Anyone can play along!
Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"He could see that Emily's brow furrowed. And he wondered if he sounded like a real tool. It felt like he was sounding like a real tool. And now her brow was furrowing. Why was that? She seemed to have some kind of lie detector planted in her forehead."
Meeting with the Author!
A couple weeks ago, Terry (Managing General Partner) of one of my favorite bookstore's, Mysterious Galaxy sent out a notice for a pet project of hers "Ladies, Lunch & Literacy". Basically it is a lite lunch with a fabulous author in an intimate setting (20-30 ppl). Now I have been receiving these notices for quite awhile but since most were in the San Diego area in the neighborhood of their flagship store, I usually couldn't make it.
This announcement was different - first Mysterious Galaxy recently announced they are opening a store in Redondo Beach (much closer for this Orange County Gal). The second deciding factor? Holly Goldberg Sloan...a Debut Young Adult whose career I have been following and whom I had recently booked for the Orange County Children's Book Festival!
So - I headed for the Johnny Rockets in Redondo Beach for a little LLL - the YA version!
I don't want to tell a lot of Holly's stories - and she has a lot - because I want it to be a surprise when you meet her at the Festival...but - this I can divulge:
1. Holly is best known as a Writer, Director, Producer of several popular, family-oriented, films and TV series - including "Made In America", Steve Irwin's Crocodile Hunter, and "Angels in the Outfield".
2. The book title? yep - it is the title of a popular song that Holly uses throughout the book...you'll have to come to the Festival to find out how she got permission to use it! BRILLIANT!
I really hope that Terry and LLL have plans for another YA author - because "I'll Be There"!!!
Photos Courtesy of Terry at Mysterious Galaxy