Monday, May 5, 2008

Book trailer and stuff for May

Check out this nifty book trailer for A Difficult Boy. The video was created by Madison Meyer of M2 Productions and Joseph M. Barker, the love of my life (with a little teeny bit of input from yours truly):

"Inisheer," the absolutely gorgeous background music on this video, is played by multi-talented Irish musician Sharon Hussey, who graciously gave me permission to use her recording of this lovely Thomas Walsh compostion. See this Folk World article for the story behind the tune.

The images of the indenture document, Mr. Lyman, the man on the hay cart, and the 19th-century town common are used courtesy of the local history archives of the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum. All other images are from istockphoto.

May is going to be a busy month! Not only am I starting a new job as a Circuit Rider for Preservation Massachusetts (sounds like I should have a horse to do this!), I'm going to be doing a whole bunch of book gigs. Here's my schedule:

Week of 4 May 2008: Online interview
Trainspotting Reads Teen Book Reviews

5 May 2008, 6:00 pm: Book signing and discussion
Hosted by: ICC Seniors Group monthly meeting
Immaculate Conception Church of Indian Orchard
25 Parker Street
Indian Orchard, MA

6 May 2008, 6:30 pm: I'll be with Judith Jaeger, author of The Secret Thief for a book signing and discussionMerriam-Gilbert Public Library
3 West Main Street
West Brookfield, MA

17 May 2008, 11:00 am: Book signing and discussion
Woods Memorial Library
19 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA

20 May 2008, 6:30 p.m.:
I'll be with Judith Jaeger, (The Secret Thief) and Class of 2k8 author Marissa Doyle, (Bewitching Season) for a book signing and discussion
Ames Free Library
15 Barrows Street
North Easton, MA 02356

28 May 2008, 7:00 pm: One event - four writers! Join D. Dina Friedman (author of Escaping into the Night and Playing Dad's Song), Judith Jaeger (author of The Secret Thief), Michelle D. Kwasney (author of Baby Blue and Itch), and me for a book signing and discussion
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, MA

Whew! But it'll be fun! I'll be with some really great writers, all with different styles and stories. If you can't come to any of our events, check out the links to my colleagues' web sites and their books for some great reading.

1 comment:

Barrie said...

The video is amazing. I love the music. My heart skipped a beat at every single one of the frames with hands. Well done!