April 2010 Indie Next List
“Venture into the world of child stars, where the next booking could be their big break. Ruth leaves her husband in Seattle while trying to help their daughter find the part that will make her a star. Allison, old beyond her tender years, is searching for the role that will make her a household name. Quinn has the talent and drive, but is he too volatile to shine in Hollywood? You will come to care about these characters, and want to know their stories and share their hopes.”
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
Diane Hammond writes with heart, compassion, and humor. Terry Gamble, author of The Water DancersFrom Diane Hammond, author of Hannah's Dream, comes Seeing Stars, a glorious new novel of hope, dreams, love, and ambition. Set in Hollywood where every child wants to be a star and every grownup wants a piece of the action Seeing Stars explores a not-so glamorous world of stage mothers, adolescent Tinsel Town wannabes, and desperate chances with warmth and wit.
“With razor-sharp insight, Hammond grabs us by the wrist and dives into the child-actor world....[a]n untarnished look at the spoils of fame, the residue of unbridled longing and the lengths too many go to for those 15 minutes of marquee-made joy.”
-The Oregonian (Portland)