My writing neighbor, Carrie Harris–
Wait. I fear that when I said, “Writing neighbor,” you had no idea what I meant.
I meant: this one time, when I was a debut author, there was this other debut author in the Elevensies book group who had a last name that was pretty close to mind (Harris, Haskell–I always sat next to Harrises in school) who had the same town as mine listed next to her name. We both assumed there was a clerical error. But no! We both live in the same little town in Michigan. We both debuted in 2011. And we both have HA- surnames.
So, my writing neighbor, Carrie Harris, who is my neighbor geographically, chronologically, and alphabetically, has a new book coming out in December.
Every hero has a story. This one starts with a girl and a racing tractor.Sally Slick knows she’s meant to be more than a Midwestern farm girl. What she wants more than anything is to be an inventor when she grows up—and she has the custom-built racing tractor to prove it. But good girls in 1914 don’t go off to the city in search of adventure. Everything changes when Sally’s big brother comes back from Chicago with a robot in hand and mobsters on his heels. With the help of her friend, wannabe hero Jet Black, Sally will risk everything to protect the people she loves.Those bad guys are about to get a giant wrench thrown right into their plans.