Sunday, January 20, 2008

We HEART Lisa Schroeder!!!




That's right-- it's time for another glass of bubbly! Because it's time for our next DEBUT AUTHOR! Lisa Schroeder, come on down!

She's a picture book author, native Oregonian, and experienced strawberry girl. But this week, she's (most of all) our 2k8 debut author of the week!

Although her book was officially released on the 8th, Lisa is still celebrating (and we expect she will be all year!). So please join us in wishing her all the best for her young adult novel in verse, I Heart You, You Haunt Me.



I Heart You, You Haunt Me is the story of fifteen-year-old Ava who is heartbroken over the death of her boyfriend, Jackson. But Jackson's spirit is unwilling to let go just yet, and has rooted himself to Ava's home. At first Ava is thrilled, and she does whatever she can to stay home everyday just to be with him. But she soon realizes that having a ghost for a boyfriend is neither easy nor fulfilling. Ultimately, Ava must choose between the ghostly romance and moving on with her life.

Sound good? Wanna read it? Of course you do!

Visit your local bookstore today, or you can order it on-line HERE.

Thanks for stopping by to wish Lisa well and give her book a happy send-off out into the big, blue world.

Lisa will be reading comments all day, so please let her know you stopped by.

And come back tomorrow, when Lisa will answer some burning questions for us. Or later in the week, when we'll give her the chance to teach us all about novels in verse (Hey, maybe she'll even tell us about her own secret experiences with ghost-boyfriends!)

Now, really-- you can't afford to miss THAT!

32 comments:

Emily said...

Yeah Lisa!!! I got your book through Amazon in the mail just last week. Can't wait to read it. Congratulations =)

PJ Hoover said...

Go Lisa! Go Lisa!

Courtney said...

Congratulations, Lisa! The celebration continues!

Shelly said...

Congratulations, Lisa!!

CMCTonia said...

Yea, Lisa! I am so excited for you!! I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but am looking very forward to it.

~Tonia

the Bradburys said...

Congrats, Lisa! I picked your book up at Liz's party yesterday and read it last night! What a debut! And I've already passed Jackson and Ava on to our babysitter and she's looking forward to reading it.
Enjoy the week,
Jen

Laurel said...

I am so so so excited for you, Lisa! I've been following all of this on your blog, and it seems like things are all pretty amazing.

xoLaurel

TerClark said...

Congrats, Lisa. I picked up your book this week. Can't wait to read it.

debbiereedfischer said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I love your book and your blog. This is just the beginning of a long and wonderful writing career. :) debbie

Marissa Doyle said...

Yay, Lisa! Looking forward to all the weeks posts!

Ellen Booraem said...

I've ordered your book at my local bookstore, Lisa--can't wait to read it! I hear I should choose a time when I can stay up all night reading, and that I'll need a kleenex box handy...

PJ Hoover said...

Yep, I ordered my book too, and it's in! I'm heading to the bookstore tomorrow to pick it up!

PJ Hoover said...

I mean my COPY of YOUR book :)
Mine's not out yet.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I enjoyed being at your book signing at Powells on Saturday!
Deb

FrecklesandDeb said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I enjoyed being at your book signing at Powells on Saturday!
Deb

N.A. Nelson said...

Read it, loved it, and just as Jen did, I passed it on our babysitter...as she was leaving, otherwise she probably wouldn't have watched the kids!

So Lisa,...loved Ava and Jackson--they were great together, but, seriously...let's talk about Ava and Lyric.

Book II?

Barrie said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I'm really excited for you....and Ava and Jackson!

LIz said...

Woo, Lisa! Your "little book" is so much more -- I truly to heart it.

Lisa Schroeder said...

Thanks everyone!

*glasses clinking* Cheers!

Deb, thanks so much for coming on Saturday. It really means a lot to me!

LOL Nina - I've thought about it... We'll see. :)

daphne grab said...

hooray for lisa!! my copy is on its way and i can't wait to read it!

TJBrown said...

It is a fabulous book! Congrats Lisa!
Teri

jocelyn said...

Congrats, Lisa! It's a fantastic book.

scthoms said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I ordered a copy from my local book store -- want to get the word out about it locally. I can't wait to read your book in its final form. It's such a terrific story.
Congrats!
Sue

M.P. Barker said...

Loved the book, Lisa! Great debut!

Michele

JCARTER said...

*claps with fingers spread like a three-year-old, but somersaults like a fifty-year-old*

YOWCH!

It's a truly wonderful story, Ms. B. I recieved several copies from Amazon Saturday. The people in my family thought they were going to actually borrow my book. Silly, silly people.

Have a great day, my talented friend!

Jayme

Jenny Meyerhoff said...

Congratulations, Lisa!
I can't wait to read what you say about writing novels in verse.
I have to say, the idea of that really intimidates me.

Erin said...

Yay! Congrats, Lisa!!

gabe said...

Lisa - all the best!
I look forward to
reading it and to
telling others about it.
-gabe

Nancy said...

Don't miss out! Read this one ASAP!

The Loveitts/Leaveitts said...

Loved it!

Regina Scott said...

Three cheers for Lisa! You go, girl!

Em said...

Congratulations! I'll be reading your book as part of the 2k8 challenge that teenbookreview.wordpress.com is hosting! :-)

Cheers to you!