Planning my daughter’s summer schedule is complicated. She’s only going on 6, but between summer camps, custody arrangements and the like, her calendar has more colors than the rainbow.
So, while I’m thinking about summer planning, I thought it would be a good time to start making some recommendations for summer reading.
Spree: A Sweet Young Things Mystery by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Two days ago, Moira escaped the Midwest with Kasey and her Barbie doll in the back seat of a beat-up van. Now, on sun-drenched Highway 95 in nowheresville Nevada, she wonders if she escaped at all. The residents of Hawthorne, one of the few towns in the desert and her ultimate destination, use bombshells as lawn decorations.
She thinks Hawthorne marks the end of her trip; instead, it marks the beginning of one strange and scary adventure, one she and Kasey need to survive.
You’ll be hooked by Chapter Five. I promise. Spree is part of Kris’ Sweet Young Things Mystery series. If you want to start at the very beginning, try the short story “Sweet Young Things.”
The First Tee Panic by Dean Wesley Smith
Former PGA Golf Professional and USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith walks you step-by-step, club-by-club from your car to the first tee and beyond in a laugh-out-loud style that not only teaches, but entertains.
Any golfer recognizes the fears, the patterns, the downright horrors of the first shot of a round. Ever topped that first shot just off the front edge of the tee box? Or worse yet, whiffed it completely?
Come on, admit it. It happened. Remember?
The problems with that first shot don’t start with the swing. Nope, the problems start in the parking lot. And this book will get you flawlessly from the parking lot, through the clubhouse, onto the driving range, over the putting green, and finally successfully off the first tee with a smile.
Golf humor. Need I say more?
Fiction River: Universe Between, edited by Dean Wesley Smith
Between the earth and the sky, between the past and the present, between the musical notes and the silence exist universes. Millions of them. The eighth volume of Fiction River presents fourteen universes, all different, all powerful. From a planetary survey ship moored in an alien ocean to a comic book convention near a strange Louisiana town, each of these universes go somewhere familiar and strange at the same time.
This creative volume of Fiction River will remind you of why you subscribe to this anthology series in the first place…or perhaps inspire you to do so.
So, enjoy this first foray into your summer reading schedule. As for me, I’ve got tos go check out science camps. Happy reading.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.