Day #4: I’m So Lonely

20160111_093050.jpgJulie won’t be back until next week so the basement is both cold and lonely this week. And it certainly gets cold down there.

Also learned where all the light switches are today. Which I didn’t realize I didn’t know where they were. Point is that I know where they are now.

In any case, pretty standard day of formatting blog content, sending out ARCs, and compiling review requests. I had some hefty 30lb boxes to haul up those stairs.

You know–Belle and I do agility once a week–but it is the stairs at Quirk that is really pushing home how out of shape I am. Up the stairs, down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs. Huff huff huff.

fcdb3004-5dce-4074-ac4d-73a5f7035ceaPerhaps the highlight of my day was getting a picture of this adorable girl who had won a copy of Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy. She has a huge grin on her face and she absolutely loves her poster and tote bag.

AND I SENT IT TO HER!

I wish more people sent me pictures of the QuirkLoot I send them!

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.