First, I must, must share some fantastic news. My sister-in-law, Jennifer Shaw Wolf, who I like to call my protege because she is so brilliant, just signed her debut YA novel, TIGERSEYE with Walker! It's an incredible novel. Made my spine tingle from the start. I was so worried about the main character all the way through. Jen's got the first chapter posted on her blog. Read it. And then get in line as fast as you can for an ARC. Line up for an interview. This book is crazy good.
My second news is a signed, marked (that means I write all my secrets in the margins) copy of SING ME TO SLEEP is now on auction at Leave a Mark Auctions. Proceeds benefit firstbook.org. You have until November 12th to bid. Good luck! It would be the best if one of you got it.
Here's the start of Chapter Ten. Enjoy! Happy weekend. Keep the comments coming. They are great food for my muse.