Author Lisa Bergren shares, “I’m taking my 13-year-old daughter to Rome and Venice on a research trip in October.” Want them to pick you up a souvenir? Throughout the month of September, Lisa’s holding a contest. “Winner gets up to $100 US worth of something special from Italy. We’re going to be their personal shoppers in Rome and/or Venice. Italian leather? Venetian glass jewelry? A special pen? Winner will let us know what she would want most, personal taste (color preferences, etc.) and Emma and I will shop for the prize while we’re there.”
Torrent (David C. Cook), the final volume of Lisa’s Italy-set time-travel series for teens, River of Time, releases September 1, 2011. Gabi and Lia have learned to control their abilities, but must now decide whether they can forsake the 21st century to live in the 14th.