Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm in a BOOK!

The latest in the six-word memoirs series is for all teens (famous and obscure, as the title says) called I Can't Keep My Own Secrets. For those of you who want to read it, be on the look out this September...it's coming out from Harper Collins I believe.

Anyway, like the title above says...I'm in a BOOK (said to the tune of The Lonely Island's "I'm On a Boat" of course!) That's right. That's right. I've been published. Go me! hahaha My six-word memoir is in this book...which I found out because I was sent a review copy and I went searching for myself. I wasn't 100% sure I was going to be in there, you see, so I was stoked when I came across my name. Because we are teens, they don't have last names...so I'll be nice and tell you what mine is:

"I was named after a store"- Lauren B.

So yes, get the book and look for that. If you have a review copy, you can obviously see it now. I know it's only six words of something I wrote but still, it's pretty awesome to see that inside an actual book people can buy in an actual store. Right?!


Okay, enough about that. I have another item that I want to mention...I forgot to do this on Tuesday when it was first posted. I was featured on Write for a Reader's "Because of a Book" feature this week...where I talk about a book from when I was younger that meant a lot to me. I love this book, honestly, so it would be great if more people checked it out. So go and read what I have to say...leave a comment for Shelly (she's awesome!) and myself of course.

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/07/because-of-book-lauren-becker.html

25 comments:

Amanda said...

Congrats, Lauren! That's really cool.

harmonybookreviews said...

That's awesome! I was wondering which reviewers where in there...I think Jocelyn and Tirzah are? I just sent out in. LOVE that book. <3

harmonybookreviews said...

That's awesome! I was wondering which reviewers where in there...I think Jocelyn and Tirzah are? I just sent out in. LOVE that book. <3

Katie said...

OMG, that's so cool! I remember reading that and wondering what store. Go you!

PopinFresh said...

Congratulations on being in a book. :)

The idea of the book sounds good too, I'll have to be on the look out for it.

~ Popin

Khy said...

I'm in that too! :D CONGRATS!

lanna-lovely said...

That's awesome, I will definitely be buying it when it's out. :]

I don't know if I'm in it or not, probably not... I got an email from them back in November saying I was a book finalist, asking me a few questions and things and I sent them a picture to go with my memoire, but I don't think it'll be in the book. (Mine was "Fake smiles. Hidden tears. Real laughter.")

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Amanda: Thanks, it made me smile.

Harmony: Aw, thanks! And that's awesome. I think I might have seen Joceylyn's and Tirzahs...not sure though.

Katie: haha really? That's great. I'm glad it made someone wonder.

Popin: Yeah, these books are so much fun. Definitely look into the other ones. And thank you.

Khy: AHH you are! Congrats!

Lanna: You are! They even have some kind of drawing photo if that's the one you sent. :)

-Lauren

Donna said...

Wicked! How awesome is that?

shelburns said...

How cool is that?!?!
You have 2 awards waiting for you at my blog.

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/07/ive-been-awarded.html

Thao said...

Lauren rocks!!! Congrats to you~!

lanna-lovely said...

Seriously?! :D

H said...

Wow. Six words is six words more than I've been published. Is this a sequel? I'm sure I've heard of a book like this before.

dddiva said...

Woohoo now you can add published writer to your resume. Pretty cool, congrats.
Stopping by from the Mommy Files, not going to Blog-Her either, maybe we'll get to meet next year.

vvb32 reads said...

yay! congrats! so cool to be mentioned in a book.

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool, Lauren! Congrats!

xoxox,
CC

Alyce said...

Congratulations! That is so cool!

Nicole Feliciano said...

That's really neat.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Carrie: Thanks so much!

VV: Right? But thank you.

Diva: Thanks for stopping by, and perhaps we can! I'm excited to hear about everyone's good time though. And thanks for the congrats.

H: Yes, they had one before for anyone and then they had a ton of teen submissions so they made one JUST for the teens. There was one about love and relationships too I think...

Lanna: YES YES!!

Thao: Aw, thanks!

Donna: I know, pretty awesome. LOL Thanks.

Shelly: thanks. :)

-Lauren

Shalonda said...

Awesome! I got this one for review this week, so I'm now even more excited to read it!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Congratulations! How exciting! :)

bermudaonion said...

That is totally awesome!

Gwendolyn B. said...

What fun! Congratulations!

Jenners said...

That is super cool! Who cares if it is 6 words ... you are published! Sounds like an interesting concept for a book. I'll keep an eye out for it.

Ladybug said...

Congratulations! That is so cool! I bet I'd be over the moon if it was only one word by me in a book ;)

Now I'm off to read over @ Write for a Reader :)