Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lots of news to share!

I found my book at Costco!
(In excellent company, too)
First off I have a guest post up at Thinking Through Our Fingers today where I talk about how to pull off really big stakes in a story. I'd love for you to check it out and leave a comment.

The amazing Elana Johnson gave my book her author endorsement. She's so cool! Here's what she said:



"From thrilling action, to sweet romance, to intriguing decisions that must be made, REMAKE is a brilliant debut not to be missed." 
- Elana Johnson, author of the POSSESSION series

Getting my signing face on.
Thanks, Elana!

I've been doing several author signings lately. Check out the Events tab to see where I've been and where I'll be. I have two more signings left in Utah this year, so if you're in the area...come and see me!

Speaking of events, I am set to teach at two writing conferences next spring. In April I'll be at Teen Author Boot Camp, a writing conference for teens. I'm talking about How to Write the "Unputdownable" Story. And in May I'll be at Storymakers running a bootcamp group and teaching a class on Diversity. So excited for these!

More fun news...Remake is going to be an audiobook! Not only that, but the voice actress is Kirsten Potter, the same person who did the audiobook for IF I STAY (Gayle Forman) and I'm totally giddy about it. She's so good. I can't wait to hear the whole thing!

My husband designed the site and did a fabulous job!

And last but not least Remake has a website! I love it so much I want to hug it and and squeeze it and keep it under my pillow at night. But alas I'll have to be satisfied sharing it with you all. Please check it out and tell me what you think!


I gave it all...



18 comments:

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations! So much great news! I hope there is much more to come.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome about all the appearances! Will go check out your new website now.

Donna K. Weaver said...

You buys girl! I'm so excited about the audiobook. Will it be available through Audible?

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congrats on everything! Table space at Costco is awesome - I always look at the book tables when I go there. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Author endorsements are fun. And yay for Remake being at Costco! Congrats!! :D

Kathryn Purdie said...

Congrats, Ilima! I LOVE the website, and you have been BUSY, and will continue to be busy! Busy is good! So happy for you, my friend!

Suzanne Furness said...

Congratulations on all your exciting news :)

Robin said...

So much goodness surrounding you. It's wonderful to watch it all unfold!

C.S.H said...

Oh so wonderful!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Congratulations on all the good news! So many exciting things!

Tammy Theriault said...

Amazing, ilima!!! You're killing it. Now I'm gonna go to the website and check you out ... I mean that in a non-creepy stalkerish way... :)-

Emily R. King said...

Great endorsement from Elana! I'm off to your website....

Morgan said...

Your'e SO gorgeous, Ilima. Love you!!! And wonderful with the site and Storymakers! It'd be awesome to be in one of your classes!

Suzi said...

Awesome news--an audio book is pretty cool. Gotta go check out Remake's website now. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I saw your website and it is beautiful. I would suggest you add some interactive features and freebies to attract new visitors who might know much about the book. Congrats on the audio book.

jaybird said...

All good news!! So great to check in and see all of this awesome stuff happening in your world.

And oh, what a feeling to see your book lying up in Costco- just waiting to be picked up. So cool. I would have acted the fool and done a giant squeal and happy dance right then and there in the aisle!!

T. Drecker said...

Late to seeing this - but WOW! So excited for you!!!

David P. King said...

An audio book?! Brilliant!!! Congrats, Ilima. So excited to be Boot Camp instructors together.

Wishing you a Happy New Year. :)