Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I've Been Munched

Actually, it's Dragon Wishes that was munched. It was...it was...it was The Book Muncher! It was my first online review for my debut middle grade novel, and I'm so happy to see that it's such a positive one. So if you get a minute, pop by and read what The Book Muncher has to say about Dragon Wishes on her blog

In other news...it's only five days until I leave on a research trip for my present work in progress, Pelorus Jack. Where am I going? All the way to New Zealand. I've never been that far west before. I've always gone east towards Europe. I am so thrilled to be going to New Zealand. I've read and studied it so much for this story that although this is official business, traveling to areas I write about is really more of a perk than a professional duty.

I'll blog while away if at all possible, but may be tied up mustering sheep, going fishing in the Pacific Ocean and riding the French Pass. Take a look at those rugged waters! The grandmother of the family I am staying with actually swam the pass back in the early 1900s, and lived to talk about it. Mark Twain went there in 1895 just to see the dolphin I'm writing about now, Pelorus Jack. I 'm so thrilled to be following in both their footsteps. (Not the swimming the Pass part. I'm going to try and avoid that if at all possible!) But I do plan on taking in as much scenery as possible. I can't believe I'm actually really going.


PJ Hoover said...

Congrats on the great review!

Gottawrite Girl said...

Yes, congrats! And wonderful about following Twain's footsteps... can't get better than that. Enjoy!

Charlotte said...

So exciting on both counts-trip and book! I would love to go to New Zealand (or write a book...or both!).