pub date + more news

The pub date for So Much Closer has been finalized! It’s May 3, 2011. I know that’s a while from now, but Amazon already has a So Much Closer page and we’re pretty sure the pub date won’t change. When I’m allowed to share the cover, you’ll see it here first. It’s my favorite cover so far. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.

There’s also some event news. I’m coming to Texas! I’ll be at the Austin Teen Book Festival on October 2. I’ve been hearing how cool Austin is and I’m really looking forward to meeting those of you who live in the area. I’ll post all of the event details here when I have them.

Some online news:

Erika Breathes Books interviewed me about cupcakes, the best part of the YA world, and which song I would be (loved that question!).

In a review of When It Happens, Just Read says, “Susane Colasanti never fails to give me faith in fate, soul mates, and love.” That’s what I’m here for.

That’s Write reviewed Take Me There. Leigh says it’s “romantic and angsty, and justice is served.” Awesome.

I’m feeling that dystopia is the new vampires. Did you read this New Yorker article about why YA dystopia is so hot right now? I loved their point about how high school is a dystopia. Because everything is pretty much as bad as it can get in high school.

It’s so funny when I meet grownups and they find out I’m a YA author and they’re like, “Oh, I loved high school! I wish I could go back!” I’m like, Who are you? Seriously with the wanting to go back? I mean, yeah, I’d go back if I could have perfect skin and hair that did what I wanted it to and rich parents so I could fit in with all the other kids at my school instead of getting tormented every day. But let’s keep it real. Anyone who says high school was the best time of their life was either physically and financially privileged back then or just forgets 98% of what happened.

This is actually good news. For those of you in middle school or high school, let me just tell you. Things do get better after this. Like, way better. And those kids who make your life miserable? Eventually, you won’t even remember all their names. Or even that you knew them. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. So focus on you this year. Get stellar grades, learn new skills, and make good friends. It’s a new year and it can totally be a new you if you make it happen. I’ll be rooting for you all the way.

23 thoughts on “pub date + more news

  1. Aaahhhh I want to see the cover now now now!!! lol
    I can’t wait for So Much Closer. I’ve read all of your books and must have more *glomps*
    P.S. High school was lame for me. I wasn’t tormented but I felt SO AWKWARD. I hated my hair (a frizzy mess), skin (Pimple City), and I only discovered Japanese hair straightening a year ago (a lifesaver!), so I’m really glad HS is over.

    • Something tells me that if we had Japanese straightening in high school (and could afford to actually get it done), our experiences would have been significantly different. At least we have it now. Work it! Own it!

    • We won’t know those details until closer to the pub date. I think the Something Like Fate tour schedule was posted in April and it came out on May 4. When I do have all the info, I’ll post it here and on the events page of my website.

  2. Oooh, I can’t wait to get my hands on So Much Closer! I love all your books because you always have a lesson in them. I think those are the best books you could EVER read (:
    I’m only in middle school and it can be such a drag. I mean there are these days where I’m happy, but others just make me want to weep and never go back. Some of the things people say are just so cruel. It’s nice to know that things do get better once it’s all over (: Thank you for this beautiful advice!

    • Thanks for the sweet compliment 🙂
      I wish people knew how hurtful their words can be. It’s such a shame that cruelty is just part of the whole middle school/high school reality. But yes, life gets so much better and all of that pain we’ve endured results in strength. And determination. And motivation to help others!

  3. I can’t wait to see the cover because I thought that Something Like Fate was my favorite. I can hardly believe that it might be topped! : )
    Genevieve

  4. AWESOME!
    I will be pre-ordering this! I just read something like fate and I couldn’t put it down. I am in love with that book! I read it straight through on my day off! SO looking forward to your next one (and anything else you’ve got besides something like fate)

  5. Your favourite cover so far?! Even more excited to see it now because I think all of your covers are super gorgeous. I can’t wait for an official summary as well. So excited! 😀

  6. I know I’m probably asking for too much of you, but being a very curious fan, and you being an auther of a book that I want to read but isn’t out yet, I can’t help myself. Lol. Can you give us alittle info on what the story is about? You could give me one characters name and that will please my curiousity! Lol. 🙂

  7. I love the interview Erika did with you! I totally agree that living in New York is an inspiration in itself; I spent a lot of time in the Village/LES this summer and couldn’t get enough of the feeling those neighborhoods gave me. I think I might want to move there when I’m done with college, but I’m also pretty attached to Queens, so who knows.
    My high school experience wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t redo it, either. I prefer college so much more because I feel like it’s easier to feel accepted and just be my own person here, and I love that. 🙂

    • That’s what I loved about college, too. And I love that you understand about the different energy each neighborhood has here. The energy can change so immensely from one block to the next, but most people don’t feel it. It’s important to live where the energy makes you feel the most alive – your heart will tell you where that is.

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