Thursday, November 24, 2011
This Thanksgiving, I'd like to give thanks for the First Readers in my life. You are the ones who get the ugly drafts, the early versions of my manuscripts that don't make sense. You, dear First Readers, slog through the morass to tell me what's working and where I need to roll up my sleeves. In Turkey Day terms, you are the select few that set the table, scrub the potatoes, and circle the grocery story parking lot while I rummage through the aisles so that, when my readers crack open one of my novels, it's as good as it can possibly be. For your encouragement, input, suggestions and willingness to listen to my excuses and flights of fancy, I am eternally grateful.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Give your favorite people a hug and your favorite foods a second helping. I'll be back to talking about writing soon. Until then-- give thanks!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
What are you doing this weekend? If you live in Los Angeles or nearby, I hope the answer is: coming to meet Sherri and awesome YA author Cecil Castellucci this weekend at Comickaze Expo!
Cecil’s newest book, FIRST DAY ON EARTH has just hit the shelves. She's invited me to hang out at her table, signing books and dishing on the latest in our writing lives. There might even been some secret stash from the Tired Girl Collective. You might even get to meet elusive artist Karen Lucrece! Books will be available on site thanks to the awesome Skylight Books. We're at Table 80. Come and check it out!