We have a winner!

Rylie has guessed correctly. The name of my next novel is Why Do I Lie? after the song by Luscious Jackson. Rylie send me an email with your snail mail address. I will send you a copy of How to Ditch your Fairy.

A Quick Note on Titles
Just because I think Why Do I Lie? is the best possible title for this book there is no guarantee that my publisher will agree with me. I thought The Ultimate Fairy Book was the best possible title for the fairy book. Booksellers thought it was confusing because it sounded like a non-fiction guide to fairies. They said it would be misshelved and lost with that title. So we went with a new title, How To Ditch Your Fairy, generously provided by Libba Bray. (Bless you, Libba Bray!)

I am working hard not to become too attached to this title—even though it is PERFECT for the book—because there may be a better, more saleable title in its future. That is how publishing works. And, frankly, if there’s another title that will sell more copies? I’m down with that.


  1. Maree on #

    Libba Bray is a good writer. I read her book ‘A Great and Terrible Beauty’ (it WAS called that wasn’t it). But the library doesn’t have the second book so I haven’t read it. It does have the third though (which I haven’t read either) so I’m thinking that my library has a stuffed system.
    WELL DONE RYLIE! I could NEVER have guessed it.

  2. Patrick on #

    I think you are lying.

  3. Hillary! on #

    WOOT! Congrats Rylie!

  4. Ariel Zeitlin Cooke on #

    I like it! I like it a lot!

  5. Sammi on #

    libba brays books are awesome. those who havent read them totally should. a great and terrible beauty is the first, then rebel angels, then the sweet far thing.
    and i like the title, justine

  6. Maree on #

    Awesome title.

  7. Jennifer on #

    I absolutely love the title, How to Ditch Your Fairy, so hurray for Libba Bray! I can’t wait to read that book.

    Why do I Lie? is a pretty nifty title, too!

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