I hope all of you are enjoying your summer so far! It feels like the months are just slipping by, and it’s hard to believe it’s already July!
Today I am on my way to the summer camp my kids and I go to every single year. But before I leave, I wanted to update you on a few things that might be of interest to you.
First, I am one of 20 authors that will be featured at the Redwood Writers annual Author Launch. This will take place at their July meeting on Sunday, July 13th at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, beginning at 2 p.m. Usually, guest admission to these meetings are $8. But because this is a special celebration, all guests are free! I invite you to come check us out, not only to hear an excerpt of my latest novel, Forever Thirteen, but to hear what other writers are up to on the North Coast. I am not exaggerating when I say I am surrounded by some incredibly talented writers!
I also have some novel writing news.
The first part of this news is that I am putting book #3 of the Forever After series to rest…at least for now. I was originally planning on writing a prequel to A Symphony of Cicadas and Forever Thirteen. However, it just wasn’t flowing the way I want it to. I took that as a sign that it was time to work on something new.
That brings me to my second half of that news. I am resurrecting an old manuscript I wrote years ago, rewriting the whole thing so that it’s polished and shiny, and so that it will stop haunting me! I am super excited about this novel, and have been literally waiting literally years to finish it. It’s a literary fiction story about two mothers – one in her 30s, the other in her teens – who experience two very different tragedies, offering them a split second connection that changes their paths forever.
And that’s all the teaser you get for now. 😉
Other than that, I’ve been a busy gal. My latest projects include coordinating the above-mentioned summer camp, being the newsletter editor for the Redwood Writers (and now also their social media maven), and writing a new novel. Phew! But in between that, I have also been quite the bookworm myself! The latest books I’ve enjoyed are the cult favorites, The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, as well as Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (I highly recommend!). I’ve also been soaking up anything by Colleen Hoover (she writes YA romance), and loved the book Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. You can see all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads profile. And if you follow me, I’ll follow you back! I’m always looking for a few other bookworms to share favorite reads with.
What are you reading?
Happy summer, and happy reading to all of you!