Sunday, December 30, 2012

Elvis Is In The Building!

It's a book!

I can't believe it's 9 days away from being in your hands, too. The big reveal. The big showdown. The big holy smokes of all Sammy's holy smokes!

And here's what I've got to say about this book:

NO SPOILERS!

I remember when my kids were younger and they were reading Harry Potter and my older son said to my younger son, "Have you gotten to the part where X dies?" My younger son gaped at him and said, "X DIES?" All my older son could say was, "Oops." My younger son threw the book down and never finished it.

So yeah,

NO SPOILERS.

The reviews so far have been very good (and have contained NO SPOILERS).

Which is nice. (Sometimes reviewers should be jailed, but so far, so good.)

I really, really hope you guys like the story, like the Heather subplot, like the Cammy stuff, and wish, like me, that you could be a stowaway in Sammy's suitcase.

Well, her backpack because, Sammy is, you know, impulsive and doesn't really take time to pack.

And who can blame her? She has no time to pack. She's in too big a hurry to stow away.

But, like I said, NO SPOILERS.

Anyway, thanks for riding along through 2012 with me. It's been wonderful to know you're out there, supporting me and loving Sammy. Happy 2013 to all of you, and I'll see you next year! On my birthday! (Really.) Which is two days before Elvis's birthday. Which is the day Sin City is released.

And on all these accounts, remember, NO SPOILERS!

42 comments:

gabrielle said...

Oh gosh I can't believe it almost here!!! I'm soo excited!!! Finally we can find out who Sammy's dad is,it was well worth the wait!!!! :D

Bella Honeydew said...

YES NO SPOILERS
I already know one of them but I refused to tell anyone=)
Haha I loved the picture and Happy 2013!!!
I'm not sure when our library will get the book, but they did order it, so Im staying away from all the internet stuff that tells spoilers before I can read it=)
And of coarse some people read faster too

Jessica said...

Yay! I submitted a request for the library to order it two weeks ago, and checked again today -- three copies are in the system, listed as "on order." I reserved one and am second on the list -- so there's another Sammy fan in Atlanta.

I checked out "The Running Dream" to re-read over Christmas and lent it to my mom instead (I'll reread it before I take it back). On Christmas day, my mom quoted Rosa, so she obviously liked it. (I read "Wonderstruck" instead, which also won a Schneider -- it was amazing; half of the story was told through pictures.)

Regarding spoilers, I was staying with my sister the summer the last Harry Potter book came out. I bought a copy at midnight, and she hadn't finished the earlier books yet. But she kept asking me questions she didn't want answered and then getting mad at me because she could read the answer from the look on my face! I'll make sure I don't post any pictures of "my face when Sammy..."

Kylie said...

I am very angry but also happy at the same time. I am happy because I just ordered half of the series on Barnes and noble. So I will have all except two books, minus those not out yet. I am angry because I didn't think about this one coming out so soon, I think I got caught up in the moment of getting all the other ones, and I forgot to order this one and I have no more money left on my gift card so now I can't get it! I hope I can convince my sister that works at the book store to get it for me and I will pay her back but if not I will have to wait until I get my own money! I can't believe I did this!

But I am really excited about the other ones. I have been asking for them for years and finally my family decided that instead of buying books for me they would give me money to get what I wanted. I also got bookshelves so I decided that I am going to make a whole shelf Sammy Keyes books.

Oh I got running dream for Christmas! I love that book!

Wishing you all a great new year!

Ky

gabrielle said...

I was sooo happy when I got the whole series for Christmas!! I wasn't even expecting the whole series. And my mom bought the book yesterday. My parents don't mind buying me books,so that's nice. :)

Yusa said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG! Its almost here! The moment we've all been waiting for!!!! I can't wait! Today i was so happy because first my brother and then later my dad, purely out of coincidence, said i looked like Sammy Keyes! :) I dont see it but... The new year will start with the biggest revelation of all! Her father... Re-read wedding crasher just for the Cammy moment the other day..
How is it already almost here? Haha Wendelin you take us in Sammy's suitcase by your writing so I know we won't be disappointed!
Can't wait until that special week of your birthday, the book release, and when i get the book :)
--Yusa

Isabel said...

Happy Early Birthday Wendalin!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THE BOOK IS FINALLY COMING OUT!! Trust me if all of us read until the 16th book then you know we will love this book! I can't wait to find out who her father is! I wonder if she already knows him but doesn't know him, is Casey and her going to split? Hopefully not, they are a cute couple, Sammy's mom better not mess it up. Can't wait till the book comes out really want to know what is going to happen!!

Faisa Ali said...

i cant wait!!!!

Norma said...

OMG!OMG!OMG! ~lets out girlish squeal~ Ah, the suspense is all but killing me!!! Elvis' birthday never seemed so far away!!! We worship your epic writing skills!!!

Optimistic4ever said...

OMG!!! I didn't realize it was coming out so soon! I cant wait for this book. Especially with Heather being my favorite character and all...

LALALALALLALA HAPPY MOMENT

Yusa said...

Speaking of screaming like a girl ive figured out that im not capable of it... ive tried but my voice doesnt go high... And when i get scared i usually duck and cover or freeze and shut up... Im not really a screamer... I dont know. haha that was random.

Yusa said...

Happy New Years!

Kylie said...

HAPPY NEW YEARS! I saw this quote yesterday and I like it so I am sharing it with y'all.


Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.

--BRAD PAISLEY


Have a great new year guys!

Bella Honeydew said...

Wow I love that quote!! It's awesome=)

gabrielle said...

That is a really good quote!! And it's a week till Sin City comes out!!!!! Yaaaayyy!!!!!!! :D

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Yusa said...

