Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The scobberlotching blogger returns

Hello friends,

Allow me to blow the dust off of the blog and tidy things up a bit. Phew!

It's been a long time since I've visited my own blog. But I've been busy writing a new story so the time was well spent. The story is finally done and so now I don't feel like I have homework every night.

The new book is called MAYDAY and it will be out, appropriately enough, next May from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. I just got to see the cover and I can't stop staring at it. It is truly special and conveys so much about the spirit of the book.  Flight. Patriotism. Finding your way through the clouds - real or imagined. I love this story.

There was a time when I thought that SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY might be my one true heart book. But the story of MAYDAY, which came to me in full like a gifts, made me feel for the main character the way I felt for Sarah Nelson in SIGNS. I call myself truly blessed to be able to say that.