Surely you didn't think we were finished! Sharon wants to know if there will be a teaser excerpt from SOTM on the blog and if there is a schedule for appearances and signings. The teaser that will be posted is going to be attached to a cute little widget like the one you see in the right sidebar for SITS. I'm actually not supposed to get those until the books are almost ready to go out, but an entirely fabulous person at my publisher's managed to get hold of the one for SITS early and let me post it. I am crossing my fingers that the SOTM widget will be available soon. I promise to post it the MINUTE I get it. Seriously, I PROMISE.
As far as appearances and signings, they are up-to-date on the left sidebar. You can visit the stores' individual sites to get directions and any other info you might need. (We are working on a deal to get me to Houston, so cross your fingers!)
Also, Robin had a follow up, which was to ask if I consider myself an introvert or an extrovert and whether "putting on the author" makes me tired or energized. I am an extroverted introvert, actually. I can be quite comfortable in groups, but at some point I will hit my threshold and have to be alone. I generally don't take friends or family with me on business trips because in between meetings or signings or parties, I will be in my hotel room with the "Do Not Disturb" sign hung out, having tea in bed. Business trips and conferences tend to be very high-energy, so I balance that by blocking out time to be strictly alone. (Both my agent and editor have seen me get into a cab after a party and literally sag. They are very good about making sure I'm fed and sent to bed.) I will keep going as long as I have commitments, but once the door closes, I am good for nothing until the next scheduled event. I enjoy the events HUGELY, but I've learned that they can be tiring and the best thing is for me to pace myself by getting plenty of quiet too.
And Robyn asked about the possibility of a Julia Grey movie. I've had several producers inquire about the rights, but no firm offers yet. I would be THRILLED to see the books made into a film, mostly because I would love to see someone else tell the story. (My philosophy is that once I sell the rights, it becomes the producer's story to tell, and the director's, and the actors', and the production team's, etc.) And congratulations on the baby, Robyn!