Thursday, March 4

The TFC Anniversary party continues . . .



Wow, I can’t believe it’s actually been 3 years since I first started blogging here—it just flew by! And yet after reviewing my old 2007 date book (yep, I actually did that!) I was amazed at just how much was going on back then.

In short:

Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss & Blog, and Saving Zoë were all published that year, and I did book signings, library talks, school visits, gave a keynote speech, took part on a few different panels at various events, and continued to take classes, and learn as much as I could about this ever-changing industry.

I also continued writing Evermore on the side (I started it in 2006), and was heavily involved in researching Ever & Damen’s world—getting hypnotized, taking psychic development classes, reading lots and lots of books about ghosts, spirits, reincarnation, etc. But, since I was actually contracted to write Cruel Summer, and not Evermore, it was a while before I found the time to finish it.

And as good as this writing career has turned out to be, with 10 published novels, 2 anthologies, 2 novels in various stages of production, 9 more under contract—and hitting bestseller lists in a way I never imagined—I don’t want to give the impression that it’s been non-stop tulips and champagne swilling—because it hasn’t.

This business is tough. And the truth is, it’s just as tough to stay published, as it is to get published—maybe tougher! And all the challenges that come along have an uncanny way of feeling really personal, even when they aren't.

Since signing my first book contract back in 2004, I’ve had 3 agents (third one is the absolute charm!), 3 editors, 1 publishing house, and countless meltdowns.

There were days when I cried, threw things, threatened to give up, and thought for sure I was just days away from having no choice but to squeeze back into the fugly, navy blue, polyester dress and bunion-inducing heels of my former light attendant career because I just wasn’t made of the right stuff.

Luckily, my husband was there to talk me off the ledge and convince me to keep on keeping on.

And while I absolutely love what I do, and wouldn’t change it for the world, writing is a very solitary business, which is why being part of this awesome group of writers and readers here at The Café has definitely served as one of the bright spots!




So, as a way to say Thanks to all of you awesome readers, I am giving away a signed copy of Shadowland along with an “eternity” bracelet (pictured at the top) from one of my favorite places to indulge, Dogeared.

All you have to do is leave a comment, and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on March 15th!!

Thanks for 3 awesome years everyone!

:)

Alyson

176 comments:

Monique said...

It seams more stressful then i imagined to be a writer. but i still cant wait, i cant wait to read Shadowland i finished blue moon yesterday it was amazing, i only found the TFC like 15 mins ago and i already love it, this rocks! Thanks for blogging XD

Heather Kelly said...

Alyson, your books sound intriguing. I'm putting some on my reading list right now! I find it oddly comforting to know that it's still a struggle after agents and book deals. For some reason, that seems a unifying factor between writers, and writing itself can be such a struggle... But, I'm still wishing an easier path for you going forward. And what accomplishments! Congrats on all the book success.

ReggieWrites said...

I agree with Monique...it actually seems pretty stressful for a writer, but that's not going to stop me from trying to become one =)

Elie said...

Wow, three years. I know all the stress is worth the end result. Congrats on all you have accomplished.

Laurena said...

Your books are amazing, I'm glad the stress didn't become too overwhelming. Keep writing :)

jpetroroy said...

What a great post. Your journey is an inspiration!

KrysteyBelle said...

I love this site. Thank you all for sharing your stories. =)

bookaholic said...

I know you say that writing has been stressful and a solitary business and I couldn't agree more! But I am sure that you have had all those 'EUREKA' moments to recall which must bring a smile to your lips!! Also,your happiness now must be infinite and immeasurable...right? :D
Your achievement is really commendable..3 years of writing!! Amazing!And I wish you many many more successful years ahead..:)
I am really interested in Shadowland.Please count me in.

frndzDOTdebasATgmailDOTcom

Rachel Bateman said...

Wow. I had no idea you had so many more books under contract! (though, come to think of it, why would I know that?)

