About Me

Hi! I'm Becca Fitzpatrick, the author of the internationally bestselling HUSH, HUSH saga. When not writing, I'm most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes (stilettos, please!), or enjoying one of life's many little indulgences: Ice cream, Veronica Mars, losing myself in a book, painting my toenails, or simply daydreaming. I do my best to update this blog as frequently as possible with news on upcoming events, tips for writers, and all things pertaining to my books.

14 September 2013

Stuff and Stuff

Hi guys!

Happy weekend!

Here's what I've been up to lately. First, as many of you know, several areas of Colorado were hit hard by flooding this week. My town, Fort Collins, was affected, but our neighborhood is currently dry. My heart goes out to my friends and neighbors who've lost their homes and businesses. We've sure had crazy weather lately. Fires, record-high temps, and now this. School was cancelled on Friday, and local officials asked residents to stay off the roads as much as possible. To keep busy, my kids created a marble track out of construction paper. I was quite impressed--given that at their age, I was playing Barbies and listening to NKOTB!

As I mentioned, last week we were hit by an extreme heat wave. Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise, since my entire Saturday was spent outside. First, I ran a 5k mud run with my ten-year-old son. Last year I ran the race with friends, and got chilly hanging out in muddy water. Not this time! I have to say, being a mom is pretty awesome when you get to do things like this with your kids:

After the mud run I showered and headed to Horsetooth Reservior with friends to give SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) a try. It was easier than I thought! Next time I'm at the ocean, I'd like to give it a try there, where the waves are a bit rougher. (And, you know, where there are sharks in the water for an added challenge, ha!)


 Finally, a bit of exciting news regarding BLACK ICE. Yesterday my publisher sent me a couple copies of the paperback edition of FINALE, which includes an exclusive first look at BLACK ICE (my next book, due out in 2014) in the back. Readers can pick up this special edition of FINALE in stores on October 1st. I hope you enjoy the excerpt of BLACK ICE. In the meantime, I'll be holding a giveaway to win one of these special editions in the next few days. Stay tuned!


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