I was sent a link to an unexpected surprise today.
Mark Flowers has written a complete and fascinating (to me at least) analysis of the relative literary merit of all of my novels, both YA and historical fiction.
I’m stunned by this and honored. Never thought of having anyone look at everything I’ve written at the same time. I don’t want to judge or argue his comments; his opinions are well-thought out and valid. I would like to offer my POV about PROM, but that would be a good blog post for later in May. For now, let’s just say the motivation for PROM was very different than for my other books. And if you really enjoy my darker YAs, it makes a lot of sense that PROM isn’t going to be your cup of tea.
Go and read his piece and post comments there or here or everywhere.
*Title taken from SNL’s Coffee Talk sketch.
2 Replies to ““Talk Amongst Yourselves”*”
Hi Lauri – I was just reading your blog and catching up. So sorry to hear about your addisons disease. Been there, done that and I’ve got the t-shirt! At least “they” did not pat you on the head and tell you “it’s all in your mind” or “it’s just menopause” like they did me…. not fun… not fun at all… Glad to hear you got a firm diagnosis. Stay strong!
I definitely need to read Catalyst so I can say I’ve read everything, too. The best news, though, is that Ashes is due out in October. I can’t wait to share with my 8th graders who have enjoyed Chains and Forge.