Welcome to the 1st day of our 2nd Anniversary of Book Reader Addicts on Facebook! We will be celebrating all month long!
My goal for this month is 1: PARTY! 2: Show how much I appreciate you guys for following us and 3: hopefully introduce you to some wonderful authors. There will be a little over 90 authors stopping by all month long so I hope you enjoy!
To start us off I would like to introduce you to:
Caroline Bock, author of LIE!
End of Summer Writing Thoughts
Did summer inspire you as it did me – not to write?I traveled this summer – to Florida, to Baltimore, to Washington D. C. and to Comer, Georgia--seeing Disney, museums, The National Zoo and its (maybe) pregnant giant panda, and my father in Georgia for his 82nd birthday. I didn’t write. I had a pocket-size journal with me, plain black and white composition style, and scribbled some notes that I am not sure I’ll be able to decipher when I’m back home: lightening over Cinderella’s castle, stopping for greasy, dripping barbeque by the harbor in Baltimore, feeling my father’s bones when I hugged him.As August ends, with the school year for my kids is in sight, I am anticipating a return to routine: my two kids off to school and me at my desk in the basement, writing. Routine is critical for this writer. I keep regular hours. I set goals for my writing. Ten pages a day. Read and revise at least ten more. Don’t look at email until you’ve done the above I draft a ‘to do’ list every Monday morning for my writing goals and by Friday it better be done – or I’m working the weekend. You’ll often find me at my desk early on a Saturday morning finishing up. I hate when the boss, (me), yells at me. When I left the keyboard in June, I was spent, wasted, exhausted. I had finished another novel.Instead of writing these past eight weeks, I read a lot as if other people’s stories would revive me— and to some extent their words did, though none more than my father’s. He warned me to drive carefully on the eighteen hour trip back home, to buy my kids ice-cream on the road from him, and pushed a ten dollar bill at my seven-year-old daughter as if I couldn’t be trusted, and to not waste time: write more. I’ve travelled far enough -- and am ready—and eager—to write more.Did your summer vacation inspire you?
Thank you soooooo much Caroline for stopping by!!!!
Here's a little about Caroline:
Caroline Bock is the author of LIE, the acclaimed contemporary young adult novel about a brutal hate crime, from St. Martin’s Press, celebrating its first anniversary this week. Her new novel – BEFORE MY EYES – will be published by St. Martin’s Press in early 2014. More at www.carolinebock.com.
Everybody knows, nobody's talking. That's what's being passed from friend-to-friend as seventeen year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police in her nice suburban Long Island town. Her boyfriend Jimmy, baseball and football star--a Scholar-Athlete -- stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she's the prime witness along with Jimmy's best friend and accomplice Sean.
But when Skylar and Sean begin to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim's brother steps up to demand justice, they must figure out why they followed Jimmy--and if they will lie to protect him-- and themselves.
Caroline has been kind enough to offer a copy of LIE for 1 International winner and 1 US winner!
All giveaways that happen this month will end on October 7th.