Made an impromtu road trip day before yesterday. Seems my "indpendent" son isn't so independent. He decided to go camping on his own and locked his keys in his car on the way up. I had to make the 100 mile trip to rescue him. It was so cute though, he begged me to stay the night up there with him and I caved even though I wasn't prepared to camp. I'm glad I did. It was a fun, funny, very special time with my son who is on the verge of adulthood. Not a lot of moments like that left.
In writing news, Laguna is done and sent off to my agent. I also joined the Girlfriends Cyber circuit and am excited to feature Megan Kelly Hall for my first tour. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!
From the Press Release
Megan Kelley Hall’s debut novel, SISTERS OF MISERY (Kensington; July 28, 2008; $9.95), is a modern-day gothic novel complete with witchcraft and runic mythology. This novel launches Kensington’s Young Adult line. Like Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, SISTERS OF MISERY appeals to both young adult and adult readers. It tells the story of Maddie Crane and her quest to unravel the mystery surrounding her cousin Cordelia’s disappearance.
Hawthorne, Massachusetts, a seaside town borne in the shadow of the witchcraft trials, has not changed much throughout the years, and persecution and ostracism are still an active way of life within this cloistered community. So, when Cordelia LeClaire and her quirky, free-spirited mother, Rebecca arrive, the community’s brief curiosity over the newcomers, quickly turns to disdain and jealously.
It is no surprise that The Sisters of Misery—a secret clique of the most popular, powerful girls in school, with the vindictive Kate Endicott at its helm —trick Maddie and her cousin into spending Halloween night on Misery Island. But when Cordelia disappears, questions arise as to what happened. The town would like to believe that Cordelia, always impulsive, simply ran away. But Maddie knows that more is at stake and others have something to hide. Now Maddie must choose between the allure and power of the Sisters of Misery and her loyalty to her beloved cousin.
Fans of Alice Hoffman and Stephenie Meyer will be haunted by this story of three generations of women and their struggles against each other and a town ruled by fear.