So many exciting things are happening with the book. It looks like it has a good opportunity for success--and by that I mean, the opportunity to connect with a wide and varied audience. It's such a joy to share the story. Twelve years I worked on it--but it's been a dream all my life!
I have a copy of the book now. It's so beautiful. I have a copy of the audiobook too (read by a fabulous cast of three readers). I know it's weird: but the first day I cradled it in my arms and took a nap as if it were a snuggly stuffed toy.
I'm so grateful to all of you who have been on this whole journey with me. And I can't wait to meet you if you're in a city on the book tour. Please come and say hello so I can say thank you.
The publication date is February 16, but the book's already selling in many indie bookstores including Kepler's, Changing Hands, and Marie's Bookshop in Durango, CO, according to my friends around the country. It's shipping from Barnes & Noble if you pre-ordered and it's shipping on Amazon for everyone.
I've been receiving wonderful messages from friends who have received it --and some even have read it already--AWK! I've been so nervous--I want so much for you guys to like the book. And some have sent photos of "The Girl" as I am affectionately calling the book now. Keep the photos coming! I love them!
And so yes, let me tell you the news: the book is an Indie Next Pick for February and will be featured at the front of indie bookstores nationwide. And this week the Boston Herald called The Girl Who Fell From the Sky a "Top 10 Book of 2010." Whoa!
Guys, thank you. For keeping me going in the hard times, thanks for sharing in the joys. Thanks for everything. I just feel like I want to keep on saying thank you. I'm so grateful for this moment and for all the people who have been a part of it.