I’ve just posted a new website to introduce readers to me and my books! I’ve moved my blog over there so going forward, please look for me at: http://www.ellenjensenabbott.com
I had a great–and productive–weekend with my dear friend, Beverley Patt (Best Friends Forever) in Ocean City, MD. A quiet beach resort is just the ticket for a writing weekend! (Not to mention the condo unit with the hot tub!)
Holly Schindler, my friend and colleague from YA Outside the Lines, has a new book coming out on 26 August and she is revealing the cover TODAY!
It’s too late for you. You’re dead.
Those words float through Claire Cain’s head as she lies broken and barely alive after a brutal beating. And the words continue to haunt her months later, in the relentless, terrifying nightmares that plague her sleep. So when her father is offered a teaching sabbatical in another
state, Claire is hopeful that getting out of Chicago, away from the things that remind her of what
she went through, will offer a way to start anew.
But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire quickly realizes something is wrong—the town is brimming with hidden dangers and overrun by feral cats. And her fears are confirmed when a popular high school girl, Serena Sims, is suddenly found dead in the icy woods behind the school. While everyone is quick to say Serena died in an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it—for she was the one who found Serena, battered and most certainly dead, surrounded by the town’s feral cats.
Now Claire vows to learn the truth about what happened, but the closer she gets to
uncovering the mystery, the closer she also gets to discovering a frightening reality about herself and the damage she truly sustained in that Chicago alley. . . .
With an eerie setting and heart-stopping twists and turns, Holly Schindler weaves a gripping story that will make you question everything you think you know.
The book is coming out with HarperCollins.You can pre-order here: http://www.amazon.com/Feral-Holly-Schindler/dp/0062220209/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391182020&sr=1-1&keywords=Holly+Schindler+Feral
You can also add the book to your Goodreads shelves: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15782742-feral
You can keep up with Holly here: http://www.hollyschindler.com/and of course on YA Outside the Lines.
I just posted on YA Outside the Lines. The post is called, “Where’s the Story? or How I Appreciate Art.” Here’s a teaser:
I had a blast on Monday night meeting with Marna Quinter’s book club–for the third time! They’ve read each of my books and invited me to come to their meeting each time. They read closely, thoughtfully and passionately! Below are photos of all three visits:
My first magi is my editor, Robin…” Read the rest: http://www.yaoutsidethelines.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-magi-by-ellen-jensen-abbott.html#comment-form