I just spent a fabulous week as writer-in-residence at ICS Addis Ababa. Wonderful kids. Wonderful teachers. Wonderful welcome. I’ll post more about my trip as soon as I recover from the jet lag – and the shock of returning home to snow!
Don’t know what Secrets is? Here’s a teaser:
It’s 1964 and life is about to change for seven orphan girls. On their own for the first time in their lives, the girls each embark on journeys of discovery, aching for the families they never had and experiencing the world in ways they never imagined.
Authors Kelley Armstrong, Norah McClintock, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, Teresa Toten and Eric Walters team up in this brand new series of linked YA novels that will be published simultaneously.
Look for Secrets in September 2015.
And I’ve got that on good authority. Amy Mathers said so. (Click her name if you don’t believe me.)
Amy has begun a journey “across the Canadian landscape of teen fiction” through her Marathon of Books. Her quest is to open “readers up to new perspectives and inspire book lovers to fund a teen book award.” She’s reading a book a day on a literary cross-country tour. She began in Nova Scotia with some of my oeuvre and that of my dear buddy, Don Aker. She hopes to get $100,000 in pledges to go towards the award.
It’s a wonderful project (and I’d say that even if she didn’t call me “funny and endearing”. Did I already mention that?) Click here to find out how you can support Amy’s Marathon of Books.