Howdy to librarian Jennifer Beckstead and the YA readers at Natrona County Public Library (Casper, Wyoming) Book Club!
Thank you for reading Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007, 2008). I hope you enjoy Quincie’s story.
Blessed, which will come out next February, picks up at the scene where Tantalize leaves out, and the story incorporates characters from Eternal (Candlewick, 2009, 2010).
On Monday, I emailed my editor final tweaks on what’s called “the pass pages.” They’re formatted like they will be for the final book, but there’s still time to make some tweaks.
Tantalize: Kieren’s Story, a graphic novel, is also in the works. It’s being illustrated by Ming Doyle, and the sketches are amazing. The GN comes at the story from the point of view of Kieren Morales and includes many new scenes. Yesterday, I sent the copy-edited version of the manuscript back to Candlewick.
As for my own reading, I just finished Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee (Bloomsbury, 2009) and am about to start The Agency 2: The Body in the Tower by Y.S. Lee (Candlewick, 2010)–a sequel to The Agency 1: A Spy in the House.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Cynthia Leitich Smith
p.s. If you like spooky books, check out Gothic Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal Romance, and Urban Fantasy for Tweens and Teens.