top five, fangirl edition

Exciting times, friendly neighbors! Spring flowers are in full bloom, daylight hours will keep increasing until the first day of summer, and the first good berries are right around the corner. Oh, and my new book comes out one week from today! Lost in Love will be released on May 3. Lost in Love is the second book of my City Love trilogy, and you can pre-order it now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound.

In other exciting news, some things I am fangirling over…

1. Is anyone else freaking out that Gilmore Girls and Prison Break are coming back? From our mutual fangirling on Twitter and Facebook, it sounds like you’re just as excited as I am.

Okay, keeping this a spoiler-free zone? Prison Break is coming back with all the key players, which means a certain someone is ALIVE. I cannot tell you how relieved I am to hear this. Seriously, I was bawling for days after watching the series finale. Of course they staged the grave visit for whichever bad guys were lurking in the bushes. Moving forward I should always assume something like that when my fave characters die. Believe. If you haven’t seen Prison Break, just watch the pilot and you will be hooked. Let me put it this way. Season One of Prison Break is Breaking Bad good…if not even better. Yeah, I said it!

Michael Scofield

And Gilmore Girls? I mean, I cannot even contain myself. As I am often late to the party, the Gilmore Guys podcast has only recently come to my attention. Dude. That ish is riveting. The first podcast I listened to was around three hours long. At first I was like, “Whaaaat? There’s no way I’m going to play this for three hours. That’s OD.” But it was not OD at all. Two hours in and I still wanted more. So yeah. Go listen.

2. In other fangirl obsessions, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli blew my face off so hard I had to check to make sure my nose was still on.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon is my new role model. I love his voice so. freaking. much. I love his squad. I love his astute observations of the universal human condition. Simon made an excellent point about how we are all houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And how there shouldn’t be a white/straight default. There shouldn’t even be a default. Shine on, Simon. Snaps for Becky Albertalli on her phenomenal debut!

3. While I was at the RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas, I discovered that the Serendipity 3 on the Vegas strip puts those red and blue straws in their frozen hot chocolate just like in the movie. The New York location does not. You know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…like if a certain someone ordered two of these. Because straws.

Serendipity 3, Las Vegas frozen hot chocolate

4. The Bookish Bookkeeper was the first book blog to review Lost in Love…and gave it five stars! She said, “I can’t tell you how much I love this series and all its warm fuzzies and random acts of kindness things. This book makes me want to be a nicer, kinder, better person.” Wow. Thanks for your amazing review, BB!

5. There were SO many highlights of the Chicago Young Adult Book Festival this past weekend. Like finally meeting Emery Lord and having refreshments with John Green. They were both really chill to kick it with. Somehow C-3PO wandered into the mix…

Susane Colasanti, John Green, and Emery Lord at The Book Cellar in Chicago

Thanks to The Book Cellar for hosting this fantastic festival!

My Lost in Love tour continues this weekend in Santa Monica with YALLWest. Which is going to be amaze. It is a YALL, after all. Plus my birthday is May 1! Party on the pier, people! If you’re going to YALLWest, you can find me on April 3o at 1pm moderating the He Said, She Said, They Said panel, and signing right after at 2pm. And of course I will be at the Smackdown at 5pm. Then on May 1, I have a panel at 12pm and am signing at 3pm. And am eating birthday cake. Preferably funfetti with buttercream frosting. We’ll see what happens.

For those of you in the New York area, the Lost in Love launch event will be on Tuesday, May 3, 6-8pm at Books of Wonder. Later this summer on April 6 I will be at Read Up in Greenville, SC. Really looking forward to everything…and hope to see your smiling face!

those sex and the city feels

So here’s the thing about the City Love trilogy continuing with Lost in Love coming out on May 3. I mean, so many things, but a big one is sisterhood. When I started planning the trilogy, my goal was to bring those Sex and the City feels we all know by heart and love as much (if not more than) our sugar drug of choice. For me, that means being able to recite pretty much every line of “The Good Fight” (the one where Aidan moves in with Carrie and all holy get-your-crap-out-of-my-closet hell breaks loose) while enjoying my entertainment experience more than a big piece of funfetti cake with buttercream frosting.

Of course now I can’t stop thinking about funfetti cake with buttercream frosting.

Funfetti birthday cake

Dude. Maybe I will get very lucky and hunt down a piece of birthday cake like this at YALLWest. Because they just posted the schedule which looks AMAZE and I will be there April 30 and May 1 (aka my birthday, aka party time). This cake is possible. Anything is possible.

What was I talking about? Oh yeah. Sisterhood. See, the first City Love book only takes place over the first ten days the girls know each other. So I really loved exploring the growing friendship between Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna in Lost in Love, which becomes even stronger in book three of the trilogy. Summer, sisterhood, and self-discovery. I hope Lost in Love brings those magical feels for you.

