Let me explain something about an editor's request to rewrite and resubmit. Parts of a manuscript might be very good and others problematic. Especially with a debut author, the editor needs to see that the writer has the skills, because you don't want to get deep into it with a contract on the line and a release date looming and find out that the writer can't fix what's wrong.
Anyway, all this leads up to the end result that Amy's revised manuscript was accepted by WiDo for publication and TODAY IS THE RELEASE DATE!!!!
To give you a sample of Amy Saia's lyrical writing style:
My father was Colorado. He was white, snow-packed ridges and aspen-threaded valleys. He was pine and soft clouds across a pale blue sky. He was granite and crystal gushing rivers and columbine blooming over a hillside. He knew the way of the bear, and how not to get caught on the wrong path after they've come out of their caves in the spring, babies hobbling close. He was the epitome of organic, beautiful earth.
My father was my best friend.
My mother, however....
It was a hot day in Colorado Springs, June 1979, when I stood watching her shove everything into the station wagon with her big Audrey Hepburn sunglasses pulled down over her eyes. We were going to leave--like it had never happened, like he had never existed.
Are you sucked in? This book is a fabulous read, you will love it! I did and I don't usually enjoy YA, especially not YA paranormal romance, but I relished Amy's voice that enhanced her story and elevated it above the usual. She does indeed have the skills.
And like everyone who reads this, I weighed the options between William and Jesse, and had to cast my vote. If you read it and write a review, be sure to share which boy you liked better, and which one you wanted Emma to end up with!
The Goodreads link to add to your to-read list.
The Soul Seekers book page on the publisher website, where for a limited time you can get the print copy at a pre-release special price.
To download on your Kindle.
To download on your Nook.
Happy reading! And congratulations to Amy Saia, who worked extremely hard to make this book awesome!