It's sad because even though the book comes out in a week it takes time to get to the library and then for me to get it so i have to wait longer... My parents don't like buying books. :(

Kylie said...

Yusa I know a lot of parents like that but the way my parents, especially my dad, sees it is that he would rather buy me books than junk that I will forget about in a month. Plus I started something that I won't buy a book unless I read it before and loved it. Series don't count though.

Sydnee said...

please please please consider writing a sequel for "flipped" it is such a beautiful novel which was made into a beautiful film, I would absolutely love to read a second one :)

Yusa said...

Yeah i have that same thing that i only buy books if i read and loved them but since i dont buy books often... well i have a list i need to get eventually. Of course the entire Sammy Keyes series when it comes out, though i have many of them because my librarian at school would have to many copies so she would give them to me... and i also want to buy this book called Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine.

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

one of you left a comment yesterday that sent me for a tailspin. And since curiosity is a powerful force, I removed it, even though it wasn't a spoiler per-se. Then I went into a frenzy trying to fix what the comment was about: Amazon had the ultimate spoiler online--the first few pages of Killer Cruise, which of course is post-Sin City. I could not believe it! I contacted Nancy and she went into overdrive alerting the RH personnel who interface with Amazon and as of about 5 minutes ago, the spoiler is removed. I think one of you may have alluded to the situation a few weeks ago, but it went over my head because Killer Cruise wasn't done yet. In the future, if you discover something like this online, please e-mail me at the exercise-the-right-to-read box. I do want to know, but tell me privately, okay? How many of you saw / read the Amazon sample of Killer Cruise? I'm so sorry that happened. What a huge snafu! (It actually makes me queasy -- 15 years of anticipation for it to just pop up online?)
But no one's dying here, right? Right. So I'll just take a deep breath and keep my fingers crossed that Sin City hasn't been ruined for too many people.

gabrielle said...

I started to read it and then they said who her dad was and I stopped. Then I told my mom and she thought it was odd that they would put a sample a killer cruise on there. It's actually kind of cool knowing before the book comes out. But I'm glad that spoiler was removed.

Kylie said...

I am really glad they took it down. I saw the first post and I told myself that I must fight the power, I would not give in. I am glad that I didn't because I am excited for the surprise. How did they get it if Killer Cruise isn't done?

gabrielle said...

After wendelin said that I felt bad for posting that comment in the way that someone would want to read that sneak peek of killer cruise,but I'm glad I did because killer cruise would still be up on amazon.

Yusa said...

Wow some people.... i mean putting it up on Amazon before it's even done. Well i didn't see it and even if i did i wouldnt read it because i'm waiting for it. I didnt even read the preview for Sin City. Im glad you found out... It would've been terrible if i read it and the whole thing was spoiled...

Bella Honeydew said...

Wow, I'm soooo glad I didn't find the killer cruise one!!
Thank you so much for taking it down!=)
I really don't want to find out who her dad is from the internet.=)

gabrielle said...

It sucks,because when I read sin city ill already know who her dad is! Stupid amazon!

Isabel said...

The good thing is that most of us haven't read it, I mean I haven't. I don't like spoilers, they are the worst. I can hate is someone spoils a movie, but a book? You won't even feel the jumps or surprises. Finding out her dad is what i want to find out in my hands and from my eyes, not on the internet, surprising that people would post the first few pages of Sin City, especially when it's not even done. I'm just happy I didn't read the spoiler.

katarinandersson said...

A few weeks ago, Bella Honeydew said that there's a preview of Sin City in the paperback of The Power of Justice Jack on Amazon, but that preview doesn't contain any spoilers, so that's nothing to worry about. However, the Killer Cruise preview was definitely something to worry about! I read it yesterday and thought that I should e-mail you to let you know, but I must have read the preview right before Amazon removed it, because when I went back to find it again it was gone. So I figured you already knew about it.
Luckily, I don't mind spoilers that much, but I know that others do, so I just hope that most of the SK fans didn't get their reading experience ruined by Amazon.
Lastly, I just wanted to say that I think it's amazing how much you care about your readers! You work hard to give us great books to read, and you really care about our reading experience, and that's really sweet of you!

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Thank you all for the comments. I'll give you more details on Sunday, and catch you up on Sammy news. (And have a fire extinguisher ready for my b-day candles!)

Yusa said...

Haha on Sunday i might need to borrow the fire extinguisher to prepare my self for going back to school...

Kylie said...

I almost needed a fire extinguisher today when I almost caught my house on fire, lucky I caught it on time. Apparently wax can burn with an invisible flame before a flame will show. New rule in my house: Do not turn your back on crayon melt projects if you are using a blowtorch/lighter. The irony too because it would have been a firefighters house catching on fire.

gabrielle said...

My mom was making candles on time and she caught the stove on fire,than she put flower on it and it made it even worse. And four more days till sin city!!!! :)

Yusa said...

And the countdown. 4 days left... duh duh dunhhh....

Isabel said...

Waiting is nerve-wrecking, but it is TOTALLY worth, can wait.

Yusa said...

Happy Birthday!!! Did that fire extinguisher come in handy ;)I hope you have a great day today! This is YOUR week. :) Thank you for writing wonderful books for us all these years and i hope you continue to do so! You are such an amazing person and i would love to meet you one day! Happy Birthday again! :)

Bella Honeydew said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!=)=)=)=)=)

gabrielle said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is fantastic!!!! :D

Kylie said...

Wendelin I thought I should tell you that my dogs just love Sammy Keyes. They just tore right through mine!

Thalia Grace-Frost said...

Just in time for my birthday as well (the 7th)!

Norma said...
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Yusa said...

2 more days and counting!!!