BLUESCREEN Early Access: Saif, and Collectible Cards

Dudes and ladies: the book comes out tomorrow! Are you excited? I’m freaking out. I’m more excited about BLUESCREEN than about any book I’ve written since the very first, and I can’t wait for you to read it.

I have one last character preview for you, but I’m not going to tell you much about him other than his name: Saif Roshan.


Who is Saif? Well, that’s the question, isn’t it? I’ll let you meet him as Marisa does: glimpsed in brief, from afar, as he gets into his car and drives away. He’s hot, but he’s also rich, and Marisa has a bit of a chip on her shoulder when it comes to rich people–she’s been hurt too many times. Then she meets him again, though, and gets to know him a little better, and I’ve already said too much. Suffice it to say that my daughter fell in love with Saif, and printed out this picture and put it on her wall.

Speaking of printing out pictures, get a load of these:


We’ve turned these awesome character portraits into collectible cards, with pictures on the front and some quick stats on the back. Here’s the back of Marisa’s card, showing her Overworld call sign and one of her avatars:


Every event I go to, be it a signing or a convention or anything else, I’ll have a limited number of these signed and ready to give out. I will also leave them in random bookstores in the cities and airports I visit. It will be hard to collect them all–I’m making it hard on purpose–but it will be awesome.

And speaking of awesome:


We have Cherry Dog shirts! They’re the best (and my children are adorable). Right now they’re only available at live appearances, but I’m going to have them up on my website soon. And yes, I intend to ship them anywhere in the world.

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