Feeling Real

For the last two weeks, it seems like something amazing happens and I say the words, “Okay, NOW I feel like this is all really happening”. Here was today’s “something”:



This giant box of books arrived from my fabulous new editor, Lisa Yoskowitz, and the incredible team at Disney*Hyperion.

My kids went nuts. I thought my son would go straight for Riordan’s THE RED PYRAMID, but he’s just getting confident with his reading and it might have looked a little daunting, so we’ll read it together. Instead, he started in on one of the SUPER CHICKEN NUGGET BOY books, and hasn’t put it down since. Next on deck, I hear, is the tough choice between Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS and Cal Ripken Jr.’s brand new HOTHEAD. As for my daughter, she devoured the Mo Williams. We read WE ARE IN A BOOK eight times (because you have to read it over and over again. Have you read this book? It’s true. Repetition is required. And so fun.).

As for me… I just don’t know where to start! I’m feeling way behind in my reading just looking at this stack. Ally Carter’s HEIST SOCIETY? Rachel Hawkins’ HEX HALL? Rebecca Lim’s MERCY? Then there are two National Book Award Finalists I’ve been dying to read: SOLD, by Patricia McCormick and THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS by E. Lockhart.

I’m off to read. And wonder how in the world I ended up in this impressive company of authors…

Now that’s really something





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2 Responses to “Feeling Real”

  1. Erin says:

    Congrats on your deal with Hyperion! I’d start with Hex Hall…it’s amazing. But Frankie L-B is one of the best books ever, so….tough choice. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

    Yay you!

  2. tamara says:

    Thanks, Erin! I’m so eager to read Demonglass, so I think I’ll follow your suggestion and start with Hex Hall. Thanks!