I have received two really amazing gifts from authors in the last few weeks. I’m not going to tell you what the other one is just yet, because there is a really cool story that goes along with it (involving some of my “fiction,” as it were), but I will tell you about this gift from one of my favorite young adult writers…ever.
The following image contains an audiobook that author Susan Beth Pfeffer gave away some time ago, but it also contains some stuff that I didn’t ask for and that makes me giddy inside. Here’s the image (after the fold):
And here are the descriptions of what’s in the image, from left to right (taken from Amazon or made up by me):
1. Audiobook Wrapper (in the form of an edited manuscript page from one of Ms. Pfeffer’s post-apocalyptic novels from the same series as the audiobook–page 119, to be exact)
There isn’t much I can say about this that the title doesn’t already give away. I initially thought that it was nothing more than random paper used to wrap the audiobook, but when I saw that it was actually a page from one of her books, it made me feel like those Harry Potter fans feel when they get an autograph in an HP book.
2. The Year Without Michael by Susan Beth Pfeffer (signed and personalized)
Bad things aren’t supposed to happen to good people. But somewhere between home and the softball field, 16-year-old Jody Chapman’s younger brother disappeared, and now the family is falling apart. Her parents hardly speak to each other, her younger sister is angry and bitter, and Jody’s friends, always so important to her, are slowly slipping away. It seems that all anyone can do is wait. Wait—for Michael to walk in the door. Wait—to stop missing him. Wait—to stop waiting. When a private detective can’t uncover a single clue about Michael’s disappearance, Jody’s urgent need to find him drives her to make a last desperate attempt to hold her family together.
3. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (audiobook)
It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.
The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
How cool is that, eh?
Have you discovered anything in bookstores or what not recently? Let me know about them in the comments!