Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Sugar Countdown—It's On!

So there's this: my debut young adult novel, 
Sugar, Skyscape, June 1st. 
Wha? Yes.

That's less than one month. 


If you're as excited as me you'll be pleased to know I'll be posting weekly until then about all kinds of publication and Sugar related stuff as I gear up for launch. I'll be returning to regularly scheduled programming sometime in June. Sorry not sorry because guys! For once I'm at a loss for words, but I'll give it a shot:

I'm stoked. 
It's tremendous—that just beyond reach sense of dreams coming true. 
I feel stupid happy.
My stomach is in a constant state of fluttering with the excitement. 
Oh geez am I nervous.
And a little obsessed.
Caught in a whirlwind. 
Extraordinarily lucky. 
Panting as I try to keep pace.
Thrilled beyond! 

But mostly I'm grateful because this book carries a piece of my heart and it's such an honor that it'll soon be available to read.

So am I feeling everything at once? Yep, pretty much. Kind of like this, except I don't wanna be everything at once, I FEEL everything at once...Get the picture?

This calls for capital letter kinds of celebration with a pop and a fizz and confetti! Are you with me?

I hope so. In the meantime, I'm going to slow things down a whisker and reflect and share what the last 11 months have been life during my publication journey, why I wrote Sugar, and a round up of Sugar-related addenda like articles, etc.

Also, you can pre-order your paperback or audio versions of SUGAR so you get your copy right when it's released (and do my publisher a solid by letting them know you're pumped to get your hands on the novel.) Also...Sugar is available as part of the Kindle First library, meaning, you can get your ecopy now! Like RIGHT now

Also, ahem, Sugar is the #1 book Teens & Young adult. Yes. #1. *Thud.* That's me collapsing. Ok, now I'm on my feet again, jumping up and down. Woo hoo!

Thank you for celebrating with me, guys, this is pretty flippin' (as Sugar would say) AWESOME!


  1. I just read Sugar on Kindle First and was blown away; what an excellent story! I am so glad that I found this gem and will definately be ordering a physical copy. Thank you for such an awesome story!

    1. Thanks, Jenn. That means so much to me :) Also, the puppy in your pic is adorable! (I have an acute case of puppy fever this spring!)

  2. Deirdre,
    I selected Sugar on Kindle First too, and WOW! What a powerful and moving story. I stayed up way too late last night to finish the book. It made me take a deeper look at myself and I learned a few things:
    1. I judge people at times when I know nothing about them. Shame on me. I will be working on this.
    2. I turn to cigarettes instead of sweets. It's horribly unhealthy and it is what I hide behind. I'm not ready to conquer it yet.
    Thank you for sharing Sugar with the world.

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Sorry Sugar stole some of your sleep, but it sounds like it was worth it. Thank you for sharing the ways in which you're looking more deeply at yourself. Among the things you mentioned you want to change, make sure you see all the things that are amazing and beautiful about yourself too! Best wishes. Xo