Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boot Camp Nominated for the Iowa High School Book Award

When they're not fighting floods, Iowans read. They're good people. Once, many years ago, I found myself staying for a week in a motel in a tiny town (with only one restaurant that was only open on Wednesdays and Friday-Sunday). Each morning I would be picked up and delivered to a different school, then returned in the afternoon. When the owner of the motel discovered I had no car of my own, he offered me his and I drove to the movie house (also only open a few nights a week) and saw Little Shop of Horrors. On another evening he and his wife took me over to the Mississippi to watch the barges go through the locks.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New ARCs

Advance reviewer copies have arrived from Simon & Schuster (Famous, pub date Jan. 2011) and Egmont (Blood on My Hands, pub date Sept. 2010).