This MONDAY, the amazing Tui Sutherland will join in me launching my new middle grade novel Of a Feather at Belmont Books! This is my first launch event, and it will be a kind of Meet the Book, Meet the Author event. We’ll talk about my inspiration for the book and how Tui has inspired me!
Tui and I have been friends since high school. We went to college together, and have stayed close over all these many years (don’t ask how many…;) In fact, Tui was the maid of honor at my wedding and wrote me the most awesome toast EVER! You should definitely ask her about it at the event…
Then on TUESDAY, join me and the incredible Kate Messner at Phoenix Books to talk about how I took that inspiration and turned it into a book! We’ll talk about writing challenges, revision tricks that helped me to get the story right, and all the research I did to create the world of the story and the characters within it.
Kate was one of the first writer friends I made after moving to Vermont. She has not only been a champion of my books, but she’s a great champion for all children’s books and a friend and mentor to me and so many other authors. I am so grateful that she’s joining me to help celebrate the launching of Of a Feather into the world!
And if you’re particularly interested in the falconry side of the book, we are working on scheduling a third launch event with the amazing Alex London, who wrote the fantastic YA falconry fantasy trilogy Black Wings Beating. Stay tuned!