Hey there, Blog. It's been a while.
I was stuck in a revision cave for the better part of spring, but I'm out now and playing catch-up with all the stuff I missed! So get ready for a series of posts covering all the things that I'd wanted to blog about, but didn't get a chance to do until now.
Let's start with the most exciting one...
ANNIE'S LAUNCH PARTY!
That's right! My good friend and critique partner had her YA debut in April!
THE CHANCE YOU WON'T RETURN by Annie Cardi is a contemporary YA novel that's gotten absolutely glowing reviews (including multiple starred reviews!).
It tells the story of Alex--a girl who should really just be worrying about failing driver's ed and figuring out the guy she may or may not be flirting with (who may or may not be falling for her), but instead has to deal with a frustrating family secret. Out of nowhere, Alex's mom has decided she's actually Amelia Earhart, and that Alex is no longer her daughter, but a young female protégé of the 1930's.
Intrigued? Then you might be like one of the completely PACKED launch party-goers from last April. Probably good you weren't at Porter Square Books in Cambridge that night, though, because they sold out! Good news is you can find copies at many different places now, likely including your local bookstore!
When asked how she's able to write a teen voice so realistically, Annie admits that's just what the inside of her head sounds like...and that she was surprised to learn that's not what the inside of everyone's head sounds like.
Annie is the best. She's basically one of the coolest people you could ever know. Her writing is witty, heartfelt, so very real, and brings you right into the experiences of her characters. Annie's an author you'll want to keep tabs on, because she's definitely going places. And if you aren't following her on Twitter, then I don't know what you're doing with your life.