In Vermont author Beth Kanell's THE DARKNESS UNDER THE WATER, teen Molly Ballou confronts the risks of her Abenaki heritage. In THE SECRET ROOM, Shawna and Thea unearth the Underground Railroad, through evidence "today." In COLD MIDNIGHT, follow teens Claire Benedict and Ben Riley to the roofs of downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont, at night - and a murder. Order books at www.BethKanell.com or locally.
In the writing room right now ...
In the writing room right now ... I have taken down the brown "butcher" paper that held ideas, photos, drawings, and my hand-drawn maps and plot outlines for the past five or six books. I've placed all those items into three-ring binders, and cleared the deck for paintings and photographs that involve courage, as I move forward in GHOSTKEEPER, the new novel set in Lyndonville, Vermont. My 1850 Vermont adventure THE LONG SHADOW is under contract with Five Star/Cengage -- I will give you a publication date as soon as I know! Scribbling lots of poems, too. And there's a possible route to publication of the "Vermont Nancy Drew" novel I built on Wattpad (see right-hand column). Yes, I guess I do like multi-tasking! How about you?
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Calendar Alert: Coming Soon (Sept. 14), A Guest Appearance from Canadian Author Vicki Delany
Vicki Delany's new book MORE THAN SORROW pushed me to grapple with the situation in America and Canada in 1776, when rebellion overtook the American Colonies and "Loyalists" either fought against the prevailing mood, retreated to England, or escaped as refugees to Canada. I was surprised at how strongly I felt about those Loyalists! It took a couple of chapters of Delany's very good "modern Gothic" mystery, set in Ontario, Canada, to push me into giving them a fair shake.
So I'm very excited that Vicki plans to post here on "Stories That Matter" -- tentatively scheduled for Sept. 14. I can already promise this: She'll get us thinking, and we'll be intrigued.