It’s ALIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!

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The hiatus is over, ladies and gents. I am officially back on the blogging bandwagon. I’ve been around here and there, starting a new Tumblr account, lurking on Twitter, and drafting REFORMED like a crazy person. I’m nearly done with the first pass at REFORMED (yay!), and I just got my first revision from my editor (major yay!), and for the most part, this post is going to contain a miscellaneous assortment of news.

My first big announcement is that CATCH MY GRIFT’s title has changed to TRUST ME, I’M LYING. I was bummed to have to change it, since CMG is so darned clever, and everyone I’ve ever explained it to has loved it. But therein lies the rub. Nearly every time I’ve told someone the title, I’ve then immediately had to explain it. So my editor very kindly and accurately pointed out that perhaps it isn’t the best idea for a book from a debut author to a YA audience. I saw the sense in it at once, even though I was a bit daunted at the idea of having to come up with a new title that I liked as much. But with help, I came up with the new title, and I’m satisfied that it keeps with the overall snark of the novel, so…ta da!

Also, TRUST ME, I’M LYING is now up on Goodreads! The cover isn’t up yet, but you can now add it to your to-read list! It has an ISBN and everything.

To give you an update on where TMIL is in development, I’m working on my big, overall content edit (which is the first round of edits from my editor) and the cover designer is starting to work on the cover (OMG!). I really cannot wait to see it.

I’ve also joined a 2014-debut author’s group called OneFour KidLit. You should all go immediately and check out the blog, the Tumblr account, the Facebook page, the YouTube channel, and the Twitter account. Seriously. I’ve been reading the ARCs, people. These books are going to Blow. Your. Mind.

I think that’s all my news for now. I promise I’ll post something a little less me-centric, and a little more interesting in the very near future. Happy Mother’s Day!

About Mary Elizabeth Summer

Mary Elizabeth Summer is an instructional designer, a mom, a champion of the serial comma, and a pie junkie. Oh, and she sometimes writes books about teenage delinquents saving the day. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, her partner, and her evil overlor--er, cat. TRUST ME, I'M LYING, a YA mystery, will be released by Delacorte in Fall 2014.
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