Libba Bray: Haunted at 17

My new novel, 17 & Gone, comes out this week on March 21, and to mark the release of this story about a 17-year-old girl haunted by the missing, I’ve asked some authors I know to join me in answering this question… What haunted YOU at 17? Here’s Libba Bray revealing her disturbing fears when sheContinue reading “Libba Bray: Haunted at 17”

This Is the Week Your Book Comes Out: A Haunting Blog Series, a Giveaway, a Frenzied Whisper in Your (My) Head

It’s bright and early on a Monday morning and I can hear this low little whisper in the back cobwebbed corner of my brain. Psst, it goes, trying to get my undistracted attention. This is the week your book comes out. The voice isn’t taunting me as some voices do: This is the week myContinue reading “This Is the Week Your Book Comes Out: A Haunting Blog Series, a Giveaway, a Frenzied Whisper in Your (My) Head”

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: IF YOU FIND ME (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with my second March 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Author! Today’s featured author is Emily Murdoch—and her first novel, If You Find Me, comes out on March 26 from St. Martin’s Griffin! Read on to see how Emily answered my Q&A… …And be sure to scroll down to find out who wonContinue reading “Anticipated YA Debut Interview: IF YOU FIND ME (+Giveaway)”

The NYC Teen Author Festival is THIS WEEK!

(Which also happens to be the week my new book comes out… on Thursday, March 21!) If you want to see me at any of the Teen Author Festival events and get a copy of 17 & Gone signed, check out the schedule below. I’m including the full schedule because it is all kinds ofContinue reading “The NYC Teen Author Festival is THIS WEEK!”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Evan Roskos

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 Evan Roskos, debut author of Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets and one of my Anticipated Debuts for March 2013, sharing his turning point… Guest post byContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Evan Roskos”

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Colleen Mondor

Today I have more in 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 which book columnist and reviewer Colleen Mondor wants to share…  Guest post by Colleen Mondor My son has nurtured a borderline obsession with theContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Colleen Mondor”

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the March 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today’s featured author is Evan Roskos—and his first novel, Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets, comes out tomorrow, March 5, from Houghton Mifflin! Read on to see how Evan answered my Q&A… …And scroll down to see who won theContinue reading “Anticipated YA Debut Interview: DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS (+Giveaway)”

The March 2013 Anticipated YA Debuts

Hello! I’m excited to share the two March 2013 Anticipated YA Debuts I’ll be featuring here on distraction no. 99 this month… Coming March 5… DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS The story: This is James Whitman’s song of himself! He hugs trees and tries to save animals. He talks to an imaginary pigeon therapistContinue reading “The March 2013 Anticipated YA Debuts”