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Nova, Are You Home Yet?

Tomorrow! I am home tomorrow!

And here are four things I want to tell you now that I’m back to real life:

My new novel 17 & Gone is moving along and I can’t wait to update you and tell you all about it! All I can say for the moment is that the season is Spring 2013 (which could be anywhere from January to April, 2013). I don’t have a cover yet, but the cover nightmare I had—incongruously involving an unrelated cameo from a young Leonardo DiCaprio—has not come true, so we’re good.

The 12-week *online* YA Novel Writing Class I’m teaching with Mediabistro starts NEXT WEEK, on Thursday, April 19, and as far as I know there is still room in the class and you can still apply! I can’t tell you how much I look forward to working with all the writers in the class. We’re going to have a blast… and get a ton of writing done. (I wish I could also tell you I’m teaching the same class in person this summer, but alas my summer schedule is still up in the air as I wait for some applications I have out, so I couldn’t commit. But if I get the chance to teach a future class with Mediabistro, in person or online, I will keep you posted.)

You can still donate to support me in my walk for my sister in Walk MS: Philadelphia next month. Here’s why I’m walking and links to donate if you want to help me reach my fund-raising goal.

And what’s happening next with this blog, huh? It’s time for the resurgence of a blog series you may remember from some months ago:

On Monday, April 16, It’s time for a new round of the YA Debut Interview series, in which I pick ten debut YA novels that I’m excited to read from the upcoming season and do a Q&A with each of the authors. But here’s an exciting thing… For the Summer 2012 series, there are 11 debuts to be featured here! (One of the debuts that had been fall turned out to be summer, and I was way too excited about the book to not include it.) So come back on Monday for interviews with the authors and ways to win signed ARCs and pre-orders of these Summer 2012 YA debuts… Each day I’ll reveal a new debut!

Next time I post, it’ll be from New York City. xo

3 thoughts on “Nova, Are You Home Yet?

  1. Hi Nova!

    I’m enrolled in your YA Novel Writing Class and I can’t WAIT to get started!🙂 I know we’re supposed to come to class with an idea for our novel, but I have a few different ideas that I love for different reasons and I can’t decide which one to focus on for the class! I’m torn! Have you ever had this problem? How did you solve it?


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