keep of ages
I have an actual copy of The Keep of Ages in my happy hands. Yay! A box of my books arrived from my editor this weekend, and I have to say, it’s a sweet, awesome feeling to hold the real, final book for the first time. It’s like, Wow, this is really done. All those quiet, persistent days of writing resulted in this solid, physical object. Now, as readers step into Rosie’s world and interpret it as they like, this story will take on a life of its own.… Continue reading
I’m pleased to announce that the Keep of Ages Blog Tour begins next week!
Ten stellar bloggers will be posting reviews, interviews, and guest blogs about Rosie’s story starting next Wednesday, August 16th, and I am so thankful for their enthusiasm and support. It’s awesome to feel the excitement building for this book. Following the tour is a great way to learn new tidbits about Rosie’s story, behind-the-scenes reveals about your favorite characters, and insights about how the series was written. The bloggers will also host giveaways!
The Keep of… Continue reading
“The near future” sounds like a new verb tense, like the past or the pluperfect, but to me it means a writing time somewhere between five minutes and a fifty years from now. My recent novels fall in this time frame, and I’ve been asked why I like to write then.
It’s simple, really. I’m curious about where we’re going as a people. In the Vault of Dreamers series, 50 years from now, a girl from the boxcar community of fictional Doli, Arizona, the poorest zip code in the country,… Continue reading
One month from today, on Sunday, August 27th at 5:00 pm, I’ll be at the UConn Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Storrs Center, in Storrs, CT for the launch of The Keep of Ages. I can hardly believe this moment is so close! I am thrilled about this book and excited to introduce it to readers soon. In terms of how far Rosie goes as a character and how mind-bending the philosophical concepts are, The Keep of Ages is the strongest book of the Vault of Dreamers trilogy.… Continue reading
In The Keep of Ages, a significant setting is the defunct Grisly Valley Theme Park, a park of horror lands with a castle keep in the center. Set in Miehana, CA, (the opposite of Anaheim), the park has been closed for years because of a meltdown at a nearby nuclear power plant, and now the rides, buildings, and statues are decaying as vegetation gradually takes over. Tumbleweeds catch in the old turnstiles, and armadillos sleep in the window boxes. Yet at night, odd lights and noises can be witnessed… Continue reading
My publisher is giving away 15 ARCs of The Keep of Ages through Goodreads this week.
In case you’re not familiar with Goodreads, it’s a free site where people can create catalogues of their books, and if they turn off the privacy feature, they can share their catalogues with others. I keep track of my reading there, and I love to see what my friends are discovering.
Goodreads also has communities where people can discuss books, a way to follow writers, writing groups, lists around certain topics like… Continue reading