Sounds like you had a bit of a rough go of it; I am glad you toughed it out, because I love your books!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks you guys! Writing is tough, and I was just trying to show that it stays tough too because I think you don't really get that when you first start out--or at least I didn't!! But being able to do what I love for a living is a total gift and I wouldn't change a thing!
:)

yvonne said...

I am so very excited for shadowland...cant wait to dive back in!

Cindy McNeil-Hatmaker said...

I'm more than ready for #4, let's see where Ever goes to and for!!!
Lovin it!!! <3
cynn39 (@) comcast.net

Little Willow said...

Recycled charm? YES! That's fantastic!

Wendy Toliver said...

Alyson, congratulations on such an exciting career. I'm so glad you're sticking with it b/c like Laurena and countless other readers, we NEED you to keep writing! xoxo

Dark_Daisy said...

Wow your books are so amazing! Dying for the next read!

Forwarding with Pictures said...

I opened "Evermore" with a little hesitance but in less than two weeks finished that and "Blue Moon". I just started reading "Shadowland" and I am very excited to see how it turns out. You are a great writer and I look forward to looking into more of your books.

Book Addict Girl said...

I must say, I absolutely adore The Immortals Series. Damen = RAWR! :) So, Alyson, thank you for letting us be apart of that world.

Kay Cassidy said...

OMG, how perfect is that bracelet for Ever and Damen??? You need to take a picture of yourself wearing it (because I suspect you are already in possession of one.) ;-) Congratulations on an amazing journey... and for all the wonderful things that lie ahead!

Kaitlyn said...

WOW!! as an aspiring writer you really are an inspiration!!! The whole Evermore series is one of my favorites!!! Keep 'em coming!!

Paromita said...

I'd love to win a copy of Shadowland!!! Please enter me!!

Michele Skinner said...

Your books are awesome. I have read all three of them 2 or 3 times each alreay. I have always wanted to write something, I just haven't had any bright ideas come to me yet. Thanks for writing these books :)

Nath Souza said...

Congratulations!
I'm writer too, but I haven't books published yet.
I love "Evermore" and I want to read everything that you write.
Here in Brazil, we are waiting for "Blue Moon".
Kisses!

Veronica V. said...

Wow. I think your story is absolutely amazing and inspiring. You love writing so much and never gave up on it. I've bought and read all of books in the Immortals series that are out and I love all of them! I can't wait to read Dark Flame! I love that cover too. Best of luck to you in your career, Mrs. Noel! I hope to see your series on tv or the movies soon too. They're brilliant!
By the way, I hope I win!!

Patty said...

Alyson, I wold just to tell you how much i enjoyed your books. I am also excited about the release of Dark Flame. As an older reader of YA books i really loved it. My daughters also enjoy your books. Thanks for writing books that people of all ages can understand and relate to.

Valencia said...

Through all your struggles and all your triumphs, you have brought such amazing stories and dream worlds to us the readers. It has been such an up and down journey for you thus far, but I look forward to sharing that journey with you through your wonderful books. Keep up the remarkable work!

Tina Cooper said...

I love this series. Is awesome. Cannot wait to see what is in store for Ever. Thanks so much for taking us away from our problems if just for a little while. Your work is greatly appreciated!!

GMR said...

What a great site! I can't believe this is the first time I've been here....rest assured it won't be the last. Congrat's on making it in the publication arena and having the staying power to remain!

Count me in on your great contest, and as always....happy reading!

grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com

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Bronte said...

thank goodness you didn't let the stress get to you, otherwise i never would've found a new favorite author. :D

i love your books and the way you write. Your books got me at the first page, when it usually takes me a while to get interested in a book or author.

Elisaveta said...

Hey Alyson, I love your books. They're so cool. And I'd love to read Shadowland.
By the way Evermore comes out in Bulgaria this month and I'm looking forward to it.
So, thanks for the post. I ADORE you :)

Kristii said...

What a journey you've been through! but lets be honest..you've come out with some really god stuff :)
And im sure youll continue to do so!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

thanks so much alyson for sharing your story! :)

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

great post :) your book is on my to buy pile congrats kai.

