Finally home.

Before I pass out, I’d like to thank everyone who made the trip so awesome: all the librarians, booksellers, sales reps, and teachers who we met along the way. And also the folks who drove us around, kept us fed, and got me to every single event on time.

But most of all thanks to all of you who showed up full of enthusiasm, comments, and unexpected questions. Plus fan art.

Finally, thanks to my publicist Lila who organized the whole trip, made key improvisations along the way, and put up with a steady stream of emails from me. Not to mention putting me in this hotel in Seattle that had these really cool bathtubs . . .

You see, the bath fills up from the ceiling! Now maybe that’s not so different from a bathrub with a shower, but this isn’t a shower: It’s a bathtub that fills up from the ceiling!

For some reason it made me very happy.

And if bathtub-filling footage isn’t exciting enough, here’s a mother/daughter dialog about the Uglies series from a North Carolina magazine called Relish. Check it out.

Update: As promised, I’ll be doing a few events around NYC. The first is next Thursday:

Fairfield Public Library
Thursday, October 25
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT
Books will be sold there by the local Borders.

Click here to register.

Okay, I’m going to bed now for, like, a year.

67 thoughts on “Home

  1. First to comment! You’ve done great. I’m glad you get some randr. I’m about halfway through extras and it’s amazing. I haven’t enev finished it and I know I want a fifth.

  2. Wowwww! This is the first time I’ve been in the top 10!!! Anyway, I love the ceiling-filling bathtubs, but I’d probably be the one leaning in the turn on the tap and get doused in it!

    I wish I could go to NYC, but I’m so busssyyy!!! Ugh, stupid classes.

  3. #4! ok so that is about the kewlest bathtub i have ever seen. & congrats on the tour and everything Scott.

  4. he he he he he he he!! That bathtub is so totally FAWESOME!! omg that is hilarious. well u know what they say theres no place like home (i hav just been spouting cliches like crazy today!) im glad u had fun scott!

  5. so u gonna take a nice long break now?? spend a few days in ur pjs being lazy?? or r u just gonna get right down to business and continue work on Levithan??? i think u’ve earned a few days of sitting around like a lump. laziness is so fun.

  6. haha noo way. bababoonababoonababoona. de deusche. i think that means shower in.. some language. german or french or.. i dont know. scott-la, you should so post more videos of your ahmazingly interesting life. cus here is so.. boring-making. so not bubbly.

  7. i think that’s french.

    why are bathtubs in hotels always so much cooler? they’re deeper, the showers have more pressure, and they have those cool safecracker dials.
    also, best. video. ever.

    so….gonna start that fourth midnighters with darkling werewolves now? just kidding.

    now i too go to pass out. i think i need to start budgeting more sleep time.

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  9. Is the Uglies trilogy movie gonna have open auditions for the part of Tally? Like auditions for people without agents? Thanks soooo much you guys ar awesome! =) Also, links would be great.. For people without agents. Thanks and I already emailed Scott Westerfeld but I know he can reply better on his blog.. Totally icey =)of the book. Also, do you know websites that say if there are going to be auditions open to the public? Is there an age thing like only 14 years old or whatever? Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm not 14 but still lol. Also, is there going to be a 5th Uglies book? Or a 4rth Midnighters book? If there is a 5th midnighters book can it pretty pretty please be about tallywa??? Thanks and please answer all my questions! thanks guys.

  10. Ok um can you say: bast bath in the history of baths?
    So i was kind of wondering about the 4th midnighters book too.
    And of corse about the 5th uglies.
    And i wanted to say that i hate to love Aya because she is so much like me, she knows selfishness is wrog but she is selfish anyway. Hehe
    So can i have the bath?

  11. Whoa. I want that tub. O_O
    So I was reading Extras today and this girl comes up to me and is all, “Oh! He’s coming here! Scott WwesterfIELD! Yay!”
    And so I look up and say, “Sorry. Scott already came… um, I went and saw him. Er.. yeah. Have fun reading your Westerfeld books until he comes again.”

  12. wow!i never seen a bathtub that fills up from the ceiling! or i should say that my home doesn’t have a bathtub.

  13. Oh my Carlisle! Are you not going to mention what a great crowd we were at Joseph Beth in Lexington?? Not even in passing!? Not even “I was glad to get home even though lexington was fun”!? NOthing! grr

    You should host ask Westerfeld month like Maureen Johnson is hosting ask MJ month. Oh fun!

  14. an ask westerfeld month would be fawesome. i would drill annoyingly about future books.
    what up with levithan????? must. know.
    and when’s chasing midnight coming out? jk. but darkling werewolves….it would be awesome…

  15. once again, i am the only one here. and the teacher actually wants us to do WORK.
    *shakes head* what is the world coming to?

  16. somebody asked me today what i was gonna be for halloween, and this happened.
    so i say—a person from a book none of you have read. (i’m being melissa)
    and this girl says—i read! what book is it?
    and i’m *skeptical*—it’s called midnighters.
    and this girl’s friend says—oh, i read that.
    and i’m *even more skeptical*—oh yeah? what’s it about?
    so she’s like—ummm…dragons, right?
    and i just stare at her.
    i’m like—dude. it’s about a high school in oklahoma.
    so she goes—oh. yeah. right.

    people are scary sometimes. no, make that all the time.

  17. Wish I could go to NY!
    Also, I saw Peeps on the “feautured” shelf in my school’s library Yesterday! It was very happy-making.

  18. I LOVE that bathtub. Verrry Bubbly.
    Haha. Bubbly. Get it? Bubble Bath?

    Sorry, i am a bit hyperrr.

    I WANT EXTRAS! Silly England not having it yet..:(

    I however am re-re-re-re-reading Uglies Pretties And Specials. Cause i’m ICY like that XD

    Extras – CANT WAIT!


  19. I was at Barnes and Noble last week, and there was this HUGE stack of Extras books in a corner! they came up to just below my chest, and i’m 5″5′ (or is it 5’5″? i can never remember in what order the apostrophes come in…)! and there was about 5 books in a second tower next to the first one… that one had a bunch of Twilight books (but not as much as Extras!), about 4 Betrayed books (the sequel to Marked ^_^), and a couple of books I didn’t reconize. it was so kewl though! ^_^

  20. lol at lunch last week my friends and i were trying to figure out how to make a hoverboard… with lifting fans, of course. cuz we dont have a magnetic grid ๐Ÿ˜‰
    haha my friends and i are SO addicted 2 the uglies books! we keep saying things like “…it keeps me ICY!” and stuff XD it’s so funny. people give us strange looks. i luv getting strange looks! i dunno why. guess cuz it means i’m acting weird… which is a total compliment to me! haha i hate being normal! mwahahahaha!!! ^-^

  21. Yes, everyone at Joseph Beth Bookstore was awesome. Those were some really interesting questions, too. But by the time we got home last night I was all about the sleepy.

    Thanks for coming, though.

  22. Haha…I wonder if that bathtub is just missing the sprayer for what’s supposed to be a shower, and they’re passing it off as a feature ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. that bathtub is SO KICK!!!
    okay, hyperness over…deep breath….release. much better.
    o yea: WHEN R U GONNA WRITE THE EXTRA EXTRA CHAPTERS?!?!?!?!?!?!!??! that’s gonna be SO bubbly…..wonder wat hiro has to say 4 himself…..
    neway….see u in CT!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    -Riderchild-wa ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. Omg, that is a bubbly bath tub! My bath tub is boring, it pours water from a faucet, thats connected to the wall. I would totally take a shower in there even though its just water, o and ya well we have cool things in Texas to like, The Alamo, ya its made of clay. And ya we have ,uhhh, this wall in the shape of a c and it has water coming down the sides of it and it doesn’t have a fence gate and if you stand on the edge, you’ll fall! O and ya you cant forget, we have, ya we have, ya we have, give me time, gosh! OH, ok, we have really nice people and we don’t talk funny! Come here Scott-la!

  25. I no, im not the most normal teen, i mean y be boring ol’ normal! You only live once, i love being funny! O ands my friends are kinda odd, everyone laughs at my jokes, and someone had a dance party, i was the one who got 5 girls to start dancing! Live. Laugh. Love.

  26. Dude! Just got my CosmoGirl magazine and guess what? EXTRAS WAS NUMBER TEN! Well, number ten on the ‘Top Ten things to Read/Hear/See/Do’! I was flipping through randomly when I saw a familiar miniturized blueish cover, I read it and was surprised because most of the time they have Sarah Dessen (Or whatever) books. I’m glad they picked a GOOD book this time. xD Welcome home, BTW!

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