends with a family vacation at Disney World over Christmas though - so I have that to look forward to!! (Those of you who know me know how crazy I am about Disney World...)
|This was me and Avalon after Epcot last year. She's going to like it even MORE now!|
In addition to in-person appearances, I'll be hanging out all over the innerwebs next month doing a blog tour and some other exciting promotions. Sourcebooks has a ton of stuff up their sleeves and I cannot wait to announce it. They are really going all out for Scorched and that makes me super happy!!
And if that isn't enough, I have a new series on submission and a film agent shopping Scorched to Hollywood. Woot!
So that's what's going on with Mari! Keep entering the Divergent giveaway and I'll be posting another giveaway soon!