For those of you who may not know (I didn't), first pass pages are basically the manuscript laid out as it's going to be in the book, with fancy headers and all the pages formatted nicely. There are still typos and things--which is why we check them--but this is pretty much what the inside of the book is going to look like.
And as if that wasn't enough, I got another blurb!
"With fantastic world building and a wonderful heroine, City of a Thousand Dolls intrigued me from the first page. Forster took me on a fascinating journey full of twists and turns--I can't wait for the sequel!" --Cindy Pon, author of Silver Phoenix.
When I saw this in my inbox, I squealed. Way back in the day, when I was still doing a lot of book reviews, I wrote a giddy review of Silver Phoenix. I love Cindy's writing and have a huge amount of respect for her, especially the work she did with the Diversity in YA tour last year. She's one of the people I listen to when they talk about the need for diverse voices in young adult literature. And the fact that she liked City enough to blurb it meant a lot to me.
In other news, I am SERIOUSLY getting tired of talking about myself all the time. Somebody send me a guest post or something, okay?
In the meantime, how was your week? Is it summer yet where you are, or still rainy spring?