Happy September, everyone! In honor of this month’s publication of The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson‘s thrilling new novel, I’m delighted to share a special FREE teaser of the first section! To read it, please visit this link to Scribd. We’re checking now to see if it’ll be available for the Kindle or Nook soon, too, but in the meantime, check it out on your computer!
Normally, it just isn’t “done” for an author to complain loudly and publicly about a review. HOWEVER, if said review is about other writers’ books? And if the reviewer goes so far to say that “I sometimes wonder how any self-respecting author of speculative fiction can find fulfillment in writing novels for young readers.” Well, then authors are inclined to get mad, and say so in public ((or on the blogosphere, which is pretty much the same thing).