Sunday, January 6, 2008

Make way for Liz Gallagher!!!


We really hope everyone has fully recovered from New Year’s Eve, because it’s time to break out another bottle of bubbly!!!

Yes, it’s time to lift our glasses, toast to the very first Class of 2k8 author, LIZ GALLAGHER!!

Liz is a former children’s bookseller and early education teacher. She received her MFA in writing for children from Vermont College and lives in Seattle (if you want to more about Liz--including the story of how this witch costumed inspired her book--come back tomorrow for her author interview).

Or stop by on Wednesday, for the Liz Gallagher tour of Fremont, Washington. Or on Thursday or Friday for other top-secret Liz-related fun.

Why all the fuss?

Because today Liz is stepping over the threshold, taking the plunge, (and mixing just about every other metaphor you can think up) as she becomes an AUTHOR.

A real live author.

For everyone out there who isn’t an unpublished author, let us take a moment to say that this is HUGE. This is the day Liz has dreamed of for years and years. It's like having a baby, making a million dollars, waking up to find herself a movie star. Just imagine what it would feel like to find your childhood dreams had come true.

Just like that.

Her book will be shelved in libraries everywhere, beloved by teenagers all across the country. And so it seems only appropriate that we find some way to create a fuss.

So... without further ado... YAY! HURRAH! WOOOOOO HOOOOO!
It's time you ran out and got yourself a copy of her awesome book, The Opposite of Invisible!

It looks like this:

Hot, right?
It's really really good. You want the official scoop?

Alice and Jewel have been best friends since grade school. Together, they don’t need anyone else, and together they blend into the background of high school. Invisible. To Alice, Jewel is the opposite of invisible. Jewel is her best friend who goes to Indie concerts and art shows with her. Jewel scoffs at school dances with her. Alice is so comfortable around Jewel that she can talk to him about almost anything. But she can’t tell him that she likes the cool, popular Simon. And then Simon asks her to the school dance the same day that Jewel kisses her for the first time. Still, she can’t say no to Simon. He seems like the easy choice, the one she’s attracted to, the one she’s ready for. But will it mean losing Jewel? In a bright debut novel set against the lively backdrop of Seattle, Alice must learn the difference between love and a crush, and what it means to be yourself when you’re not sure who that is yet.

Now you'll have to read it. How could you not run out and get one right now?

Or, if you're too lazy to run you can order the book here!

Then you can spend some more time with Liz at Randombuzzers!

And if you want to meet her in person, you can catch her Saturday, January 12, at 1 pm, at the Chester County Book Company, in West Chester PA.

Now, show Liz some serious love, folks! She's an author now. She's all growed up! Leave a comment in the box, and let her know how proud you are of her.

That way, when she's uber famous, you'll have proof you knew her when.


Chelsea said...

Yay! Congratulations, Liz. I'm really excited to read The Opposite of Invisible, and wish you great success!

Barrie said...


Liz! This is IT! You have ARRIVED!!


daphne grab said...

Hooray for Liz!!!

Sarah Prineas said...

Woo hoo! Liz, what a great way to start out the Class of 2K8! The very best of luck to you and your book.


Unknown said...

Congratulations, Liz! hoorah!

-E. Lockhart

Debbi Michiko Florence said...

Congratulations Liz! I'm looking forward to reading your novel! WOOHOO!

Lisa Schroeder said...

You know I'm toasting you in Oregon!

Can't wait to read your book - it sounds soooo good.


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rlh181 said...

Congrats, Liz! Way to go!

BTW, it says Friday, Jan. 12. But Jan. 12 is a Saturday. Which day is the signing? Maybe I'll see you there!

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Anonymous said...

Yay, Liz! Congrats to you. Hope you have a splendiferous week.

N.A. Nelson said...

What I want to see is a picture of Liz in the witch costume NOW. C'mon, Liz! Let's see it! In the meantime....Congrats! I am heading out to buy THE OPPOSITE OF INVISIBLE

Debbie Reed Fischer said...

Woo-hoot, Liz! I can't wait to read it and I wish you great big huge ginormous success! I'm heading out to buy your book now! And I agree with Nina. Let's see you in that witch costume ASAP.

PJ Hoover said...

So awesome! Congratulations, Liz! I can't wait to read this!

Nancy Viau said...

Proud to know ya, Witchy Liz!

Courtney said...

Yay, Liz! I'm cheering for you in NYC!!!

Erin said...

CONGRATULATIONS! *throws confetti*

Ellen Booraem said...

Woot! Liz, I can't imagine what you're feeling right now. Have you run out to see it in a bookstore yet? That's probably when it feels real, right?

Congratulations. This is just the beginning for you!

Marissa Doyle said...

Raising my cyber-glass to you, Liz! Please take time during these crazy weeks to savor your success.

Hugs and congratulations!

Marissa Doyle said...

Raising my cyber-glass to you, Liz! Please take time during these crazy weeks to savor your success.

Hugs and congratulations!

Jenny Meyerhoff said...

Yay, Liz!Today is the first day of the rest of your career. May it be long and fulfilling!
Now, I'm off to my favorite independent bookstore to buy THE OPPOSITE OF INVISIBLE!!!

M.P. Barker said...

You go, girl! So sorry I'm on the opposite side of the country so I can't come to the party!


Cate Gardner said...

Good luck and Congratulations to Liz and all of the 2k8 debut novelists.

ERG said...

Congratulations to you and all of the class of 2k8. You've all worked hard and deserve recognition. The Opposite of Invisible is a triumph and, hopefully, the first of many novels for you.

Jimmy, Jennifer, Evelyn June and Arun Bradbury said...

So exciting! Looking forward to picking up my autographed copy at the party on January 19th. And looking forward to meeting the AUTHOR!

Kristin Tubb said...

Yeah, Liz! I can't wait to read "The Opposite of Invisible" - sounds fantastic! Sign me, "The Opposite of Unhappy For You!" :-)

Yeah, Class of 2k8!


Jody Feldman said...

So excited for you!

Heidi R. Kling said...

The book sounds wonderful (I love the whole love triangle angel) and I REALLY LOVE all the enthusiasm behind the post, whoever wrote it should be a PR person!!! Totally convinced me to buy her book!

*Heidi R. Kling

Brooke Taylor said...

Cheers to Liz! Wonderful way to start the New Year, eh?


Tami Brown said...

Yay Liz!!! Congratulations!!

Gabriele Goldstone said...

I'm so happy for you!
May be this be only
the beginning ...

Laurel said...

I'm so proud of you LIZ! What a huge day. Congrats!

Christy Z said...

Great cover! Great day! I'm happy for you and proud of you. Schedule a booksigning in San Diego.

TJ Brown said...

Your book was fabulous and I am delighted to be in the group with you!

Bibliovore said...

Hey, Liz

My library just put a record in their catalog for The Opposite of Invisible. What does that mean to you? It means I can request it and be the first to read and tell other librarians about it and pimp it to the skies.

Congrats on your first book! Now where's your second one? ;)


Regina Scott said...

Congratulations, sweetie! It only gets better from here!

Marileta said...

Liz, I'm so happy for you, proud of you, awed by you, and I can't wait to read the book. Hooray from Honesdale!

Marileta said...

Liz, I'm so happy for you, proud of you, awed by you, and I can't wait to read the book. Hooray from Honesdale!