The Whirlwind That is My Life (and also, important news)
For those of you who don't know, my Minions, Auntie Heather just moved into a new house. WOOT! It's all sorts of awesome, but it's been rather taxing. Therefore, time has gotten away from dear Auntie. SO...I've extended the time you have to enter the Photo Contest (see Win Things
A couple of quick things:
1. If you want a chance to grab a copy of TENTH GRADE BLEEDS two full weeks before anyone else, be at the Barnes & Noble in Flint, Michigan on June 13th between 1pm and 5pm. I'll be there, signing books, serving Vlad cake, and hanging out. It's a gathering of the Minion Horde!
2. Speaking of Minion Horde gatherings...there's also the official launch party for TENTH GRADE BLEEDS at Borders in Fairview Heights, Illinois! June 27th, from 3pm to 7pm. I'll be there! We'll have games and all sorts of fun...and cake! And if you can't be there, please join me online for a live webcast of the release party in Fairview Heights, only on BlogTV! (Many thanks to Stephen
for setting this up!)
See you there, Minions!
Where's Waldo? Er, I mean, Auntie Heather...
Greetings, Minions! Well, my trifecta of awesome tour dates has come to an end. Phoenix was phabulous, Independence was incredible, and Tennessee was terrific! A big shout-out to all my Minions that I visited - Auntie Heather misses you already! But now that I'm back, something else is demanding my attention. See, Auntie Heather is moving to a new house. So right now I'm sitting in the cardboard box castle that is my living room. I have to finish packing and then, this Saturday, is the big move. It's overwhelming, to say the least. In fact, right now I'm feeling a little AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! But this too shall pass. Soon life will return to whgat passes for normal around here and all will be well.
By the way, the date for the TENTH GRADE BLEEDS release party in Fairview Heights, IL is changing! I'll update you a bit later once all of the details have been hashed out. The date for the early-launch party in Flint, MI remains the same. I hope to see many of you at each!
*pant, pant* Sorry! Just *pant* so busy! *pant*
HOLY BLOODBAG, BATMAN!!! Your Auntie Heather has been freaky crazy with the appearances lately! After an amazing evening the other night at Main Street Books in Saint Charles, MO (with some equally amazing teachers, librarians, and authors), yesterday I was a special guest at a Book Battle (which, fyi, is when a bunch of students from 33 different schools in the Saint Louis area get together and compete with book trivia) and met (and re-met) some fangtastic Minions. And today I'm leaving for the Kansas City area for two middle school visits tomorrow (along with a special lunch with some reading competition winners). I'm exhausted! But also having a blast, so don't cry for me, Argentina. :)=
Anyhoo, that's why the blog is sooooooooo quiet, and also why I haven't been on the forum. Life will shortly return to normal (or what passes for normal around here, anyway). Promise.
What People Are Saying About 'Eighth Grade Bites'
"A spooky mystery that's funny, gruesome, heartwarming, spellbinding,
sad, joyous, surprising and topped off with a tasty blend of blood and
chocolate. Yum. What more could you ask for?" ~D.J. MacHale,
New York Times-bestselling author of PENDRAGON: JOURNAL OF AN ADVENTURE
THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
"'Eighth grade Bites' had me on the edge of my seat. It's a
great piece of fiction. It drops you right into the action, grabs
you by the throat (pun intended), and won't let go. Vladimir Tod
is a truly sympathetic character cursed with an existence not of
his own doing, but doing his best to do the right thing. It's part
'Goosebumps' mixed with 'Harry Potter' and a dash – no, a heaping
tablespoon – of Stephen King. If you're in eighth grade, or
a vampire, or an eighth grade vampire, 'Eighth Grade Bites' is a
definite must read!"~Butch Hartman, creator of Nickelodeon's
THE FAIRLY ODD PARENTS and DANNY PHANTOM
"Eighth Grade Bites is a terrific vampire tale told with a
sharp, middle-school grin. It definitely does not bite!" ~Christopher
Moore, author of BLOODSUCKING FIENDS and A DIRTY JOB
"Eighth Grade Bites is a delightful novel filled with dark,
biting humor that will appeal to everyone who ever felt they were
different. A deft hand at depicting the angst of teen years, Heather
Brewer does a wonderful job blending vampire legend with the modern
day horror that strikes fear in the heart of so many: the eighth
grade."~Katie MacAlister, New York Times-bestselling author
of EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES
"Heather Brewer has invented the most endearing of vampires
in Vlad, an eighth grader juggling the woes of adolescence with the
decidedly unique difficulties of being a vampire. She perfectly captures
the humor and angst of eighth grade, mixed with a nail-biting adventure.
Utterly charming and irresistible!" ~Liza Conrad, author of
HIGH SCHOOL BITES: THE LUCY CHRONICLES
"This book will fool you. Just when you think you've identified
it as a story lit by the cheery glow of a slightly scary jack-o-lantern,
it becomes something else -- a tale told by the flickering light
of a dying campfire late at night. And the shadows are very dark
indeed. A surprising mix of humor and horror." ~Douglas
Rees, author of VAMPIRE HIGH
"Fresh and fast-paced, with just the right brew of chills and
laughs. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens when
Vlad hits Grade Nine." ~Nancy Baker, author of KISS OF THE
"A fabulous book from a gifted storyteller! I never wanted
it to end." ~Gena Showalter, author of OH MY GOTH