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Don’t Abandon Hope

A lot of stuff has happened since I last posted. I’m not going to bother giving a recap, since you all keep up with current events. It’s been the kind of month where some of us may have felt the urge to watch way too many Lifetime Movies of the Week in a row (such as Marilu Henner’s Fight for Justice or Angie Dickinson’s Deep Family Secrets) in an effort to escape our own real life problems, or the ones we keep seeing on the news.

But that’s okay! Stories like Marilu’s and Angie’s have been told (and re-told) for thousands of years exactly because they inspire us and let us know we shouldn’t abandon all hope. Just when it seems like winter’s dark and gloomy days are going to go on forever . . . BOOM!

Not only do the flowers start blooming (a sure sign that spring is right around the corner), but authors start posting. . .Their New Official Book Trailers!

Here’s mine for Abandon:


No, despite popular speculation, that guy’s not an angel or a vampire or a ghost. Think about the clues. Dante’s Inferno. Abandon hope all ye who enter here. Death. Graveyards. Springtime . . . ringing a bell?

Maybe this outrageously awesome review from Forever Young Adult will help you figure it out.

The book won’t be in stores until April 26, 2011. That isn’t much time! I have a lot to do to get ready. My tour schedule is below, and these are just a FEW of the cities I’m going to be visiting.

What will I be doing while I’m at all these bookstores? Well, talking and signing copies of Abandon, answering questions about my other books, giving away tips on how to be a writer, handing out some cool Abandon-related prizes, and possibly spilling some spoilers about the next book in the series, just to name a few things:


Tuesday, April 26, 2011
6:00 PM
Davis-Kidd Booksellers
387 Perkins Road Extended
Memphis, TN 38117

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
1430 Plaza Place
Southlake, TX 76092

Thursday, April 28, 2011
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Mansell Crossings Shopping Center
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Friday, April 29, 2011
Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Day of Royal Rest

Saturday, April 30, 2011
2:00 PM
Rainy Day Books
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
(913) 384-3126

Sunday, May 8-Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Orlando, Florida
Meg will be a featured author at the International Reading Association Convention. See author schedule. Convention events are open to IRA members only. A signing in a local bookstore in Orlando that will be open to the public may also be scheduled.

But wait! There’s more . . . Abandon events are also tentatively scheduled for Toronto, Boston, Miami, and other locations (to be announced soon)!

In the meantime, also look for me here:

Tuesday, June 28-Saturday, July 1, 2011
New York, New York
Meg will be attending the 31st Annual Conference of the Romance Writers of America and will emcee the 2011 Rita and Golden Hearts Award Ceremony. Click here for details.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The 2011 “Readers for Life” Literary Autographing
New York Marriott Marquis
Times Square
New York, NY
Open to the public. All proceeds go to charities that promote literacy. Click here for details.

. . . as well as events scheduled for my Overbite tour (the sequel to Insatiable, scheduled for release July 1) in New York City, New Jersey, Nashville, Maryland, Edina, Cedar Rapids, St. Louis, Albuquerque, and Seattle.

A lot of you have been asking when the next Allie Finkle is coming out. Right now there are no new Allie Finkle books scheduled for release beyond the six books already published about her. Allie is enjoying a nice long summer break with her friends and family.

Stay tuned for new installments in the Heather Wells series (which should make the many, many readers from whom I receive daily inquiries about Heather very happy, and makes me very happy, too, since I missed her, too)!

And don’t forget:
Whenever you’re feeling blue — just like Kirstie Alley in Family Sins — you can always turn things around with a little bit of pluck and determination (well, I wouldn’t recommend doing it exactly like Kirstie did, since she beat her foster kids and ended up in jail . . . oh, sorry, spoilers).

But now that springtime is here (officially), you know hope is on its way!

(Official Spring Flowers from my garden!)

More later.

Much love,