No wonder I think you're a super person, Cheryl. We share the same name. We both write YA novels. We're both aquarians!
Have a wonderful celebration on the 10th.
Random Acts of Publicity has been a week of talking about new YA books. Enjoyed posting the comments and look forward to doing it again.
Once Upon a Time
I remember when "Once Upon a Time" lured me into stories where I could be guaranteed a handsome prince, a few elves, and maybe a unicorn. These words promised an adventure and hours of enjoyment.
I still read the beginning of books that I consider buying and it's those opening words that either capture my interest or don't. I thought it might be interesting to see what kinds of openings grab people.
So, here's a challenge. Once a month (this is not a contract, but a goal) I'll post a story type: Young Adult Adventure or Romance or Fantasy. And then I'll write an opening (no more than one sentence, but it doesn't have to be a sentence).
I'd love to see what kinds of other opening lines you'll contribute. Hey, maybe I'll think of a prize for the BEST STORY OPENING--one I won't be eligible to win.
So how about this month we play with that YA Adventure story? Here's how my story would start.
I've kept the secret for almost three months, but I have to tell someone soon because I've only got another week before it'll be too late.
I'm waiting and not very patiently for Heather Duffy-Stone's YA ARC, This Is What I Want to Tell You. Come on ARC!
Jim Averbeck's book, "In a Blue Room" was one of
the nominations for the 2008 Cybil's award. Nothing could make me happier. He's a super guy with talent that these awards has certainly validated.