Tuesday, September 23, 2014

YA Guy Says... Today's the Day!

It's here.

It's finally here.

After over a year of waiting (or nearly fifty years, depending on how you count these things), YA Guy's debut novel has hit the stands.

That's right: SURVIVAL COLONY 9 is in the house!

This is an amazing and nearly surreal moment for me, and I'd like to take the time to thank everyone--family and friends, fellow writers, industry professionals, random strangers--who contributed in one way or another to this day. In particular, I'd like to thank three awesome women who played crucial roles in making my dream come true: my wife, Christine Saitz; my agent, Liza Fleissig; and my editor, Karen Wojtyla. You are all my heroes, now and forever.

If you'd like to check out some of the SURVIVAL COLONY 9-related business on the web, here are a few of the places I'm visiting today:

My Book Addiction (guest post and giveaway)
Reading Teen (excerpt and giveaway)
Stephanie Keyes (excerpt)
Rhiann Wynn-Nolet (excerpt)
One Four Kid Lit (debut day post)

And if you're in Pittsburgh, please consider swinging by my launch party, which is happening at 6:00 this evening at Mystery Lovers Bookshop.

You can also look back at some prior reviews, interviews, guest posts, and whatnot:

Feathered Quill (review)
Curling Up with a Good Book (interview/review)
Comic Pop Library (podcast review and interview)
The Young Folks (review)
Kat Ross (interview)
The Great Noveling Adventure (review)
Lisa Maxwell (interview)
Pub Hub (excerpt)
Kelly Vision (review)
Icey Books (guest post and giveaway with Christina Farley)
Literary Rambles (guest post and giveaway)
Dianne Salerni (interview)
Examiner (review)
Shannon's Corner (podcast interview)
JennRenee Read (review)

Tomorrow, I'll be on the Fearless Fifteeners, and there'll be a few other things coming out over the next several weeks. To stay up-to-date on all things SC9, check out the media page of my website. You can also see a list of my upcoming appearances on my news and events page.

It's been a whirlwind, a bash, a pleasure, and an honor. YA Guy says to all of you: thanks for sharing this moment with me, and here's looking forward to even bigger and better things to come!


  1. Yay, congrats to you!! I hope it's the best day ever, and a terrific launch party. I love going to those- wish I was closer.

    1. The launch party was a total blast! Pix are on my Facebook author page (Joshua David Bellin, YA Author).

  2. Congratulations! It's a wonderful day when you see your book on the shelf! (Especially when you don't have to stoop, as I mentioned on Facebook.) I hope your launch party was a roaring success and a lot of fun! Wish I lived closer.