Friday, December 5, 2008

I got a special delivery this week! Advanced Readers Copies of ONE WISH!

I’m kind of nervous about reading it, because even in skimming I’ve already seen things that I’d edit if I could and, well, it’s just too late for that.

I really don’t want to go all neurotic on anyone, but just the thought that my book is out there for people to love, like, and even hate (shudders) . . . okay, yes, I’m completely neurotic. I have a terrible habit of worrying too much about what other people think.

What is important here is that Wrenn had a story she wanted me to tell, and I told it the best way I knew how.

So, if you have nothing else to do at the end of April, and maybe want to catch up on a bit of reading . . . you know where to go. :)

Synopsis: Overweight Wrenn Scott desperately wants to be popular and snag a hot boyfriend. Living with her single mom and younger sister, Karly, she lands a lead role in the high school musical, her voice for once overshadowing her weight. Pushing to get thinner by opening night, Wrenn's waistline shrinks as she learns all the wrong ways to lose weight from a new "it-girl" friend in the show. Meanwhile, her mom is falling for Phil, "a balding Channel 8 News-nerd"; her sister is wrapped up in her own share of middle school drama, and Wrenn's best friend has fallen for a guy she met online—but hasn't even seen yet! Topping it off, geeky stage manager Steven has a crush on her. But Wrenn doesn't want to be seen with him—she's holding out for a trophy boyfriend whom everyone will envy. By opening night, the old Wrenn has almost disappeared. After a crisis reveals her weight-loss tricks, Wrenn realizes there are much more important things than being thin, popular, or even dating a hunk.

Despite the neurosis and random freak-outs, this has been a pretty awesome week for me! I hope yours has been just as great!


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