I hope you read the title of this post with the appropriate intonation. Sure, I could have gone with the Kirk Douglas classic, but frankly this image works better for me. Speaking of which, if you haven’t seen That Thing You Do, you’re missing out, and you should probably get on that if we’re going to be friends.
So if you’ve visited my site before, you might realize it looks a little different. Thanks to Amazing Web Designer of Wonder, Tessa Elwood, at ipopcolor.com, my header now includes my NOT AT ALL SEEKRIT pen name, Ellie Cahill.
Ellie Cahill? you ask. Yes, that’s right, I now contain multitudes!! I bet you have questions. Allow me to direct your attention to the FAQ below…
Q: Who’s Ellie Cahill?
A: Me! Also, the author of PIECES OF ME, a New Adult book I wrote.
Q: What’s New Adult?
A: It’s a relatively new category fiction (notice I said category, not genre). New Adult books feature characters who are between the ages of 18-25 who are going through the early stages of independence. Stories tend to focus on college, or the years right after college when you’re getting your first grown-up job, and the stakes in relationships are higher than ever before. Just like Young Adult is a category that encompasses all genres (sci-fi, paranormal, contemporary, historical, etc.), New Adult stories can be any genre.
Q: So, what’s PIECES OF ME?
A: You can learn more about it on my NA books page. It’s coming out February 24, 2015 from Ballantine. Here’s the Publisher’s Marketplace announcement from back in February:
Q: Why a new name?
A: There are a lot of reasons writers use pen names. Sometimes it has to do with keeping young readers for stumbling onto books that aren’t appropriate for them. Sometimes it’s to “fit in” better with the genre, because your publisher wants a different identity than the one other publishers use, or because your real name is impossible to spell or pronounce…ahem.
Q: Hey, I loved ASK AGAIN LATER, will I like PIECES OF ME?
A: If you like my YA books because they stop at the smoochy-smooching level, probably not. But if you’re an over 18 type person who likes a little more smexy in your reading, then you probably will.
Q: I’m a grown-up type person, can my teenager read your New Adult book?
A: That is totally up to you and your teenager to decide! When in doubt, I always suggest you read a book yourself before you make up your mind.
Q: Does this mean you’re not going to write any new Liz Czukas books?
A: Heck no! I want to write ALL THE THINGS ALL THE TIME! I’m just excited to have the chance to write more!
Q: Do I come here for Ellie Cahill news/information?
A: You bet. Even if you type elliecahill.com into your browser, you’ll end up here.
Q: Where can I get the new book?
A: Nowhere yet. It will be available as an ebook and a trade paperback in February of next year. I’ll keep you updated on where to get it as I get more details. In the meantime, you can add it to your Goodreads list. You can also sign up for newsletter in the sidebar and get all the info dropped right into your very own inbox. Or check back here, on Twitter, or Facebook. (Did you notice my pretty social media buttons up top? How awesome is Tessa?)
And don’t forget TOP TEN CLUES YOU’RE CLUELESS will be out on December 11, 2014!