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DRIVE ME CRAZY Pulls Into Town Soon!

April 10th, 2015 by Terra | No Comments | Filed in Appearances, Drive Me Crazy

On April 28th, in bookstores and libraries across the land, my brand-new, debut novel for middle grade and tween readers will finally be released, and I have to say I am SO EXCITED!!

Those of you who already know me through my young adult titles may be wondering, “Why middle grade, Terra?” Well my friend Julie  over at The Mixed up Files of Middle Grade Authors wanted to know the same thing:

After writing so many wonderful YA books, what made you decide to try middle-grade?

I’ve wanted to write middle grade for a long time, in part because books were especially vital to me during that phase of my life. I also thought switching things up a bit would help me continue to grow as a writer. Prior to now, all the stories I had in my head were aimed toward teenagers, but finally the right project came up at the right time!

You can hear me talk about the inspiration behind Drive Me Crazy and more at TWO upcoming events in May and June:

 

Bring a Friend Book Release Party!
Friday, May 1st * 6:30 PM
Little Shop of Stories * Decatur, GA

I’m always excited about a book release party at Little Shop of Stories, but this one is going to be EXTRA SPARKLY SPECIAL, because not only are we celebrating Drive Me Crazy, but we’re also celebrating the launch of my friend, writing collaborator, and editor Anica Rissi’s own adorable chapter book Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split–the first in a terrific series for young readers.  We’ll share from our books, and talk about what it’s like to be both friends, and professional/creative partners. Treats will be served and books will be signed, and there may even be a completely fantastic friendship craft. Bring your best friend!
More information about DRIVE ME CRAZY
More information about the ANNA, BANANA series

 

Drive Me Crazy Summer Sendoff Celebration
Saturday, June 13th * 6:30 PM
Avid Bookshop * Athens, GA

The folks at Avid Bookshop in Athens have been my fellow bookstore besties for a long time, so it’s fitting for me to take a road trip up, in order to share this friendship/road-trip tale. We’ll be making friendship pins and plotting our own dream road trips (plus I’ll sign some books), kicking off summer in the friendliest of ways!