YES THAT IS MY BOOK ON A BARNES & NOBLE SHELF NEXT TO SABAA TAHIR!
(It occurs to me that my maiden name of Bowman may have given me better [read: eye level] shelf position, but still. MY BOOK. IT'S REAL! Which is to say, of course: SHIMMER AND BURN, now available, both in-store and online - although you may have to crouch to find it!)
It has been a rather tumultuous journey to reach today, but I'm here, my dark and brutal book has a cover that sparkles, I may or may not have gotten a trade review that uses the phrase "rises above the competition," and tonight, my husband is taking me out for Italian food and some unabashed shelf stalking at another Barnes & Noble. LIFE IS PRETTY GREAT.
Thank you to everyone who participated in my preorder campaign; swag will be mailed out shortly! And thank you to everyone who's already read or reviewed or even expressed interest in my book. I'm so grateful for the support. <3