Friday, May 4, 2012

Bright Before Sunrise

The best things in my life come in TWOs.

Obviously there's my favorite duo - The Schmidtlets.
Look, Momma, we can edit too...

Then there's my pair of puggles.

Being this adorable is *exhausting*

And now I'm adding a new two to the list: A SECOND BOOK DEAL!

I’m thrilled to share that my second book - Bright Before Sunrise - will be published by Walker-Bloomsbury in winter 2014!



Here’s a little more about Bright Before Sunrise, which is dual-perspective (See! TWO narrators!) and takes place over the course of a single night.

 When Jonah is forced to move from Hamilton to Cross Pointe for the second half of his senior year, "miserable" doesn't even begin to cover it. He feels like the doggy-bag from his mother's first marriage; and everything else about her new life—with a new husband, new home and a new baby—is an upgrade. The people at Cross Pointe High School are pretentious and privileged—and worst of all is Brighton Waterford, the embodiment of all things superficial and popular. Jonah’s girlfriend, Carly, is his last tie to what feels real... until she breaks up with him. 

For Brighton, every day is a gauntlet of demands and expectations. Since her father died, she’s relied on one coping method: smile big and pretend to be fine. It may have kept her family together, but she has no clue how to handle how she's really feeling. Today is the anniversary of his death and cracks are beginning to show. The last thing she needs is the new kid telling her how much he dislikes her for no reason she can understand.  She's determined to change his mind, and when they're stuck together for the night, she finally gets her chance. 

Jonah hates her at 3p.m., but how will he feel at 3 a.m.? 

One night can change how you see the world. One night can change how you see yourself.  

I can’t wait to share Bright Before Sunrise with you all! HUGE thank yous to my amazing agent, Joe Monti. And I’m very excited to be working with Emily Easton and the rest of the Walker-Bloomsbury crew on BBS.

I’m feeling so lucky and blessed and giddy… I feel like I should go celebrate with something that comes in a two-pack.

...if only Twinkies weren't gross.

Any celebratory suggestions?!

*squee*

Bonus Twin AND Puggle photo - Yes, it's old... YOU try getting all FOUR to sit still and pose ;)

35 comments:

  1. YAY, TIFFANY! Congrats! I can't wait for people to fall in love with Jonah and Brighton. I <3 this amazing book. Eat some celebratory cupcakes! THEY COME IN TWOS IF YOU BUY THEM THAT WAY. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Courtney! <3 I wonder if I can convince St.Matt to buy me cupcakes for breakfast...

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  2. That's fantastic news - congrats Tiffany! The book sounds great.

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  3. Congrats, Tiffany!!! It sounds amazing. Why is 2014 so far away??

    Also, how do you live in the midst of such adorableness? I mean, add you and St Matt to the mix and your household is on serious overload.

    And Ho-Hos come in packs of 2. Total win.

    So happy for you! Well deserved.

    XOXO

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    1. Thanks, Trisha! My life is full of cute & chaos. And hopefully patience because 2014 seems FAR!

      I don't think I've ever had a Ho-Ho (which I had to Google to realize it was a food, not an insult). Maybe I will fix that soon! <3

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  4. Double congratulations, Tiffany!! I cannot wait to read BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE!! And OMG, those little Schmidtlet baby toes are adorable!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Gina! xoxo

      p.s. If you think their TOES are adorable, you should see their TUMMIES ;)

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  5. *bounces* YAY! How about a pack of Reese's cups? That's a 2 pack!

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    1. Thanks, Katie!

      Mmmm, Reese's cups! yum!

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  6. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!

    So happy for you, T!! *snoopy dances* *twice*

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    1. Thanks, Suze! *hugs you* *twice* xoxo

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  7. Ahh! So exciting! I know. You should have two glasses of champagne. One for you and one for St. Matt - or you could just drink them both....

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    1. Ha! I totally put a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge... and totally forgot about it.

      Tonight!

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  8. WOO-HOO!! I'm doubly thrilled for you, Tiffany! :D

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  9. Yay, Tiffany!!! That's very, very (two!) exciting!

    I think you just need to bake--twice--to celebrate!!!

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    1. Thanks,Cindy!

      I did SO much baking while waiting to share this news... I don't think St.Matt wants to look at another muffin, cookie, bread, or cake for a long, long time :)

      (not that this will stop me!)

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  10. Amazing, amazing! I love this:

    "One night can change how you see the world. One night can change how you see yourself."

    xx

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  11. Congratulations, Tiffany! This whole post is so upbeat and inspiring. Great way to start the day! Thanks for sharing, and for the great photos.

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  12. Lovely lovely news, Tiffany! And how big those Schmidtlets are getting!

    AnneN

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    1. Thanks, Anne! And, seriously! Who gave them permission to grow up so quickly? Where's the pause button on babies?

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  13. YAY, Tiffany!!!! Sorry I'm late to the congrats party, buy a BIG CONGRATS to you : )

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    1. Thanks, Kate! And you're not late at all! We can keep this congrats party going all the way until Winter 2014 ;)

      <3

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  14. Tiffany, also late to the party, but just saw this on the Apocalypsies board. Congratulations!!! BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE sounds wonderful. And that picture of your boys and puggles is ridiculously full of cute.

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! <3

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  15. Congratulations, Tiffany! Your latest book sounds amazing :) I also think that pic of your babies (two and four legged!) cuddling on the couch is maybe one of the cutest I'v seen :) Lots to celebrate!

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  16. Congratulations! That's great news. Just added it on Goodreads. Adorable pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Petra! I'm still pretty *beam-y* about it all :)

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  17. Congratulations, Tiffany! Well done!


    Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway
    Blog http://wayneaconaway.blogspot. com/

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