Archive for July, 2011

Old Friends

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Into the Trap sails along into its first week since its release. My old pal John Greiner-Ferris made a kind mention of it at Hearing from old friends (the phrase reminds me of the Simon and Garfunkel tune, one of my all-time favorites) like John conjures a feeling akin to a warm chuckle: You don’t have to be in constant touch to know how connected you always will be.

Is that how Eddie and Briggs in Into the Trap will feel about each other when they get older?

Launch Day Approaches

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Next Tuesday, July 19, Into the Trap makes its way into the world, sporting a fabulous blurb:

Into the Trap is that best of combinations: a mystery and an adventure, and a story of deep humanity. It is that symmetry, mixed with a funny, frightening, and tense plot out on the water, that will keep readers whipping through the pages. Finest kind!
—Gary D. Schmidt, Two-time Newbery Honor Winner