A big welcome to
whose latest book,
The Humming Room
released in February
from Macmillian / Feiwel and Friends
Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life.
As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth.
Despite the best efforts of her uncle's assistants, Roo discovers the house's hidden room--a garden with a tragic secret.
Inspired by The Secret Garden, this tale full of unusual characters and mysterious secrets is a story that only Ellen Potter could write. (from Goodreads)
Today Ellen is here to share her thoughts on Books and Memories...
What book makes you think of...your childhood?
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, because I was a New York City kid who also used to wonder what it would be like to live in the Met for a week.
What book makes you think of......your happiest memory?
Reading The BFG, by Roald Dahl, while sitting in a rocking chair and eating Bar-b-que flavored Doritos.
What book makes you think of...your scariest memory?
Reading my first published book and seeing all the things I wished I had done differently.
What book makes you think of...your road to publication?
Any book that is too long, with plenty of dead ends but a decent conclusion.
What book makes you think of...high school?
Hamlet, because I had a big crush him when I was sixteen. How geeky is that?
Thank you so much for sharing Ellen!
As part of The Humming Room blog tour, I have a copy to giveaway!
If you liked The Secret Garden as a kid (or adult ;) I think you will really enjoy The Humming Room.
*Open to US and Canadian residents 18 and older
*Ends March 22, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
*Book will be shipped by the publisher (thank you!)
*Fill out the form below to enter
Be sure to check out other stops on the tour for more chances to win
2/27 - Bunbury In The Stacks
2/28 - Milk and Cookies
2/29 - Mission To Read
3/2 - Kid Lit Frenzy
3/5 - Great Imaginations
3/6 - Word for Teens
3/7 - vvb32 Reads
3/8 - The Book Rat