As those of you who have been following the "blog tour" know, we hit a few snags last week. I don't have any answers for you, really, as my publicist has been away (on the Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour, I think!). It looks like Mrs. Magoo Reads (Thursday’s blog stop) has posted the Q&A now, but I have no answers for why Saturday's post isn't up. The good news is that today's Sammy's Q&A is available at : Mundie Moms (http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/), right on schedule. In other good news, USA Today ran a piece on Friday's Life section front page about the Flipped movie. The title is "Reiner goes head over heels for young love" and the on-line issue has a link to the trailer for the movie. It's funny--during this whole (very long and convoluted) book-to-movie process, I've been cautiously optimistic. Very cautiously, actually. But after seeing the trailer, I found myself letting go of caution. I love the trailer! The music's good, it's funny, it moves along quickly, and it gives you a good sense of what the story's about without giving the story away. So often when I see a trailer I say, well, I don't have to see that movie--they just gave the whole thing away. This isn't that way. I think they did a great job. What I find interesting, is that the one little "sexual innuendo" scene in the movie--which includes dialog original to the screenplay--made it onto the trailer. Maybe they're trying to appeal to a broader audience? I've been told that the trailer will be "on Karate Kid" nationwide on 6/11 --meaning that it will show as a preview for audiences attending that movie. I’m definitely going to have to go see Karate Kid! Which is silly, seeing how the trailer is already all over YouTube. If you’re interested, you can read the USA Today article and watch the trailer by following this link (although you may have to wait through the ad…): USA TODAY LINK For those of you who have asked about the casting of Bryce: Yes, in the book Bryce has dark hair and blue eyes, and the actor (Callan McAuliffe) is blonde with brown eyes, but I’d rather have an actor who is as good as Callan than one who looks like my picture of Bryce but isn’t as accomplished. That’s the trouble with moving from book to screen—we all develop our own pictures of what the characters look like (in this case because it was spelled out…) and the actor chosen usually doesn’t quite fit the mental picture we’ve developed. But even if they’d chosen a boy who fit the description of Bryce in Flipped, some people would invariably say, Hey, he doesn’t look like Bryce to me! So that’s the news for now. I hope you’ll check out the trailer and let me know what you think, and that you’ll follow along on the remaining tour dates (here’s hoping for no more “flight” cancellations or delays…). Sunday, June 6th (Sammy is filling in for me at): Mundie Moms (http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/) Monday, June 7th : Library Lounge Lizard (http://www.libraryloungelizard.com/) Tuesday, June 8th: Back home for a final stop here, where I’ll give instructions for those Wedding Crasher ARCs. Thanks for stopping in—I’ll see you soon!