Thursday, September 26, 2013

NAWS Update featuring Katie M. Stout!

I am so excited to have the opportunity to do another Newly Agented Writers Series update post!

As some of you probably know, Katie M. Stout has a BOOK DEAL!!! :D

Her novel, HELLO, I LOVE YOU, sold to Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's for publication in 2015!!

Here is the official announcement in Publishers Marketplace:


So awesome, right???

If you would like to know more about Katie, be sure to check out her blog, where she posts tons of fun and informative blog series including her newest one, "YA 'round the world" (the first one was Japan, and it pretty much made my day :) You can also read Katie's post announcing her book deal here and my NAWS interview with her here.

Also, Katie's book is up on goodreads! If you would like to add it to your "to-read" shelf, click here.

Congratulations again, Katie!! I can't wait to see your book on the shelves! :D

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Joys of Autumn


Guys! As of yesterday, it is officially autumn!

We are now entering one of my favorite times of the year. And, as an added bonus, I can now indulge in my love of hot teas without people saying things like, “It’s 96 degrees outside, are you sure you don’t want that chai iced?” (Though, honestly, it’s tea. Hot may be my favorite, but I will drink it at pretty much any temperature ;)

In addition, this is my favorite season for doing ALL THE THINGS OUTSIDE. There is nothing like hiking, biking, or taking long walks in the crisp autumn air. Or even just sitting out on the porch with my laptop and current WIP for company.

And the colors? Fiery leaves set against a rugged mountain backdrop is a view I could never get tired of. I mean, just look at the gold on these aspen trees:




And the mixture of gold, reds, and oranges tracing these hills:
  

(Yes, I took those pictures. No, I did not take them this year… But hopefully, I will have the chance to take some once the leaves have turned :)

So, are you looking forward to the wonders of autumn? What are your favorite things about the season?