This might be long, but it's fun to share and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Early in 2015, I answered a call by Brenda Novak, who was looking for someone to help an author friend by sharing Type 1 Diabetes information. I chatted with KJ Howe for a good hour or so about the disease. And such a nice lady! And so smart. Anyway, that's beside the point. In April I read her manuscript... and let me just say, I got lost in the story a few times and had to reread in order to think about it and make sure the T1D stuff was adding up.
I'm sure she has family that are her number one fans, but I'm like the excited puppy, photo-bombing that happy family! <3
Speaking of family...when I found out KJ Howe was going to be in NYC, I called my Aunt Mary Ann, godmother extraordinaire. And she went to The Mysterious Bookshop for me and stood in for me. And it was like a dream come true, once removed. [haha] I got my signed copy and a photo with KJ and my aunt.
What a great way to end today!
If you haven't, get the book! The Freedom Broker. It's amazing. Intense. When we were chatting about this book, she said, "watch Strike Back. Stonebridge reminds me of Rif." Gotta say, I binge watched that show when it showed up on Amazon. I can be shallow when it's called for! <3
So, let's just say... I love this industry. I've met amazing people--writers, authors, bloggers, editors, designers, and readers. It's a good day when I get to [sort of] meet a friend. :D
I'm seriously looking forward to book two...which is the best adn worst place to be--as a reader, anyway.
"...strong narrative, a complex protagonist, a thrilling pace, and great writing."
~Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars
“Thea Paris. She’s tough. She’s smart. She’s diabetic. The best scene—and who cares if it’s plausible—involves bungee jumping over the Zambezi River. It’s worth the price of the book. A spectacular start for what promises be a great Thea Paris series.”
~KIRKUS Starred Review