I'm sorry. I have fallen behind. It must be incredibly boring to come to this blog and see that my last post was ten words long and was written in February.
But I promise I have an excellent excuse. I have been working and working on my new book. As with the last one, I swing between loving it and being woefully discouraged. But the point is, I have an idea. And it keeps doubling and tripling, replicating itself. Going madly off in all directions. I am pretty sure it will be a book and that it will be a bit better than the last one. These are my goals.
What it is it about? It is about a group of young people making bad decisions, engaging in high risk behaviour. It is about love, love, silly old love and terrible disappointments. It is set in a small town on the St. Lawrence River much like the town I grew up in. That old chestnut.
One of my kids once told me that he learned in English class that the best plot-lines were like the letter W (high, low, a little bit higher, low again and then right back up to the top). I am giving this a try. Sort of.
It will take me a while to get this done and to get it out in the world.
So in the mean time, if you would like to find out about The Love Monster, my real book that actually exists and is for sale, here are some links:
Globe and Mail review: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/the-love-monster-by-missy-marston/article4186641/
Quill & Quire review: http://www.quillandquire.com/reviews/review.cfm?review_id=7652
Montreal Review of Books: http://www.quillandquire.com/reviews/review.cfm?review_id=7652
The book can be purchased at your local independent bookseller. We have this one in Ottawa: http://octopusbooks.ca/
Or at any of the usual online places:
It is also available as an e-book for Kobo, Kindle, Sony e-reader, Nook and so on.
Thanks for your interest and your patience. I will do my best to make it all worth your while.