Sunday, May 30, 2010

Come On Tour With Me!

It's tour time! Starting tomorrow I'm on "blog tour" for Sammy Keyes, and I hope you'll join me. I've been preparing all week for the tour, and it looks like it will be a fun and varied adventure.
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Basically, my Random House publicist arranged my guest "appearance" at various literature-focused blogging sites, starting tomorrow and running for ten consecutive days.
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The bloggers have asked me to discuss topics they feel will be of interest to their readers, or have asked me to participate in a Q&A. (One of the sites requested Sammy do the Q&A , so next Sunday she'll be subbing for me :-) )
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Here is the schedule:
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Monday, May 31st : Where the Best Books Are Blog (http://wherethebestbooksare.blogspot.com/)
Tuesday, June 1st: Steph Su Reads (http://stephsureads.blogspot.com/)
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Wednesday, June 2nd: Through a Glass, Darkly (http://www.throughaglass.net/)
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Thursday, June 3rd : Mrs. Magoo Reads (http://www.mrsmagooreads.com/)
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Friday, June 4th : The Children's Book Review (http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/)
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Saturday, June 5th : Write For a Reader (http://www.writeforareader.blogspot.com/)
- Sunday, June 6th (Sammy will be filling in for me at): Mundie Moms (http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/)
- Monday, June 7th : Library Lounge Lizard (http://www.libraryloungelizard.com/)
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Tuesday, June 8th: Back home for a final stop at : (http://etrtr.blogspot.com/ )
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So basically, to go on tour with me, you simply click on the link for the given day, and presto! There we are! It would be nice to have the company, so join me when you can, and please leave comments at each tour stop if you have the time. I know the blogsites like the feedback, and I'd appreciate the "tour support".
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You may have noticed that the tenth and final day is right here. (Home's a good place to go after tour, right?) Well, I have some news that will have some of you shrieking in your seats.
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Ready?
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Because it's the last stop of the tour, Random House is allowing me to give away...
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Three.
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Bound.
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Galleys.
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Of...?
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Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher.
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How, exactly, we're going to determine who gets these is still up in the air, but we'll have it figured out by next Sunday. So check back here then for details.
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Meanwhile, I'll see you on tour!

58 comments:

Optimistic4ever said...

OMG! I am so excited! This is awesome! This is totally make the days pass faster!

Jinnyd said...

Yes!!!!!!! Finally! Can't wait to read them!

Optimistic4ever said...

I know! How are you going to pick who gets the bound galleys?

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Like I said, I haven't figured that out yet. But I will by next Sunday!

Jinnyd said...

AND OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMOGMGOMGOOMG BOUND GALLEYS OF WEDDING CRASHER!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe I can convince my parents to let me enter this competition. Somhow.

and plus I can't WAIT for the Sammy interview!

Millers said...

Awesome awesome awesome!!!

xxCammyLoverxx said...

OH
MY
LORD
I will do *anything and *everything to get one of those bound gallies. I will carve Sammy Keyes into my wall. I will make SK brownies and pass them out at the mall. I will comment on this blog every hour (or would just be really annoying? I think so). But whatever it takes I will do it. There will be no exceptions with the biggest Sammy Keyes fan in the world.
Honestly though: people may assume that they are the biggest but they haven't personally met me.
I fudging make *songs for SK, I *write fanfictions, I *mae pictures and photography for SK, I have a whole blog, I daydream Fanfics for SK, I fall asleep to thoe daydreams, I connect each and every little detail in my life to SK.
Okay maybe I am insane. Maybe I *am psycho.
Yeah, I'm officially mental. :/
:D Oh welllllll. I must now join you n your blog touuuur! :D
You should call it, "Wendelin Van Draanen's Tour-nado"
Like Tornado, but with a Tour.
Okay I'm weird.
Bye now!

Jinnyd said...

Tournado! Nice! :-)

Just read the first stop! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Cammycrazygirl said...

