Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Our very own Lana Krumwiede hosted a book launch party for her newest title, Archon, last night at The Library of Virginia! Lana read an exciting passage from the book (the second title in the Freakling series) that included a wild jaguar, attacking soldiers and a mysterious telekinetic woman. The book promises to be every bit as exciting as Freakling. After signing a few copies and reading from the title, Lana answered questions from the audience. She talked about the inspiration for the Freakling trilogy coming to her as a reversal of the superhero type story. Instead of one hero having super power in a normal world, she wondered what would happen if one person were normal in a world of people with super powers. She also explained why there were no animals in her first book, what she learned as a writer from book one to book two, and why not to label your chapter titles until the book is finished. Among the crowd who turned out to see Lana were fellow Richmond authors, Meg Medina, Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, Anne Westrick, and Brian Rock as well as our own RCW members Deb Dudley and Chris Sorenson. The book launch was great fun for all who attended, now I can't wait to launch into the book myself!