Lisa Yee and I met years ago. We were both seated at the same table at an SCBWI Award Ceremony. I'd won a Golden Kite Award for The Dirty Cowboy and she'd won the Sid Fleischman Award. Think Lisa is fun? You should meet her mom! It's safe to say that I fell for both Lisa and her mom and I've been friends with Lisa since.
Anyway, I exhaled audibly when it turned out that Lisa liked the new book. Why? Because I like her. Because I didn't want to lose her respect. And because she's a writer I admire so I value her opinion greatly. Here's what Lisa said about One Came Home (out January 2013):
"Brace yourself for a page-turning mystery that will hook you from the very beginning. ONE CAME HOME is filled with adventure and intrigue, plus a feisty main character who will steal your heart."