OH MY GOD I WILL DIE TO GET THOSE BOUND GALLIES!! I WILL, AS LONG AS I GET TO READ THEM!!!!!! I can't talk properly. I have to go. THOSE ARE MINE!! DO YOU HEAR ME?! MINE!!!!

Cammycrazygirl said...

P.S. I did scream when I heard about the bound galleys. Really. And I scared the whole house. I'm not kidding.

Cammycrazygirl said...

I MADE A COUNTDOWN CLOCK FOR THE SERIES!! (Even though it sucks). Most people can't live without food, water, shelter, and oxygen. Well, I can live without all of those, as long as i have SK. I could list a hundred more reasons of why IIII (not steph, HA) is SK's biggest fan, but I won't. I ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT SK IN MY SLEEP!! I DREAM ABOUT IT!!! Caaalm down Kelly. I don't need to scream again. I WILL HACK ONTO MY MOM'S ACCOUNT AND ENTER THE CONTEST IF I HAVE TO!!! I WILL!! IN FACT, I'VE HACKED ONTO MY MOMS ACCOUNT BEFORE!!!

KELLY SHUT UP!!!!
I'm losing an argument with myself. This is gonna get nasty. Okay, I have to go.
I WANT THAT BOOK!!!!!

xxCammyLoverxx said...

You do not even know what I would do for a bound galley....

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FadedxRainbow said...

OMG! I need it! I screamed so loud when I read this! And I JUST found out about the Amazon warriors.

Cammycrazygirl said...

I will scream in the middle of a test that Casey Acosta is way hotter than Edward Cullen to get those. I will. I'll kill someone. I'll eat a cockroach. Ewww, mental image. EWWWW. That had nothing to do with this. I'm going to scream again.

Pooja Dimba said...

nmyhOMG BOUND GALLEYS OF WEDDING CRASHER! I am jumping for JOY!
How do we win them?? Sounds super duper mega cool!!

xxCammyLoverxx said...

We are all dying for one of those copies..! I promise to Earth (I'm an athiest so I won't say god) that I will do anything. I am the biggest Sammy Keyes fan... no matter what those imposters say.... *Looks around with evil squint
Just kidding of course: We're *ALL dying to have a copy. But I will literally do aaaanything just to win one. Tell us what to doooo, we are dying here! <----- Biggest Sammy Keyes fan in the Winning-zone heeeere!

Elizabeth said...

OMGsh people! No killing anyone for a book!!! LOL :). I AM insanely excited too though! I've been buying your books for a bit, and reading them since elementary school, and am dying to read the latest, so that would be absolutely amazing to win one of the bound galleys! Will they be autographed? And will the actual text be any different than the final release? (any more editing to come?). Man, I'm excited! Thanks so much for keeping in touch with your fans and keeping us posted, and now for this insanely awesome giveaway. You rock. See you on tour, Elizabeth

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Wow. You guys are so, well, sweet isn't the right word, but still. Sweet. Anyway, I saw the (now removed) post at the tour stop today. Yes, the galleys are given away here, not there -- they're giving away copies of CHCash, tho, which is very cool! Please, nobody kill anybody for the bound galleys (ARC) of Wedding Crasher! I think there really is nothing you can do to influence the outcome. I will probably just ask everyone who wants their name placed in the "Hat" to send me their name and then do a drawing. So all luck? It's the only fair way I can think to do it. Don't send me names now, though. Wait until I make the official request -- probably a week from Tuesday?

Cammycrazygirl said...

I LOVE YOU!!!! That was unnescassary (I'm a terrible speller). I'll try not to kill anyone. I don't have good self control. I suppose that if I kill someone that I can't get the Wedding Crasher thing though.
P'shaw.

sammy4ever said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm excited! (:

FadedxRainbow said...

One question: What's a bound gallery?

