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Untold is Turning One!

April 13, 2015

In a little less than a month, Untold turns one! Yay!

It's almost been one year! Hey, I'm wearing that same shirt today. Weird...

It’s almost been one year! Hey, I’m wearing that same shirt today. Weird…

Funny story. I didn’t actually know that Untold had been published until it was about eleven days old. Isn’t that crazy? I knew the day was coming up soon, as all the final edits had been submitted and the cover had been approved. One day in late May I was sitting at my computer, waiting anxiously for news of my progress. After all, any day now I was going to be a published author. That was big. I broke down and sent my publisher an email, asking for an approximate time I could expect Untold to be on the shelves, so to speak. A few minutes later, my inbox displayed a new message informing me that Untold was already available on barnesandnoble.com, as well as a few other online stores. We were really only waiting on Amazon.

In shock, I went on the site, searched my name, and there it was. I was in Barnes and Noble.

Untold’s official release date is May 12, 2014. Coincidentally, that was also the first wedding anniversary of a close friend of mine. But since I didn’t find out until later, I wonder if I should celebrate Untold’s birthday on the day that I first knew it was out there, and the day that it made its first sales.

What do you think?

I want to do something fun to commemorate it. Do you guys have any suggestions? Throwing a party seems to be going a bit far, right? It’s hard for me to judge these things. I’ll take any excuse I can to throw a party.

Mostly, I want to do something that will resonate with all of you. Here are some of my ideas:

1) Hold a live event. It doesn’t have to be a party, but maybe some sort of networking session with other authors. Or, possibly, a party. I have to at least consider it.

2) Hold an online event. This could be a great time to hold my first AMA, or possibly launch a mini video series. I’ve been toying with this idea for some time now. Would you guys be interested in something like that?

3) Reveal my next work. Now, this is an idea that I’m extremely excited about. I’ve been working on it for some time now, and feel like I might be ready to start letting you guys in on it. Would the one year anniversary of Untold’s publication be a good time to do this? Would you guys want to hear?

Let me know which of these appeal to you. I could really do any, or all, of these, but my priority is to do something that’s going to get you super excited. So please tell me what you want from me, and I’ll get started putting it all together. Also, which day do you think I should celebrate on? Release day, or Amy and the World Finds Out day? So many questions, such a moderate amount of time.

Keep thinking!

— Amy

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