Anticipated YA Debut Interview: NOBODY BUT US (+Giveaway)
author interviews / novels / writing

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: NOBODY BUT US (+Giveaway)

Now it’s time for an interview with one of the January 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today’s featured author is Kristin Halbrook—and her first novel, Nobody But Us, is out in stores today, January 29, from HarperTeen! Read on to see how Kristin answered my Q&A… …And read on to see who won a signed copy … Continue reading

Turning Points: “Becoming the Person I Want My Daughters to Be” by Kristin Halbrook
fiction / inspirations / novels / other writers / writing

Turning Points: “Becoming the Person I Want My Daughters to Be” by Kristin Halbrook

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is Kristin Halbrook, debut author of Nobody But Us and one of my Anticipated Debuts for January 2013, sharing hers… Guest post by Kristin Halbrook When I … Continue reading

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: USES FOR BOYS (+Giveaway)
author interviews / novels / writing

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: USES FOR BOYS (+Giveaway)

It’s time to interview one of the January 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today’s featured author is Erica Lorraine Scheidt—her first novel, Uses for Boys, comes out tomorrow, January 15, from St. Martin’s Griffin. Read on to see how Erica answered my Q&A… …And scroll down to see who won the giveaway! Nova: I’ll start with the … Continue reading

Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Wendy Darling (+Giveaway)
distractions / novels / reading

Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Wendy Darling (+Giveaway)

Welcome to the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see what titles blogger Wendy Darling from The Midnight Garden wants to share with us today…  Scroll down for an announcement of the giveaway winner! Guest post … Continue reading