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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Flailing


That’s pretty much what I’m doing right now, flailing helplessly.  I’m cooked. The last couple weeks have been real killers at work. Plus, I’ve got a book releasing and another book due.

So far, the only creative thing I’ve produced all week was this (after Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode):

So no real blog post today.

However, in an effort to recharge my batteries, I have been reading.

Have you read The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen?


If you haven’t, I suggest you leave this blog and acquire the book immediately. There is so much to be learned from Nielsen’s The False Prince. The last time I met a narrator as tricky and deceptive as Sage was in Code Name Verity.

Go read it now.

Why are you still here?

7 Responses to Flailing

  1. I’m definitely flailing too and probably will for awhile. So tired these days. OMG, I loved, loved, loved The False Prince. Glad you did too.

  2. Linda G. says:

    Fellow flailer here — editing Book 3 while Book 4 keeps sticking its nose in and demanding attention. I’m not even going to look at The False Prince until I’m finished with my edits — it sounds the literary equivalent of quicksand.

  3. Tiana Smith says:

    I loved that book! I’ve been trying to get my hands on the next ones!

  4. Robin says:

    I haven’t read it, but just added it to my Reading List. Thanks! I hope things get better for you soon!!!!

  5. Game of Thrones. WOOT! Where will the story lines go now????

  6. Julie Dao says:

    I have read THE FALSE PRINCE and really need to find the sequels!!

  7. Hi Dianne .. have a peaceful weekend and hope you can get some recovery mode. Happy Easter .. cheers Hilary