I'm waking up.
Monday, January 30, 2017
I'm waking up.
Posted by ilima at 1:33 AM
Thursday, November 10, 2016
And possibly the neatest thing that has happened to me lately: a couple of weeks ago we had solar panels installed on my house. The solar company also came inside to replace all of our light bulbs with energy-saving LED lights. When one of the installers walked into my writing office to change the bulbs, she saw a couple of shelves filled with my author copies of REMAKE and RESIST. When she realized I was the author, she totally started fan-girling. She couldn't believe I wrote those books she'd read and loved, and that she was actually standing in the room where I wrote them. That was a surreal experience for sure!
I've been warned enough.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
This year was the first time I dressed up (I was the wall from Stranger Things) and I was shocked at how many people laughed and screamed and got so excited when they saw my costume. I must have had my picture taken a hundred times...it was a lot of fun to connect with fellow fans of the show. Here are a few highlights from the weekend:
|I got to see Coldplay in concert the night before Comic Con started. |
What a treat!
|Lennie James has the most dreamy British accent. |
I could listen to him talk forever about upcoming Walking Dead teasers.
|I am SO one of those people who takes a picture of her food |
to remember how good it was.
And this calamari salad from a food truck outside the convention was AMAZING.
|If you're a Stranger Things fan you'll get this one. |
We found this just randomly hanging on the wall.
|It's Theron on display at the Shadow Mountain Booth!|
I got to do a couple of book signings during the con.
I love getting to talk to fans about my books.
|My daughter Emma dressed up as Joyce Byers to go along with my Wall costume.|
Here we are with one of the many Elevens we saw during the event.
|Had to snap a picture of my favorite cosplay. |
Doesn't this guy look so much like Kylo Ren?
|I got to meet and talk to Gwenda Bond and Ally Carter!|
They are so down to earth and friendly,
and they both adored my Stranger Things cosplay.
It's hard to tell but I'm fangirl screaming on the inside. :)
|Me and my gorgeous crit partner and friend, Kathryn Purdie.|
|We got to meet Millie Bobby Brown who plays Eleven on Stranger Things. |
She was the most adorable thing ever talking in her British accent
and helping Emma figure out how to hold her phone for the pic.
|On a panel with James Owen, Jen Jenkins, Matt Kirby, and Leigh Statham |
talking all things world-building.
|Some serious writer wisdom spouting from my mouth. (I wish, lol)|
After a whirlwind week I am off for a whirlwind trip to the Mediterranean, starting with Barcelona! I can't wait!
I'll be lying right by your side in Barcelona
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
There's a giveaway happening right now on Emily King's blog for a signed copy of RESIST. Check it out!
Posted by ilima at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
|I have a new agent! After querying a new project and receiving a few offers of representation, I decided to sign with Lane Heymont of The Seymour Agency. I'm super excited to work with him and see where this new adventure will take us. Yay!|
|The RESIST launch party was a huge success. We had a great crowd, live entertainment, delicious food, face painting, crafts and games for the kids, and a fun photo booth to capture it all. And my sister-in-law surprised me with a gorgeous haku lei. I'm so grateful to everyone who came out to support me. It was a day I will never forget! You can see all the photos from the event here.|
|I have a blogpost up on Thinking Through Our Fingers that is really a miniature version of what I talked about at the launch party. So if you missed it, you can read it here.|
|I've already received many emails from fans who are loving book two in this series, and I couldn't be more grateful for everyone who has taken the time to purchase and read it. Thank you thank you!|
P.S. If you haven't seen "A Girl Like Her" on Netflix, I HIGHLY recommend it. So so good.
Posted by ilima at 1:38 PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. But Nine isn’t like every other batcher. She is worried about her upcoming Remake Day. That’s the day when she and the others in her batch will leave Freedom Province and fly to the Remake facility. There they can choose who—and what—they want to be. Everything from hair color to name to occupation to gender is theirs to select. Sounds perfect…but is it?
When something goes terribly wrong, Nine discovers that everything she thought she knew to be true about life outside of the Freedom Providence is actually a lie. Things that she’d been told were bad can be good, and decisions that she thought were hers to make have already been made for her.
Pulled between two worlds and two lives, Nine will have to decide what’s most important for her and her future. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will she decide to be?
Buy my books!
Who am I anyway?
- ► 2016 (9)
- ► 2015 (14)
- ► 2014 (65)
- ► 2013 (108)
- ► 2012 (108)
Ilima Todd, YA author