Monday, March 14, 2011

And introducing.....Neal Shusterman

photo by Victoria Lindstrom
Last monday Neal Shusterman graced us with his presence during a visit to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library.

Neal has several young adult novel's published and has also written for television including Disney's "Pixel Perfect" and episodes of the popular children's series "Goosebumps".

Neal is the author of my latest read, "Everlost". It is a book about two young people who die in a car crash and get knocked of track while "following the light at the end of the tunnel."  Instead of moving on, their souls get caught in Everlost, an  in between world that shadows the living world with a life all of it's own. Everlost has a very unique take on the after life and brings you an original and entertaining story. It is the first book in the Skinjacker trilogy and I really enjoyed it. The final book of the trilogy "Everfound" will be released May 3rd.

Neal read the first chapter of Everlost to us. Then he told us that was all the further that story went for ten years. It sat because in his words "this book wasn't screaming to be written".  That statement really stuck out to me. It reminded me that I can't force a story. If it's not ready to be told, wait for it. It will let you know when it is.

Thank you Neal for taking the time to come and speak to your fans. It is much appreciated.

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