It's Sally Weigel Day here at the CCLaP website! And as part of releasing her new novella, Too Young to Fall Asleep, I wanted to make sure to give all of you a chance to weigh in on it as well; that's what this entry is for, so that you can leave your own opinion on the book as a comment, which is then linked to over at the book's online headquarters. (Don't forget, both good and bad reviews will be approved, as long as they adhere to the three rules that make up CCLaP's commenting policy; see the comment box itself for the actual rules.)
And of course for all my fellow members of literary social network Goodreads.com, don't forget that the book has an official listing over there as well; and as I've learned with previous titles, your thoughts over there can and do make a concrete difference in the amount of people who end up downloading the book altogether. If you're a member of this excellent service yourself, I highly recommend leaving a few comments over there regarding what you thought.
9/16/09: Fellow CCLaP author Ben Tanzer had some nice things to say about Asleep today, over at his website: "Too Young to Fall Asleep takes something we all think we know, high school, and intersects it with something we don't yet understand, the impact of the Iraq War. What's unique of course, is that it seeks to accomplish all this, just as movies like In the Valley of Elah, Stop Loss and now The Hurt Locker have tried to do as well, by capturing the essence of living during a time of war while the war being explored is actually happening, no time to look back, no time to reflect. It's a big and awesome task, and Sally has jumped-in feet first, planting her stake in the still shifting ground, and establishing a precedent for all of the Iraq War literature that is sure to follow." Thanks for the thoughts, Ben!