The Vibe for Press Play

Press Play cover teaser


Maybe it’s the start of the school year, and the change that it brings, but there’s something different about the vibe for Press Play that I haven’t felt before.

I’ve already had students and colleagues ask, “When’s your next book coming out?” And they’re not asking in a blasé manner. There’s hunger in their eyes. They want to read what I have next in store. Therefore, it’s very awesome and very fortunate that I get to say, “The end of October.” I think they might hurt me if they had to wait longer.

Additionally, there’s been some great support and interest over Teen Reader Con. Quite frankly, I’m as excited to meet these authors as everyone else. There has never been such an event in our area devoted to Young Adult literature, and I look forward to how successful it will be, and hopefully for an invite to return next year 🙂

There’s also the fact that my trailer is due at the end of the week. It will be blasted on 9/24, and I have little doubt that it will be gripping and heart-stopping and tantalizing. The fact that I used the high school where I work as setting, along with my students as extras, and a longtime friend as the main character, just adds to the excitement. My hand even makes a cameo. And of course, the fact that it will run at the Regal theaters in Colonie from 10/24 through 10/30, only ratchets up the thrill.

Oh yeah, and then there’s all the local events scheduled (included below), along with my attendance at the ALAN workshop, which I consider quite an honor. Getting out and seeing fans and signing books is the best part of the job. And the fact that I get to do so here, as well as on a larger, industry stage is phenomenal.

And, honestly, fans like you, the people who read my novels, my posts and tweets and Facebook updates, you’ve created this. So many people still have the notion of author in office, typing away, and that’s the long and short of the job. Today, that’s only a fraction. The awesome stories are a given. All the behind-the-scenes work to get recognized is completed in concert with my publisher. And we work hard. And it’s paying off.

 So thank you for recognizing that, and for staying with me. I know Press Play is going to take you for one hell of a ride. But I also know you’ve enjoyed the rest of the ride, thus far. Awesome. Keep cheering and spreading the word, because up around the bend is going to blow your mind.


Local Events (as currently scheduled)

Event               Release party & Signing

Location          McGreivey’s Restaurant, 91 Broad St, Waterford, NY 12188

Date & Time   10/24, 4-7 pm


Event               Signing

Location          Barnes & Noble, 131 Colonie Center #355, Albany, NY 12205

Date & Time   10/25, 2-5 pm


Event               Teen Reader Con (Full-day convention devoted to Young Adult Lit)

Location          Shenendehowa Middle Schools, 970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Date & Time   11/8, 8:30 am – 4 pm


Event               Fundraising Book Fair (for BHBL) & Signing

Location          Barnes & Noble, 131 Colonie Center #355, Albany, NY 12205

Date & Time   11/14, 4-7 pm


Event               Signing

Location          Market Block Books, 290 River St, Troy, NY 12180

Date & Time   11/15, 11-1 pm


Event               ALAN Workshop

Location          National Harbor, MD

Date & Time   11/24-25


Event               Signing

Location          The Open Door Bookstore, 128 Jay St., Schenectady, N.Y. 12305

Date & Time   12/6, 1-2:30 pm


2 thoughts on “The Vibe for Press Play

  1. AAAGHGHHH! So excited for the world to get their hands on this book!
    All the congrats to you, dear friend. *raises pint glass toward the east*

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