Amazon.com has posted the first few pages of Linda Sue Park's new novel, Project Mulberry, which is due out in April 2005. They're really interesting. First, they're contemporary, which is noteworthy because Linda Sue is more known for her historical novels. And even more so, the narration is interspersed with exchanges between the protagonist, Julia, and the author, Linda Sue Park herself!
Linda Sue has been writing in new directions lately. This year's releases included The Firekeeper's Son (Clarion, 2004) and Mung-Mung (Charlesbridge, 2004)--both picture books, both wonderful and recommended!
Having been an LSP fan from the beginning, all I can say is, "lucky us!"