Covers: Starting tomorrow, I’ll do a “cover reveal” along with short synopsis of my new four book reluctant reader series Support and Defend, a series where each book features a teen with a parent who has returned from a tour of duty.
Conversing: Spend the better part of two weeks on the road doing school visits in WY and MI, with alternative schools featured. In MI, I had a group of students who read manuscripts from the new top secret series, while in WY, I had several kids follow-up with email wanting to tell me their stories (that’s the power of visits Crutcher says). Not done for the school year, but big one coming up in MN at the Twin Cities Teen Lit Con.
Listening: I’ve reached out to other authors to get their opinions / insights on reaching reluctant readers. Next weeks’ author to answer the five questions of doom: S.A. Bodeen.