Caroline Bock-BEFORE MY EYES
Caroline Bock - Author of BEFORE MY EYES and LIE
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Caroline Bock-BEFORE MY EYES

GOOD NEWS from Caroline Bock

DEAR TEEN ME...

Dear Teen Me:   I was asked to write this letter -- a letter to my teen self by the terrific publicist at St. Martin's Press for LIE.  Like many of us, I had a lot of issues as a teen, and like some, sadness, thinking it would never be over, I'd never grow up  (but here I am, so I did!).  Even so, this 'letter' is a little raw.  But then, I'm not good at sugar-coating lives, fictional ones, or true ones.   Maybe that's why I write?  Anyway, since you may find it on the web anyway, here it is: www.dearteenme.com.


Where to find a signed copy of LIE... VORACIOUS READER

Rainy night in Larchmont, New York, up in Westchester County.  Too much rain.  The kind of rains that flood highways and basements and turn over root-rotted trees, and decks us all in mold for days.  Send this rain to Texas, we've had enough around here.  All this rain for two 'Island Girl,' readings --two young adult novels -- mine set on Long Island and Tara Altebrando's evocative work set on Coney Island.  See us in pic!!  Yet a wonderful, warm turnout at the Voracious Reader on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont, New York.   Special kudos to owner Francine for organizing!  And if you are interested the Voracious Reader has several signed copies (first editions!!) of LIE at their store !!

SUNDAY NEWSDAY INTERVIEW

So strange and wonderful to have my first Q&A article on writing LIE -- on whether I did research or not, on why one of the key characters is left out of his own point of view (teaser, need to read book, or article!!)  -- all in this Sunday's Newsday!!

PACKED BOOK REVUE EVENT TONIGHT! Thank you all for coming!!

PACKED BOOK REVUE EVENT TONIGHT

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the launch of LIE at the wonderful BOOK REVUE in Huntington, NY.  Thank you to the cousins, who I haven't seen in a long, long time, coming from Queens to wish me well (and they even bought a book)!!   To Kim and Andrea traveling from Westchester and Ann Y. traveling from Brooklyn.  Thank you to Richard for being the 'photographer' and for my two kids, Michael and Sara, for behaving as well as they did -- they made their mother proud!!  Thank you to the so many people who came out because they've already heard about LIE.  Over 75 people showed up on a Friday night at Book Revue and took over the store!!  News 12 Long Island even covered the event!!  A special call out to Anne at Book Revue, who did an amazing job,  and JESSICA at St. Martin's Press for setting it all up!   Thank you for everyone who bought a book! I will always remember this night!!    

Friday. 16th. 7-9 pm. Book Revue. In Huntington.

Panic.  My first reading/signing for LIE is tomorrow at Book Revue.  What do I read?  Will anyone come?  What if they ask me questions I can't answer?  Remember the Eugene Ionesco quote above your desk to say:  "Why do people always expect authors to answer questions?  I am an author because I want to ask questions.  If I had answers I'd be a politician."   That works. What else??   Anyway, hope to see a few friendly faces there!!  

LIE stretches to CHICAGO!! "Brilliant piece of work... Required reading"

"(LIE)....It is a brilliant piece of work and, in this day and age, should be required reading in every high school. As if uncovering one's most private secret and leaving it on the front lawn, Bock lays open the extent to which most high schoolers will follow the "cool" guy even  when they know better..." For the entire review go to Chicago Examiner  September 14, 2011.  This review focuses on the influence of the high school athlete... Jimmy and Sean in LIE...what influence do your local high school athletes have?  I thought about that a lot when writing LIE.

Roger Ebert and Michael Moore... and LIE

Both Roger Ebert and Michael Moore are coming out with memoirs tomorrow... okay, so that's interesting you say, but at Bravo and IFC I worked closely with both these 'big,' super-smart, intense, quirky Midwestern men who love the movies. I wonder if I buy/read their memoirs will they buy/read LIE?  And isn't it weird that they're both coming out on the same day?  I can't wait to read!!

Front Page local weekly!!

Bookshelves what do they say about us??

Check out the interview I did for figment, a very good web site, if you are interested in writing, especially writing for young adult, or if you happen to be one.  They asked me to take a picture of my bookshelf... here's the one by my desk.  Maybe I should have organized the books before I took the picture??

Bookshelves and Interview with Figment

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