If you’re in the Cambridge, Mass. area on Sept 6, stop by Porter Square Books at 3pm for a “Middle Grade Mavens” event with yours truly and fellow children’s book authors Jen Malone, Dana Levy, and Jennifer Mann. It should be a great time!
I’m back from my cruise, and I must say that it was fantastic. We snorkeled and ate (and ate and ate) and managed to survive a whole week without internet access! I also got a bunch of reading done. Here are some highlights:
Loop by Karen Akins
Since I’ve been tinkering with a time travel book of my own, it’s been interesting to check out other titles in the genre. While the time travel details left me a little confused at times, I really enjoyed the voice and the fast-paced nature of the story.
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
I’m usually not a big fan of murder mysteries, but if you throw in a ghost, I’m sold. This book really sucked me in, to the point where I spent the last day of our cruise in my cabin, frantically reading. I’m very curious to read other books by this author, particularly Marie Antionette, Serial Killer, which has one of the best titles I’ve heard in a long time!
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
When I first heard about this grown-up book about time travel, I knew it was a story my husband would enjoy. Sure enough, he devoured it on the cruise and strongly encouraged me to read it. I’m about halfway through and fascinated by the premise and the characters. Honestly, some of the philosophical stuff about the nature of time makes my brain hurt, but I’m still enjoying it!
What have you been reading?
Now that I’m back in town, it’s time to ease into the real world again. I’m working on first pass pages for THE GOSSIP FILE (my absolutely last chance to make changes to the manuscript before it hits stores in January!) and working on prepping for the fall semester. The weather has turned decidedly fall-ish, so I guess I can’t be in denial about the end of summer for much longer.