Sunday, February 12, 2006

If I could have a second skin I'd probably dress up in you...

Greetings

Especially if you're here for the first time and found this blog address in the back of Let's Get Lost. I want to thank you for all the comments you've left about the book. If you want to rave about it on amazon.co.uk, that would be cool with me too!

London is grey and rain-soaked today. But I'm back from the gym, all freshly showered, freshly pyjama-ed, listening to the new Belle And Sebastian album and with four episodes of The OC to watch after I've made some toast, so life is good.

A few things I need to say. My microsite: http://www.hodderkidsauthors.com/manning/ has been re-designed and updated. There's an interview with Molly from Guitar Girl, an article about crushing from Edie of Diary Of A Crush fame and an excerpt from Let's Get Lost up there too.

What else? I got an email from Nissa telling me about an IM chat she had with a boy from Egypt who has the same email address as Dylan in the DOAC books and that he's been bombarded with emails from my readers, some of whom have been to visit him. I'm quite concerned about this. Dylan is a fictional character. That means he's not real and not real boys do not have email addresses. Certainly when the books were first written, that email address was not operational. The books have now sold thousands of copies here in the UK and in France and Sweden and are just about to come out in the States. The email address can't be changed. But I hope that all of you would exercise caution on the internet and wouldn't email or chat with people you don't know. There are some really freaky types out there. This boy seems harmless enough but the thought that anyone would be irresponsible enough to meet up with someone anywhere just because they share an email address with a character in a book is seriously not cool. Please, please, please be careful.

OK, lecture over now. Josie and Lady Julieanne, sorry, I still haven't got those CDs in the post because I'm lame. I will make it happen this week.

Now Seth Cohen is calling to me and I'm powerless to resist...

Love Sarra x

8 comments:

Stacey said...

Hey Sarra. Loving the new layout on the microsite. I visited it the other day. However the email to rave about how we love you and win a t-shirt doesn't work and my email got mailer demoned. Just to let you know. The books awesome and woah about the guy thing. Surf safe people. xx

Le-Anne said...

I got your book on sunday around 2pm as a present. I finished reading 1:21 monday morning.

Wow.
Your book 'Let's Get Lost' was.. wow.
God knows how many times I cried.
I loved the way you included Molly. Made everything so amazing.
And aw, smith.. I always got scared when he was going to find out. &
aw..
All the way throughout the book my heart skipped & sunk and my
stomach
dropped 3000 feet below see level.
I want you to know, that you are my most favourite author. Ever.

Le-Anne xo

[nina told me to post it here].
*shock* i love the new belle & sebastian album. it's a bit good really.

Le-Anne said...

I got your book on sunday around 2pm as a present. I finished reading 1:21 monday morning.

Wow.
Your book 'Let's Get Lost' was.. wow.
God knows how many times I cried.
I loved the way you included Molly. Made everything so amazing.
And aw, smith.. I always got scared when he was going to find out. &
aw..
All the way throughout the book my heart skipped & sunk and my
stomach
dropped 3000 feet below see level.
I want you to know, that you are my most favourite author. Ever.

Le-Anne xo

[nina told me to post it here].
*shock* i love the new belle & sebastian album. it's a bit good really.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for leaving that comment on my blog- it totally vindicated my choice of username. And the microsite is brilliant- it's like having a little extra bit of the story, which I love.

princess_rosie said...

Hey... i bought ur book yesterday and am thouroughly enjoying reading it. Thank you for sharing the experiences of Isabel - such an amazing story line and character. You give references throughout the book to music of which i have heard several of the songs and really like them - i wondered if you had a list of the music references that you have used as it sounds like an awesome soundtrack (if books can have soundtracks?!). I would be so bhappy if you would share it with me if possible? Well done for another fantastic book - perhaps the best yet? x

PennyLane said...

Hey sarra. I was just wondering if you still plan on having your contest to win a signed copy of let's get lost.... cause that would be really cool. everybody seems to be loving let's get lost- congrats! *can't wait till october* so what do u think so far of the new season of america's next top model? i'd love to hear who u think is going to win, especially since i already know! Peace, Love, Rock n Roll. love , Sara XOX

~is it over now? do you know how to pick up the pieces and go home?~

ladyjulianne said...

I was wondering about the email addresses in DoaC...Edie and Grace's have been taken for ages.

And that Seth Cohen is irresistable...

Looking forward to having the CD pop through my letterbox! It'll probably be the first mail I get at my new address :)

Valerie said...

I LOVE YOU SARRA.
Right now I'm writing a research paper on you, my FAVORITE writer, you are my inspiration.

Much love.
:)