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WHAT I’M READING
Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY. I’m torn between wanting to read it all in one fell swoop (because it’s THAT GOOD) and slowing down so it won’t end (because it’s THAT GOOD). I also scored Terra Elan McVoy’s CRIMINAL, E. Lockhart’s THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS, and Katie Alender’s MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER at Half-Price Books. To the TBR pile!
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m sloooowly adding words to PLEASE STAND BY. The YA Buccaneers’ Spring Writing Bootcamp is providing tons of inspiration and support (GO TEAM DEFIANCE!) and the added pressure of accountability. Eep.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
This past weekend, I went to Texas to visit my sister and brother-in-law. For some reason, I was geographically challenged and thought Julie Murphy’s book launch for SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY was at a library four hours away from my sister’s town. I’ve never been so glad to be wrong! It was amazing seeing so much support and excitement for a debut author. Julie’s remarks were heartfelt and touching, and she was so sweet and kind to everyone. Is it weird to feel proud of someone you’d never met? Weird or not, that’s the feeling I get every time I see someone’s dreams coming true. So thanks to Irving Public Library, everyone I met that day, and my sister, brother-in-law, and husband for putting up with my fangirling.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Enjoying the quiet time at work (yayyy spring break!), perfecting my clam and pasta soup, tackling an overgrown chore list, and getting back into consistent exercising.