Monday, August 27, 2007
Checking in from Oklahoma
It's a week in Ooooklahoma for me. (I always say Oklahoma like that -- my parents used to play the Oklahoma musical soundtrack around the house. I always want to sing it when I say it.) While here, I'll be doing school visits and a conference. I've received quite a few e-mails lately asking for a Sammy Keyes update -- I'm working on it, I'm working on it! This morning (after crashing at 8 pm and waking up at 3 am) I finished a chapter. Sammy just cracks me up. It's a nice way to spend the early hours of the day (as I've done since the beginning of the series). In this book, she has the revelation that an easy way to sneak around the seniors-only apartment where she lives illegally with her grandmother, is not by ducking and hiding like she usually does... It's done by camouflaging herself as an old lady! Ha! If you know Sammy, you know that's gonna be one hilarious adventure. She's having to do this because there's something strange going on in the Senior Highrise. And I'm not just talking the Nightie Napper! (That thief will be stopped in a future book.) No, I'm talking about the money Sammy found. Bundles and bundles of money. From poor girl to rich girl in the blink of an eye. But for how long? And who's got an eye on her? Old guys can be deceptively sly. Uh-oh. Time's up. I'm getting picked up by a reading specialist in a baby-blue VW in 15 minutes. At least, that's what I've been told. Gotta get down to the lobby! More updates from Oooooklahoma coming soon!