Had a great signing on Saturday at Comicopia — with many thanks to Matt, Angela, and Maggie for hosting such a wonderful event. Lots of highlights, but this was one of them.
Working hard on the next Hunter Kiss book, which means long hours indoors, wearing headphones and crashing on music from the 80′s.
Also, I can’t believe July is almost here.
I read an extraordinary novel last week: Between Shades of Gray, which might just be my favorite read of the year, so far. It has nothing to do with another, similarly titled, novel; instead, this is a YA about genocide and sacrifice, and love, and love, and love.
Here’s the description:
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life–until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father’s prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
I hope you all have a chance to read this wonderful novel — you’ll never forget it.
Is there a book you’d like to recommend?