And also: a great poem about blurbs by Julianna Baggott, author of GIRL TALK and THE MISS AMERICA FAMILY, both of which are wonderful.

Galleys of IN HER SHOES went out to a list of dream writers for blurbs last week. I'm currently crossing my fingers, and terrifying myself by compiling a list of Phrases I Don't Want to Read in Reviews of IN HER SHOES. Topping the list at present: "lackluster follow-up." Second place goes to "disappointing sophomore effort."