Ogres, People of Walmart, and my book trailer.

What an exciting last few months! 

I’ve been reading and re-reading and writing and re-writing Sophie & Carter endlessly, in the hopes that I just might be able to publish something that at least one person out there (who is not my mother or any other obligated relative–yes, relatives, you are obligated to like my writing) will enjoy.  Maybe not even enjoy…maybe just relate to…or understand…or maybe just not hate with a feverish passion.  

Really, I believe, that is my biggest goal:  NOT to evoke a mass uproar of readers who hate my story and are, therefore, picketing outside my house with cardboard signs and torches and ogres (because whenever I envision a picketing crowd, there’s always an ogre in the background looming over the enraged townsfolk and drooling) while chanting a catchy mantra of dislike…and all because they didn’t like my book and think I should stick to things I do better–like lying on the couch and watching reruns of Gossip Girl.  I’m very good at that.  In fact, I might just ditch this blog post right now and conjure up a dusty DVR recording of Gossip Girl Season 2.  Who’s with me?

Anyway…these last few months have been crazy.  Crazy wonderful.  Crazy weird.  Crazy I’m-so-nervous-and-excited-I-can’t-eat-or-sleep-so-instead-I-spend-an-unhealthy-amount-of-time-on-www.peopleofwalmart.com-because-it-makes-me-laugh-out-loud-at-3am-and-vow-never-to-wear-neon-mesh-in-public.  Yes, these months have been just plain crazy! 🙂  

But it has honestly been the best kind of crazy I’ve ever experienced.  And I hope (so so SO bad) that I continue to have the craziness of writing and re-writing and editing and publishing saturate my otherwise sleep-and-food-filled life for many years to come!

Now, onto the reason I’m posting (because I certainly had no intention of going off on a tangent about ogres or confessing my short stint as a peopleofwalmart voyer when I sat down today). 

I am proud to announce that Sophie & Carter is now officially available for pre-order on Amazon.com!  

The title will be released by July 1, 2011 and should be ready for purchase at www.barnesandnoble.com and www.ebooks.com within the next few weeks/months. 

Also, I had the pleasure of working with a very talented videographer to produce the official book trailer for Sophie & Carter.  Check it out and let me know what you think. 🙂

by Anderson HD Photography

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Hello everyone and thank you for checking out my blog. 🙂

A short time ago I was going about my merry little life painting murals and trying to avoid housework at all costs …when BAM! I suddenly found myself right smack dab in the middle of the exciting and nerve-racking chaos of publishing a book! And, honestly, I was kinda freaked out. 🙂  But now that I’ve had time to let it all sink in…I am totally thrilled!

My first book, Sophie & Carter, will be out this summer and I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it! I am so excited for the opportunity to share my stories with others. 🙂  I will be coming out with my next book (unrelated to Sophie & Carter) in early 2012.

I hope those of you who get a chance to read Sophie & Carter enjoy it. In the meantime, you can swing by my website www.chelseafinebooks.com or check me out on Twitter.

Much love to you all!