I learned yesterday that Happy Kid! received a good review in the July issue of School Library Journal. It's already up at Amazon.
I also found out a couple of days ago that my alumni magazine gave Happy Kid! a nice paragraph in its sidebar to its book column. This was particularly gratifying because I'd sent the editor a press packet back before Christmas as part of my big marketing plan. When nothing appeared in the spring issue, I thought I wasn't going to get any coverage.
And, finally, I'm happy, happy, happy because I'm just a few pages away from finishing the first draft of the second Brandon and Hannah book. I'm hoping to have it in the mail on Monday. And then it's fun time for August! I'm going to:
work on short-term projects like essays and short stories
update my website
catch up on A Novel In A Year
clean my desk
read a lot more at the Storyglossia weblog
paint my bedroom
maybe buy a new car
I am so excited.