Friday, July 11, 2014

The Call: Told in GIFs

So Swoon Reads did the thing: announcing the next two books on its second list. And guess who made it...

This day has been crazy exciting. I've had to keep this news a secret for what seemed like an eternity, and now it's finally out! My manuscript previously called WE COULD FALL IN LOVE has been given a great new title: LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS. And it will be in stores on June 9th, 2015. You can read the official announcement here (and find out about the third book written by K.A. Cozzo). There's also a an interview where I ramble about feeling shiny and a video greeting in which I am showered with paper hearts. Fun times. 

I'm overwhelmed and indescribably honored to be flooded today with well wishes and excitement from friends, family, and a bevy of awesome readers. If I haven't gotten back to you yet, it probably has something to do with me being unable to keep my eyes open any longer. The minute I hit the pillow, I'll be in dreamland, haha. But before I give in, I'd like to share with you what it felt like to receive The Call: that moment when a writer is contacted by a publisher about his/her book. 

The Call actually came in the form of an email first, but the phone calls that followed were nothing short of surreal. When I heard THE Jean Feiwel's voice over the phone, I'm pretty sure I babbled and said silly things as I sat stunned in my cubicle. And when I spoke with my editor, Holly West, we began to get down to business (and with our mutual love of Pushing Daisies, I knew I was in good hands!). 

I have revisions to do now, after the celebrating dies down. LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS is going to be even more awesome. You're going to love the changes that await Fallon and the gang. 

1. Surprisingly eloquent GIF representation of my publishing journey up until this point (minus the ice cream):

2. Checking my email at work like a sneaky employee:

2. Initial reaction to the Swoon Reads email:

3. Talking with Jean Feiwel on the phone:

4. Talking with Holly West on the phone:

5. Me, internally:

6. Miraculously maintaining my composure for the rest of the day: 


  1. Oh gosh, I sent you a really garbled facebook message already, but I wanted to comment here too because this is super crazy exciting. I know how hard you work and how much thought and energy and passion you put into your writing, so you totally deserve this. I can't wait to have my own copy! c:

    1. I got your facebook message - and it is a beautiful piece of garble. Seriously. And my response was probably on par with that, haha. Thank you so much :D

  2. Well, you already know how I feel about this.


    But seriously, so so so exciting. And I'm so happy I'll get to buy one of your books soon(ish)! AHHHH.

    I can hold the pages that brought Sebastian and Fallon and Martin and Anais (and, and, and...) to me! Congratulations yet again, because I'm happy for you and my little fangirling heart! :)

    1. The fangirling never ends over here, haha. Can you imagine Fallon and the gang being bound in a real book? WOAH. *_* It's just as exciting for me too. Thanks!



    No one deserves this more than you, in my opinion. :D It's selfish, really. I just want to hold and read your books, sooo... ;)

    Anyway, I'm so happy for you and congratulations again!!! *insert gif of Olive chest-bumping Emerson here*

    1. If only we could have gifs in comments - because I totally remember that scene with Olive and Emerson. Soooo funny. THANK YOU!! AHHHH!

  4. Why is this NOT a all? :) Congratulations Kim! Now you get to deal with fans at book signings...and fan mail...handle the burden well. Just joking...enjoy it :)