Monday, June 2, 2008

Introducing the Amazing Teri Brown!

Summer is here and school may be out, but the Class of 2K8 is still in full swing with lots of amazing releases! Kicking off our summer of fun, we're pleased to present you with Teri Brown and Read My Lips!

Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well—even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there’s no turning back.

From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena’s identity has done a 180…almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she’s not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school’s most exclusive clique.

With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop….

No secret here, Teri Brown was born to write (it was that or become a fry cook):

Teri Brown turned to writing in a desperate attempt to keep from having to get a paying job at her local McDonalds. Fortunately, she's been successful, and is not only a contributing editor for iParenting Media, but also the author of two nonfiction books. Her magazine credits include Writer’s Digest, Women’s Health and Fitness, Dog Fancy, and Oregon Coast Magazine, among others. Teri lives with her husband and children in a dilapidated 1969 ranch style house in Portland, Oregon.

On why she wrote Read My Lips:

"Years ago, my niece was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf. Once the family had a chance to catch its collective breath, my mother in law went on a crusade that lasted until she passed away four years ago. Not only did she fight for her grandchild’s rights, but she went out on a limb to make things better for all deaf children here in Oregon. She was instrumental in getting the Oregon Newborn hearing screening law passed. She used me as a sounding board quite often and I even drove her to the capital a couple of times. The seed was probably planted during that time and grew to fruition while I worked on other things. "
Come back tomorrow when we'll be getting' down with Teri Brown. Erm...or should we just say interviewing her?


Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful book, Teri. Happy Launch! :) deb

Lisa Schroeder said...

Yay - Happy Launch Week, Teri! Your book is fabulous. I know a lot of teen girls are going to love it!!

daphne grab said...

yay for Teri and READ MY LIPS!! it's going to be such a hit with teens everywhere!

N.A. Nelson said...

This is one of those book ideas where you snap your fingers and say, "I wish I'd thought of that!"

Can't wait to read it!

Congrats, Teri!

Anonymous said...

Hurrah Teri! I'm excited to have read an advanced copy because Serena really touched my heart! Zu

Breanna said...

Happy Launch week to you Teri!

PJ Hoover said...

Yay for your launch, Teri! I got my ARC but can't wait to buy the real thing!

Regina Scott said...


It's always inspiring to hear how life infuses an author's book. Serena may be deaf, but I'm sure teens all over America are going to hear about her! Congratulations!