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Another Quick Note, Because: a Winner!

Congratulations to Kate Muir for winning an advance reading copy of ALL THE DIFFERENCE. I am so excited that my former colleague (a fellow English teacher!) is the one to receive it. Kate, ATD is winding its way to you today. Happy reading, and thanks so much to all of you for supporting me! I’ll be jumping in and out of the blog over the next couple of weeks as I make a few changes. Bear with me, my friends (and that weird teal color that’s all over my pages right now. Ha). I shall have this thing cleaned up in a jiffy. Or two. More likely two…

We Interrupt This Broadcast For a Little Self-Promotion

Soooooo. I have a book coming out. Most of you who’ve been with One Vignette from the beginning know this already–you’ve actually followed my journey from the time I got brave enough to tell you about it to now. Thank you, thank you for that. And I happen to have a couple of advanced reading copies of said book (it’s called All the Difference in case you’re just tuning in, and will be officially published into the Great North America by Berkley Books on September 1st. See also: AAAAAAAHHHH!). These advanced copies, or ARCs, are just hanging out right now in my office/artwork-dumping-ground, wishing for a home. I’m giving most away on Goodreads this month (go check it out if you’d like!), but I saved one for you. Do you want it? It’s not the pretty version, but it’s the earliest version, which is kind of fun. All you have to do to enter to win the signed ARC is this: “like” my Facebook author page, then sign up for my book club on my author site…

Perspective: Writer Version

I posted a cute (well, I think it’s cute, anyway. Blog posts are kind of like kids that way) story over on my other website about the day last week that advanced reading copies of my All the Difference came in. Please go check it out, then come back here, because I have something funny to tell you that won’t make sense until after you read that other one… …did you finish it yet? …what about now? Okay, good. You’re back. So now you know the embarrassing Story of the ARC (not at all like Noah’s, but for a brief moment in my little corner of the continent, almost as earth-shaking). You know all about the tears, and about the family huddle, and the fact that–for all of us, kiddos included–it became absolutely real that this book is actually, really, happening. At least, I thought it finally made sense to most of us. The Big Huge Accomplishment was UNDENIABLE. I was humbled. I was giddy. I was overwhelmed. We were all so happy at this Wonderful Thing That Happened. And–for a brief…