Wednesday, December 9, 2009


It's official! Some Kind of Normal has been printed and bound and packed into boxes for shipping!!  Supposedly it should ship on Monday, which will make Monday my release day!! (I know, it's a little less climactic than a big publisher who sets the date in stone months - or even years - ahead of time, but this way we actually DO get the book hot off the press... no sitting around waiting for the date to come when the bookstores can open the boxes and set them up!)(and, in fact, I'm pretty sure the bookstores won't have it yet...)

So Monday I'm throwing a party on the blog!!  Come by! It'll be like a Christmas party, with blog nog, and brightly colored decorations, and food and drink and lively music - and lots and lots of fellow writers. It's going to be awesome! Well, I hope it is, anyway. It will be if YOU show up!

And best of all, you can order a signed copy right here on the blog!   I know some people have already ordered it, and for that a HUGE thanks!!!  You can still come by and drink some blog nog and brag that you'll get your copy first. But if you don't have one, or you want to order another to give away to a friend, this is the happening place.

Or even if you have no money or don't think you'll like the book, come by anyway to say hi and eat some tasty virtual appetizers. :)

I can't guarantee you'll get it by Christmas, though, the post office being... you know... the post office.

So anyway, to sum up:

Blog party Monday.

Books available.

Fun times in the comment section.

Stop by!


  1. Congrats Heidi!

    Just a little hint from one author to another-- you can use those cheap priority mail flat rate envelopes to mail your books out and they will be at their destination within 2-3 days.

    Media Mail is usually about 2.60, so the price is comprable.

  2. Congratulations. Sounds like fun :)

  3. Congratu-freaking-lations!!!!!!!

    I am so excited for you!

  4. I'm so excited to hear about your book. Congratulations!

  5. Wasn't it just a little while back when you and I had a blogversation about whether this could ever happen? Way to be faithful to God's calling on your life. Really proud of you! It's an amazing journey where God takes us when we trust Him with the talents He's given us. I trust all the hard work is proving to be fruitful both in your soul, and in others lives as they read it. Looking forward to taking it all in with a signed copy of my own!

    Way to go! I'll drop by your blog Monday!

  6. Christy - I love practical advice!! Thanks!

    And all of you... you guys are awesome!! Can't wait for Monday!

  7. BLOG NOG!!!!!

    yessss. I will be there! Not only is blog nog one of the greatest results of the imaginary world of the internet... but YOU are releasing YOUR NOVEL into the world!!!!

    Honestly I'm so excited I'm almost dizzy!

  8. Hi Heidi,

    I wasn't thinking and I ordered a copy yesterday. I should have ordered from here and had it signed. Oh well, we will just have to make sure we see you and Todd some time in the future. I decided to make your book a surprise Christmas present for Kevin (being that we aren't giving gifts to each other this yr). So happy for your success!

    Rebecca Lacefield

  9. Love the cover. I went looking for it yesterday and it's not stocked yet but I'm on the lookout. Would love to win one.


  10. Way to go! I know I don't know you, but I feel like you're the chick from my high school English class who's a published author now!

    I wish I sat next to you in high school. Congratulations!

  11. How exciting, Heidi! Looking forward to the big Par-tay on Monday!

  12. Congrats Heidi! Can't wait to order my signed copy!

  13. Can't wait to see y'all on Monday!

    CardioGirl - if you'd have sat next to me in high school English, I totally would've passed you notes under the desk! :)

  14. Congratulations on your book's debut!! I've never been to a blog party before. I'll be most curious to see how the blog nog tastes. ;o)

  15. OMG, I was just looking for your email so I could find out how to get a *signed* copy...I'm so excited you're going to have it set up to order them!!!!!!!!! :)

    I didn't have an extra ARC to send with K, so I sent her with some other goodies instead.

    I'm marking my calendar for Monday!

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