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What’s Up With Joanne Now?

Hi everyone!

*whew*

It’s been a busy few weeks, to say the least. If you don’t know why, um, where have you been?

In addition to doing some signing events and going to NCTE in Las Vegas, Kate Messner and I headed up a fundraiser for Superstorm Sandy relief, for which we raised ***drumroll*** over $60,000! Round 2 alone raised $23,282. Pretty awesome, right?

I’m SO thankful for Kate and the rest of the people who made the auction amazing. We had a ton of donors who offered up their time, services and great stuff to help us reach this goal. Please check out the auctions (please note – the auctions are all now closed) to see who our donors were—SO MUCH talent and generosity—I’m honored that they all came forward to help out.

If you did miss the auctions or didn’t win one of the awesome prizes donated by publishing industry rockstars, the Red Cross is still collecting donations and the money is much needed, so please donate if you can*.

So now that’s over, I’m going to take a bit of a break to get back to writing. Hopefully I remember how to do that, because it feels like it’s been a loooooong time.

Wishing you all the best for your holiday season and remember, nothing makes a better gift than a book. Like one about ghosts. And bras and first kisses. If you agree, you can find SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE at your favorite book retailer (see my main page for handy links) or if you want a personalized copy, get in touch with my SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE Indie Bookstore Headquarters, Bryan Prince Books and they’ll set you up with a signed, personalized copy (they’ll ship anywhere, because they’re awesome like that).

AND it is the season for giving, so consider giving a book, ANY book to a children’s toy drive so we can all spread the joy of reading.

Joanne Levy Author PhotoAll my very best,

Joanne

 

*Or you can check out YA for NJ (http://www.facebook.com/YaForNj) and Publishing Gives Back (http://publishinggivesback.blogspot.ca/) for ongoing fundraisers.

Small Medium at Large Book Birthday Two Weekstravaganza!

Hi and welcome to the Book Birthday of SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE!

It’s finally here! SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE releases June 26 in Canada and July 3 in the U.S.!  To celebrate, I’m all over the internet this week and next, talking about my brand new book baby.

Want to join in the celebration? Sure you do!

Check back, as I’m going to be adding links to new posts for the next two weeks as they pop up. And stay tuned as I get ready for THE BIG FINALE, when I’ll be giving away LOTS OF STUFF! Like books, and swag and maybe a t-shirt and sock monkey. You’ll just have to wait to see, but, yes, that’s right – there will be a Prize Pack of Awesomeness!

Until then, if you’re itching to win something, I’ve just posted the July Street Team check in.

And there are lots of giveaway opportunities below.

IMPORTANT: If you happen to buy a copy of SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE (thank you!), save your receipt for the big finale–I’ll tell you why soon!

Blogs I’m visiting – thank you so much to everyone who has hosted me! I have had a lot of fun doing interviews and posts:

Class of 2k12 – Talking about my release day(s)

Red House Books – Book memories

Get Lost In a Story – Interview

Cari’s Book Blog – Interview

The Nerdy Book Club (Giveaway!) – Guest post

Watch. Connect. Read. (Giveaway!) – Interview and dorky video

Sharpread – Review

Ex Libris (Giveaway) – Interview

Project Mahem – where I talk about writing funny

Reading Away The Days (Giveaway!)

Moonlight Gleams – Lilah’s guest post

InkyGirl Interview

Lavender Lines Q&A

Sarvenaz Tash’s Blog (Giveaway!)

A Thousand Wrongs (Giveaway!)

Sometimes Cool Stuff Happens To Me

Some cool stuff happened that I’d like to tell you about.

First, blogger extraordinaire, Evie from Bookish surprised me on Twitter with this tweet: Book Thong I made for @JoanneLevy and am planning to trade it for some extra cupcakes at her awesome Launch:

HOW COOL IS THIS? Right? Evie, thank you – you’re getting a big hug AND extra cupcakes for this. I can’t wait to see the real thing (AND YOU) at my launch.

So that’s one cool thing, how about another? Yep. So here’s the review from Kirkus, those people who even call themselves “The world’s toughest book critics.” You know I bit my nails to the quick when I was waiting for this one, don’t you?

But I needn’t have worried!

Yadda, yadda, yadda…stuff happens (I’m paraphrasing) and then… “In a fresh, frank and funny first-person voice, Lilah tells of her ghostly encounters from the perspective of a normal Jewish girl coping with abnormal powers. Droll middle school drama.

Amazing, right? FRESH, FRANK and, most importantly, FUNNY! I’m over the moon at this good stuff.

Thank you Evie, Kirkus and the Universe for this awesomeness, and for you, who I can share it with.

Have your say – a very important poll!

So. You know there’s a launch party for SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, right? Of course you do. And you know you’re invited, right? Yeah, you knew that, too.

But, did you know that there will be cupcakes?

Probably.

But what you didn’t know, is that I want YOU to help me decide what kind of cupcakes there will be. So I’ve put together this nifty poll. I know these ALL sound delicious, but just pick your very favorite flavor and the most popular ones will be what I order for my party.

Come on! Be heard!

Even if you can’t make it, feel free to vote anyway!

Rocking the Drop!

Like several of my Class of 2k12 sibs, I’m rocking the drop tomorrow.  What does that mean? It means that in honor of Support Teen Lit Day on Thursday, April 12th, I’m going to be putting a couple of books out there for people to find. That’s right – I’m dropping FREE books into the wild to be found and enjoyed. For more info, check out ROCK THE DROP.

UPDATED with my ROCK THE DROP photos:

Eileen Cook’s funny AND Gothic UNRAVELING ISOBEL

Lisa McMann’s amazing suspense DEAD TO YOU