TheDreamer said...

Wow! You must have had an exciting career, didn't you? I think being a writer is harder than most people think. It's not just imagining something and writing it down. A real writer must have a lot of patience, a hint of confidence, passion for their work and must certainly know a way of calming himself/herself down when they think about giving everything up.

Nope, it certainly isn't easy. Right?

BluDrumStix said...

You are simply amazing. I love ALL of your books, and own them all. I am sure that no matter what stress comes along you will get through it just like your characters :-) I hope you continue writing for many years. I am glad you shared your story. Aren't those husbands of ours great to keep us going? My military guy is still trying to convince me to go after my photography dream. I wish you the best of Luck Alyson. I can't wait to read your future books :-) <3

Arika said...

I'm so excited!

Onyx Dark said...

you're books are so amazing Alyson! Shadowland is my favorite by far.

Ginny said...

I LOVE your books, I have been hooking all my friends on to them as well! 3 years of amazing stories and I hope it continues for MANY more!!

audreyhale14 said...

As much as I would love to get my Shadowland signed by you, I've never see any chance of getting it closer to reality. There's so much more than enjoying the swallow of your every words. It also brings me to a point where I think, I have this passion, I wanna be writer, I wanna tell stories to the world and I wanna be the next Alyson Noel! It's just that I'm gonna be called Audrey Hale, a name that was given to me. Your writings really inspired me and I couldn't ask for more. Thank you and I wish you all the best for your future endeavors. Enjoy the smell of your own recipe of success for you deserve it. May God bless you.

kgrimes said...

Alyson, I have loved your books. The Immortals series is a favorite of mine and Ever is a wonderful character. Every book, Evermore, Blue Moon, and Shadowland is fabulous! As soon as I finish the book, I am dying to read the next one and it sucks in having to wait til it comes out... :)
But, overall, I am glad you stayed tough and didn't throw in the towel. THANKS!!

Melissa Walker said...

Love hearing your story, Alyson. And glad I'm not the only writer who cries and throws things. Phew!

Abigail Massung said...

thanks for sticking wih writing, you are an inspiration to me :) I love your books, and can't wait until the next one comes out!

Mindi Reams said...

You've shared such great wonders with us and I must thank you for that. It is hard to believe that 3 years have passed so quickly. Life throws us down many paths and its amazing how we find ourselves through them. Thank you again for bringing us into your life and into your mind. I enjoy your work, keeping me on the edge, always looking forward for the next great piece of the puzzle.

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mj.bullion said...

I absolutely love your books. I went to the store looking for a new book to read and noticed Evermore for the cover. I thought it was very beautiful and decided to read a little bit to see if I would like it. I've been hooked ever since. :]

Jenny said...

How cool! I love your books Alyson I cant wait for Dark Flame. I really hope they release it for the Kindle. No matter what I will be there to buy it the day it comes out, either on line or in the store. :) But Congrats on your success, and please dont ever stop writing!

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Cherith said...

So far I have really enjoyed your Immortals series. You are very talented. I can't wait for Dark Flame and the rest of the books to come out to see what you have cooked up for Ever and Damon. Keep up the good work!!

Christina said...

That bracelet is beautiful. I have an infinity tattoo on my inner wrist.

Glad I saw your tweet link to this site. I am a beta reader and will refer my writer friend here for writing tips etc.

donnas said...

Great post. Heres to 3 great years!!

I loved Evermore and am looking forward to more.

Thanks!!

Kate said...

Wow congrats!!

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!!

Kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Alyson, here's to wding through the meltdowns to get at that champagne - you rock!

Monica P. said...

Wow three years thats good. lets hope there are more years to come. I am a fan of Alyson Noel cant wait to read Shadowland and the rest of the Immortals books!!!

.Ambur. said...

Saw this contest on Facebook :)
Love the Immortals, can't wait for Dark Flame to come out! :D

Christine said...

LOVE - LOVE your books! Couldn't put them down!

Carissa said...

