Cover to Cover hosted Margaret Peterson Haddix (read her interview with me from last winter) to celebrate the release of her newest book Sent: The Missing Book 2.
This great author did a little reading for us from the book and then answered questions from the audience.
Fun things I found out from the Q & A:
The Missing series is planned for 7 books (just like Shadow Children) tenatively titled
1-Found: The Missing book 1
- She is currently working on the 10th and final The 39 Clues book. It’s a little challenging when she hasn’t seen the final drafts of book 8 or 9. The every 3 month book release for the series makes for tough deadlines!
- The Shadow Children television pilot/series has been put on hold indefinitely due to the writer’s strike and then the recession
- While she chose to drop the lawsuit with movie The Village there have been some summer reading programs where kids read Running Out of Time and then watched The Village to decide if she’d been wronged.
- She is really looking forward to reading The Hunger Game‘s sequel Catching Fire (blog post) and Graceling’s (blog post) sequel Fire by Cristin Cashore.
Duh to both of us for covering up the title! What were we thinking?
Here’s my copy of Sent. Now, do I let a student read it first since I just started The Sorceress?
The kids and I also picked up a paperback copy of Found (for my daughter) and a copy of Found and Sent for our friend Christopher.
Yet another great author event from Cover to Cover (best children’s bookstore ever!)