October 23, 2009

Say "Bonjour" to GLAMNESIA

For those of you who pay attention to these things, I have indeed written a third (and am in the midst of writing a fourth—due in six weeks, OMG!) book in the FRENEMIES series. In fact, BONJOUR? Book three will be coming out in France next month—and could you aimes the new cover plus? (At left. Oh. Mon. Dieu. So cute, right?)

I have to tell you (at risk of sounding egomaniacal beyond belief), I think GLAMNESIA is the best book of the series so far. But I also have to tell you I don’t really know when it will be available in the U.S. (or Australia, Germany, the Netherlands...) I can tell you I’m probably going to post a little snippet of it here on the blog (and on my website) soon…and I will do my best to get the rest of it to all my adoring readers asap. I mean, I don’t want to disappoint BEST FANS FOREVER who send me hilariously awesome emails like this one*:

Dear Ms. Young,
I am Hayley from Las Vegas, Nevada, and I am 13 years old. But, more importantly, when is Glamnesia coming out?!? I HAVE to know. I am dying Dying DYING over here!!!!!! It is very not nice to leave readers hanging like that! I saw on one website that it comes out January 2010! They better be wrong, because I will die die DIE if that is the case! That is waaaaaaaaaaaay too far away! So please please PLEASE speed up the Glamnesia production. I know you have a separate life and I’m reaaaaaalllllly sorry about your mom (see bottom), but can you please think about your adoring fans (like me!), and put the pedal to the metal? That’s all I ask. I cannawt believe what Avalon did in Faketastic, by the way. I never liked her or the idea about acting like she likes Wade. It was just begging for disaster. Anyhooo, please do something in your blog about Glamnesia or e-mail me back at ***.
Hayley H.
P.S. I really do feel for you about your mom. Although on your blog it doesn’t say what kind of cancer your mom has (that I can find) I can relate. My mom was diagnosed with leukemia a few months after I was born, and has been battling it ever since. But, luckily, she went into remission a couple years ago and is still healthy. I know how you feel, and all of your emotions, but please please please try to spare some details about Glamnesia as soon as humanly possible! :-)
P.S.S. Is Joy really your middle name, or is Alexa Joy just a nickname? Just wondering.
P.S.S.S. I noticed that I used a lot of words three times in this email. You should create a character who says all of their words 3 times in honor of me! ;)
P.S.S.S.S. Since you are a writer and up to date on grammar and stuff, is it grammatically correct to say P.S.S.S or is it P.P.P.S.?, Haha, random, I know.

So, how great is Hayley? I’ve exchanged a few emails with her and she’s even smarter and cooler than this message suggests (if that’s possible). I’m also totally going to try to create a character who repeats words three times for emphasis, as she requested—but, get this: Because it might be tough to name a character Haley (Halley...Haley...get it?), she asked me to name the character after her BFF Kayla. So, that’s what I’ll try to do. Whether or not it happens after edits and all that…I just want to publicly say: HALEY AND KAYLA ROCK!

And I am doing everything within my power to get GLAMNESIA out to the world (not just France), asap. Please stay tuned…or learn French…or both. :)


* Yes, permission was granted to post this email on my blog. Duh!


Adele said...

Oh Alexa, seriously, could you be any sweeter?

Bookworm said...

OMG I love that cover--it is adorable! I can't wait to see what's next for Halley and Avalon...

Cindy said...

Just found ur blog! I'm a follower now!

Melissa Walker said...

This is a pretty amazing fan letter. And I love how French you are!! Those covers are just to die for. One day we'll do a full-on international Cover Story blowout for your series. Say yes?