Friday, August 6, 2010
I'm no history buff, but I remember thinking, "That's SO. COOL." The story intrigued me completely, and my sixteen-year-old, aspiring-author self even wrote a note about the mystery and filed it away with other ideas for novels. (I also had a Bermuda Triangle fascination, no surprise there.)
Now, I never ended up actually writing a novel until six years later --- and it wasn't about the Roanoke colonists. But I never forgot that note, and the story still captivated me.
AND LISA KLEIN WROTE ABOUT IT!!!
I was reading the Story Siren's latest Books to Pine For post, and came across Cate of the Lost Colony, coming out this October. I clicked on the Goodreads link because the cover and title intrigued me, and when I read the description I squeed with joy.
The book is real!!!
Thank you, Lisa Klein, for fulfilling a book dream of my sixteen-year-old self. Heck, of my twenty-four-year-old self.
Is there a tiny bit of present-day, writer-me that's sad because I wanted to write the book? Sure. But hey, the colonists have many more stories that can be told --- and plenty of possibilities as per what actually happened to them --- so I'm not counting it out for the future. I know I have my own version of the story just waiting to be written, and my own MC who needs a voice.
But until then, OMG, October needs to get here. NOW.
Review of Cate of the Lost Colony on Reading Extensively
Bloomsbury Kids page for Cate
An interview with Lisa Klein about Cate on Linda Gerber's blog
Anyone else find the Roanoke story fascinating in high school? Is there a book you've always wanted to be written? Who else can't wait to read Cate of the Lost Colony?!