I had a great time at the Lake Oswego Library yesterday. About fifty young readers showed up to discuss “Peak” and my other novels. A lot of them had the new I,Q in hand and several of my other novels. (The photo is historical photo taken on the lake…and no I didn’t take it).
When I got home our daughter Niki showed up with a couple bags of Moroccan food, which we gobbled down like hungry camels. This might account for me waking up this morning with a bellyache, a condition so rare for me I can count the times I’ve been afflicted with it on one hand (and I’m old). This slowed the work down on Storm Runner, but I pushed ahead anyway, and I’m glad I did. I got an email this afternoon from my editor telling me that she has a meeting with the art department tomorrow to go over the cover for the second book in the series. She wanted to know if I had any ideas for it.
I had a lot of ideas that I didn’t share with her because they were unrelated to the cover. I didn’t bellyache even though I had a bellyache. They are designing the cover for the second book while I’m working on the final edits for the first book, which I only got back from them last week. I haven’t even started writing the second Storm Runner book, but I do have a pretty good idea of what’s going to happen. I was able to give her a few ideas. I’m sure they will come up with something great. They usually do.
Oh…one other bit of Storm Runner news. Scholastic audio is putting out a recorded version simultaneously with the print edition. They have the narrators narrowed down to two people and I was told that they were going to ask me which narrator I prefer. That’s never happened before. I’m usually the last person to know who narrates my books.