OMG, the Immortals series is the BEST series EVER (and I've read a lot of series)!! Can't wait for Dark Flame, Night Star, and Radiance!! Thanx for being such an AWESOME writer!!! (The best in the history of authors)

Lexie said...

Its startling to look back sometimes at authors I follow and just how many of their books I've collected in a few years span. I mean I shelve my books according to my (obsessive compulsive) organization chart so I don't often see all the books I buy in one year from one author at once. But looking at my receipts and all? yowza!

I can only imagine what it must be like for the author to think 'I wrote all of that!'

Dreamer_Girl069 said...

I agree w/ everyone here that ur books r so amazing. I love them.

A Fancher said...

I love your books and Dogeared has awesome stuff. Thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy of Shadowland.

babyblue_sunflowers said...

I love the Immortal Series, and your writing is amazing!
And I love this blog too. It's great to see the writer's side. You're fun to follow online!

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Amanda Ashby said...

Alyson, you are such a star! Writing is definitely a weird business but at least the awful lows somehow manage to make the crazy highs seem even more exciting!!!!!

Holly W. said...

I love your books. I am reading Shadowland now and they just keep getting better and better. Don't feel too stressed because you are amazing at what you do :)

Teresa said...

I'm glad you had the determination to keep going, because I absolutely love The Immortals Series and am looking forward to the next installment.

Jessy said...

I love the Immortal series and I can't wait for the next in series. I'm also really excited for Radiance, I'm dying to hear more about Riley!

Chantal Lamberth said...

Congrats on the blog. That is awesome!

Thank you for holding contests like this. It is always fun. =]

I hope I win, that bracelet is fantastic.

Karra said...

I love your books! Thanks for doing what you do! :)

Sara Hantz said...

Fabulous story, Alyson, and congrats on your success, it's so well deserved. The bracelet is gorgeous!!!

Caitlyn Heylmann said...

You are such an amazing writer! You are such an inspiration!

Ashlynn Pearce said...

Great post! Writing is a hard road but so worth it in the end.

PrincetonGirl818 said...

Wow! I didn't know how much you have gone through to become and author. I got Evermore and Blue Moon for Christmas, having never heard of them, and I fell in love with them in just the first chapter! I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Hay said...

I guess time flies when you are having fun! Thank you for your books, my 11 year old and I read them together, and we love discussing characters and plots.

Anonymous said...

Hey Alyson I love your books!!

RayGirl. said...

Keep up the awesome work:)Congrats!

Amanda said...

OMG!!! I love the Immortal Series!!! And to get a signed copy from the great Alyson Noel....*faints* You're one of my favorite authors of all time!!! I can't wait to read the next book of the series!!! You rock! :)

Ruby Sue said...

Alyson,
I want to be a writer when I get older. I can only hope I'll be as talented, successful, and be as calm under so much pressure like you. Thanks for your all of your inspiration.

Lynsey Newton said...

Three years and I've only just discovered this place? WOW! Love reading blogs and love the series Alyson. Please enter me to win. Thank you and good luck to everyone! kinsara@hotmail.com
http://narrativelyspeaking.blogspot.com

twifreak115 said...

I love the Immortals Series! I just let it to my friend and now she is in love! The first time i read Evermore i read it in about 8 hours! But Blue Moon took me about 3 days. Probably because i was at camp... Shadowland about 1 day. Lol, anyway just wanted to say that you're awesome and keep doing what you're doing! We love you for it! Thanks for the awesome books! Keep them coming! Ever and Damen Forever! hahaΨ

Van said...

This is a great site! I never know such a site exist! and oh, I'm totally in love with Damen (and Ever but mostly Damen haha)

Please count me in! Thank you!

aurora M. said...

I love all your writing! I gobbled up Shadowland and can't wait for the spin off series!!!! Yummy is the only word the discribes it for me....Keep putting out the winners like you have. Enjoy

Sara Z. said...

