It’s time for my favorite new gift-giving holiday!
If you aren’t familiar with the coolness that is All Hallow’s Read, click here. If you are, I hope you’re already on the hunt for creepy, wondrous books to give to your favorite readers for Halloween. Last year, I hosted a giveaway on this blog. This year, I’d like to try something a little bit different: If you visit my Facebook page, you’ll find an All Hallow’s Read thread, in which I’ve asked readers to share which literary character they would be most terrified to meet in real life. On October 31, I’ll pick a winning commenter at random, and he/she will be sent a signed hardcover copy of THE SECOND SPY. (And if you share the giveaway link, you’ll be entered twice. Got to get around that new “promoted posts” malarkey somehow.) Go! Comment! Win! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacqueline-West/112573782122159?ref=sgm
Last week, I got to attend another rehearsal of “Under the Bed.” The actors now have their lines memorized, and getting to see and hear words that I wrote coming out of REAL people’s mouths, without any papers or print between us, was truly something special. Plus, the kids are smart, and heartbreaking, and so, so funny.
Here they are, being bullied by big sisters/being bullying big sisters and getting trapped by fear-collecting spiders.
I’ve also just learned that THE SHADOWS has made the list for the 2013-2014 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, which makes me very,very happy. Thank you, young readers–Hoosiers and non-Hoosiers alike.