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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Early Praise for The Seven Tales of Trinket

This is the part of being an author that is both wonderful and weird.

For me, I can't even consider what other people will think about my writing while I am in the big, fat middle of creating.  It is far too stifling to worry about.  However, the point of eventually sharing one's work is to find out what people think.

But it is a bit scary.  Because not everybody likes the same stuff. (This is one of the things I like best about our world--the fact that people can have differing opinions.) But it is still scary.

That being said.....

I got a couple of awesome blurbs:

The first one is from Richard Peck.  Yes, that Richard Peck. Newberry Honor Richard Peck.
I remember buying this book for Noel when she was 14...what a fun summer read!

Here is what Richard said about Trinket:

"All storytellers have special powers, as Trinket learns on this incantational Irish odyssey to find her fate and her father."
Newbery Award winner, Richard Peck

This one is my favorite, but I love them all!
And the lovely Diane Zahler (famed for her princess re-tellings) had this to say:

"Trinket is a riveting middle-grade debut – a seamless blend of story and song that tells a thrilling tale of a bard-in-training’s quest to find her father. Utterly enchanting!"
-- Diane Zahler

Thank you, Richard and Diane, for taking the time to read my book and comment about it.  (And to say such nice things!)

And then there is this, from Publisher's Weekly.  And there is a star!

If you want to, you can read a bit of The Seven Tales of Trinket here.  These are not the very first pages of the book, but the first pages of the first story.  (There is a story before the story....all stories have these, you know;)

So, yes, a good week.  And Trinket's trailer is coming soon!

Comic-con re-hash coming soon as well.



Julie Dao said...

Congratulations on that wonderful praise and the STARRED REVIEW!! Fantastic. I cannot wait to read Trinket for myself!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS! That is totally awesome.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Woo-hoo! These are fantastic reviews. Richard Peck!
And I love the line from PW, which includes: "nimbly structured" and "adventures that build into a highly rewarding story"
It's magical, Shelley. Bask in the glow. :)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, hurray! Congrats!!! That is AWESOME!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Holy moly! Congratulations on all of these AMAZING accolades!!! :-)

Myrna Foster said...

Richard Peck! :D

Congratulations! I can't wait to read it for myself!

Kelly Polark said...

That is so wonderful, Shelley!!!!
Can't wait to share your book with my daughter when it comes out!