Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Reading with Josh Farrar



This past weekend my writer friend Josh Farrar had his book release party for his new middle grade novel A Song for Bijou and asked me to read as the opening act! I was beyond honored, excited and nervous.  But once I got there, and chatted with the friendly crowd for a bit, the nervousness faded away. I had so much fun! Below are pics from the reading (which also included amazing live Haitian music.)  I read an excerpt from my novel The Mad Ones- click here to read what I read. I'm currently in the process of revising before shopping around for an agent or editor.

I think the best part about reading aloud was the assurance it gave me that I really should keep working on this book- it's been a work in progress since 2008.  Hearing people laugh in the right places and tell me they enjoyed it afterwards was so encouraging.  That and the fact that I was having a really good hair day, were the best parts.







Afterwards, we got drinks and food nearby and I decided to order a cheese plate and eat the entire thing by myself because I was having a really great day and deserved a present for it.









Let me know if you read my excerpt, I'm excited to share it with you all!

xoxo

9 comments:

  1. Whoa buddy, that cheese plate looks divine. And YES KEEP IT UP!!! You're awesome, you can do it, I'm proud of you, etcetera.

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  2. Ahh that looks like so much fun! Read your excerpt and absolutely LOVED it. Can't wait to buy a copy when your book is published :)

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    1. Thank you so much Mollie! And thanks for reading. xo

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  3. I'm already hooked! I want to read more! I love the imagery you've created and the inclusion of the best friend necklaces was genius. You should be so proud of your work!

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  4. I LOVE The Mad Ones, Sarah. I might just reread my copy now that you have me thinking about it. Trying to rework this one is an awesome idea. It is such a great story. You are such a great writer.

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