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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Working Until Dawn

Ah, I hear you Christopher! Workaholics Anonymous, I've been a member pretty much since age 14. And I am really rotten about keeping up my own blog (caralockwood.blogspot.com), especially these days, as I'm working on two adult novels at the same time. I don't recommend this kind of overbooking for anyone's sanity.

But, this month, I wanted to tell you about some work I've actually finished (ah, the lovely sound of that phrase), including a short story/essay you might like. I'm in a new anthology celebrating Stephenie Meyer that hits Borders bookshelves in a few weeks.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a HUGE fan of Stephenie Meyer. She’s the author of the Twilight series. Twilight, of course, is the improbable but touching love story between teen Bella and Edward, a vampire. It’s a book I wish I had written, mostly because it’s so darn riveting. I can’t put any of Meyer's books down! Who cares if they’re 600 pages? I’m going to sit there until I finish the darn thing.

For those of you die-hard Twilight fans like me who are impatiently waiting for the release of new book, Breaking Dawn (or the Twilight movie in December!), there’s hope for a Twilight fix before then. The new anthology (published by Ben Bella books) is called A New Dawn, and it’s all about Meyer and her series.

Several authors (including moi) write about the books. My essay is all about the REAL town of Forks (yes, it does exist, and, yes, it is very, very rainy). But there is also a budding Twilight tourism explosion there, as dozens of people flock to the place so they can see first hand where Bella and Edward first meet. The anthology is edited by New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, and has a fresh take on Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of Forks, Wash.

The anthology is only available at Borders, and it should hit stores by June 1. For those of you interested in reading an excerpt, go to www.teenlibris.com/teenlibris3_NewDawn.html.
And to read more about Ben Bella books for teens, head to www.teenlibris.com.

1 comment:

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

I've just gotten into the Twilight series. I read book two in two days while on vacation. It's definitely hard to put down. And since I love the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, I was hooked by the setting and bet I will love your essay! On to book three soon, but I just got Ink Exchange and have been waiting forever for that book to come out, so I have to pause and read it.