This has been a very emotional weekend for me. I was completely awed and humbled by the comments, tweets and emails. This blog post by Susan Quinn brought me to tears, in a good way. Laurel Garver was inspired to include me in her Feature Friday. My critique partner Lori Walker, who has had a front row seat to all my ups and downs, wrote this sweet, funny post. My new agent-mate, Caroline Starr Rose, announced it on her blog. And the delightful Susan Mills posted about it as well.You guys are too kind. Thank you.
I’ve tried to respond to everybody personally, but a few people that I don’t have emails for slipped through the cracks. Please know that I appreciate everyone who has read this blog over the years, and thanks to all of you for your good wishes.
Quite a few people asked what the book is about and I realized I’ve never posted about it at all! So, here’s the pitch for WISH YOU WEREN’T:
Twelve-year-old Marten doesn’t believe in the power of wishes. None of his have ever come true. His parents only notice him when something goes wrong, his little brother is a pain and his family is talking about moving to Texas. Not cool. So when he makes an impulsive wish during a meteor shower, he doesn’t expect it to make any difference.
Until his annoying brother disappears.
Marten is whisked away to review his life with Tör, a star spirit. But when their journey gets interrupted, Marten realizes that there’s more than one life at stake. With his brother’s future in limbo and Tör’s present uncertain, Marten finds himself stuck in his past. And this time, even wishes might not be enough to save the ones he loves.
The first chapter is up on my website: http://sherriepetersen.com
But enough about me.
On a completely different note, Robin over at the Shrinking Violets blog has been doing a series on Online Persona and I contributed to the conversation today. Head on over there and see if you agree with my Four C’s for Finding Friends and Followers.
Okay, I guess that’s still about me, but hey, it’s my blog! I promise I won’t be self-promoting at all in my post on Wednesday. Until then, have a happy Monday!