Alyson, your publishing schedule BLOWS MY MIND. And, yes, thinking about the old job(s) is very motivating on the days the whole writing career seems like frustration and loneliness.
You're an inspiration - hang in there!

alyssaaahhh said...

Wow, that is a very interesting and touching article. I am glad you never gave up though, Alyson!

chy3 said...

I picked up your Immortal series no more than a week ago and i unfortunately finished a book a day! So now im dying having to wait for the next one to come out. And your books kinda inspired some thoughts for my livejournal, dont worry its nothing close to your stories! Thanx for making me a bookworm! I didnt used to be till your books! -Cheyenne

jcavanaugh said...

I so enjoy your books and am glad you did finish and publish Evermore! It's the first book of yours I read - instant book love!

Chelsea Lovercamp said...

I loveee this site! Congrats on all your success! I hope to be a writer someday!

Cherie J said...

Wow! Been a busy 3 years for you hasn't it. Well I for one am glad to have been able to read your work. Keep up the great work.

Kai said...

I love your books, they're great! They can really take you into another world, and I read the Immortals practically in one sitting! Upon finishing Evermore, I made my mom drag me out to buy Blue Moon, and when I finished that, I hurried out to buy Shadowland. You write very well, and I love to read your blogs. Thanks so much for the inspiration that you give! I'm amazed that you take so much time to comment to everything on your personal blog, and it's clear that you really care about your readers! We all really care about you too (in a non-creepy sort of way)!

Mich said...

I love your books and cant wait to read the next instalment :*
Keep up teh excellent work :* *hugs*

Chelsea Wood said...

I read the first two books in the series in about a week, and luckily for me, I read it about a month before Shadowland came out. However, I couldn't buy it in hardcover, so I'd have to wait until about May to get it. BUT! my sweet mother bought it online through a book club, told me to open the package to see what it was for her (she was driving), and I squealed so loud, I might as well have been screaming.
Anyway, I LOVE Ever and Damen!
And, not to sound cliché or anything icky like that, you are a big inspiration for me to keep writing. After reading this blog, it only helped even more.
Keep up all the hard work 'cause you're so heavenly amazing!


(PS: count me in for the comment "lottery". cwood1993 (@) live.com)

Sarah said...

I really love your books, picked up Evermore randomly to try it, finished it in a couple days and bought the rest of the series immediately. Then I had to get my friends to pick up your books as well :) great reads

Gracie said...

It seems like hard work, but thanks for sticking to it because i love your books! I can't wait for the next one! <3

Candy Howard said...

I absolutly love the evermore series! I am into alot of different things but mainly things like evermore and twilight and so so fourth.

Candy Howard said...

I absolutly love the evermore series! I am into alot of different things but mainly things like evermore and twilight and so so fourth.

AnnaMaria♥ said...

I LOVE Your Books .. iHave Been Obsessed With Them Ever Since iPicked Up "Evermore". The only reason why iBought iT was because iLOVE red tulips .. they have been my favourite flowers ever since iWas a child. Thanks Soo Much For All Your Hard Work Alyson <3 x

Brandie M. said...

Wow you have accomplished so much! Congrats on the success!!

nmmel78 said...

I'm so glad you stuck with it! I love your books and can't wait for more :o) Congrats on all your success Alyson!

Christina & Steph said...

I love this series and I am really looking forward to what you have done with Riley in Radiance. you are a talented writer! Congrats on all that you have accomplished.

Alanna said...

I'm glad you continued writing this series. They are great books!

Courtney said...

I love your books! I love Shadowland! Can't wait for more!

courtneyvait6@gmail.com

Shaecarcar said...

I love love love the Immortal Series, I hope i win a signed copy of shadowland, it'd mean a lot. Thanx

missy love said...

for once in my life i feel in love with reading and that thanks to you awesome immortal series you wrote !! i love them so much !! i just found out the dark flame is coming out on my birthday im so excited best birthday present ever =)

Katy said...

Woah crazy ride! *wants to win book*

molly said...

Yay! This is so exciting!

Jordan said...

Way to live your dream even if it is a little up and down at times.

