Monday, May 25, 2009

ARCs Have Arrived!!

Happy Memorial Day!! And thanks to all the men and women out there who risk their lives everyday to keep us safe and serve our country. 
CHANGE UP has landed! After Kaci and I arrived home after a trip to the beach, a huge cardboard box was waiting patiently for me on the porch filled with ten ARC copies of CHANGE UP!! :) (My former writing instructor would cringe witnessing all these exclamation points, but I'm soooo excited!!! Sorry, Kristin!!) 
I took CHANGE UP with me everywhere this weekend - to the beach, the boardwalk, my parent's house, the park, the Olive Garden, and I gave one to my ninety two year old ailing grandmother. My always honest first reader, Emily (Kaci's babysitter) was the first to receive a copy. She called me two days later to tell me she loved it! In fact, she said she couldn't put it down. Yay! 
Want to win an ARC? Enter to win an ARC of CHANGE UP, plus four amazing novels here. More CHANGE UP contests coming soon! :) 

Back to work on the prequel to SCREWBALL and SCREWBALL 3. Thanks for letting me spew exclamation points!!!!!! 

Have a fabulous day, everyone! :) 

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25 comments:

terri.forehand said...

The book sounds like a great read. You have the knack for reaching readers of all ages, especially young women. Congratulations on another publishing success and the great contest.
Warmly,
Terri
http://heartfeltwords4kids.blogspot.com

beth said...

WOW!

They look great! I bet you're just thrilled with them!!!

Diana Dang said...

Yay! They look so pretty in the package! =)

PJ Hoover said...

yay for your ARCs! I'd enter to win but I plan to buy it so I'll wait!

Jenna said...

UGH! I just want to reach my hand through my computer monitor and grab a copy! It looks SO good.

Marianne Arkins said...

I sure wish you were a little bit excited....

Big Plain V said...

You kidding? I'd be excited too. Use all the exclamation points you want. Use every one of those suckers up if you have to.

Congratulations so much, Keri, seriously.

Keri Mikulski said...

Awe, thanks, Terri!! :)

Thanks, Beth! I am. They're so thick. :)

Thanks, Diana!

Awe, thanks, PJ and enjoy!! ;)

Thanks, Jenna!! I wish I could give out copies to everyone!!

LOL, Marianne! ;)

Thanks, Big Plain V! :)

Justin The Teen Librarian said...

Huge congrats on Change Up. I just ordered like 10 copies for our library. Can't wait to start promoting it to our teens.

Wendy Toliver said...

Congratulations, Keri! Too cool. :)

Kelly said...

That's so exciting! Congrats! Your cover must have made an impression on me, because I had a dream with your book in it! Seriously!

adrienne said...

That's an appropriate use of exclamation points! Congrats!

Alyson Noel said...

Yay--congrats on getting the ARCs!!! That's always such an exciting moment, and def worthy of opening a brand new box of exclamation points!!!!

Miss Chevious said...

they look great! how exciting!

this has absolutely nothing to do with anything, but what did you order at Olive Garden? :)

sharigreen said...

Woohoo! Yay for ARCs. Congrats, Keri! :)

Casey said...

How exciting, Keri!

I just love the cover. Does it look totally fab next to Screwball on the shelf?

Bet it does!

Dru said...

Congrats on receiving your ARCs. I bet you can't wait to get the actual books.

Keri Mikulski said...

Yay!! Thanks, Justin! ;)

Thanks, Wendy!

Wow, Kelly! I'll have to tell Jodi, the designer. What was the dream about?? Did it involve Ashley and Jake?

I agree, Adrienne! Thanks. :)

Awe, thanks, Alyson! And a brand new bottle of champagne!! :)

Thanks, Miss Chevious! My fave - Tour of Italy and of course, the salad and breadsticks. :) Are you a OG fan?

Thanks, Shari!!

Thanks, Casey!! Yes, they match and the colors look great together. The only difference is CHANGE UP is almost twice as thick as SCREWBALL.

Thanks, Dru!! You're right.. Can't wait! :)

Kelly H-Y said...

I'd be adding in all those exlamation points too!!!! Congratulations!!! How thrilling!! (See ... I like exclamation points, and I don't even have a book out yet! :-))

Sarah Laurence said...

Congratulations on your ARC - how exciting!

Carrie Harris said...

That kind of news deserves LOTS of exclamation points... and random capitalization too!!!!!!!!

Stacy Nyikos said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations. Exclamation mark away :-)

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Kelly! I'm still using them!! :)

Thanks, Sarah! :)

Thanks, Carrie! I agree!!!! :)

LOL, Stacy! Love it!! :)

Angela said...

OMG--How did I miss this post? Congrats congrats! How wonderful to finally hold the book in your hands, eh?

Wrighty said...

Yay! Congrats! That's makes it officially official. They must look amazing. The final product will be even better and will sell like hotcakes! Much success!!!