May is whooshing to its end, and I can’t believe everything that’s been crammed into it: An amazing visit to the school and library in Rye, New Hampshire (read more here: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140508-NEWS-405080391) that allowed day trips to Salem and Concord (including a stop at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, which was everything my eight-year-old self could have hoped for), the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, three local school visits, interviews, Skype chats, and increasingly exciting preparations for the release of VOL. FIVE: STILL LIFE on June 17th.
In celebration of the approaching release, Literary Rambles is hosting a giveaway of one of the books in the series (winner’s choice!) and an interview with me: http://www.literaryrambles.com/2014/05/jacqueline-west-interview-and-book-of.html.
The Books of Elsewhere is also being featured at The Book Cellar as part of Middle Grade May: http://www.thebookcellarx.com/2014/05/middle-grade-may-books-elsewhere.html
Next week, I head back to the East Coast for a round of school visits in Fairfax County, Virginia, and then I zoom back home for a slew of release events — like this one: