My favorite part of the evening, though, was meeting with some of my teen readers. There were some students from the high school where I teach (mostly former students of mine), and then some additional students from surrounding schools, too. I loved the questions teen readers asked me. They wanted to know which character I most identified with (Maddy--even though Tammy is my favorite character of the novel) and they asked about some of the unresolved mysteries at the end of the novel, too. What a difficult part of the writing process it was to determine which mysteries to let the reader know the answers to and which to leave the reader wondering about (especially since there are so many things that Maddy herself can't know at the end of the book.) I get a lot of questions about these unresolved mysteries. I'm always happy to have an email conversation about them, too. Visit www.amyhuntley.com and then click the email link if you'd like to discuss why some of the book's mysteries are revealed and others aren't!
Giant thanks to everyone who came to Schuler's on Tuesday evening.