Friday, June 3, 2011

A New Book to Read:

By new, I mean it won't even be on the bookstore shelves until June 7th. But let me back up... 

Mother's Day weekend I attended my first writing conference -- LDStorymakers Writing Conference. I went with an open mind and simple expectations: 

                        1. learn something new about writing and publishing
                        2. get away from home
                        3. have someone else prepare my meals

On this rare occasion, I got everything I wanted! I spent two days enjoying classes taught by various published authors, presentations given by literary agents and publishing representatives, meeting people who love to write, and eating great food. I learned so much that I am still digesting it all (not my food). Elana Johnson, successful blogger and young adult writer, taught one of my favorite classes. She also passed out cards announcing the June 7th release of her debut novel, Possession, and I have been looking forward to it ever since. Chapters 1 and 2 were available to read online, and they hooked me. Wednesday morning I ordered the book at Barnes & Noble, and 24 hours later it was in my mailbox! I was thrilled! I had her novel sitting on my counter and it wasn't even available in stores yet!  Cheap thrills, I know. 

Anyway........ if you like fiction......... if you like adventure........ if you like to play with ideas about future life on this planet (no, not aliens)..........try reading POSSESSION by Elana Johnson. 

I'm reading it. I'll let you know how it is.

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