Sara H. said...

That looks like an anazing braclet were can i get one if i don't win?? Anyway keep writting awsome books and we, the readers, will keep enjoying them.

Maria11 said...

The Evermore series is one of my favorites series I have ever read. I got my sister and friend hooked. Then some of my other friends began to read it also. I love all the characters and my friends and I talk about them like they are real people :) You really are an inspiration! I wish I could write as well as you. Keep up the great work and remember that WE LOVE YOU!! :]

Karen W. said...

Hi, Alyson,

I love your books, and congrats on the anniversary!

Thanks for the contest too.:)

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Hey There Jenny said...

It seems to be very stressing being a writer but in the end worth it. I love your books. They pretty much provide and escape for me and its what brightens me up. Thank ya=)

tricia said...

thats so interesting. insight into your head ;) i love the evermore series! congrats on all your books and accomplishments!

Suzette said...

Alyson,
You have many books to write! I love your books!! They are awesome!!

Hope i win Shadowland.
soccer_chick.11(at)hotmail(dot)com

~ Suzette

Anonymous said...

may i just say that your immortal series is AWESOME!!!! cant wait to find out what happens to ever and damien ;D
-sophie d

Martha Ramirez said...

OMG! I WOULD LOVE TO WIN a signed copy!!!! I have the whole series and love your voice. Would love the bracelet too:)
Congrats on ur success, Alyson! I am so happy for you!!!

Llehn said...

I just got Evermore. I can't wait to read it!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I love the series so far and I can't wait to see what happens next in Dark Flame!

Zulmara said...

You are such a wonderful inspiration...thanks for all you do and for never giving up...

Kitty said...

Alyson, since i read your books i have become hook. i enjoy your books and can not wait til dark flame comes out.

Jenna said...

Honestly, I'm VERY happy that Alyson didn't ever end up going back to being a flight attendent!! We wouldn't have all her awesome books if she had!!

Katrice Reyes said...

Alyson, thank you so much for your books! i love them all! i can't wait to read dark flames! the cover looks really nice. you're my favorite author and you are just awesome! thanks again for your books! :)

Megan said...

You know Alyson, your books have convinced me that reading can be fun. Never before have I been SO EXCITED to read a book. Thank you for making reading fun.

Amy Anne said...

I love your books and am looking forward to the next one! Congratulations on all the success!

heart102271 said...

I'd love to hear more about your experiences in researching for Evermore. The elements you mentioned here are what initially drew me to the series and led me to discover YOU...one of my favorite new YA authors. :) Keep sharing!! You're inspirational!!

Krishawna Smothers said...

I just want you to know that I really enjoy the Immortal Series. I am a mom of three boys and another baby on the way. I don't have a hole lot of free time but I read every chance I get. I finished all three books in five days. It was many long nights that I couldn't put them down. I can't wait until the fourth book is out in July. I just want you to know that us adults like them too.

mariska said...

Hi Alyson,
I'm hooked when i read the reviews and excerpts of your book on several blogs lately.

it's a GREAT book that you wrote ! WTG!

Skup said...

Congrats!!! Really addicted to all your books!!! cant wait for the next!!!! Thank you for being born!!!

Mrs. Vanquish said...

I love your Immortal Series, I just finished them and started all over again!! I'm glad you get over this desperate time can't imagine through how much you had to go.

I would loove to win a signed copy, since I really adore your books!! *crosses fingers*

I can't wait for your next book!

Julie (NC) said...

Alyson – As always great blog! And in since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up here is and Irish blessing for you. Hopefully it will brighten your day when you find yourself in those sometimes sad solitary moments.

“May the light always find you on a dreary day. When you need to be home, may you find your way. May you always have courage to take a chance. And never find frogs in your underpants!”

Francesca said...

Thank you Alyson, I've just read the two first Evermore books in French and I can't wait to read Shadowland!

Sophia said...

Alyson,
I absolutely love your books. I think that they are beautifully written and very intriguing.
Once I start reading it, I can't put it down.

