Thursday Night Write with Author Saundra Mitchell
While I try my best to comment all the TNW posts, as the feature has grown and grown (each week TNW gets, on average, 1300 hits in the first 24 hours alone! Yes! That many people are reading your entries, even is they’re not commenting!), it’s gotten tougher for me to keep on top of it all. Some weeks I get to all the entries, some weeks I get to a few, and some weeks I don’t get to any of them (which makes me as sad as it makes you). I’m sorry my comments are a bit sporadic, but I’m doing my very best, I promise.
Anyway, I figure you guys probably get sick of my comments after awhile, so I’ve lined up occasional guest commentators to give you guys a little variety and some new insight into your work. This week, author Saundra Mitchell has agreed to be our guest commentator.
Saundra is the author of the Edgar-nominated mystery, Shadowed Summer. If you’re ever looking for a gorgeously written Southern Gothic, this is your book. Enthralling and atmospheric, Shadowed Summer will take you to the deep South where “every secret is a family secret.”
I’m also ridiculously excited for Saundra’s next book, The Vespertine. Releasing in Spring 2011 with Houghton Mifflin, The Vespertine is a Gothic thriller (with romance, of course!) that is already garnering praise from authors like Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead Tossed Waves) and Aprilynne Pike (Wings and Spells0). Perfect for fans of Prophecy of the Sisters!
Saundra has agreed to guest comment your posts today but wanted me to let you know that her comments will come in throughout the next few days as she has a particularly busy weekend lined up. We don’t mind, Saundra! We’re grateful to have you here on Thursday Night Write!
Same rules apply; 300 words or less, and don’t forget to comment at least one other entry if you’re going to leave one of your own.Your excerpt can be anything, as long as it’s yours – a poem, piece of a novel or short story… whatever!
On another note, Kenneth, Rebekah and I will be doing an unusual show this week on Burn After Listening. Saturday happens to be our town’s annual Relay for Life, an all-night walk for the American Cancer Society. I chaperone an all-teenager team of about 25, but we’ve decided to go ahead with the podcast live from the field. It might be a little crazy, but it will no doubt be fun! Join us at 10pm EST.
Happy Thursday Night Write, guys! ❤