November 11, Author: Up until I started Book It Forward, I had very little experience in the blogging and social media writing world. Having been blogging now for a little while, I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying it. I am always thinking of new post ideas and love researching new book releases and coming up with book lists for my followers.
But that is the name of my new book, which I just finished this week. I am excited about it. It will be published by Riverhead Books in early June. But before I go on, I have to apologize. I think I am the worst multi-tasker in the world. No, that is too grand. I am a bad multi-tasker.
I have a lot of trouble focusing on writing a book while also keeping my website up to date not to mention taking care of my children, making dinner, calling my mom back, keeping the pets alive and so on.
To those of you who have continued to check in, thank you. I am so grateful to you for being interested in my books and for letting me know your thoughts. I hope to do better.
This new book is kind of a departure for me.
But it takes place on a broad canvas of time. This scene is told from the point of view of Daniel, a young man blessed or cursed, it often seems with a long history and a very unusual memory. You hold onto old experiences: Some a very few times.
And some just go on and on and on. And what about me? But your memory is just average. But no, not all. Those memories are in there somewhere.
They determine how you respond to people, the things you love and the things you fear. A lot of our irrational behavior would look more rational if you could see it in the context of your whole long life.
I touched the hem of her sleeve. You probably dream of the desert sometimes and maybe taking a bath outdoors. Your nightmares are usually about fire. You have problems with your voice and your throat sometimes—that was always your weak spot.
Why did I marry him? I smiled and shook my head. And so do most of the people we consider insane. An asylum is about the densest concentration of people with partial memory you will ever find.
They get flashes and visions, but usually not in the right order.On my Newbery quest, I really enjoyed reading Invincible Louisa, an inside peak into the life of author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott. One Christmas, my grandfather sent me a collection of Louisa May Alcott books.
And still regularly read Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. For all the times that he and Sophia have been connected throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart.
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It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have . My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover Publication Date: June 1, ISBN: as with all storytellers, if there is no audience, there is no story.
Your job as an author is not to write the story, but to create the lines. You are letting your readers / listeners into the story, and they will grow and. Jul 16, · Book Extravaganza Giveaway: My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares July 16, By StephTheBookworm Book Extravaganza is a weekend full of giveaways hosted by The Neverending Shelf and Bookworming in the 21st Century.