Wish Girl Enters the World!
Oh, my. Today is the book birthday of my third book. This one is different in so many ways from my others, and the feelings I have today are much more nuanced than in years past.
When my debut novel came out, I was panicked, terrified, elated. With Nightingale’s Nest, I was nervous. Yes, dreadfully, dreadfully nervous. It was my first “sad book” and the first one where I let my deep heart show.
But Wish Girl? Oh, this time I feel like I’m watching my kid walk across the stage at graduation. Proud, happy, excited, praying like heck he doesn’t crash and burn in the first semester of college…
Thank you to all of my dear friends who helped bring Wish Girl into the world. To Shelli Cornelison, the Soup Salon, Suzie Townsend, Gillian Levinson, and all the folks at New Leaf Literary and Razorbill. Seeing this book on the shelves will be a wish come true.
Now, before I jump up and race out to my local bookstore to SEE Wish Girl in the wild, I’ll just give teachers and/or book club leader and/or very intrepid readers a small gift. A discussion guide! I may tweak it a but, but here it is if you’re interested. Have fun with it!