I recently had the pleasure of talking, via Skype, with Bellows Falls, Vermont’s own Rockingham Free Public Library’s monthly book group. This month they all read STRANDED! And they hit me with a pile of great questions, including: Since you’re a guy, how were you able to write so convincingly from a 14-year-old girl’s perspective? First of all, I’m flattered they felt I channeled Janette well. As to the question, the short answer is … very carefully. The long answer? Well, come on down to one of my presentations or signings some time and we’ll chat.
I love it when book clubs read my books and then want to talk about them with me. It’s a genuine, win-win situation. Writing is, as so many before me have said, a solitary pursuit. So having the opportunity to talk with folks who love reading and who have spent their valuable time with a book I’ve written is doubly gratifying.
If you’d like me to speak to your group, or at your store, your school, or your library, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.