A blog for those who like to read and do things different. (And yes, I fully realize "different" is grammatically incorrect. Kinda the point, right? ;-) )
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
An Author and Her ARCs: A Photo Essay
Today I received (yippee! hooray! hip hip hootie hoo!) the Advance Reader Copies of THE 13TH SIGN! This is my third time to go through this stage, and it feels just as exciting and terrifying and wonderful and scary as the very first time. So, in honor of authors and their ARCs, I share with you the roller coaster of emotions an author goes through when she sees her BOOK for the very first time:
(photo credits: The Peanut)
Did I miss one? I'm happy to (very goofily) portray one I've missed! :-) Thanks for sharing in the joy, everyone!
I am the author of "Selling Hope," a middle grade historical fiction novel set in 1910 Chicago on the vaudeville circuit, and "Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different," an historical fiction account of the beginnings of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the eyes of 11-year-old Autumn. AND: Coming Fall of 2012: Ophiuchus et al in "The 13th Sign."
I never met a writing genre I didn't like. Some may call it a lack of focus; I prefer to think of it as a lust for life. I adore "kid lit," though, because I think it's the most honest writing out there. My writing gigs have included a lot of licensed character books: Scooby-Doo (Ruh-roh!), Strawberry Shortcake (Berry cool!), Bugs Bunny (Ain't I a stinker?), the PowerPuff Girls (Game over!) and next year, the new Holly Hobbie & Friends (Hey, girl!) But enough about me...