Monday Winner and Meeting Readers

The randomly chosen winner of Leftovers by Laura Wiess is... Silence is Golden, but Ducktape is Silver! Send me your address and I'll get the book right out to you!Thank you so much, everyone, for helping me spread the word about release week -- it is so, so appreciated. Author%20Visit%21%20070.JPG Last Friday, I got to go speak with classes at the High School of Fashion Industries, hence, the photo (Note to self: babydoll dress that you think is cute adds 20 pounds. Argh!). I went with Lancome model Selena Breed, and it was a total blast. We had so much fun and got such good questions from the students there. You guys all better keep in touch, if you're reading this, by the way. I know superstars in the making when I meet them! And I also had two fantastic bookstore encounters. One in Brooklyn, where I went to a bookstore to see if they had Violet by Design on the shelves, and I met Sophia and her dad. Sophia was carrying around a copy of Violet by Design, so I got to talk to her and sign it for her, which was a complete thrill for me! Then, just today, I was in a Manhattan bookstore and met another reader -- who's also a teenage model -- who was sitting in a windowseat and reading Violet on the Runway. She had Violet by Design in her bag, too. We talked for a long time and I also met her mom, and a friend of hers who's a writer. Any author will tell you that it's amazing-amazing-amazing to meet readers. I am in the best mood! Which brings me to my next point: If you're in the NY area, please come see me read on Wednesday the 12th (in two days!). And not just me, lots of really great authors. Here's the info: Teen Author Reading Night Weds, March 12 Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library 425 6th Ave, at 10th St., New York City 6-7:30 p.m. David Levithan hosting, with readings from E. Lockhart (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks), Elizabeth Scott (Perfect You), Siobhan Vivian (A Little Friendly Advice), and Maryrose Wood (My Life: The Musical). Plus me. How can you miss it? Come, come!