I was able to spend a great night at the Temecula B&N with a group of teens from the area high schools discussing OUT OF REACH as well as other books. We got to yell and squeal about books we love and books that made us cry. There’s nothing like a great book club.
My favorite moment was with a mom and her three daughters. All the girls are writers and she wanted them to meet me because they are like I was. I grew up in Temecula and went to the middle and high school, exactly the spot they are in. The mom said it was inspiring to meet an author who came from the area. Aww. So great.
Some take aways:
- There are voracious readers out there. The teens in the club go through a book in a day.
-They can’t get enough.
-They love the darkness.
-They love strong, complicated characters.
-They love messy.
-They can see if you’re lazy and uncreative a mile away.
-They crave authenticity.
-They are nervous about their futures.
-They don’t all want romance.
-They know when you’re faking it.
-They love contemporary, SF, fantasy, crime, mystery, graphic novels.
-Some are nerd fighters.
-They are looking to find themselves within the pages.
-They are looking to get lost.
-They are looking for inspiration and hope and to know that they are not alone.
This is the fun part guys. Here’s a pic with some of them afterwards: