Excellent explanation of why Seth, my protagonist in IN REAL LIFE, pines for South Korea: http://tinyurl.com/mgmjrvh
From Publishers Weekly, October 3, 2014 (emphasis added) Fifteen-year-old Seth aims to be the first American player to break into the professional online gaming circuit and readers will be swept into his struggle to find his niche in whatever “real life” may be. It’s murky turf for the math whiz, who has made his mark […]
Had a great time visiting with booksellers at the Heartland Book Forum in Minneapolis Oct. 1-2. Lots of amazing book store owners and staffers from everywhere from Kentucky to Missouri to North Dakota. Signed and gave away a lot of books — what could be more fun?
Thanks Meghann and http://www.becomingbooks.org! “Why I’m Waiting… I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve read about a male protagonist. I love my girls and all their fierceness but I’m ready to flip the coin. I love to travel so I’m really excited about the “culture shock” Seth is set to experience in Korea. […]
For a comprehensive review of the pro-gaming world that is the backdrop for my YA novel, IN REAL LIFE, check out this feature from last Sunday’s NY Times. This story was front page, above the fold, with a huge picture from The International Dota2 tournament in July in Seattle. tinyurl.com/m97jlo4
The International Dota2 tournament to be held July 18-21, 2014 in Seattle now has a purse of $10.3 million. This is larger than the men’s tournament at Wimbledon, or the Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Kentucky Derby combined. Here’s the current (July 3) breakdown of the prize pool — keep in mind that the teams have […]
When I saw the first notices for Blake Harris’s new book, Console Wars, about the battles between Sega, Nintendo and Sony in the 1990s, I immediately flashed back to my own console wars. My elder son was born in 1987, the year after Nintendo launched its first gaming platform, NES, with its addictive new game, […]