We interrupt your regularly scheduled weekly writing check-in to bring you a special birthday post.
“Sweet, funny, and heart-warming, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading truly makes you want to cheer!”
~ Author Elizabeth Scott
“This novel is contemporary, laugh-outloud funny, and positive.”
~ Florence H. Munat, VOYA
On May 19, 2009, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading launched herself into the world. Two months early, no less.
Our original publication date was July. But. Barnes and Noble had a geek book promotion planned, and they wanted to include Geek Girl. Simon and Schuster said yes and subsequently bumped up the release date. (Because back then, when B&N offered you a promo, you always said yes.)
From our launch party
Once upon a time, Geek Girl was also a cake (courtesy of my co-workers)
On the shelf at Barnes and Noble
I fully expected to be celebrating Geek Girl’s tenth with Darcy, and it’s hard reconciling that she isn’t here to celebrate. Darcy knew how to throw a party, in real life and online.
I’m missing her, not just today, but every day. I hit a writing snag this week and wanted nothing more than to talk it through with her. I was this close to shelving the current series. And then this morning, after I opened up this post to finish writing it, inspiration struck.
Almost like I did talk the whole thing through with Darcy.
Once again, I’m going to encourage everyone to read some of her work:
THE GEEK GIRL’S GUIDE TO CHEERLEADING
DATING ON THE DORK SIDE
LESS THAN THREE
ON LEARNING TO SWIM AGAIN, IN AUTUMN: A SHORT STORY
- A contest-winning short story
- Available for 99 cents on Kindle or read for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.