Sunday, June 26, 2011

Triple Threat

On July 26 - one month from today - Wolfsbane will be on sale! I can't wait to share Calla's next set of adventures with you.

I have some big news related to Wolfsbane's release date.

I'm having a party! And not just one, but two parties!!!!

July 26 is not only Wolfsbane's release date, it is also the release day of the fabulous Kiersten White's Supernaturally. Since Kiersten and I are friendly-like and we've decided Calla and Evie would get along smashingly, we're throwing a big party in San Diego. And guess what?? The amazing Stephanie Perkins - author of Anna and the French Kiss and the upcoming Lola and the Boy Next Door - will be signing with us too! Given how zany and unpredictable the three of us are, it is sure to be a riotous, laugh-filled evening. Or the universe may implode. Either way, exciting times to be had!

That's right SoCal! I'm coming to YOU!

Our signing will be held at the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside, CA at 6:00 p.m. on July 26.

I'll be in San Diego on July 26 - by I'm not forgetting about my Minnesota peeps!

On Friday, July 29 at 6 p.m. the Minnesota launch of Wolfsbane will be celebrated at
The Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul.

I'm so excited that we're in the final countdown to Wolfsbane. Hope I'll see you soon!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Some of you may have been surprised to see the Bloodrose cover appear on some blogs lately. I was surprised, too! So was Penguin!

The cover wasn't supposed to be revealed until July but through a computer glitch it was sent early to Amazon, so of course Amazon put it up. And I am seriously impressed by how quickly Nightshade fans found the cover! You guys are so on top of stuff!! It's fabulous!

This wasn't anyone's fault and I'm not upset - maybe a little disappointed as revealing a cover is super fun. Now it's a little like finding out a surprise party is being thrown for you. It's wonderful that the party is happening and so many people went to the trouble to plan it, but now the surprise is spoiled.

Surprise or no, the Bloodrose cover is stupendous and I'm thrilled that I can now officially post it here!

The cover depicts a very specific scene in the book and I love the way the photo captures that moment!

In addition to the cover reveal, I have some AMAZING news. Since the Nightshade series' covers have been redesigned Penguin knows that many of you would like to have a matching set for the series. So they've printed a limited number of the new Nightshade jackets that you can put on your hardcover and all your books will match!

The jackets are being mailed out on a first come, first served basis. Send your request, including your mailing address to

I'm sorry to international readers but this is a US only offer since it regards the US cover redesign

Please note: the jackets are being shipped by Penguin, so don't email your request to me as it won't get to the right people.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Hunt!

The paperback of NIGHTSHADE hits stores today! I'm so excited!!

And excitement merits a contest and it has two prizes: the first - a pre-order of WOLFSBANE, which is now only a little over a month away (hooray!) and the second - a prize for everyone: a deleted scene from NIGHTSHADE.

How do you win?

For a chance to win a pre-order of WOLFSBANE tweet, email, or post in the comments a link to a picture of you with the NIGHTSHADE paperback in the wild. If at least 50 people hunt down the NIGHTSHADE paperback then I will post a deleted scene from NIGHTSHADE on the blog. And everybody wins!

To keep things clear: I'll choose one random winner from the blog comments and one from Twitter. If you post a picture in both places you'll have two chances to win :)

The contest runs from the paperback release date - June 14 until June 26 (the one month to WOLFSBANE mark!)

Good luck with the hunt - can't wait to see your pictures!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Listen Up: Winners!

Thanks for sharing the audiobook love!

The winners are:

Safari Poet


K.V. Briar

Congrats! Send your mailing info to andreacremerwrites (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll get your Nightshade audiobook out to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered and check back tomorrow as I'm starting up another contest :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Heard Any Good Books Lately?

It's June (wow!) And June is audiobooks month (who knew??)

I love audiobooks. Having grown up in a little town where it took at least an hour to get anywhere and at least four hours to get anywhere metropolitan I've spent a lot of time with audiobooks. I have some very special audiobook memories - listening to Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five made me a lifetime fangirl and Anne River Siddons' Downtown mirrored my own experience of leaving home and moving to a city for my first job out of college. I associate listening to characters' journeys in audiobooks with my own journeys and that makes for a truly unique and memorable experience.

When I first heard the Nightshade audiobook I was mesmerized. Hearing your words read is simply a surreal moment. Actress Rebecca Lowman narrates my novels and does a fantastic job of channeling all the characters. You can listen to excerpts from Nightshade and Wolfsbane at the Listening Library web site.

To celebrate the joy of listening to stories I'm giving away two copies of the Nightshade audio book! To enter leave a comment telling me a favorite book you heard instead of read (it's okay if it was read to you rather than being an audiobook).

I'll announce the winner on Monday!