Beyond the Buzz: New York City Reading Recommendations from Laura Lutz
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Beyond the Buzz: New York City Reading Recommendations from Laura Lutz

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. Since today happens to be Valentine’s Day, and I love New York City like wow, I thought this would be the perfect day to feature this particular guest … Continue reading

Turning Points: Guest Post by Laura Lam
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Turning Points: Guest Post by Laura Lam

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 Laura Lam, debut author of Pantomime and one of my Anticipated Debuts for February 2013, sharing hers… Guest post by Laura Lam Writing was always something I’d … Continue reading

Turning Points: “Me and Quitting” by Amy Spalding
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Turning Points: “Me and Quitting” by Amy Spalding

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 Amy Spalding, debut author of The Reece Malcolm List and one of my Anticipated Debuts for February 2013, sharing hers… Guest post by Amy Spalding I used … Continue reading

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: THE REECE MALCOLM LIST (+Giveaway)
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Anticipated YA Debut Interview: THE REECE MALCOLM LIST (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with another February 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Author! Our featured author is Amy Spalding—and her first novel, The Reece Malcolm List, is on sale today, February 5, from Entangled Teen! Read on to see how Amy answered my Q&A… Scroll down to see who won the giveaway! Nova: I’ll start with the … Continue reading

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: PANTOMIME (+Giveaway)
author interviews / novels / writing

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: PANTOMIME (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the February 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today’s featured author is Laura Lam—and her first novel, Pantomime, is out in stores tomorrow, February 5, from Strange Chemistry! Read on to see how Laura answered my Q&A… Scroll down to see who won the giveaway! Nova: I’ll start with … Continue reading