Here are my next stops on the Book Tour. Ann Arbor this Saturday and then Chicago and Milwaukee the last weekend in May. Having a great time meeting booksellers and readers. Barnes and Noble has been wonderful!
Looking to connect with Chicago area friends and family at Women and Children First on May 31st! Hope to see you, too!
Had a wonderful time celebrating the Launch of The Fieldwith friends and fans on Saturday, May 11th at The Garden Table! Thank you to Shirley and Stan Mullin with Kids Ink Bookstore for providing the books for sale.
Here’s a very nice review of The Field from blogger Gina Rae Mitchell. Link to her page here.
The Field is such an excellent book that I can honestly recommend it for readers of all ages. It’s not your typical YA fiction novel.
by Tracy Richardson is a wonderful young-adult
novel. However, I truly believe this story is not only for young adults. I
found it highly entertaining, and I am far from young.
The storyline has a lot of soccer and science in it, and yet you
don’t have to be knowledgeable in either to enjoy The Field. The author
captures the feelings of high schoolers very well. I bet we can all remember
those days of angst, indecision, joy, and every other emotion that encompasses
the passage from youth to adult. Relationships are an important theme
throughout the book. It’s interesting to see how the changing of family &
friend dynamics have lasting effects on people.
“A Science Fiction Winner”
Richardson creates an entirely believable world. Whether you consider this book sci-fi, metaphysical, or fiction, I’m confident you will enjoy reading it. It is very well-written, and the characters come alive while you are reading. I would recommend this book to readers from teen on up. Lovers of soccer, science, physics, and all-around excellent science fiction will enjoy The Field by Tracy Richardson.
I thought I was WAY behind on my reading goal of 60 books for the year, but now that I count up what I’ve read so far this year, it’s not as bad as I thought. Sixteen books read. And I’m not even including the romance novel I read…just saying. Check out what I’ve been reading here.
I don’t think I’ll get to 30 by July 1st – the halfway point – BUT I have a good excuse! The launch of The Field and the Book Tour is keeping me VERY busy not to mention trying to do revisions on Indian Summer and Catalyst.
What are you reading? I’m always looking for recommendations. My Book Group is reading Where The Crawdads Sing for June and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve heard wonderful things about it!
Return of the Thief by Meghan Whelan Turner – comes out in August. Conclusion to the series – can’t wait!
I’m in a scifi phase right now, so these are in the TBR pile:
The Forever War and Marsbound by Joe Haldeman
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – YA
For the second segment of The Field Book Tour, I was at the Barnes and Noble in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 26th for a local author event and then drove 5 hours to Dayton, OH for the Dayton Book Expo on the 27th. Can’t always control the timing of these events! Here are some pics!
This weekend I’m at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators writing conference in Chicago and the Launch Party is on May 11th! Check out the Events Page for more details.
It’s so fitting that The Field release date is on World Book Day! Reading and books are so important to me! Some of my favorite people are characters in a book.
A number of years ago I would celebrate World Book Day by delivering books donated by publishers to organizations in need. Here I am picking up books from Kids Ink Bookstore to deliver to Coburn Place, a battered women’s residential center. It was a Nora Roberts book – those ladies deserve a good romance!!
Unfortunately, the book giving program seems to have gone by the wayside. Sad because it was so fun to share my love of reading!
“A deftly written and thoroughly entertaining read from first page to last, “The Field” by Tracy Richardson will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to both school and community library Contemporary General Fiction collections for young readers ages 12-18.”