Kissing the Bee has been making some excellent new friends in the wide world. For starts, this morning’s inbox brought me this good news: the Bee has been chosen as one of readergirlz Suggested Reads (and is flying in some fast company, too). I’ve also recently learned that the Bee‘s received a 2007 Parents’ Choice award. And the IRA’s review called it a “must read for young romantics.” I blush.

And my intrepid editor – though in the throes of a huge move – still made sure to get into my hands not only the lovely galley of Headlong, coming out this fall, but the jacket as well, that is even more lovely and washed with mysterious silvery pewter-y light. Frances, you’re the best.