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Also known as an ARC,it's an advance reader copy -- an inexpensive paperback version of the upcoming hardcover...complete with mistakes...usually lacking illustrations (if any will be in the final book). It's given out to reviewers prior to publication. It's basically the pre-book, and in this case, it's pretty close to the final version.

FadedxRainbow said...

OMG! I NEED IT! I WON'T BE ABLE TO LIVE! I'LL DO ANYTHING! I'LL DO MY HOMEWORK! I'LL...I'LL STUDY FOR MY FINALS! Maybe...FORGET IT! I'LL STUDYYYYYY!

Cammycrazyfreak said...

YAY!! I got a profile. And I will get that bound galley if it kills me. I will. You'll see.

FadedxRainbow said...

And if you don't? I know what I'll do. I can't tell anyone cause I don't want any of you to be held responsible if I get caught. :-)

Cammycrazyfreak said...

LOL, that sounds like you =)

Cammycrazyfreak said...

No offence.

Cammycrazyfreak said...

Did I spell that right?

FadedxRainbow said...

I know it does. None taken. =) I sound worse sometimes...=)

xxCammyLoverxx said...

Wow, hahahahah. I made like a million mistakes. First- I confused the two contests. Oops! Second- Even though the comment didn’t matter in the *first place because it was, well, mistaken, I WROTE THE WRONG ADDRESS. I did not even write my own address. Well, … I’m not sure. It’s deleted now, so I *may have written the right address, I may have written the wrong address. The reason I don’t know if I wrote the right or wrong one is because we, well, we move a lot. Yeah, we moved around the US for a long time too but then we settled her, but we still switched houses around the same community a LOT. And we usually switched with close friends, so it’s not like we bought four different houses (that’s how many times I’ve moved in this community only…. Adding this with the rest of my moves would be impossible lol). The funniest part is, that two of the people we moved with are SK (and Flipped!) fans (thanks to moi). Hahahhaha. Well anyways… yeah. I might even tell those friends about this contest… if you don’t mind (hey—if *I* don’t win one, at least my friends can! Of course then I’d have to wait for October but oh well, I’d force them not to spoil…) Sooo yes. Brb…. Ok. … I just texted one of my friends and she said maybe she’d enter. Hahah we’ll see! I’m your little promoter. (Is that a word? Promoter? I’m your… ahh forget it). Well I guess I’ve made enough dumb mistakes this week, one more won’t make a difference. Bye!! –Your “promoter”

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Promoter is definitely a word, and I'm glad you're taking on that role. My advice would be to NEVER give your address (right or wrong :-)) in a comment -- e-mail it directly to them.

And getting your friends involved is a good thing, because it increases the odds that someone you know will get the ARC, and then you can borrow it, right?

Also, BTW, I thought tournado was hilarious!

xxCammyLoverxx said...

I also realized *that* dumb mistake. Bah. I'm just full of those aren't I? :D
And I may just explode right now because I made an amazing picture which I took myself and everything and edited, and it had lyrics of MGMT's "Time to Pretend" and when I tried to save it, it FREAKING DELETED.
Well, I may as well upload my Cammy badge now. Which, I must mention, is a completely different thing from my SK badge. :D
(List of my mistakes this week: 1)I mistook contests 2)Wrong address?! 3)I put my address online.. 4)I deleted my picture:( 5)Well, at least I didn't mistake the word "promoter") I must stay true to my Literature Faith. Let this summer teach me more. <3 And when can we submit our names? I must bobard my friendly friends with this wonderful blessing you have put forth on us this very lucky week. (My mom just read this. This is what she said: "See, Stephanie? You could speak to religiously and beautifully... Why not just try church just once...?" NO WOMAN,LEAVETH ME BE!)
Just kidding, I would never say that to her. I ever-so-sweetly told her I had grad videos to film on Sunday. Attempt Numero Ochenta y Cinco (85) to avoid church. Ignore my mother and sisters.
Well! This has been an awfully long comment! Actually I started it yesterday night but I was too lazy to finish it so I minimized it and look what I have come to. :O

Cammycrazyfreak said...

