Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Hello, Bradford fans!

Today is a very special day—the anniversary of the birth of Bradford's talented author, Micol Ostow. So let's all wish her the most fantabulous of birthdays!

(Meanwhile, she's toiling away on the third Bradford manuscript, so cheer her on!)

I have it on good authority that several Bradfordians actually sent her e-mails to wish her well. How meta!

Micol, here's hoping you get to eat lots of Smooch sweets and drink a Saketini to celebrate you special day!

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Across the Blogoverse, Part 2

Hello, Bradford Friendlies!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Micol's hard at work in a super-sekrit location, writing BOOK #3 of Bradford. (Okay, probably not REALLY secret. I'm guessing she's either in her writing chair, or at Cafe Henri, or possibly watching Veronica Mars on a short break.)

My excuse is that we're working with Simon Pulse on some Even More Super-Sekrit stuff, that will most likely include a big Bradford contest & ALL-NEW, ONLINE-ONLY Blogisodes in June to tide you over until FASHIONISTA comes out in August.

In the meantime, check out these recent Bradfordly links:

Senfaye at A Maze of Books says "GoldenGirl lived up to my expectations, and it was awesome!"

The Feed Your Imagination book blog says "Ostow's latest is fun and fast-paced."

Ten Cent Notes says "It's fun, gossipy, not so mean that it's trashy, but definitely a wonderfully fluffy read..." and also posted an interview with Micol.

So, enjoy these links & keep checking back for more updates about our SEKRIT June online events!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Countdown to FASHIONISTA!

If you didn't get enough of Bradford's resident fashionista in GoldenGirl, never fear! Madison's story (and scandals) are featured in the second Bradford novel, Fashionista, coming to bookstores on August 25, 2009.

I know, I know. That sounds like a long time before you'll be able to get your Mads fix. But just remember two things:

1) You can count the days until Fashionista hits stores with this loverly countdown widget. Share it! Embed it on your blog! Watch the seconds/minutes/hours/days click away!

2) You can always get more Mads via her blog, her Twitter feed, or her Facebook page to tide you over while you wait for all the gory deats of her scandalous life!

P.S. Don't you just love this cover? Mads really knows how to rawk a gold sequin top!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No foolin'!

Hello friendliest:

I know it might seem that April 1st would be the perfect opportunity to pull some kind of cyber-prank on all of you devoted Bradford followers, but alas, I'm on major deadline (book 3, here we come!), and not feeling particularly crafty today (gotta save all of that scheming for my girlies, right?).

Instead, I wanted to give a quick shout out to Wdebo, the blogger behind The Electrical book cafe. Wdebo recently posted a review of GoldenGirl that I loved, loved, loved! NOT only because she liked the book and had lots of good things to say about it (though, I have to admit, of course that helped), but specifically for this quote:

"All in all, this was a really good book for those who enjoy books like Privilege. Also, for those, like me, who HATE these types of books, read it and I believe you will like them like I do. ( I can't wait for Fashionista!"

I just adore the fact that my little old book managed to appeal to entice someone to read outside of their typical area of interest.
Not that I don't enjoy positive feedback from ALL of my readers--srsly, flattery will get you everywhere, people--but there's an added element of satisfaction in knowing that we've managed to convert one bookworm over to the Dark Side (otherwise known as "blitchlit").

And that's no joke!