Starcrossed song AND music video!

February 28, 2011

Dressler, my German publishers, just sent me this. I thought it was definitely worth posting.

“One of the things Dressler have come up for their marketing is a pop song, performed by the "Demi Goddesses", a girl group of three young ladies, between 18 and 25 years old, who were casted especially for the occasion.

The track is going to be called "Where do I belong" (Helen's Song). There will be a music video, which will be put on Dressler's website and the band members will do promotion for the song.

The girl on the cover of Dressler's edition, a Danish high-school graduate, will also appear in the video clip."

My book is going to have a music video!! How cool is that?

xxxo

Josie

Josie and The Interwebs

February 27, 2011

As some of you may have noticed, I'm kinda new at the whole social media thing. But... I got a great excuse. The dog ate my website. No, wait, um... I was dead at the time?

No, here's the thing. I'm kind of a private person and I never thought anyone would be interested in the strange things that float around in my mind. Funny thing, someone decided to publish them.

So now I need to crawl out from under my rock. My safe, warm rock.

I must be the only person I know that doesn't have a Facebook page. Seriously, I just got one, like, two days ago. And my website? Three days old.

PS... the website is still a work in progress. That's why there are all those clouds-- I'm still trying to think up a theme. If you have any suggestions/comments, feel free. I'm wide open to ideas.

The same goes for Twitter. I want so badly to understand the hashtag. The hashtag is important, I can see that, but really, what the hell is a hashtag? Does it taste good with eggs?

I just want anyone that comes to this site to understand that although I am a newbie, I learn fast.

So keep coming back, because the next time you check in on me I could be Zuckerberging the heck out of this joint.

xoxox

Josie

Why I Write YA

February 26, 2011

My editor at Harper Collins asked me this question for an interview, and I thought my answer would be a great way to kick off my blog.

When I think back over all the books I’ve read in my life, none have stuck with me as much as those that I read between the ages of 12 and 17.  And I mean that literally.  I still have the many of the actual books I read as a teen—not newer replacements.

I’ve taken my books everywhere with me.  They’ve been lugged up six floor walk-ups in Manhattan or stuffed into the back of my car as I spent some time driving cross-country, getting hopelessly lost while trying to find myself.

When I couldn’t afford an apartment any bigger than a broom closet, I built a loft bed and slept over my books.  (Just a tip… you might want to hire a carpenter for that one.)

I write for teens because I became passionate about stories when I was one, and if I get really lucky, I might write something that someone loves enough to drag around the world.

xoxox

Josie