Happy September, everyone!
I hope you had a fantastic summer! Mine was . . . interesting, to say the least, and I haven’t been writing as much as I’d hoped, but now I’m reveling in the glories of September. The changing of seasons. Kids going back to school. Not having to shave my upper thighs. The wonderous fresh-slateyness and another chance to scream DO-OVER!
(Yes, I know, slateyness isn’t a word, but it felt right, okay?)
For me, this means getting back to some serious writing, hopefully without words like ‘slateyness.’ If you’re feeling the same way, then what better way to welcome September by attending this weekend’s free ABC (Author Book Club) Event, featuring young adult author Pam Bachorz!
When: Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 2 to 4 PM
Where: Mid-County Community Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20906
Join us as Pam Bachorz talks about her writing journey, followed by a Question & Answer session. Her debut dystopian novel, CANDOR, was selected as both a Black-Eyed Susan pick and a TAYSHAS pick.
In a town where his father brainwashes everyone, Oscar Banks has found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages that turn even the most troubled kids into model citizens. On the outside, he’s the perfect Candor teen, and no one knows that he’s built an entire business around helping new kids escape before the Messages take hold.
But then Nia Silva moves to town, and Oscar thinks she’s perfect exactly the way she is. Soon he must make a choice: let Nia be lost to the brainwashing, or help her stay special and risk himself in the process.
Her second novel, DROUGHT, was released last year.
Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water. Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved.
When Ruby meets Ford–an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer–she longs to run away with him to the modern world, where she could live a normal teenage live. Escape with Ford would be so simple. But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death. She, alone, possess the secret ingredient that makes the Water so special–her blood–and it’s the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without.
Drought is the haunting story of one community’s thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.
Be sure to bring copies of her novels for Pam to autograph, as copies will not be available for purchase at the event. Also, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we’ll know how many people to expect!
Happy writing and drawing, everyone!