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#robin3000 #winners

 The random number generator has spoken! (What, did you think I used a hat? This is the 21st century!) Actually, because I so enjoyed this, it spoke TWICE. 

Which means two winners for the #robin3000 book giveaway  (I figured since I was giving away two books, it seemed only fair):

@bookbriefs and @baileykelsey 

Congratulations! Email me at robin (at) robinwasserman (dot) com and let me know which ebook you'd like,


And now, as promised, something for the rest of you.  As I may have mentioned, about a thousand times, I have a new book coming out next year: It's called THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW, and while there is not yet a cover, there IS a manuscript, and I'm going to  pull out a few sentences at random to give you a glimpse. It's a very, very mini world debut.   

I'm going through the copy-edited manuscript at the moment, adding commas and deleting m-dashes and such (and geeking out over all the delicious grammar puzzles), and so here, without further ado, are the first few sentences of the manuscript page I was on when I hit 3000 twitter followers:


Some simple, logical proofs.

One. Max loved me.  Max loved Chris. Max claimed to "find the overabundance of violence in modern American cinema to be bordering on grotesque" but did so only because it was easier than admitting the sight of blood, even on-screen, made him want to puke. Max was Max. Therefore, he did not do it. 

Two. Max loved me.  Max would never leave me alone to face Chris's body and Adriane's eyes and the cops and the cameras unless he had no other choice, and not no other choice as in he preferred to stay out of jail and feared sticking around would have the opposite effect, but no other choice as in he needed to stay away to save his own life, or mine. Therefore Max was in trouble. 

Or Max was dead. 


That's all I've got right now.  BUT, turns out celebrating arbitrary big round numbers is kind of fun, so when I hit 4000, I'll do it again -- and my HOPE is that by the time this happens, I'll a) have a cover to reveal and b) have some of the newly repackaged/retitled SKINNED books to give away. 

They come out in October, so I guess I've got some time.  Now, off to come up with more interesting things to tweet about do my work. 


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Apr. 26th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Stupid question: Why are the Skinned books being retitled? I sort of get the repackaging. (Well, as a consumer and book collector, I hate it, but I realize it's rarely up to the authors.) But retitling? I thought the old titles were great fits.
Apr. 27th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
I'm seconding pith; those new covers are absolutely gorgeous (I'm a sucker for covers creating full images like that), but why new titles? Or is it something you can't talk about over your blog?
Apr. 27th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
WHOA! Awesome new shiny covers! :) Does that make my set of the originals Keepsakes? Woo!
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I'm the author of several novels for teens, including HACKING HARVARD, the CHASING YESTERDAY trilogy, and the SEVEN DEADLY SINS series.

My newest book, SKINNED, comes out in September 2008.

Also, I like cupcakes.