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The Stone Girl - On Sale August 28th and Events!

My third novel, The Stone Girl , is on sale TODAY, August 28 th ! Below are all the details for my upcoming events, together with some of my favorite young-adult authors.   And, for those of you who like to plan ahead of time, I’ll be visiting starting November 12, 2012! Hope to see you – and hear from you – soon!   Alyssa’s Events Friday, September 14, 2012 (with Adele Griffin, Deborah Heiligman, and David Levithan) Barnes & Noble 3535 US Route #1 Princeton, NJ 7pm   Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (Teen Author Reading Night) Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library ( Sixth Avenue and Tenth Street) New York, NY 6pm Featuring: Jocelyn Davies Jeff Hirsch Aaron Karo Eugene Myers Alyssa Sheinmel Suzanne Weyn   Sunday, October 7, 2012 (with Adele Griffin, Theo Lawrence, David Levithan, and Eliot Schrefer) Oblong Books 6422 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 4pm   Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (with Adele Gri

The Stone Girl – Blog Tour and More!

The blog tour for The Stone Girl is kicking off tomorrow, which means that the book will be on sale in less than a month.   It’s still surprising to me that this novel is really being published.   Writing The Stone Girl , I thought that maybe this book was just for me.   I didn’t think anyone would want to read or publish it.   Maybe I was just getting it out of my system, this eating disorder book that I just had to write, and once I finished telling Sethie’s story, I could go back to writing something better, something people might actually want to read. I never wanted to write a book about eating disorders, but I guess I always knew I would, since there was a time when they were a big part of my own life.   But I certainly didn’t think there was anything to say about eating disorders that hadn’t already been said in the books I’d read for as long as I could remember: The Best Little Girl in the World, Stick Figure, Fasting Girls, Hunger Pains, and more recently Unbearable Lightn