Oh, hey, I forgot to mention that Random House is doing a cool thing this month in conjunction with the August 23rd pub date of Rebel Angels (oopsie. my bad.) They are hosting an online scavenger hunt. How cool is that? No, you do not have to go to the home of the boy you’ve got a crush on and ask his parents if they have any toilet paper because it’s on your list and now you want to die. Absolutelynot. This is totally embarrassment-free…as far as I know. To participate, go to http://www.secretsofspence.com. Fly! Be free! No fuss, no muss! And that shine lasts all week long!
Also, I did an interview with YA Book Central and it’s up now: http://www.yabookscentral.com/cfusion/index.cfm?fuseAction=authors.interview&interview_id=75
You can check it out if you are so inclined.
I’m going to hear Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds and Ben Lee play a concert in Prospect Park tonight. I’ll be joined by friends, including Mr. Levithan, Jen Hubert (super-cool librarian at LREI in Manhattan), Joe Monti and his wife and a cast of thousands. Okay, not really thousands but a few others. We’re gonna confab at the apartment which I had to spend all day cleaning because it was incredibly scary. No, seriously, the dust bunnies had tattoos and cigarettes. They had a union. They frightened me and my tiny sponge of hope.
It will, of course, stay clean for approximately one night. By tomorrow it will look like a FEMA fundraising poster again. What can you do?
Got the word yesterday that I will be doing a two-week tour in September. Boston, Miami, Dallas, Seattle, and L.A. Whoo-hoo! I’ll be visiting girls’ schools in those cities and hopefully doing some writing workshops there. I’ll also be doing signings, I believe. And racking up the frequent flier miles. Yeah, did I mention I’m a white-knuckle flier? Time to start meditating. Or medicating. I get those two confused.
Alrightythen. Must fly. I’ll let you know how the concert goes.