You can find out more about the City Love trilogy in this Miss Print interview…my third one with Emma because that’s how she rolls (aka mad profesh). And you can pre-order Lost in Love on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound.

Love how I wanted to post a nostalgic SATC pic and ended up with a big piece of cake. I guess blogging can be like writing a book: sometimes the story takes over in unplanned ways.

One thing I am planning on? Having a ridiculous amount of fun on my book tour, which starts this week! SO stoked to meet readers at these amazing events. See you at RT Booklovers this week (including Teen Day on April 16), Las Vegas! And at the Chicago Young Adult Book Festival on April 23! And YALLWest in Santa Monica on April 30 and May 1! And New York City for the Lost in Love launch event on May 3! And Read Up in Greenville, SC on August 6!

Shine on, everyone 🙂

live from my living room

Somehow I knew you wanted to watch me geeking out.

What better reason than a new book and 5-city tour starting next week?

I will be doing a bunch more of these Facebook Mentions Live videos on tour and here in New York City this month leading up to the May 3 release of Lost in Love.

See you in person or on the screen!

lost in love book tour

Here we go, friendly neighbors! Only one month to go until Lost in Love comes out on May 3. What else comes out on May 3? The paperback of City Love! So if you want to read the first book of the City Love trilogy before reading the second book, Lost in Love, which I recommend doing since City Love ends on some major cliffhangers, May 3 is a good time to snag both books. Or you could go ahead and pre-order Lost in Love on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound.

I am getting this Lost in Love party started with a 5-city book tour to Las Vegas, Chicago, Santa Monica, New York, and Greenville, SC! My rock star publicist has a fresh approach to my tour this year. She has me at three events before the book even comes out to build buzz for the May 3 release. Then we’re doing a May 3 launch event where I strongly feel there should be cake. A final event will happen later in the summer to maintain those summer reading feels. Beyond stoked, you guys.


April 14-16, 2016
RT Booklovers Convention
Rio Las Vegas Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

RT Booklovers Convention Teen Day

Saturday, April 16 is Teen Day at RT. Free for teens! This epic day begins with the Giant Book Fair from 11am to 2pm. Tons of YA authors will be in the house. Then there are fun activities and panels all afternoon. That evening you can find me at the FAN-tastic Day Party from 6 to 6:30 and the Epic Reads Teen Day Party from 6:30 to 7:30. I went to RT last year and was mad impressed by these romance lovers. Cannot wait.

April 23, 2016
Chicago Young Adult Book Festival
Everybody’s Coffee
Chicago, IL

Chicago Young Adult Book Festival

Yay for a Chicago event! I have been fortunate to do events in Chicago pretty much every year since I started touring. It seems like a good location for those of you in the surrounding areas to get to, which is fabulous. CYA is 10am to 5pm, organized by The Book Cellar. This is a growing festival in its second year. Looks like it will be fun times!

April 30 – May 1, 2016
Santa Monica High School
Santa Monica, CA


Here’s the thing about YALLWest. It is going to be amaze. Like, seriously unreal. I went to this past YALLFest and was blown away by the enthusiasm and positive energy and general awesomeness. And check it: May 1 is my birthday. Party in Santa Monica!!! They just released the schedule and it looks AMAZE. I will be on panels both April 30 and May 1 (signing schedule coming soon). Plus I will be at the Smackdown the evening of April 30. All you have to do is look at this incredible lineup of authors to know that YALLWest is going to rock.

May 3, 2016
Lost in Love launch event
Books of Wonder
New York, NY

Lost in Love by Susane Colasanti

Lost in Love will be out and there will be cake! At least I really hope there will be cake. Join me from 6 to 8pm for I Heart YA:Teen Author Talk with Jennifer E. Smith, Judy Sheehan, and Anna Breslaw. I’m thinking we might do show and tell. Or Top Five Things We’re Obsessed With. Or secret talents. You know, that kind of deal. If you are in the New York area, I hope to see you there!

August 6, 2016
Read Up
Peace Center
Greenville, SC

Read Up, Greenville

First of all, any venue called the Peace Center is somewhere I want to be. So there’s that. Then I saw the authors who will be there. I mean, yes please. I get the feeling this new festival is going to break out as something huge. So years from now I can be like, “Yeah, I was there when it started.” All nonchalant but freaking out on the inside because Read Up will be legen-wait for it-dary. Legendary!

If you are in the Las Vegas, Chicago, Santa Monica, New York, or Greenville, SC area, I really hope to see your smiling face. And if not, I am hopeful for next time! You can always find updates to my event schedule on my website. I will be doing Facebook Mentions Live videos at these events so at least you can be with me in spirit that way. Did you see the dorktastic live video on my Facebook yesterday for the one-month Lost in Love countdown? Here it is on my YouTube (still dorky).

See you on the road or on the screen ❤