LOL, I like tournado too. How do you guys come up with this kind of stuff?

stuckinmexicogirl said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!! I can't wait till Sunday!!!!! I just got a blogspot account!! I basically got it so I could comment on your blog!!! I loved the short story, but I wish Random house would have released the parts one week at a time because I already finished it! :D

Jinnyd said...

What happened to the Mrs. Magoo post???

xxCammyLoverxx said...

Wheress the Thurday posstt?! Awhh. :C Guess we'll have to wait. Something I dont like to dooooo....

Elizabeth said...

I'm waiting for the Mrs. Magoo post too... does anyone know when it will be up?

Jinnyd said...

Still not up. Foo.

quintessajazz said...

This will be fun! It sounds so fun!

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

I've sent an e-mail to RH asking about the delay in postings. I hope we're back on track soon! Don't know what happened. I'll comment as soon as I hear.

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Don't know what happened to yesterday's post, but today's is up at:

http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2010/06/wendelin-van-draanen-sammy-keyes.html

I'm hoping things go smoothly from here!

Jinnyd said...

Yes! Today's was great! I really do like how you've put "life lessons" (gosh such a CHEESY phrase) into all of the Sammy books. It makes me like them all the more!

xxCammyLoverxx said...

I read them! I especially can't wait for Sunday's post. *wink-you-know-why-wink* BECAUSE SAMMY IS GOING TO BE THE ONE TALKINGGGGGGG! *claps like psycho* :D
So guess what? My cousin's cat is very weird. For example, she runs away every week and comes back in a a few days with scratches and cuts. It's weird (they don't even let her in the house often anymore because she might carry diseases). So her name was Pepper but since they also have *another* tamed cat who lives with them every day regularly (named Gucci), they always forget Pepper, since she leaves too much. They needed to rename her and since I was the one who called her the Psycho-Kitty *everyone here knows why*, they renamed her Psycho-Kitty. :D :D Look at me, spreading the SK love. <3 ;D
And guess whaaaaat? We recorded the first song off our first albummmm todaaaay! :D Um no, we are not signed and we are cheapskates teenagers still living off our parents wallet, and no, I don't want to be signed because then I would not be able to finish high school here, so I have noo idea where my future lies. As a Victoria-Asher in a not-at-all-known-band? Or as a straight-A student who must become something big, like the world's next J.K Rowling?
S.A Hall. Hmm.
So anyway, this isn't the first song we've made, but it's the first that we're adding to a demo cd which, hopefully, will be our key to a record label? I wrote the song and I was very proud because it was from a boy's point of view and it was my first. I posted it on my storiesofacammygirl.blogspot.com blog.(i just like to type that...) Ahh.
Okay long post. When I get bored I ramble. We are also changing our band name a lot. We need to stick to one. We have already decided it will have either the word "athiest" or the word "anarchist" (or "anarchy") somewhere in it...because that is what we all are...athiests and anarchists.. One of the traits people usually hate me for. Ah well what can I say.
P.S. I went to three different stores looking for that magazine. <--- LIES. I did NOT go to two stores. I didnt go to any. My mother did for me. I asked her to go to one and she came back saying she went to three different stores looking for it. I felt bad. Well we are going to B&N tomorrow anyway to buy my wittle cousin a gift so I must buy it then.
If I ever reread this by tomorrow (it is a reminder for me): STEPHANIE: DO NOT BUY ANYTHING ELSE AT B&N, YOU SERIOUSLY NEED MONEY ON ITUNES AND YOUR MOMMY WILL KILL YOU IF YOU USE ANY MORE OF THE MONEY ON YOUR ACCOUNT'S CREDIT SO INSTEAD BUY YOURSELF A GIFT CARD WITH THE LITTLE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU HAVE.
Sorry. Bye. No one cares. I in the gym. On my phone. Did you know bikes are very boring when they are exercise bikes?

stuckinmexicogirl said...

