Monday, August 19, 2013

What is Susan Beth Pfeffer reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Susan Beth Pfeffer, author of The Shade of the Moon: Life As We Knew It Series, Book 4.

Her entry begins:
When I went to college, I decided to major in film because of my intention of becoming a Great Film Director.

Sadly, after only a production class or two, I realized that I didn't even stand a chance of becoming a Lousy Film Director. I lacked every single attribute needed to be a director except love of movies.

Having no desire to major in anything useful, I switched to film history and criticism, figuring I'd be a Great Film Historian and Critic. That seemed like an even better ambition, since I'd get to spend my time watching movies and not actually have to work.

But by my last semester in college, I'd come to realize I had no future in film history and criticism either. So in a desperate (and fortunately successful) effort to keep from ever getting a real job, I wrote a young adult novel, which sold almost immediately. I've been writing children's and young adult novels ever since (my latest, The Shade Of The Moon, is number 78).

This January, I made a New Year's resolution to read the books that have been sitting on my shelves since Gutenberg invented the printing press. This is the best kind of resolution since you can see progress being made without the sacrifice of...[read on]
About The Shade of the Moon, from the publisher:
The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever.

It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?
Learn more about the book and author at Susan Beth Pfeffer's blog.

Writers Read: Susan Beth Pfeffer.

--Marshal Zeringue