Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How My Footwear Helps Me Sell Books

I think I mentioned this once already, but Slayer got me a pair of shoes for Christmas. This is not ANY pair of shoes either. They're three inch platforms with red velvet heels, black silk bows, and WEREWOLF PRINT. I wanted to take a picture of them, maybe with my kids making growly faces and trying to bite them, but my camera battery won't hold a charge. So you'll have to do with this catalog photo from Too Fast.

Growl, baby. VERY GROWL.


Now, some of you might remember that I bought a pair of zombie heels to celebrate the sale of BAD TASTE IN BOYS. Since then, I've written a sequel called BAD HAIR DAY. It's about werewolves and nanotech and shaved bears in lab coats and blueberry flavored astronauts and bath mats made of human hair. Since they don't make blueberry flavored astronaut shoes (and why NOT?!?), I asked for the werewolf shoes for Christmas because it just seemed fitting that I'd have a pair for both of the Kate Grable books.

Guys? The werewolf shoes are LUCKY. Because I woke up this morning to THIS:
Author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS and Class of 2011 member, Carrie Harris's next Kate Grable novel BAD HAIR DAY, again to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, in a nice deal, for publication in Summer 2012 and 2013, by Kate Schafer Testerman at kt literary (World English).

In case that's not clear enough, let me shout it out for you--I SOLD TWO MORE BOOKS! That's right! BAD HAIR DAY will be released in summer of 2012, and then there will be a new, to-be-determined book from yours truly in the summer of 2013! It may or may not have blueberry flavored astronauts in it. Because really, there are not enough astronauts of any flavor in YA. Don't you agree?

And thanks to the makers of Iron Fist shoes for helping to make my dreams come true. I'm working on a couple of books with demons and vampires in them. Can you make more shoes?

44 comments:

Julia Karr said...

Holy Cannoli, Carrie!!!

BY MORE SHOES!!!

Fantabulous news!!! YAY for you and Kate! (she's the bestest!)

Julia Karr said...

Brain not in function mode yet... that wou be "BUY" MORE SHOES! duh...

RK Charron said...

Congratulations Carrie!
Love the werewolf print on the Lucky Shoes.
:)
All the best,
Rob

Cari said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting and I love the shoes!

Barry Napier said...

Congrats!

Maybe I should start buying stuff like this...

Julia Karr said...

okay - giving up now... "would" *gah!* (we won't discuss how many capchas it took for me to get these three posts accepted!)

Kelly said...

CArrie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! Yay for you and us! We get to read one of your books each year, too!
And you must wear those shoes to book signings!

K.C. Shaw said...

Woohoo! Excellent! And those shoes are frankly awesome in every way.

CKHB said...

YEAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul Greci said...

Awesome,Carrie!! Congrats!!

Lydia Sharp said...

You are amazing. HUGE CONGRATS!

Ellen Booraem said...

How thrilling--Congratulations!

Can blueberry-flavored shoes be far behind?

Kim Harrington said...

Yay! I'm doing the thriller dance for you right now! Congrats!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations!!! That is awesome. I really love your shoes too! =D

Anita Saxena said...

I need me a pair of those shoes!! Congratulations on all your success.

beth said...

YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! Awesome Awesome Awesome! *throws more shoes at you so you can write more awesome books*

abby mumford said...

yeah, yeah, two more books. what'd be really impressive is to see you walk in those insanely high high heels.

seriously though, CONGRATULATIONS. i haven't even read your first book and i'm already excited for the ones that come after.

Cate Gardner said...

Woot!

anonymeet said...

Congrats! go shoes.

Also - zombie shoes? I'm a recent blog follower. Is there a picture of the zmobie shoes on this blog somewhere? I must see the zombie shoes.

The Name Is Ashelynn said...

Congrats!!! Love the werewolf shoes!

Lady Reader said...

Right on! Now, I must say:

CARRIE, YOU ARE MADE OF AWESOME! :)

Congrats chicka. I can't wait to read your goods! :)

Cicely said...

Yay!! Go book deals! Congrats! *Happy dance* :D Bad Hair Day sounds awesome (and I love the title)
(p.s. I LOVE those shoes :D)

ajmitchell said...

Wow! That's incredible. Congrats! Can't wait to read your first novel.

Larissa said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

I'm so unbelievably excited for you!

Woohoo!

Hmmmm...I need some lucky shoes! :)

sruble said...

Excellent news Carrie! And cool-kewl shoes too!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Wow! Congratulations on the books! Love the shoes too... I'm so thrilled for you.

Marsha Sigman said...

That is freakin' awesome! and so are those shoes. The only that could make them better was if they were boots but that's just me.lol

Carrie Harris said...

Thanks, guys. You're the AWESOMEST.

Anonymeet, I could have sworn that I posted a picture of the zombie shoes, but I can't find it! I'll get it up there later this week.

And to those of you who have suggested blueberry flavored shoes, I'm totally down with that.

Shanyn said...

WOW YAY!!!!!!!!!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Wow, that is awesome news. CONGRATULATIONS!

I love, love, love those shoes!

Laura said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome, Carrie! You know what's amazing? I SAW those shoes and the zombie shoes and I thought, "Carrie needs those!"

Our little crit group is doing so well. *sniffle*

Nushi-ke said...

Congratulations!!!!

First zombies then werewolves, is this girl going to face ninjas next?

So you get awesome shoes which get you a book deal then enabling you to buy more awesome shoes?

Julia King said...

Congrats on the fine looking hills. Have you worn them out on the town yet? And major congrats on two more projects going north--really high up north as opposed to south of which we all know is really not good. Glad to know I have more works by the zombirific Carrie in store.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Congrats!! Those are some killer (and lucky) shoes indeed.

Stephanie Faris said...

YAY that's awesome news!!! You're my idol! Love the shoes, too.

Noelle said...

Holy Crap, that is so cool!!!! I can't wait to read them! Is Bad Taste in Boys still coming out on July 12th, on my baby's 1st birthday??? And...and....will you be doing book signings back here in the Cleveland area? Get yourself to, like, Crocker Park, and Dave and I will SOOOOO be there! You need a facebook group to keep us up to date on all the cool events that will be happening!

Kristi Helvig said...

Awesome shoes, and congrats on the new book deal! :)

Charissa Weaks said...

Congrats Carrie! I need lucky heels..but I'd be like
6'4"...maybe I can do lucky underwear or something... :)

Elana Johnson said...

WOOOOOT!! Congratulations, Carrie! I can't wait for Bad Taste In Boys and Bad Hair Day and anything else you might pen!

You = awesome.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Carrie, that is such awesomely fantastic news!!!! Congratulations! So, can I pre-order both of them now? :-)

Kelly H-Y said...

WOW!!!! That is totally awesome - - a huge congrats to you!!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations Carrie!! That is awesome. I'm already drooling for "Bad Taste in Boys," and now I have two more to anticipate...
Plus - I am in total shoe envy/awe of those werewolf shoes. I keep thinking I may have to splurge...

Stephanie Perkins said...

I am very, very, very belated, but I wanted to officially congratulate you. :) I am so happy for you, and so happy for us, your readers, for getting TWO MORE CARRIE BOOKS into the world! Congratulations!!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Woo-hoo! Gotta love those shoes! Congratulations!!