Monday, January 23, 2012

Snail mail...

Sooooo behind in getting snail mail letters from readers answered! Guilt... guilt... guilt. It's easier to keep up with email--fewer steps, I guess.

If you've sent me a letter sometime in the past... er, 2 months? Maybe even (cringe) 3? I still have it and it is staring me in the face right now from a stack on my table. I haven't forgotten you, wonderful readers. I promise!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winterling, by Sarah Prineas - out now!

My friend, Sarah Prineas, award-winning author of the THE MAGIC THIEF series, has a new book out today! It is called WINTERLING. Kirkus calls Sarah's new book " atmospheric middle-grade fantasy that ties the coming of age to the turning of the year..." and also says that "readers will find refreshment in a tale as muted and miraculous as the return of spring."

Here is the description of the book from Sarah's website:

With her boundless curiosity and wild spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesn’t belong. Not when the forest is calling to her, when the rush of wind through branches feels more real than school or the quiet farms near her house. Then she saves an injured creature—he looks like a boy, but he’s really something else. He knows who Fer truly is, and invites her through the Way, a passage to a strange, dangerous land.

Fer feels an instant attachment to this realm, where magic is real and oaths forge bonds stronger than iron. But a powerful huntress named the Mor rules here, and Fer can sense that the land is perilously out of balance. Fer must unlock the secrets about the parents she never knew and claim her true place before the worlds on both sides of the Way descend into endless winter.

Happy Publication Day, Sarah!

Here is the book trailer...