Cassay said...

Love your books

Hummingbird said...

You are a true inspiration! I cannot wait to read what you throw at us next!

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

Fantastic! I really want to read Shadowland! :)

Kristin said...

I love all of your books and look forward to many more. I am glad that you didn't stess hard enough to not finish these wonderful books. The YA literary world wouldn't be the same. :)

YA Vampire Books said...

Thank you for three awesome years! And three very successful years on your part!

I'd love to be entered!

Muffin said...

I love it how you stay in contact with your readers. This makes me feel somehow special. And it is so interessting to read, how difficult it is indeed to get published. I just finished my first novel and now I am searching for a book deal.
But you are truly an inspiration! Love to read all of your next books

kristina shields said...

I love your Evermore series. It is one of my favorite reads and I can't wait for the next books of the series.

Kyat said...

Loving the series! You know you are doing something right when even the older adults are reading. I've gotten my dad hooked on this series too. SO COOL! Can't wait for the next book.

Rachie!! said...

Absolutely amazing, Alyson! I can't wait to see who wins. :)

Oh, and guys who read this; the URL at the bottom is Alyson Noel's bulliten board. ;)

I know I likely won't win, though, since I don't have a google account. xD Good luck guys. :D

Jessi said...

I loved Evermore and Blue Moon. I couldnt put them down, until I would realize it was 3am most nights.You really inspire me to work on my own writing. What can I say, I'm addicted!

Anonymous said...

omg! I love this series and ive read it twice and i want the next book to come out soon!!!!

Alyx said...

omg i loooooove the immortals series!!! i read it and showed to my friends and it helps me want ot keep writing!

Paola said...

I read the summary of Evermore at the store one day, & fell in love with the SUMMARY. You can't even imagine how crazy I was when I finished the book. Then I nagged my parents back to the store the next day. But now its been a month, & I haven't been able to read Shadowland. You can't even imagine how annoyed I am with my parents right now >:| But, I saw this post, & I'm not gunna lie, I'm kinda glad my parents didn't buy it for me, now I have an excuse to join this contest. Other than getting a book signed by YOU of course.
So, You COUNT ME IN the contest girl!!!!! Love you Alyson!

megapayax94 said...

Alyson,
You are an amazimg author and I love your books. Your writing inspire me.I can't stop reading. All I want to do is read them over and over again!! I have read them so many times!! I love you and your books!! i cant wait to get my hands on Dark Flame and Radiance. i hope you get the spark to keep up the series! Thanks 4 Updating and Writing! ^_^ <3

Taylor P. said...

Cool! I love Alyson Noel. She is one of my fave authors!

Bee said...

I realised writing isn't all moonlight and roses when I started writing. But I bet it gives a sense of self-satisfaction :))
Staying published is no mean feat, but you clung on to that. That's very inspiring, Alyson!

angel28140 said...

I'd love to read Shadowland and the bracelet looks gret too. Please count me in.

-Lisa B.

Stuffaknee said...

I absolutely LOVE The Immortals series and can't wait until Dark Flame comes out! Team Damen all the way!

Echo Evans said...

I feel as if I'm a riot, because everything you do makes me happier than before. I'm so excited for Dark Flame that i'm practically bouncing off the walls waiting. I'm just so dazed at how Ever's life just seem's so closely related to mine. Well no in some senses, but her reactions and feelings. They make me feel less alone in this world. I'm so happy that your books are doing SO well. Congrats (: Keep up the great work!

S.o.L.a.R. said...

Can I say I really like the covers for your books?

onesoccernine said...

omg that braclet is sooooo cool!!!!!

Holly said...

Great post! I love reading these stories. And I'm also a big fan of the Immortals series! Keep up the great work!

Christina said...

Immortals is such an amazing series! I am so excited for Dark Flame and the rest of the series! Thank you for writing such good books! :)4

Wrighty said...

I just finished the first book in the series and loved it! I'm so glad you were able to accomplish so much. Thanks for the offer and best wishes!

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Lori T said...

