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Congratulations Ally Carter!

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STATUS: This was a terrific day. What a way to kick off the year.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON by Louis Armstrong

On hitting the New York Times Bestseller List yet again. Coming in at #2 no less for the week of January 18, 2009.

Most richly deserved!

For those of you who might not have your copy as of yet, let me inform you that Barnes & Noble did a special trade paperback edition, only carried at their stores, that includes special bonus material of Cammie and company’s very first day at the Gallagher Academy. Click here to get your hands on this exclusive copy. Once sold, they are gone!

12 Responses

  1. Vodka Mom said:

    I’m going right over. (Plus, I LOVE louis. who doesn’t???)

    thanks……… a teacher I am ALWAYS looking for great new titles…….

    as a former Nancy Drew addict, I love THAT title….

  2. Tim said:

    Louis Armstrong was a force of nature. He was also a heavy marijuana user. I watched a documentary where a colleague said that when Louis would come out on stage, trumpet (or coronet) and rag in hand, and sing “I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m really, really, really ready,” that it meant he was really, really, really stoned. Just a tidbit for the music fans out there, which the Pub seems to be.

  3. Anonymous said:

    GAWD I want the marketing Ally Carter has. I saw this in a Barnes and Noble yesterday, in its pretty little special cardboard box holder.

    I love YA.

  4. HeatherWP said:

    I’m reading this one right now! They are TRULY fantastic. I can’t wait for book 3, and I’m not even done with 2 yet.

  5. natalie said:

    My niece (age 11) is hooked on Nancy Drew. I picked up the first GG book for her because I knew the characters had the same kind of spunk. I read it first, and loved it. She’s obsessed too. I think it’s really exciting when an eleven year old and a twenty-seven year old can agree on a book 🙂 In particular (and pardon my dork moment), I appreciate how strong the girls are in this book. They’re smart and inventive and have a great (realistic) vocabulary. When I was younger, I loved finding smart (semi-sassy 🙂 heroines in a novel. The GG’s are like that. Please keep em’ coming, Ms. Carter! 🙂

  6. Kori said:

    I actually picked this up yesterday purely because you are the author’s agent and I’ve noticed that you have good taste in writing … I guess you’re in the right business 🙂

    I read the entire book yesterday and absolutely loved it. I haven’t even read the first one (I think my B&N was out yesterday or else I’m blind, which is very probable), but I loved it anyway and I will definitely be buying 1 & 3. Thanks again!

  7. Anonymous said:

    Hi, Kristen.

    I was wondering, what’s your stance on word count? I found an entry from a couple years ago, but given how word counts have been increasing, even for debut authors, I’m wondering if you have raised your limit on how long a book, specifically a debut fantasy, should and can be.