I attended the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Conference this past weekend and had a wonderful time. I came away inspired and energized! The workshops were great and if I didn't learn anything new (and I did in some of them), I had stuff reinforced – making me feel like maybe I'm not doing it wrong after all.
And, like most writer conferences, I came home with more books (bought three of the seven – trying to support my chapter members). One of them I am currently reading.
Simone Elkeles spoke at the conference. I had recognized her book, "Perfect Chemistry," from her agent's blog, but it was YA, so I didn't give it much thought (most of the YA books I read are recommended to me by my daughter). But we got the book free and I had some time between workshops, so I started to read it.
I. Am. Hooked. I expect to finish reading it today.
What's different about this book is that it's written in first person from both the girl and the guy (each chapter will tell you who's speaking). So, it's first person, but I still get to hear what the guy is thinking (which is my pet peeve when it comes to first person stories).
I hadn't expected to come away from this conference finding another author to follow (I just finished Darynda Jones' third book in her Grim Reaper series and am itching for the fourth one to come out!), but it appears that's exactly what has happened.
Just what my husband wants me to do, find another reason to buy more books!
So, what are you reading right now?