I mentioned this yesterday, but here is a post to say this and only this: I'm notoriously private about my novels and rarely show people until my book is edited and done. This is because so much changes in the editing, and I like having only a very few people know the early stages of … Continue reading A Sneak Peek at 17 & GONE (If You Want One!)
I haven’t announced this or made a big deal of this, but it appears that I’ve been on some kind of quiet walk through the woods of my brain lately. It's dark in here and there's lots going on and I kind of don't want to come out just yet. This isn't a formal break … Continue reading The Inadvertent Creative Break
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, less than a week before her middle-grade debut Keeper of the Lost Cities comes out, is Shannon Messenger revealing hers... Guest post by Shannon Messenger I didn’t … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Shannon Messenger (+Giveaway)
If you’ll be at the Kidlitosphere Conference at the New York Public Library this weekend, look for me there! You’ll find me giving a presentation on blog series with the amazing Kelly Jensen from STACKED on Saturday at 12 noon—we have a great talk prepared for you and can’t wait! And if you’re a blogger/reviewer/librarian/reader … Continue reading My Upcoming Presentation at KidLitCon
Want one last—international!—opportunity to win one of the Fall 2012 YA debut novels I featured in my interview series? Well, here it is. Enter and choose the book you most want from the ten I featured by filling out the entry form embedded in this post... Need some help deciding? Here are the authors' most … Continue reading Fall 2012 YA Debut International Giveaway!
If you missed any of the debut interviews this week, be sure to check them out: What Happens Next and Colleen Clayton: "There is nothing like holding a book in your hands with your name on the front of it. . . . I would run my finger down the spines and think: Wow. I did it. … Continue reading Don’t Miss These Debuts
Today I'm announcing some winners for the Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview giveaways! First off, thank you so much to everyone who read the interviews and shared them online—and to all the authors who answered my questions and offered up their books for prizes! Here are the first five winners from Week 1 of the … Continue reading First Round of Debut Giveaway Winners!
It's the very last day of my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I've been excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're now as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Our final YA debut author of the series is Kimberly Sabatini—her first novel, Touching the … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini
Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Laura Ellen—her first novel, Blind Spot, comes out October 23 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Read … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: BLIND SPOT by Laura Ellen
Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Vahini Naidoo—her first novel, Fall to Pieces, comes out October 2 from Marshall Cavendish / Amazon … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: FALL TO PIECES by Vahini Naidoo