With just a few days left before The False Princess comes out, I feel like I'm inside a tornado. Different feelings keep swirling past--anticipation, terror, happiness, stress. Sometimes I'll feel one way for half the day, and then spend the next half feeling something else entirely. Mostly, though, I'm feeling excited. In just a few days, I'll be able to share my book with readers and, hopefully, they'll like it. It might make someone feel the way that certain books made me feel as a teen--understood, seen, changed. That's what I'm hoping, anyway.
The False Princess is out. My first book--the thing I've been waiting for since I was twelve years old--is out. And I feel good--really, really good. I love the characters in the book so much, and I'm so glad that they're out in the world, where other people can meet them. In some ways, I feel like they're my kids and I'm waving them off to school for the first time. A little nervous for them, but also really glad they're getting out of the house!