Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

 ACAMH (Actual Conversation at my House):

Me, to Navy Guy: So, have you ever seen UFOs when you were flying?
Him: Not yet.
Me: But if you really DID and you're just lying to be part of a government conspiracy to cover it all up, you'd say no, wouldn't you?
Me: If I ever find out later that you saw an alien and didn't tell me, you're in SO MUCH TROUBLE.
Him: How would you ever find out?
Me: *dark look* I Just Would.

Happy New Year from my crazy family to yours!! xoxo Alyssa

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Christmas tree of books!!

Whee! My new publisher, Penguin Teen, made a Christmas tree of books and there's a whole layer of my upcoming Lucy Connors release, THE LONESOME YOUNG!!  Right underneath a layer of Laurie Halse Anderson's new book, which is thrilling, because I'm a total fangirl of her writing.  wow!

and here's the evolution of the entire tree:  http://www.tumblr.com/blog/lucyconnors

I can't wait for you to read THE LONESOME YOUNG (or recommend it to everyone you know who enjoys contemporary young adult novels with a dark, gritty feel), because so much of my heart and my own teen past is in this book.

Friday, December 13, 2013

just because I don't make this stuff up...

...although I could, if I wanted, because -- writer.  But, no.

TO:  Attendance office

RE: my daughter, grade 9 – our phone call of 12/12/13

Please excuse my daughter for being absent November 1, 4, 5, 6.  She had the flu and was very ill.  Apparently the illness also affected the part of her brain that is in charge of turning in notes. 

Thank you.

Alyssa Day, mother & backpack excavator

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I've just realized that censoring myself is blocking my creativity. And also maybe my intestines.  It is going to get crazy up in here in 2014, just be warned...