Happy Anniversary!

I can completely believe that being a writer is tough work and I can only be grateful that you have continued with your writing even when things were going roughly.

I love your writing and am looking forward to reading more.

Muffin said...

you are an awesome inspiration for me, as I started writing again after reading your books and now I have finished my first book and search for an agency! Thanks so much for staying in contact with your readers so much! Can't wait for more books!!

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

throw my name in the hat

Chasing the Moon said...

Thank you for this inspiring post. I'm so happy you kept going because I love your books and I can't wait to read more.

Erica said...

Well, I cannot wait for those 9 more books that you have under contract! :)

Skwisgaar said...

Congratulations on your success and determination. It's an experience we can all learn from. Thank you for sharing your story for us all. An inspiration.

Vivien

Librasophia said...

It's so helpful to read about your struggles and triumphs. Being at the VERY beginning of a writing career, I am grateful to learn that even established and successful writers still have insecurities, worries and difficulties. What's heartening is that it seems the key to success is sheer perseverance. Many thanks for sharing your writing life.

KC said...

I love your Immortals series and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Dark Flame. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!!

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I love your series and cannot wait for more.

Please count me in.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Vicky S said...

Alyson, Your books have changed my life. I sent you an email after my first time reading Evermore. I have read it three times since! Please, keep writing!

stephie said...

Mrs. Noel,
your books are so amazing. And I thank you so much for posting about this website. It's so amazing and interesting to find new authors and read the things they have to say!
It's just all round amazing.
It's just really great to hear first hand about an authors struggle and everything they must do.

Ashley said...

The Immortals Series is amazing, thank you. They have been getting me through this rough patch in my life. Knowing I can open a book and get lost in another world is amazing, can't wait for for June, seems so far away although I know it's not. Can't wait to see what I get lost in next!!!

Sweet Lady Jess said...

I adore the Immortals series! Alyson Noel is just filled with so much talent. I don't really know to describe her style, but the events, people and situations can be related to. I can not wait until Dark Flame. Congrats on your anniversary! ^_^

harrypotter738@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Hi Alyson, I just love your books, especially The Immortal series, I can't wait for Dark Flame to come out! Thanks for everything! :)

aurora M. said...

Three Years....sometimes it seems time just flys by but when life is happening it seems like all our dreams seem to take so long to come true....Congrats on 3 years! A great accomplishment indeed!

Melissa Ray said...

hey i love your books cant wait for dark flame!!!
Love Melissa Ray

Laura Williamson (14) said...

Alysonnn!!!

Hi!! I saw your Twitter post about UK readers. Well, I'M a UK reader, and I ADORE your books!! :D My stepmum keeps me updated as she's American and gets your books before they're even released in the UK. I've read them though. And now she's sending over Shadowland. I can't wait to read it. :D Just wanted to say "HIII!!" and, "YOU ARE THE BESTT!! NEVER EVER EVER STOP WRITING!! :)" Xx

Shelby said...

I'm so glad Alyson is getting noticed now. She really does deserve everything she gets.<3

Love ALL of the books. (:

babyblue_sunflowers said...

I never thought it would be as hard to harder to get published after you've already been published once. I know there's the "sophmore slump" and one-hit wonders when it comes to music, so why wouldn't book writing be similar. And it takes a lot more time and energy and creativeness to write a book than a song, I would think.
Thanks for the books. I love the Immortal series.
And thanks for posting blogs. And being honest in those posts.

Mataja said...

Thanks for your story! Time really flies by! Congratulations! :)

PS: Your books are awesome! I love them! :)

Mataja said...

Thanks for your story! I cannot even imagine how much work you put into your books. Time really flies by! Congratulations! :)

PS: Your books are awesome! I love them! :)

Kelly said...

Ooooo Shadowland! Congrats on 3 years! I hope you have many more!
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Alissa said...

I'm so excited! I haven't gotten a chance to read Shadowland yet, but hopefully I'll win ;) The writing process sounds so stressful. Congrats on getting through it with so many books published!