Sunday, January 17, 2010

What is Caroline B. Cooney reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Caroline B. Cooney, author of more than 75 suspense, mystery, and romance novels for teenagers including the newly released They Never Came Back.

Her entry begins:
Many people recommended The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, in which several narrators use dialect. I don’t even like to look at a page of written-out dialect, because for me, the necessary incorrect spelling and grammar is like music played out of tune. I didn’t want to read it. But since I have to drive a lot, I listen to a lot of recorded books. I just finished...[read on]
Caroline B. Cooney's novels have sold over 15,000,000 copies and are published in several languages. The Face on the Milk Carton has sold over 3,000,000 copies and was made into a television movie. Among her recent titles, Cooney is proudest of Diamonds in the Shadow, which won a Christopher Award, A Friend at Midnight, which won the Church and Synagogue Library Association Award, Hit the Road, which was nominated as a Best Book for Young Adults, and Code Orange, which received a National Science Teachers award.

Read an excerpt from They Never Came Back, and learn more about the author and her work at Caroline Cooney's website.

Writers Read: Caroline B. Cooney.

--Marshal Zeringue