Wow… Okay, first, I have to shout-out one of my favorite YA authors Jay Asher. See, Jay writes books you can’t put down. In fact, people might stop you on the street for reading Thirteen Reasons Why because they’re also HUGE fans (happened to me. Of course, that’s because I read while walking. Um, maybe I shouldn’t admit that.)
Not only that, Jay really gets social media. And when I say someone really gets it, I definitely DON’T mean they’re the loudest guy on the block or they’re only using it to talk to some elite, mysterious group of powerplayers. Nope, Jay coyly posted this on Facebook last night:
You should go check out the lastest issue of Entertainment Weekly. I haven’t seen it myself yet, but apparently it’s got some nice articles this week.
Right. So when I saw the post, only one friend of his had replied. She asked if it had something to do with a Kardashian. Jay had even “Liked” her comment, but didn’t leave any more clues. Now, I’ve never met Jay in person, but I had a feeling he was holding back. So I asked,
Does it include news about the TRW movie or TFOU?? C’mon, man!
[I was referring to Thirteen Reasons Why and Jay’s upcoming book, The Future of Us (which coincidentally follows a girl glimpsing her 2011 Facebook profile 15 years early, like a social media crystal ball), co-written with Carolyn Mackler.]
That’s when the details finally started spilling. This week’s Entertainment Weekly includes a story on Jay and his work! Facebook being Facebook, that same comment thread detoured to TV spots, donuts, and new mantras to “Own the Ridonculousness” before finally settling on a virtual group hug. See, we all love Jay’s work and we’re so excited for him. I, for one, don’t mind shouting out all his news – even if he doesn’t want to. :) And that might just be what social media’s all about.
In other news, my Pitchapalooza win at Printer’s Row Lit Fest was covered in Newcity Lit today!
(In case you missed it, here are all the gory details.)
- Printers Row Lit Fest Preview: Pitchapalooza (chicagoist.com)
- Warner Bros. adapting THE FUTURE OF US (geektyrant.com)
- Exclusive: ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ author to co-write a new YA novel (shelf-life.ew.com)