Home Again and New Books

September 22, 2014 @ 6:17 pm | Filed under:

sun and sea

We drove up the coast this weekend to move Jane back into school. My parents held down the fort here at home. Scott and I stayed in Pismo Beach and I was swooning every minute. California’s Central Coast is as lovely as it gets.

Now home, and the house seems so quiet with only five kids. Only, heh. Tomorrow we’ll be back to our regular routine. I have a stack of books awaiting me at the library, which is closed on Mondays. I was itchy all day for it to open. 🙂

Speaking of new books: two launches today made my heart go pittypat. One is Sarah Elwell’s latest, this one delivered in an innovative serialized-ebook fashion. Each week for three months you get a new installment. Sarah’s work is haunting and lovely, and I can’t wait to read this. A novel in weekly installments might just suit my jam-packed Cybils season schedule.


Deep in the Far Away by Sarah Elwell

And the other is Scott’s latest! A YA novel available on Kindle. For readers of his UNCIVIL WAR series, this is NOT the next volume of that (but it too is coming out as soon as possible).

Game Over by Scott PetersonGame Over by Scott Peterson

What are you reading right now?

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  1. sarah says:

    thank you so much for the kind mention 🙂

  2. Tabatha says:

    Lovely photo! I hope Jane has a good school year. Our daughter went back to school so long ago that we have already gone to visit her for Family Weekend.
    Sarah’s serial book is a wonderful idea, and I’m glad Scott released Game Over. Both covers are eye-catching and interesting in very different ways!

  3. Penny says:

    EEP! I had *no idea* that Scott writes books! We’ll be checking that out (and Sarah’s too, I agree – she’s a wonderful writer).

  4. tanita says:

    Melissa!!!!!! NO. IDEA. Scott. Wrote. NONE.
    *friend FAIL*
    I’ve started a Tumblr called IndieBookYA, celebrating some of the really excellent independently published YA novels I’ve come across… I’ll be looking for Mr. Peterson’s book!!!

  5. Melissa Wiley says:

    FRIEND fail? How about WIFE fail??!! How have I done such a poor job of conveying this?? Seriously, if you and Penny had no idea, I’ve dropped the ball somewhere. He writes comic books, children’s books (lots of Marvel superhero movie tie-ins for Disney, etc), lots of nonfiction freelance (mostly about music), has a graphic novel in the works with First Second, and has self-pubbed so far the first two books in an ongoing post-apoc series (adult, though the kids in the first book are so SPOT ON it could almost be middle grade, if you know what I mean), a YA called INHERITANCE from an indie press (coplotted with James A. Owen), and now GAME OVER, his own indie YA.

    OK, massive Scott Peterson post coming up STAT.

  6. Melissa Wiley says:

    http://theotherscottpeterson.blogspot.com/p/books.html (for starters)

    OHHHHH. I just realized. It’s Facebook. I think I can blame FB. I post links to his stuff on FB all the time. And in the sidebar here, too, but most people probably don’t see those (feed readers etc).

    • tanita says:

      Hah, yeah, since I’m not on FB, that goes riiiiiiiiiight over my head. I knew he wrote, but for DC/Marvel/Disney, not self-pubbed.

      When you’re on Cybils, you’ll note that there are quite a few indies in spec/YA/MG fic there, too — if you find good ones, please shoot me a note. I like to link to reviews by trusted people along with showing the cover, so people can find them…

      Looking forward to that massive post. ☺

  7. Sherry says:

    I knew he did comic book/graphic novel kind of stuff, but I’m not interest in that. I had no idea that he had written any “real novels” :). I’m definitely going to look into his latest–as soon as Cybils are over, probably.

  8. Ellie says:

    My library doesn’t have them, so I can’t read them, though I would, i really would! Especially as post-apocalyptic fiction is one of my favorite genres …