Sparkly Gladiator Sandals (And The Winner)

April 7, 2010

I’m sitting at a table in a little corner of my sister’s college, waiting for her while she’s in her biology class. It’s early, about 7:57 in the morning, but I’ll have to post this later, since there’s no internet here. Well, there is, but I don’t have a login and password. I do, however, have a hazelnut coffee filled with cream and splenda, but it’s still too hot to drink.

I’m looking around, trying to pay attention to what kids are wearing, mostly because I feel like the guys in my book especially are always wearing the same kinds of clothes. But as kids pass by here, I realize that that’s mostly because, um, everyone kind of wears the same things. There are a lot of hoodies, a lot of t-shirts and jeans. (And for some reason, the last, like, five girls that walked by were wearing sparkly gladiator sandals. I wonder if it’s because it’s just one of the first nice days? Or are sparkly gladiator sandals all the rage? I guess both. Note to self: Get sparkly gladiator sandals. Other note to self: Do I even like sparkly gladiator sandals?)

When my sis gets out of class, we’ll meet up with my mom and my other sister for breakfast, and then I’m hoping that I can convince them to hit up Sephora. Usually I end up at Sephora with The Boy, which isn’t really the same as going to Sephora with, you know, girls. Although he tries to be a good sport about it. (ETA: We DID go to Sephora and it was really fun, although I tried this airbrush foundation stuff that I’d read about online and my whole face started turning red. It didn’t stop me, though, I just washed it off and moved on, then ended up spending way too much money.)

Right now, though, I’m getting back to work on the book I’m working on. I don’t think I’ve talked too much about it here, because it’s sooo early yet and the book doesn’t even have a title. But I will say that it’s about a semi-scandalous love triangle and BFFs and frenemies and lies and it has the same back-and-forth time jump that I used in TWO-WAY STREET. It will be out in Summer 2011 from Simon Pulse…

Wow, as I typed that I just realized that’s actually not even THAT far away. Like, a little over a year. So, um, I better get back to writing.

But first, the winner of a copy of DEVON DELANEY SHOULD TOTALLY KNOW BETTER is …..Nancye Davis! Please email me your address so I can send it out.

And come back here tomorrow for a TWO-WAY STREET giveaway, along with some info on what I have planned for when HAILEY TWITCH IS NOT A SNITCH comes out in a few more weeks!

More later,

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  1. Morgan says:

    Congratulations Nancye Davis, I hope you enjoy the book! Wow, I can’t wait for your next book, but the summer of 2011 is too far away!

  2. Adriana says:

    Yo, i have a good name: Gossip, boys, BFFs, and other disasters. Or, use this 1 thts a winner: Tell Me When it’s Over

  3. Lily says:

    diddo to morgan (^look up!) cant wait!!!! …. is it rules for seceret keeping? wait no. u said it will be in october! nvmd!
    xoxo =P
    p.s I, personaly looovee sparkly gladiator sandals! I think they are quite popular. Ive seen them in store windows and at dsw.

  4. Stephanie Faris says:

    As an aspiring middle grade/tween author, I’ve been reading every book I can get my hands on…which is how I, a 39-year-old, have become addicted to your writing. You can’t write ’em fast enough for me.

    Gladiator sandals. Hmmm…I’ll have to keep an eye out for those. I’ve been seeing more miniskirts on young, young girls than I’ve seen since the 80s. I guess you’re officially old when all the stuff you wore as a kid is what the kids are wearing now.

  5. Bruce says:

    Yo, i have a good name: Gossip, boys, BFFs, and other disasters. Or, use this 1 thts a winner: Tell Me When it’s Over

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