Secondly, yesterday Stacked posted a wonderfully insightful, detailed review of Come See About Me up that makes me feel like I've done something right (Thank you, Kelly!). Here's the chunk that I put up on my review page:
“There's a very fragile balance of being on your own for the first time and learning that...you're not as shielded from pain as you think you are. It's that last part that will make this book appealing to both older teens who are mature enough to handle the intimacy aspect, and it's this very last part that will make this book appealing to adults, as well...Martin's book is the real deal and will appeal to those who like contemporary fiction, strong characters, emotionally powerful stories, and who enjoy their sex steamy.”
Finally, some Yesterday news. I've posted the prologue and first chapter of Yesterday on the website. For research purposes I had to spend a hell of a lot of time listening to 80s radio stations while writing this book and I have to confess that some days there was a fog of nostalgia in my apartment so thick that I could almost forget that I'm living in the twenty-first century. The 80s just feels so close in my head (how I miss my old Atari! and how well I remember my excitement at finally getting a VCR in 1986!) and when Paddy and I went to see Rock of Ages last week inside I was singing along to every song. I guess you never forget the lines to the hit songs from your youth, even when they're as silly as: "Pour some sugar on me." I was more into new wave than hard rock in the 80s but I enjoyed alot of the rock stuff too and there's nothing like a a great rendition of Here I Go Again or Cum on Feel the Noize to convince a person that going big with their hair and pouring themselves into skintight red leather pants is a good idea.
Anyway, the other thing about Yesterday is that I've had the trailer ready for months but I'm finally posting it tomorrow on CANADA DAY. So you can check my website or blog and find it on either place. Happy Canada Day weekend to all my fellow Canadians, no matter where you may be! I wish you much barbecue goodness and fun firework displays.