I’m not Ally, Anon. Sorry to disappoint.
I suppose I can now tell you that in the early versions of UNITED WE SPY in which Preston died. And he died bloody.
Perhaps some day I will talk about it more—explain the whole subplot that led to that and why I decided that it wasn’t the correct ending for the series.
Basically, my brilliant editor read the book and, like me, felt like something was…off. We decided that the ending should be Cam and crew facing off against the series’s ultimate villain: Catherine. So I made this massive change at the 11th hour, and it was absolutely, 100% the right call.
Because editors are brilliant, and authors are smart to always at least consider what they have to say.
So…yeah. Preston DID die. But then he didn’t.
It’s been optioned, and as cool as that is, it doesn’t always mean the movie is going to get made. The series has been optioned before by other companies so
OMG, I KNOW. LIZ’S SPEECH RUINED ME. Also, whenever you’re sad about the series ending, remind yourself of two things:
1. you can always reread them obsessively.
2. EMBASSY ROW WHO’S EXCITED FOR EMBASSY ROW BC I AM REALLY EXCITED FOR EMBASSY ROW
Nope! The series ended with UWS.
Aw :) Lovely note, I totally agree!
Hope you all have a great 2014 and read a lot of wonderful books and have a lot of fantastic experiences!
A Reminder for Those Concerned: Though there will not be a new Ally Carter book out during 2014, you can still reread the old ones ;)
There is not. The series ended with United We Spy (go read it if you haven’t yet!!).
Liz’s speech turned me in a permanent mess of feels.
AND YES. I AM SO BEYOND EXCITED FOR EMBASSY ROW. THERE ARE NO WORDS.
(fan cast for gg)
Hi! I will be chatting HERE at 3:00 central time. Come join me! (@OfficiallyAlly live on twitcam.livestream.com/fhje4)
If you didn’t get to watch Ally’s twitcam (which by the way was great. Shout out to Ally: you’re fabulous!), it will be archived, and you should all totally watch it. Especially if you want to hear Ally talk about Embassy Row. Because she does. And it’s perfect. Also, she talks about Zach and Hale, and I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t one of my favorite parts of the twitcam.
You have turned me into a permanent mess of feels.
But in the best possible way.
I feel like I’ll be crying and/or hyperventilating tomorrow at your signing- at least on the inside- and you’ll just be rubbing your hands together evilly and maniacally laughing and whispering : “Excellent! The results are just as I expected.”
Oh, I know. I literally couldn’t stop crying. The book was perfect and empowering and nostalgic and brilliant, and I don’t think I fully realized just how much the series meant to me and how much it was and is a part of me until I started reading it and realized I would never stop.
I reread it last night, and I think I cry more and more each time I read it. Which doesn’t really make sense but that book just ugh