Friday, May 30, 2008

Fab New Website

Wow two posts in as many days! Girl's on a roll!

Just wanted to share with everyone the exciting new version of my website that went up recently. Designed by my amazing friend Joanna Blackman, I think it is so amazing! It isn't completely finished yet, still some tweaking required, but please do check it out, and then report back what you think. If you have any suggestions or anything, I would love to hear them!

Also just a reminder again about my reading/signing tomorrow afternoon:

TYPE Bookstore Danforth
503 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Saturday May 31, 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 29, 2008

First Pass Proofs

It's amazing how time passes and things become habit and that which once was terribly exciting can become old hat.


I have to say it was pretty darn awesome to receive my first pass pages of Timothy today.

For those not in the know, or who haven't combed through my archives (and why haven't you and shame on you for not reading all my glorious posts) and read my explanation from last year, first pass proofs are printed pages of your manuscript in the cool sexy final font, organised as if it were the final book, with cover page, copyright page and in this instance a page that says, "Books By Adrienne Kress" with Alex being listed:

That is totally wicked awesome. I am the author of not one, but TWO books, and I have a list to prove it! Okay it's a list of one other book, but it's still a list. I also love the font Weinstein Books uses, it's all romantic old booky looking.

And it's times like these that you remember just how lucky you are, and how crazy that it is that you are an author, a real live author. And, in your cheesy way, you take a picture of your first pass pages.

I don't know if I will always feel this way, if the feeling will diminish. Certainly certain things aren't as exciting as they once were. Book signings are fun, but less incredible, less - OMG why do these people want my autograph? Meeting authors is still totally awesome, but more the norm than a singular event. Going to conventions still gives me butterflies, but I now know what to expect.

Well who knows. Can't predict future feelings.

All I know is that right now the feeling looking at these pages is just as fresh as it was this time last year.

And I'm glad for that.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


BEA stands for the Book Expo of America. It's a huge trade show for the publishing industry, all concerned with buying and selling, can be rather overwhelming, and it begins this week. Last year I went with the lovely Lesley and we had an absolute blast. This year the BEA is in LA (as opposed to NY last year), making it a little more costly for yours truly to attend, so I will not be going. This makes me a bit sad as I had a totally awesome time last year. So I've decided I would link to my synopsis of last year's event, just for those of you who are new to the blog and didn't read it, and also out of nostalgia because that's the sort of person I am:

Adrienne and Lesley's excellent BEA adventure of 2007 (you will note that since that trip Lesley now has a two book deal with Harper Collins - amazing what can happen in a year!)

I shall however be attending the Book Expo of Canada in June, signing copies of the paperback version of Alex (details to follow closer to the date).

And this Saturday I will be participating in the opening weekend celebration of the new bookstore Type on the Danforth, so do come along if you are in the area:

TYPE Bookstore Danforth
503 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Saturday May 31, 1:00 pm

Friday, May 23, 2008


Yes my plans for world domination are slowly but surely coming to fruition.

I would like to announce to all and sundry (because Sundry is one of my most loyal blog readers), that my fabulous agent has just sold the world Spanish rights (excluding the USA) of my book to Editorial ViaMagna!

What makes this deal especially cool is that now I share a publisher with the amazing Patricia Wood (of Lottery fame, who is also celebrating her 55th birthday today, mazel tov!), and I just think that is so darn fantastic.

So, let's order a pitcher of Sangria and celebrate!


Monday, May 12, 2008

My Publisher

Another short post folks. I really should be in bed actually, have an early call for rehearsal before we open with our first show at 1pm. Still . . .

Thought this was cool.

As many of you will know my American publishers are Weinstein Books. Despite the fact that they used to be Miramax Books for quite some time, technically they are a very new company. So for the last several months their website, while informative, has been a little . . .shall we say . . . on the skimpy side.

Well it would seem that is no longer the case. I just checked it out, and they have an absolutely beautiful site up and running now, and of course featuring yours truly!

I will also add to this post that the release date for Timothy and the Dragon's Gate has been moved to January 13, 2009 (though it will probably be available in December - yay weird book industry weirdness). I am pretty happy with this change as it allows me a bit more breathing room with the edits for one thing, and for another, I don't much like the idea of my amazing work being upstaged by something as slight as this election thing going on south of the border. . .

Lastly, for anyone who has just been dying of curiosity over what exactly Timothy is about, there is an excellent summary of the story over at the new Weinstein website. If you are interested, do check it out here!

Sorry again for my poor blogging habits folks! I'll try to do better once the show is over. In the meantime wish me break a leg for tomorrow! (yes I've done the show twice before, but it's always a little different and we are in a new theatre)

Thursday, May 08, 2008


This has been a long tough week folks, and I just have not been in the right head space to post. However, I did write an article for Hardcore Nerdity, so if anyone is missing their Adrienne fix (and how sweet if you have!), here's the link to my article about the novel Watchmen.

Again, sorry for being MIA. I'll try to do better next week!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hardcore Nerdity!!

It's alive!!!!!!!!!!

Yes it is time for the great unveiling! May I present to you all:

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Check out the Escape Pod, our weekly podcast hosted by Mr. Jonathan Llyr, with Rob Salem and Simon Evans. This week he talks with screenwriter David Hayter who gives us the skinny on the highly anticipated film Watchmen.

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