I'm pleased to welcome Cori McCarthy to Michigander Monday!
Debbie: Cori, please tell us a little about yourself.
Cori: I’m a young adult author living in western Michigan with my husband and toddler. I’ve only lived here for a few years—previously I lived in New England, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Debbie: And, of course, we want to know all about your book.
Cori: The Color of Rain is a YA sci-fi thriller about going too far for someone you love. It is a bleak, edgy story—definitely not for the faint of heart! The suggested audience is 14+.
Debbie: Other books or projects on the horizon?
Cori: I’m working on a new young adult novel, as well as some middle grade historical fiction.
Debbie: Upcoming appearances?
Cori: I’ll be scheduling a few Michigan signings in the very new future. Please stop by my website at www.corimccarthy.com to see if I’ll be coming to your area. I would love to meet Michigan readers!
Debbie: Do you have a favorite Michigan bookstore?
Cori: I love Great Lakes Book & Supply in Big Rapids! They were so kind as to set up an online link for my friends and family to order signed copies of my book.
Debbie: How about favorite placse in Michigan?
Cori: I absolutely love Ann Arbor, as well as the dunes out at Silver Lake Park. So stunning! The sands remind me of Tatooine.
Debbie: Do you have a Michigan event or happening that you love to attend?
Cori: I love the Renaissance Festival in Holly in the fall. It is FANTASTIC.
Debbie: A few fun Michigan people we should all know about?
Cori: Tirzah Price, a very good friend, runs The Compulsive Reader blog. If you’re interested in discussing young adult books, check it out at www.thecompulsivereader.com
Another friend, YA author K.A. Barson, has a debut novel that just came out in July. Her book, 45 Pounds (More or Less) is a hilarious and painful story about weight issues and family stress.
Debbie: Something you'd like a non-Michigander to know about Michigan?
Cori: Michigan is huge and strange and lovely in the summer. The western half of the state has beaches that rival anything on the east coast…really!
Debbie: Last question. Some folks in Michigan refer to themselves as Michiganders; others Michiganians. For our ongoing vote tally: are you a "Michigander" or a "Michiganian"?
Cori: I prefer Michigander!
Debbie: We'll add you to the tally! Cori, thank you so much for joining us today for Michigander Monday!