Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday Feature Celebration: Sarah Dooley's BODY OF WATER is Released!

I won't lie. I am a big fangirl of Sarah Dooley's. It tickles me pink that sometimes she chats in The Practice Room. She is funny, she writes rock solid books, and she works with autistic kids. However, she keeps rejecting my suggestions that she move up to the Boston area so we can hang out. :) If I had my druthers, I'd start a writing commune.

And, her new book, BODY OF WATER came out yesterday.

In the event that you want to love/investigate/check out/stalk Sarah, here are her clicks:

twitter: @swdooley
blog: Dooley Noted
goodreads: BODY OF WATER
goodreads: LIVIE OWEN LIVED HERE (Sarah's last book)

My Friday Feature interview with Sarah.

And, if you are lucky enough to be in Huntington, WV tomorrow, you can even SEE Sarah. If you do, please give her a hug from me. :)

I'll leave you with the BODY OF WATER BLURB:

Twelve-year-old Ember’s trailer home has been burned in a fire set most likely by her best friend, a boy whose father believes Ember’s family are witches. Yes, Ember’s mom reads Tarot cards as a business. Ember’s friend set the fire to warn the family before his dad did something worse to them. The friend never intended to do so much damage.

Now the family is homeless, and living in a campground. They have no money. Ember’s beloved dog is missing. School is going to start, and Ember and her sister have no clean clothes, no notebooks. The only place Ember feels at peace is floating in the middle of the lake at the campground. She has to make a fresh start. Can she?

I can't wait to read it!

Who wants to live in a writer's commune with me? Would it sweeten the pot if I got Sarah on board? :)


  1. That would be pretty cool. A big crock pot meal every night! Throw plotting idea off each other. I'm all for it.

  2. Laura--at the very least, we need to get a writer's retreat off the ground, I think!

  3. I WILL investigate her further! Thanks!

  4. Thanks for giving her a shout out! Sarah is so prolific and endearing. She is one of my favorite facebook friends too.

  5. Anita--awesome!

    Jon--Hi! I wonder if I even follow her on FB. Off to check!

  6. Oooh! me, me me! I'd want to live there, or at least have a writers' summer camp...I don't know Sarah so I don't mind if she's in or out (though it sounds like in would be even more fun)

  7. Heather, you're so cool. I would totally live on your writer's commune. Except there would be so many great people writing so many awesome things, I would never actually spend any time writing my own stuff!

  8. Kyla--You're in. You absolutely make the commune cut. :)

    Peggy--I can't wait to read it. If it weren't for NaNo, I'd probably be reading it RIGHT NOW!

    Anna--Yay for Sarah! Yay now for you!

    Sarah--Sigh...I'm dreaming of our commune. But you're right. It would get distracting. Thank goodness for NaNo!