So where is the Write for a Reader post? It's supposed to be today, right? Will it be out soon?!?!?!?! Can't wait till tomorrow!

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

No idea. A little frustrating, but I'll let you know when it pops up. Feeling like flight delays ! :-)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!! Have you decided when you'll pass out the bound galleys?!
I WISH I CUD GET ONE!!!!! I RLY LOVE SK!!! SHe is smart talented and a lot more staff i can never fit! I LOVE U WENDELIN!!!

stuckinmexicogirl said...

Thanks! :) Did the Ms. Magoo post ever show up?

xxCammyLoverxx said...

I got the magazine. Finally. Haha. :P
I have to gooooooo check the Friday post now!

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stuckinmexicogirl said...

I wish that if one of us won a bound galley after we finished reading it we could mail it to each other (since we all love sammy sooooooooo much!) Just an idea. I know we all want it sooooooo bad! :D Oh and I just looked at the Write for a Reader and she just posted something but it's about a different book! This is really weird! :P

xxCammyLoverxx said...

WHOOOO. So far I rounded up three people who wanted to give the bound galley a go. It is my life mission to gather everyone here like a herd of sheep.
A question of the magazing article. The picture said it was taken by Conner Parsons, is that someone who's related to you..? Soo does that mean you know the model of the pictures personally? She makes a good Sammy. :D Although she had on eyeliner and her eyebrows were done, not like I notice stupid details like that...:/ Sue me ok? Well anyway if she's an actress you should totally pick her for the show, she's perfect. And I recognized the picture of the shoes in the magazine. They had the same charm you have on your's (you posted it on our blog once). I tend to notice the smallest weirdest details (for ex: The person who took the photo, the makeup and the shoes).

xxCammyLoverxx said...

WHOOOO. So far I rounded up three people who wanted to give the bound galley a go. It is my life mission to gather everyone here like a herd of sheep.
A question of the magazing article. The picture said it was taken by Conner Parsons, is that someone who's related to you..? Soo does that mean you know the model of the pictures personally? She makes a good Sammy. :D Although she had on eyeliner and her eyebrows were done, not like I notice stupid details like that...:/ Sue me ok? Well anyway if she's an actress you should totally pick her for the show, she's perfect. And I recognized the picture of the shoes in the magazine. They had the same charm you have on your's (you posted it on our blog once). I tend to notice the smallest weirdest details (for ex: The person who took the photo, the makeup and the shoes).

stuckinmexicogirl said...

What magazine was it in?

Elizabeth said...

The Mrs. Magoo post is up now, and Connor is one of WVD's sons :). I'm thinking about swinging by my local cc library and checking their shelves for GL... they have a lot of magazines... worth a shot :) I've been reading all the posts, and am really enjoying the blog tour! Thanks so much for doing this, I hope it hasn't been stressful :). And I loved reading the full story behind the dedication in the front of Sisters of Mercy. I wish more people would think like that. Anyway, thanks again,

Elizabeth

Jinnyd said...

Grrrr I must find that magazine! I looked for it at B&N but it WASN'T THERE. UGHGHASJQPOEIRJAFSDBVXC012938)(*$#$.

Is the picture on GL's website the same one in the magazine? Probably not, but just asking.

FadedxRainbow said...

I cant find the GL magazine! Hmph. I guess I'll have to try (DUN DUN DUUUUN) THE LIBRARY. tHERE'S nothing bad with the library. It's just that people rip pages outta EVERYTHING! And my library is gonna be closing soon because of budget cuts! I need the library!

Cammycrazygirl said...

MY LIBRARY IS SO SMALL!! And my mom refuses to "give me more books to waste my time on." AND THE BOOK THAT B&N IS SUPPOSED TO MAIL TO ME ISN'T HERE YET. I. NEED. A. BOOK.