Hey, girlz! Liz here, ushering in your NYC Host, Micol. She's got fun news! Here she is:
One of the very best things about being a readergirlz host is that it gives me a whole new excuse to attend local book events (as if I even needed one!). Today, I relived some of my best YA memories (of both BEING a young adult, and READING young adult alike)!
It’s not an overstatement to say that my love of the Sweet Valley series is in large part responsible for my decision to forge a career in young adult publishing. Imagine my thrill, then, to be invited to join a small circle of diehard Sweet Valley fan bloggers to meet with the bigwigs at St. Martin’s Press to talk about the release of the upcoming sequel: Sweet Valley Confidential!
For anyone who’s ever had a love-hate relationship with the Wakefield twins (and with series for readers of all ages in print, who hasn’t?), this splashy, soapy follow-up (Elizabeth and Jessica are 27!) lets us catch up with the whole crew.
Over lunch (including yummy tiny cupcakes!), we readers talked about what exactly we loved about the series, and how we thought we might be able to build buzz for the book before its release next March. We filled pages and pages of notebooks with ideas, many of which will be rolled out very very soon. You’ll have the chance to read early chapters from Sweet Valley Confidential, to win swag like that pictured above (a teaser chapter from the book, a “Team Jessica” tee shirt, and a sparkly Wakefield compact mirror!), and much, much more!
I’ll be blogging about the first chapter of SV Confidential soon, but in the meantime, whether you’re new to the series or a long-standing groupie, now’s the time to get reading! It’s pretty sweet stuff!