Wednesday, July 25, 2012
What I've been reading
... a timeless middle grade novel about two families adapting to new cultures.
...a young adult novel that describes a Big Brother society so vividly that I've started checking for hidden cameras.
...about life on a new planet where gold is plentiful but coffee is contraband. People live and fight for what they believe in and reach out to others in this strange world much the same way as we do in our strange world where gold is bought by businesses housed in at temporary stripmall storefronts and where coffee costs $4.95 + tax.
...about a girl who has to survive her mother's disappearance in a world invaded by aliens whose favored stomping ground is the mall.
...about a college freshman who finds out her professor is none other than her estranged father and he now comes with a psychotic admirer in tow.
...about a young woman whose wish to escape her destiny is accidentally fulfilled by invention of a young man who is trying to escape his destiny as the drunkard's son.
These are the works-in-progress of my writing group members. I've said it before many times about how much I appreciate them, but while catching up on my critiques last week, I was reminded once again of just how privileged I am to be in on their creative process.
I can't wait to see these books in print. In the mean time, I urge you to check out their published works: