Happy Book Birthday to Me!

I am a soppy, sentimental, squishy person. I always have been, even if sometimes I hide it. I’ve been humming the words to this tune all week, and thinking about all the people I love, all the ones I feel so grateful to for this day.

An acknowledgments page just doesn’t cover it.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you to all the people at Razorbill and New Leaf – especially Laura, Emily, and Suzie. Thank you to my amazing family and Writer Friends. My Writer Friends! Cynthia, Samantha, Joy, Nan, Shelli, Lindsey, Lizzie – too many to count. You are my tribe, and I’m so glad I found you.

Thank you to the book bloggers who have taken time to write and post reviews – and to Jen, for setting up my tour!

Thanks to Dave, who gaily canceled the fun cable channels, magazine subscriptions, and spent down the savings so I could have the time to write. And thank you to my kids, who have learned to cook their own dinners… and how to read manuscripts like professional editors.

Now I have a party on Saturday to get ready for – and you are invited! Bring an (un)healthy appetite – there’s going to be a whole lot of sweetness at Bookpeople on Saturday. :)

Posted in Children's Fiction, Family News, People I Love on 08/21/2012 02:17 pm

11 Comments

  1. Happy Book Birthday, Nikki! I’m basking in your happiness. People, go out and buy this book! It’s marvelous!

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  2. Rebecca Beh.rens

    Happy day, Nikki! Looking forward to reading your book. :)

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  3. YAY! Congrats, Nikki. Happy Book Birthday, and may it be sweet, but not sinister.

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  4. Wish I could come on Saturday! (Isn’t Tuesday just a crazy day to release a book?)

    I hope your day started with a warm cinnamon roll and ended with champagne!

    xoxo

    Shelley

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    • Nikki Loftin

      This comment was eerie. How did you know?? It DID start with a cinnamon roll and end with champagne. Is this a writer ritual? I lucked into it… :)

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  5. Love you & so incredibly thrilled! We will c-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-e!

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  6. Happy belated book birthday! I just bought the ebook version and cannot wait to start reading it.

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  7. Congratulations, Nikki! I see that you and I will be on the Tween panel at the Houston Book Festival in February. Yay! I’m looking forward to meeting you and reading your book – thrilled for you!

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    • Nikki Loftin

      I can’t wait to meet you! Your new book is magical realism – and my next book is, too! We’ll have tons to chat about. :)

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  8. Congrats, happy (belated) book birthday!

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