Author event and giveaway: Kerry Reichs
When I discovered Kerry Reichs was opening the tour for her new book, What You Wish For, at Hub City Books, I made plans to attend since I’ve read so many good reviews of her work, and I’m so glad I did. Kerry is intelligent, engaging, and interesting so her event was loads of fun. I must be living under a rock because I didn’t realize she’s the daughter of author Kathy Reichs and the sister of Brendan Reichs who co-authors a YA series with their mother.
Kerry loved Perry Mason as a kid so studied to be a lawyer. After practicing law for 7 years, she decide to take a sabbatical to try her hand at writing and, 7 years later, she’s still doing it. What You Wish For is her third book. Since it’s about having a baby and what constitutes a family there was a lively discussion during the question and answer period of her event.
What You Wish For is Kerry’s first book with multiple points of view and also her first book with a male voice. Her books aren’t written in the order they’re read, but Kerry outlines and knows the beginning, middle, and end of a book before she starts writing. That doesn’t mean there aren’t surprises along the way – sometimes the story takes her in unexpected directions. Kerry said writing sex scenes are the hardest for her, and jokingly added, “After all, my father’s still alive.”
About the book:
Having a baby is . . . complicated.
Dimple knows. She’s a successful actress who is turning forty—though her agent and her resume insist she’s only thirty-six—and she figures it’s now or never. Certainly it’s not a good time for an intriguing director to show up at her door with a great script.
Eva, fabulous agent to the stars, doesn’t want kids—and never wanted kids. Why is her decision so damned hard for everyone else to accept?
When Maryn was undergoing treatment for cancer, she and her husband both agreed to have embryos frozen. But that was way before their divorce and her remission—and now she’s single and childless, and caught in the middle of a controversy she never saw coming.
The traditional and nontraditional couples desperate for a baby . . . the adoptive parents . . . the single mom . . . the two who want nothing to do with parenthood. . . . This is a thoroughly modern story of the pursuit of family in all its forms—and of five very different ways of getting there.
I got Kerry to autograph a copy of What You Wish For for one lucky reader. To enter to win an autographed copy of WHAT YOU WISH FOR, simply fill out the entry form. Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please. I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EDT Monday, August 6, 2012. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.