Summer! Which means, among other things, summer jobs and summer camp! Or, one summer for me, a summer job at a summer camp-- an academic camp, actually, where the kids had to have some minimum SAT score to enroll (and by the way these were mostly middle school kids who shouldn't even have been taking the SATs yet) and they went to class all day and then got wrangled around by the likes of me in the evenings. (It was probably the kind of camp that Maya, the main character in She's So Money, would've gone to if her parents could afford it.) Possibly the coolest thing about this schedule was that it left most of my days free, and it didn't take me long to discover that the local public library was within walking distance. As was Ben & Jerry's, which is a whole nother thing. I also discovered that it's a bad idea to go running at noon in the heat of a North Carolina summer, but hey, as stupid things done when you're eighteen go, that doesn't even rank. As stupid things done just that summer, actually, it doesn't even rank, but hey, no need to go into that here. :) My point is, I miss summer. We had a summer hiatus the first year I was working on Family Guy, but since then the schedule hasn't been as orderly and it means that this year we're working right through. Yeah, yeah, woe is me, the last time I checked my job rocked and all I do all day is crack up and eat free food, but work is still work. And since I'm officially writing my second novel now and the deadline is already up in my face, laughing at me and pointing a taunting finger, work is now twice the work. (Seriously, I may not sleep until September.) But that's okay, I'll take it. It's still the best summer job ever.
And now, the winner of a signed copy of She's So Money and a Family Guy t-shirt is....Christy H.! Congrats!
Thanks so much for hanging around all month, and a HUGE thank you to Cherry for donating her time and this month's prize. It was a blast!
Now, we won't be having a Book of the Month again until August, but stick around, cause what's happening next month is just as cool, and will get you in just the right mood for some August releases!