You Know You Have a Book Coming Out When . . .  

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. . . your ARCs (advanced readers copies) arrive and you find that you have to
sit down and read it right this very minute
-- even though you know every single word

. . . you feel like a hypocrite for not reading blogs,
full well knowing you are about to start a spate of manic blogging for
the book blog tour (and the guilt is killing you) . . .
You realize all of your latest clothing purchases coordinate with the colors of
your book cover.

all photos courtesy of (no, they're not real)
(but wouldn't it be cool if they were?)

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26 wise, witty and wonderful comments

Looks like Mrs. Ashworth has her day too!

January 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM

"Like", "like", and "like"!!! Except for the part about guilt. None of that, Ms. Ashworth!

January 22, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Hooray! I'm excited to read it.

January 22, 2011 at 2:36 PM

I TOTALLY thought they were real! Oh well - still a great cover. I think it's more important to be feeding your soul with your own creativity and actualization of talent than to spend hours a day commenting on blogs (note to self...) Anyway - I take no offense. I'll pass along any book tour info via Twitter/e-mail. Very exciting.

January 22, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Yippee! Can't wait to get a copy--going to order one right now!

January 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

So excited the read this! Don't feel guilty Heidi, you're a good friend and people know that! This is such an exciting time for you! WHooOO!

January 22, 2011 at 6:14 PM

So cool! I'm so excited for you!!

Please tell me Utah is going to be on your book tour again?!?!?! I'd love to see you again!

January 22, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Oooh! OOooh! OoooH! Can I be on the blog tour? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

Totally thought they were real.

And you shouldn't feel one bit guilty. You have a book coming out! You're living the dream!

January 22, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Look, your book is everywhere (what cool software)!

Looking forward to the big unveiling! Enjoy reading the ARCs, you are blessed & lucky, girl, you know that? :)

January 22, 2011 at 8:15 PM

How exciting!! Congratulations!

January 22, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Can't wait to read it! :)

January 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM

No guilt allowed. I got an email ad about the book the other day!

January 23, 2011 at 6:20 PM

no time for guilt!!! I can only imagine how thrilled you are (because I'm quadrupling my own "thrilled" and imagining that might be somewhere in the same vicinity?)

January 23, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Way to go girl!!

January 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I honestly don't know how you can stand the excitement. I'd probably have to increase my blood pressure medication if it were me.

January 23, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Woo hoo! Congrats!!! =D

The pictures are so cool! (Even if they aren't real.)

January 24, 2011 at 7:21 AM

Guilt is illegal. You don't want to break the law, do you? :D

Those photos are awesome! I'm on pins and needles, waiting to read it! W00T!

January 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM

The cover is truly one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. I'm so excited!

January 24, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Heidi! SO happy for you!!!!! Teressa's right - you're living the dream!

January 24, 2011 at 10:50 PM

And I can't wait to read it. I also think you are amazingly smart to think to coordinate yourself for all the book signings you will be doing. I would never have thought of it.

January 25, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Hoooray! I hope you get your books soon. It's gotta be hard having things running around in your head and not be able to get moving on them. So excited I ordered mine last week!

January 26, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I am so excited for you!

January 27, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Congrats!!! I am definitely going to look for your book.

January 27, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I think it is sooooo cool that you can write!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the experience....and of course your outfits have to match the book cover.

January 27, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Love the images - it would be an incredible feeling to pose by your own billboard, wouldn't it?! :)

January 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM

I reread the first book last sunday and then got all excited and ordered the new book a few days ago. I'm kind of sad that I don't have it in my sweaty little palms RIGHT NOW. But I'll just have to manage my anxiousness until it gets here. And someday, when I meet you in real life, I will bring my books and force you to autograph them. :)

February 12, 2011 at 10:46 PM

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