Alison Gervais: My summer has been rather uneventful, since all I’ve done is work full-time, but I’ve enjoyed getting to go horseback riding with a good friend of mine.
Annie Sullivan: I love to eat, and I love desserts. For my book launch party, I went cake tasting to pick out flavors for the cake I’m going to have. You won’t believe what this cake is going to look like until you see it.
CJ Lyons: Working with my niece on audio recordings of my Morgan Ames Renegade Justice books. She’s trained in opera and a starving college student who needed some extra money and my regular voice talent got a full time acting job, so it was a win/win. Best of all was hearing Morgan come to life as a real life girl!
Laurie Boyle Crompton: Getting to go to ALA at the end of June was a real treat for me. I’ve never been to New Orleans and although I didn’t have time to do much sightseeing, I did enjoy the festive energy of the place and the high spirits of the teens I met who live there! Of course, getting to spend time with librarians always makes me feel right at home and I especially loved it when I’d hear, “Oh, I know just who will love this…” about PRETTY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY. Those relationships between librarians and YA readers are so important and awesome.
Lorie Langdon: I traveled to China to teach a writing workshop and do a book tour. I met amazing people, taught aspiring authors from all over the world, and walked The Great Wall!! It was a life-changing experience!
McCall Hoyle: Asheville, North Carolina is one of my favorite places in the world. I was able to spend a week with friends and family exploring the mountains, reading, and eating lots and lots of good food. I might have snuck in some research for a book idea I’m really excited about as well.
Stephanie Morrill: Watch my three kids spend time together. My kids are 10, 8, and 2 so during the school year they don’t get a lot of time to just play together. It has been so precious to find the older two building train tracks or playing Legos with my toddler.