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Hi guys,
It's finally Friday, and I am so excited to have ahead of me a weekend with weather that is supposed to be sunny and warm and glorious. I was going to ride my bike to work today, but was super bummed out to find that both of my tires are flat. Boo! I have to take it to the shop tomorrow. Strangely, though, my back tire was flat a few months ago and I'd gotten it fixed and the whole thing tuned up. There must be some evil air-sucking spirit hanging around my bike.

Meanwhile, I've had a bit of excitement this week with some fun publicity stuff:

First, you should check out the readergirlz website--I mean, you should check it out anyway, because it's awesome, and the readergirlz divas are awesome, and they've created an awesome YA community. But as I mentioned in my last post, they were kind enough to invite me to be their author-in-residence for the summer, and I just posted my first vlog. it's not just my first vlog for the readergirlz. I mean, it's my first vlog ever. You can see it here: http://www.readergirlz.com/residence.html and I will take you on a short tour of my neighborhood parks and gardens!

And then, my mom just called me to say that she happened upon a magazine that we Delawareans favor called Delaware Today and saw that I was one of their featured summer reading authors. Very cool! The link to that article is here: http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/June-2010/Write-in-Time/index.php?cparticle=5&siarticle=4#artanc

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Love the readergirlz!

Well, ths is the first week I've been up and about. Went to work, went to my friend Aimee Friedman's book release party for her awesome new novel, SEA CHANGE, and got some more fun news: the fabulous divas at readergirlz chose A MAP OF THE KNOWN WORLD as one of their recommended reads! Check it out: http://www.readergirlz.com/issue200907.html.

Considering the fact that it's rained every single, stinkin' day, and I've been trapped at home for most of the month of June, it's turned out to be a pretty sweet month.

I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend. Happy 4th of July!

Finally, sunshine

I finally took my bike out for a long ride (and it didn't break, which was exciting), and it was marvelous. Oh, I'm so happy fair weather is here. Now I am thoroughly pink and crispy, having forgotten to apply sunscreen. Hopefully it won't sting too badly.

Last week My Favorite Author ran a review of SONG OF THE SPARROW, which was absolutely lovely, and an interview with yours truly. Check them out here:
Review: http://myfavoriteauthor.blogspot.com/2009/04/review-song-of-sparrow-by-lisa-ann.html
and here:
Interview: http://myfavoriteauthor.blogspot.com/2009/04/author-interview-lisa-ann-sandell.html

I love how it's five o'clock in the evening and still broad daylight out! Yay!

Yay, yay, publication day!

Publication day was officially last Wednesday, but I'm still riding the high. Sadly, I was super sick last week and couldn't fully enjoy the excitement. But, now I'm all better (well, except for a pretty gross cough), and back online, back on my bike, back at work, back in the world. It's awesome.

If you guys read A Map of the Known World, or have any thoughts about it, or have seen it out in the world anywhere, drop me a line, leave a comment--anything! I want to hear from you. And don't forget about the online gallery...it's still up and it looks fabulous: www.photobucket.com/lisaannsandell

Finally, have you guys seen this before--it's pretty amazing! It's really cool to see what can be created, through collaboration and putting together the art of lots of people.