In Which Jeff Probst Says Hi to Me & A Book is Released

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INTERNET, Some Girls Are was released on Tuesday and it was amazing but something else just happened and it was so extraordinary that I have to share it here with you first. THIS MAN:








Said hello to me on Twitter.

HOLD ON, COURTNEY. BACK THE TRUCK UP, you are saying. THAT AS EXTRAORDINARY. HOW DID THIS COME TO BE?

Well, Internet, I will tell you.

First, I am a big fan of Survivor. SINCE SEASON ONE. And then some people invented Twitter. Flash forward to I don’t know how many years it has been, to January 7th, 2010. I had just woken up from a nap. It was a day like any other, except it was not quite day. It was early evening. It was an early evening like any other. I logged into Twitter and checked my @ replies, where Adele of Persnickety Snark (who is also having a blogoversary celebration which I contributed to here–happy anniversary, Adele!) tells me that JEFF PROBST now has a twitter.

I immediately made it my new goal in life to get Jeff Probst to tweet hello to me on Twitter. And questioned how that could happen. And THEN! The wonderful Catt AKA The Dreamer Reader tweeted to get the ball rolling.

And then I questioned whether or not Twitter would make a dream come true (SPOILER: IT DOES).

MEANWHILE, Scott Tracey (whose novel WITCH EYES, which I can’t wait to read, comes out in 2011 from Flux) dubbed my new goal in life Project #sayhitocourtney. And then so many wonderful folks chimed in, asking Jeff Probst to say hello to me (THANK YOU WONDERFUL FOLKS).

CAN YOU BELIEVE THE AMAZINGNESS OF TWITTER? I always have. May this story make you doubters see the light.

And then I think an hour went by.

(TOTAL ELAPSED TIME: AN HOUR)

… And then, THIS MAN, Internet:








Said hello to me on Twitter!!!!

Photographic proof:






WHAT? YOU WOULD LIKE A CLOSER VIEW, YOU SAY?

HERE IS A CLOSER VIEW:








I died. Jeff Probst killed me.

Internet, between THAT and the release of this:



Some Girls Are



This blog entry is actually the story of how my 2010 has peaked. It can’t possibly get better than this. SERIOUSLY, I can’t wait to call my grandma and tell her Jeff Probst said hello to me on Twitter (TV Guide Magazine says it’s his!). We watch Survivor every Thursday. IT IS OUR THING. Now every time Jeff comes onscreen to tell someone to get off the island/continent/whatevers I can be like, “He said hello to me on Twitter once.”

So Some Girls Are had an incredible release week and I have to thank everyone who tweeted, Facebooked, emailed, called, and blogged about it. To wake up to that was totally overwhelming and I don’t think I can say thank you enough. THANK YOU! Quite a few reviews of Some Girls Are came in this week and I promised I’d do a round-up in my blog entry. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read it and review it:


  • Bookaholic Extraordinarie
  • By the Book Reviews
  • Bookshipper
  • The Hiding Spot
  • Peace Love & Pat
  • Presenting Lenore
  • Sharon Loves Books and Cats
  • The Story Siren
  • Susan Adrian
  • Ticket to Anywhere



  • On top of that, Sara of The Hiding Spot also interviewed me about Some Girls Are. I also did an interview about The White Pine nomination and Cracked Up to Be at Ursina’s blog. Thank you, Sara and Ursina! And finally, I participated in The Page 69 Test. You can go there and see a snippet of page 69 of Some Girls Are and read my thoughts on whether it is representative of the book.

    I really hope I am not missing anyone. If I am, accept my apologies as it has been Quite a Week and don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll add it here ASAP! As always, I put all reviews on the Some Girls Are page and try to stay on top of sharing them on my Facebook Page.

    I was also lucky enough to share release dates with Lisa Schroeder and Dia Reeves, whose novels Chasing Brooklyn and Bleeding Violet, respectively, also came out. I am looking forward to reading Bleeding Violet and I devoured and LOVED Chasing Brooklyn–it was brilliant! I posted my review on GoodReads here.

    So that is how epic my week has been, Internet! Next week won’t compare. Sad but true.